Allen: 'I don't laugh at getting beat like that'

October 3, 2012, 9:28 pm
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ALAMEDA -- Cameras caught a wide grin on rookie Raiders coach Dennis Allen's face during his postgame handshake with Denver coach John Fox on Sunday.And with Oakland having just been pummeled 37-6, the largest margin of victory by Denver over the Raiders in 50 years, the look of seeming joy on Allen's face after such a beating drew much ire among fans. Even if Fox is a mentor of Allen's and, perhaps, especially because Allen was Fox's defensive coordinator last year.Following practice Wednesday, the final practice before the Raiders' bye week, CSN California and the San Francisco Chronicle asked Allen about the photo and the fallout from it."Came to middle of the field, said, 'Congratulations,' and he said, 'You're doing a good job,'" Allen said."But the question that he asked me was, 'Did you make it out healthy?' And with the health of our corners, with the health of our tackles, with the health of our wide receivers, I couldn't help but get a chuckle out of it."The irony of the question is what got Allen to laugh."But I think everybody here within this organization knows that I take this very seriously, and I don't laugh at getting beat like that," Allen added. "But it was a reaction to a question that, 'No, we didn't make it out healthy because we didn't go into it healthy.'"So, I know that's been a big picture, but I'll deal with it."