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While the death of Al Davis was certainly a tragedy, it does give the Raiders a chance to re-create their image with a brand new philosophy of how to build a football team.
Dennis Allen is about to be the first coach in Raiders history not to work under Al Davis. As a result, he will have more power over how he coaches his team than any other coach in Raiders history (excluding the period in which Hue Jackson had total control over the roster after Davis' passing last year).
As a result, Allen has a terrific opportunity to establish a new identity for the Raiders this August, which is something they have desperately needed over the past decade.
Allen must focus on making his team more fundamentally sound and disciplined and not allow his team to rank dead last in penalties once again. This kind of mentality will not happen overnight, but with so many new coaches and decision-makers in place, philosophical change is inevitable in Oakland.