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Allen: 'I'm going to do things the way I think is best for this team'
general manager other than Al Davis is the Kennedy administration ..... unfortunate passing of Al Davis you know with the organizations ..... our ability to come in Mark Davis has been great to redeem ..... exciting we won't be Al Davis Reggie will be Al Davisguys are both coming in new GM first general manager other than Al Davis is the Kennedy administration. You come in in his the first defensive minded head coach John -- in 1969. How exciting is that how nerve wracking is that having the kind of like look down a year walking on the tight rope at the same time or is that kind of the highest. I think is really exciting. It's extremely exciting -- I think the fact that we're able to come in. To the -- Nation. At this time. You know with the unfortunate passing of Al Davis you know with the organizations that run a certain way for a long time. And our ability to come in Mark Davis has been great to redeem myself and really kind of give us the ability to come in and run the football operations and run the team the way that we feel like the best way to do it. And and he's given us the freedom to do that so. That's exciting we won't be Al Davis Reggie will be Al Davis I will be Al Davis . Won't be John Madden. I'm gonna come in and do things. The way that I think it's best for this team to
Branch in Raiders' fold; who's next?
that the Packers and the Raiders kind of kick the tires ..... bit I wanna compare the Raiders in the 49ers they've ..... the jungles and but the Raiders did is Reggie McKenzie ..... team. In an image of Mark Davis is given carte Blanchesome names but is -- someone or a couple of guys blue Raiders might have on the radar. To see that can fit into the slot or Cedric Benson one of these guys that haveoffered a contract yes he did say that the Packers and the Raiders kind of kick the tires on I'm a little bit but nothing more than that. He would as a pure player. Be the perfect. Next step for Michael Bush he's that three yards and a cloud of dust and that is the greatest need. Because with -- that is not a question of if he gets hurt but win so where they gonna turn two from there. And he did say that he was intrigued but. When -- sort of talking about okay what about is coming in for the veteran's minimum -- that one year and proving yourself that way he didn't. And like a -- that a little bit -- I wanna compare the Raiders in the 49ers they've both had similar situations the niners. Didn't get a deal done with the jungles and but the Raiders did is Reggie McKenzie. Doing things the right way for the silver and black right as he had a tougher chore that I think the 49ers. It depends on right now with your definition of right where he is to will talk but that in January if -- the playoffs and that is the right way but but he is rebuilding this franchise from within and and that first press conference when he said his first order of business was to get a lot of these out of whack contracts. In order. So that's where they stand right now he is basically rebuilding this team. In an image of Mark Davis is given carte Blanche to do. Is there -- need to get to the playoffs now a couple of 88 years or
Can the Raiders' offense become a juggernaut?
me ask you both and the Raiders have have lived and died ..... understand that that the Raiders of 1970 tonight and early ..... though that as long as mark davis ' is around and part of ..... The first thing that Mark Davis told me was. The silverin the second half. Let let me ask you both and the Raiders have have lived and died died. That Tenet jingoism too well you know I didn't toys that the silver and black just win baby. Is that these guys feel going to be kind of swept the side in his shoes -- I think they they realized that the focus has to be on improving the product. I mean I think make all the slogans of the battle come along if they have a product that's. We can be proud that they haven't had that in a while they really understand that that the Raiders of 1970 tonight and early eighties haven't been around for a long time. When when he came back in the early part of this well late nineties they were better. But they didn't maintain it so I think they know they realize they have to for the kind of started -- in building making a better football team also a better organization bringing into the 21 century. Yeah and but I also think -- that thing too though that as long as mark davis' is around and part of it that stuff is gonna live because I've talked to him. The night that the LA kings won the Stanley Cup in union there'd been some contentious relationship with without and with -- acknowledge when they change colors. The first thing that Mark Davis told me was. The silver and black just one baby so they're very cognizant. Of things like that -- Gutierrez money pool
Dennis Allen: 'The (OTA) process is going well'
this team just because you started fresh with the hope. We Butler for the. Well I do think that the that mr. Davis mark davis ' is you know really allowed us the freedom. You do what we right for the organization do what we think right for theButler for the. Well I do think that the that mr. Davis mark davis' is you know really allowed us the freedom. You do what we -- right for the organization do what we think right
Addressing Rolando McClain's future
Historically the Raiders were to much care ..... Well what did the Raiders do with the situation ..... yes and no I mean Mark Davis is the owner but ..... brilliant thing Mark Davis did in that opening ..... but after that the Raiders did get a name onRaiders and that. That is something visual of course is Rolando McClain and and the -- by themselves of the dilemma I mean there. Gonna have to do something one way or another which way is this thing going right now. I'm confused Greta we're talking football we had you know we just had -- -- Saudi was in -- I coverage you -- USA have covered the Galaxy. I was there for the opening of the home people and so we're not talking footballer -- -- I was at the World Cup in Los Angeles so we can just run. A yet but I I'd probably from -- -- -- McClain is respect he'd rather talk about soccerat a six month sentence. They're looking at appealing it and the Raiders have obviously welcomed him back. Like say -- welcome them back with open arms but they welcomed him back enough that heeither by commissioner Roger -- hammer. The legal system or by the Raiders -- choice what. Thing that he did do he did address the media today was not a prepared statement here and I we're talking about this will be earlier his agent didn't write this no PR firm wrote this. Here's what Rolando McClain had to say it wasn't very lengthy. But it was the point. I'm aware. The bad publicity have generators. So please don't have supporter of the Raiders . My teammates as well as the coaches. You know I'm -- -- for the bad publicity that's been put out there. Maybe isn't legal process I can't talk much about it but I think. And -- Raiders and raider fans there. We'll see you know -- me. He's okay here and talk much about what it will do so. That was Rolando McClain yesterday. And -- course conversation goes on today you and I were talking before we went on here here to. Historically the Raiders were to -- much care about each and use his word publicity but in the bigger picture. Public relations but I think
Dennis Allen preaches patience with McClain
matter where the Raiders are as they ..... and that's Al Davis your very respectful of Al Davis . And the raider ..... ask you about Mark Davis he's the new ..... relationship like with Mark Davis do you talk ..... How are the Raiders going to moveJanuary 30 2012 Dennis Allen was named the eighteenth head coach in Raiders history. And now it's time for us to turn our chronicle conversations. For months later I was gonna sit down a man in charge of the Raiders . Dennis Allen joins us here on chronicle live and he does so from Alameda. Think coach let's begin with that head coachnow reds he's been outstanding. Gotta work for. No matter where the Raiders are as they move forward as an organization there is one name that will always be attached and that's Al Davis your very respectful of Al Davis . And the raider organization that your opening press conference. -- wanna take that a step further though and ask you about Mark Davis he's the new owner of this team what's your relationship like with Mark Davis do you talk football with that -- Yeah our our relationship been good you know I haven't had a lot of conversationsfirst round pick and a lot is expected -- How are the Raiders going to move forward with their middle linebacker. Well I'll say this about Rolando Rolando. You know he's part of our family
SNEAK PEEK : Dennis Allen discusses his relationship with owner Mark Davis
matter where the Raiders are as they move ..... attached and that's Al Davis you're very respectful of Al Davis . And the raider ..... and ask you about Mark Davis he's the new owner ..... relationship like with Mark Davis talk football thatNo matter where the Raiders are as they move forward as an organization there is one name that will always be attached and that's Al Davis you're very respectful of Al Davis . And the raider organization your opening press conference. A wanna take that a step further though and ask you about Mark Davis he's the new owner of this team what's your relationship like with Mark Davis -- talk football that. Yeah out our our relationships been good you know I haven't had a lot of conversations with --
1.31: Morning Minute - Raiders introduce Allen; Andre Ward is BWAA Fighter of the Year
Well the Raiders have officially welcomed ..... at the stage Monday as Oakland owner mark Davis and GM Reggie McKenzie ..... Saunders is still with the Raiders he just talk about what ..... s an announcement for Oakland 's Andre Ward and AndreWell the Raiders have officially welcomed their new head coach and we welcome you into the morning minute I'm John Henry -- that is salads at the stage Monday as Oakland owner mark Davis and GM Reggie McKenzie. Introduce the 39 year old coach to the Bay Area media. Are Kate longworth got the -- down with a valid one on one. Whether processor -- -- right now in selecting coordinators and assistants and then of course Al Saunders is still with the Raiders he just talk about what his future could look like. Yeah well right now Al Saunders is under contract with the Raiders and nothing has changed with that they were in the process of something. Of formulating our horror. Coaching staff. And in that process is going really well for us right now and we'll whenever we didn't whenever we get to the coaches in place and we'll make those announcements of. It's an announcement for Oakland's -- Andre Ward and Andre you've been in the boxing writers association of America is why I'm here. -- overwhelmingly beat out
1.30: Raiders introduce Dennis Allen, pt. 2
excellence and another one of Al Davis is saying it was it ..... had Jerry McDonald the Oakland Tribune. Vietnam do ..... about. Coming to the Raiders what did you learn both ..... they had here's the Oakland Raiders and nine. You know ..... organization now for Mark Davis . And Reggie McKenziea bad thing about you when you're talking about. Coming to the Raiders what did you learn both positive and negative about about working it is for this organization. Well I think our. A lot of people talk about what a great tradition that they had here's the Oakland Raiders and nine. You know at the end of the day when I was really concerned with was. Who the people that are leaving the organization now and people literally in -- organization now for Mark Davis . And Reggie McKenzie and when I looked across the table that. Reggie McKenzie I knew that was a man that I believed
The Lo Down -- Jackson let go prematurely
we thought we're dealt with the Raiders edition downs but. Make head coaching ..... know was beginning to a had going to mark Davis and calls and some different deals ..... to be able to compete because the Raiders are far away and on the ovals onchanges in the silver and black we thought we're dealt with the Raiders edition -- -- downs but. Make head coaching changes -- make any GM James Chris out of runs O'Neal your initial thoughtsThis team needs to get to be able to compete because the Raiders are far away and on the ovals -- on the team one win and we'll see what happens. Luck coming up here