January 31, 2012, 02:13 PM
Not confirmed yet, but sources say Allen has offered the OC job to Knapp who has accepted the position. Not sure where this leaves Al Saunders.

When Knapp was with the Raiders before, he was in the Jamarcus Russell era, so I'm not going to hold that against him - for now. Instead I'm going to focus on what he was able to do for the Texans and the quick development of TJ Yates.

I'm trying to remain positive. Thoughts?
January 31, 2012  02:18 PM ET

In other news: Broncos denied permission to talk to linebackers coach Richard Smith for the DC position. Bill Williamson at ESPN says potential coordinator candidates may now include former San Diego defensive coordinator Greg Manusky and San Francisco defensive backs coach Ed Donatell.

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January 31, 2012  06:21 PM ET
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I'm not sure. It's good that Knapp worked with Allen before (Atlanta) but he could never work McFadden into the game plan like Hue could and did. Of course he has a little (Nay, A LOT) more to work with in a QB this time. Hey, maybe we can trade McFadden for a pick (2nd round?) and then re-signing Bush wouldn't be as big of an issue? Please? Yates didn't exactly come out of nowhere. I remember listening to ESPN and hearing Dilfer praise him as soon as Schaub got hurt, so I'm not sure how much impact Knapp had on him. As far as the other news - Ha! the Donkeys must be feeling a little burnt. Good.

And I find that interesting on DMC because so many people talk about Knapp as having a run first mentality. Some guys on one of the Raider boards talk about power rush vs power block being the issue with when he was here before and that DMC didn't do well in the power block scheme but Hue was power rush and that's when he excelled. All of that is a little over my head - I just want to see results on the field and hope that this change doesn't set the offense back when it was just starting to move in a better direction.

January 31, 2012  06:22 PM ET

And I'm leery on trading DMC because you know if we do he will have the best year of his career 100% injury free...

January 31, 2012  06:47 PM ET
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power rush vs power block

Correction: zone blocking vs power blocking and DMC didn't do well in the zone scheme

Told ya it was over my head :-)

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February 1, 2012  12:10 PM ET
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In other news: Broncos denied permission to talk to linebackers coach Richard Smith for the DC position. Bill Williamson at ESPN says potential coordinator candidates may now include former San Diego defensive coordinator Greg Manusky and San Francisco defensive backs coach Ed Donatell.

denied talk? i thought if a move was considered lateral than they could refuse. this would be a promo.
and if we could remotely resemble what SF did in their secondary this year with ours next year....i am all for that. what a hard hitting group.
knapp has done well since the JMR era. so has my dog. he now poops in his yard w/o me yelling at him! (point is, anyone on earth would fare better after sir purple drank left the raiders)

February 1, 2012  04:12 PM ET
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denied talk? i thought if a move was considered lateral than they could refuse. this would be a promo. and if we could remotely resemble what SF did in their secondary this year with ours next year....i am all for that. what a hard hitting group.knapp has done well since the JMR era. so has my dog. he now poops in his yard w/o me yelling at him! (point is, anyone on earth would fare better after sir purple drank left the raiders)

LOL!! Nice analogy.

I think Donatell would be a better fit than Manusky. But that's just me. As for the lateral move denials, I'm not sure. But I'm okay with it because I really don't want a complete Bronco staff on our team. Ugh.

February 1, 2012  08:35 PM ET
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But I'm okay with it because I really don't want a complete Bronco staff on our team. Ugh.

true. during the last decade while we stunk up the joint i took great delight if our only 2 wins of the year was against denver

February 1, 2012  09:36 PM ET
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true. during the last decade while we stunk up the joint i took great delight if our only 2 wins of the year was against denver

I heard that!!

I'm not sure how I feel about the changes so far. I'll wait until the full coaching staff is assembled and see what it looks like.

Funny, as Raider fans we should be used to change. But this time it just feels different.

February 2, 2012  06:27 AM ET
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But this time it just feels different.

oh yeah - big ol' al isn't at the podium scaring everyone with his projector q&a as he speaks to change. this time it feels more.....pedistrian almost like we are now going to become politically correct. if that fields a better team and more W - than fine. if not, how about we return to being the crazy a holes that scares people?

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February 2, 2012  03:06 PM ET

Dammit. Al Saunders is interviewing with the Chiefs. That sucks.

Wisniewski is being retained so at least there's that.

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