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Has Dennis Allen already lost the locker room?

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03:36 PM ET 10.01 | Is it too early to wonder aloud whether or not rookie head coach Dennis Allen still has the ear of his football team? If not, consider how embarrassingly bad the Raiders looked during Sunday's debacle in Denver. Losing I can tolerate; if a team is that much better, then so be it. I just have a very difficult time wrapping my head around a team with the Raiders' talent being as absent for an entire afternoon of football as they were.

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October 1, 2012  03:58 PM ET

The Raiders are not loaded with talent and deserve to be 1-3.

October 1, 2012  04:17 PM ET

Down the hall, last door on the left Dennis!

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October 1, 2012  04:21 PM ET

Whoa... A mid-day update... Misguided as it may be...

Note to Blogger / Author: A Talented team does not get outscored 67 to 125 thru 4 games...

October 1, 2012  04:30 PM ET
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Jimmie Johnson went 1-15 his firts year. Its going to take time to overcome the hole dug by Alzheimers Davis and Huge Idiot Jackson for this team.

Say what you will about Davis, but the Raiders have never allowed 125 points through the first 4 games while he was in charge. That goes back to 1963.

Coaching overhaul, roster overhaul and injuries have thrust this team into full fledged rebuilding mode. The team has no identity and it showed on Sunday.

October 1, 2012  04:32 PM ET
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By the way, I put no credence in some half **** blog.

And yeah, apparently SI has a partnership with Fansided because the majority of the afternoon updates are coming from those blogging sites.

October 1, 2012  05:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

By the way, I put no credence in some half **** blog.

There has been a change lately, especially in the NFL threads. Not voting on it just yet, but some as you say...

October 1, 2012  07:07 PM ET

Time to put Pryor in. He has been chomping at the bit to be like Cam. Lets blame this mess on Palmer. Someone has to take the fall. The black players will rally for Pryor.

October 1, 2012  07:16 PM ET

Unfortunately Yes!!!

October 1, 2012  09:18 PM ET
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Say what you will about Davis, but the Raiders have never allowed 125 points through the first 4 games while he was in charge. That goes back to 1963. Coaching overhaul, roster overhaul and injuries have thrust this team into full fledged rebuilding mode. The team has no identity and it showed on Sunday.

The Raiders were hurt when they traded away high draft picks for Carson Palmer. It will take time for this team to become a serious contender.

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October 1, 2012  09:27 PM ET

If a coach loses a room of mediocre talent at most positions, headed by a "retired" QB does that really reflect on the coach ?

October 1, 2012  09:28 PM ET
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So all the black players are racists like you?? They only care about winning if one of the Homies is playing QB???

could not agree with this more !!! How is this kind of thinking still alive in todays society ?

October 1, 2012  10:08 PM ET
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So all the black players are racists like you?? They only care about winning if one of the Homies is playing QB???

Well said!!

October 2, 2012  07:07 AM ET
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could not agree with this more !!! How is this kind of thinking still alive in todays society ?

When the President of the United States gets the job "because he's black," it's hard to say that such thinking isn't alive and well, one way or the other.

October 2, 2012  07:17 AM ET
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So all the black players are racists like you?? They only care about winning if one of the Homies is playing QB???

The idea of "Reverse Racism" was created by whites. In essence this slogan really implies that only they (whites) can or are entitled to be racists.

October 2, 2012  07:24 AM ET
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So all the black players are racists like you?? They only care about winning if one of the Homies is playing QB???

Good one Rex.

 
October 2, 2012  07:40 AM ET

It's not about the color of Carson Palmer's skin. It's about his lack of production.

If Dennis Allen wants to "win back the locker room," he needs to figure out a way to win some games. At the same time, the players need to give him a bit of slack. New coach, new ownership, new GM....give him some time. And maybe give him a quarterback who can play.

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