Allen: Palmer should fit in new West Coast Offense

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Allen: Palmer should fit in new West Coast Offense

Still wondering, or worried, how Carson Palmer is going to fit into new offensive coordinator Greg Knapp's scheme?Dennis Allen isn't.Not even with Palmer a classic dropback quarterback, which might offend Knapp's West Coast offensive sensibilities. And vice-versa, no?
Um, no. At least, not according to Allen, who was asked today at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis if Palmer could fit into Knapp's system with the Raiders."I think absolutely he can fit," Allen said. "And I also think that part of what we do as coaches is we have a system that we're going to run, but we're going to try and put our players in the best position for them to be successful. We're not going to force-feed something if it doesn't fit what a guy does really well, we're not going to force-feed that."But I do think when you look at Carson Palmer, that he does have the same type of athleticism. He's as athletic as Matt Schaub, who (Knapp) had in Houston, to really beable to run that same package."And with Al Saunders being retained as a senior offensive assistant, he should be able to smooth out any transitions for Palmer, who will be entering his 10th year in the NFL.

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

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After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans. 

Father of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie passes away

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Father of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie passes away

Raider Nation is grieving on Monday.

The father of general manager Reggie McKenzie passed away recently, and the franchise issued the following statement:

"The Raiders family is saddened by the passing of Sam McKenzie Jr., father of Reggie and Raleigh McKenzie. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Raider Nation are with the McKenzie family."

No additional information is known at this time.