Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A New Coach in Oakland

The Oakland Raiders have announced a new head coach to replace Hue Jackson , who went 8-8 in his rookie season. Former Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen. Allen was hired just last year by the Broncos and did a good job turning Denver's defense into a very respectable unit. That defense can be given just as much credit as Tim Tebow for leading the Broncos to the post-season. Allen has spent roughly 10 years as an assistant in the NFL, working under coaches such as Dan Reeves, Jim Mora Jr., Sean Peyton, and most recently John Fox. Expect the Raiders to bring an already physical defense up another notch next year. Allen has extensive experience working with secondaries, so expect to see a much improved Raiders pass defense. The division sure isn't getting any easier.

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