The Oakland Raiders have 0 wins and 2 losses on the season, marking the second time out of the three seasons under the Dennis Allen regime that the Raiders have started 0-2. Since being hired as the Oakland Raiders head coach in 2012, Allen has posted a miserable 8-26 regular season record, going 4-12 in each of his first two seasons. With the win-now mentality of the NFL today, it doesn’t take an expert to tell you that anyone with this sort of record will be sitting on the hot seat.
“We need change,” Allen said after Sunday’s loss to Houston. “We need to do better, because we’re a better football team than what we put out on the field today.” While Raiders owner Mark Davis may agree with Allen’s postgame statements, he doesn’t seem to believe that Dennis Allen is the right man to make the changes. According to a CSNBayArea.com report, Davis has privately expressed his displeasure for the Raiders head coach and it is believed that if Allen were let go during the season, offensive line coach Tony Sparano would become the interim head coach. Having been the head coach of the Dolphins for 4 years, Sparano would take over the position with more experience and a different mindset.
However, with that being said it may not be the best idea to do so. Both players and coaches alike can agree that consistency is the key to building a successful franchise in the NFL. And let’s face it; with an 0-2 start under their belt, the Raiders aren’t going to the playoffs this year. To me, the only thing I see happening under the new head coach change is hindering the progressive growth of a rookie quarterback that you drafted to be your franchise; Derek Carr.