Entering his 2nd season, Dennis Allen is a guy who is on the hot seat, so to speak. Many here are looking for slight improvement over last year's 4-12 record, and give us something to believe in for next year.
I may be a pessimist, but I see the Raiders as only slightly better than last year. I don't think we will win more than 6 games next year. I think it will be unfair to judge Allen for this year, because next year we will actually have a full draft and about 60 million to spend for free agents. Seems like the ideal time for Allen to be coaching with his job on the line.
However, there are some promising pieces on this team this year. DJ Hayden is showing very good flashes of being a good CB, Sio Moore has rushed the passer and dropped into coverage both fairly well, Pryor gives us some excitement, Charles Woodson is back, etc.
Learn more about the team. Ask some questions. You never know, these guys may actually surprise, and do real well. Or maybe we'll just have to wait till next year to see what direction we are going.