Allen: 'It's not about Dennis Allen vs. the Denver Broncos'
Allen talks about where the Raiders need to improve, responds to questions about him returning to Denver, and says the Raiders have their work cut out for them this week.
The best start yesterday what they would -- back what are some of the things that you're looking to improve pointed at Denver. But -- played with Carson specifically or you know we're over here obviously going in well I think. There's there's a lot of areas for improvement. You know defensively we've got to we've got to be able get off the field on third down and when they get down the red zone and make him kick field goals and not score touchdowns you know that was a big thing in the game. That led to a big difference in time of possession. So we've got to improve in that area. You know offensively I thought we get a better job obviously we've got to be able protect the ball we do a better job staying on our feet. And not slipping down which is what happened on the one interception so. You know there's there's there's going to be areas that we got to improve in every week. Cool -- this before you issue. Go back it. It'll be just like every other week and it's going to be it's going to be a division opponent. It's a big game. But we can't get into. Individualism. This is team game. In we gotta we -- challenge to face. The Denver Broncos and him were gonna come up with good plan our players an excuse removed try to win -- game. There's another that's gonna happen when you're together on game day you step on the field and on our whole entire life. Obviously yes memories that are sure to get him. Feel a bit different feel but. That's another one of those distractions. That you can't let. Take over you know it's not about. It's not about me. It's not about Dennis Allen vs Denver Broncos it's -- the Oakland Raiders vs Denver Broncos. And now we're gonna need a lot more than just me out there to go winning games so. Our focus is going to be on our team. Trying to exploit whatever weaknesses. And Denver -- And eliminate the times that they're able to exploit whatever vulnerabilities we have. Obviously it's not about not you elected everybody leaves little curious to see what somebody else is done with the defense that you coached. Well you know I mean if you look at -- yeah recent weeks I've seen what they've done and then. They do some of the same things we did last year and then they're there they've got there I -- little wrinkles that they're doing nothing Jack Del Rio does a great job coaching defense he's always been an outstanding. Defensive football coach so. So yeah I mean and and you know it's. You know you you watched those guys that you that you coached you know Watson play and they're doing good job on defense are flying around playing fast and in. It's it's we got our work cut out force. There -- how much did you use or how much did you feel the -- mile high atmosphere was an advantage or that the home team and did you utilize that in any way is it as in the try to use it as an advantage. You know I don't recall anything in particular were we just said hey we're gonna try to use this as it as an advantage it's tough place to play. You know I think they've got a they've got a good fan base. He gets loud. And what were you. We got to go and play it's a good opponent we got to get ready to play game.