A shutout at home is not something fun to watch, but it was preseason. Allen had hoped to impress, but preseason is the time for players to make mistakes and take those lessons into the regular season; hopefully translating to wins.
The negatives on the field last Oakland were pretty clear. Third-string quarterback Terrelle Pryor had severe accuracy issues, showing he is obviously not ready for prime time. Jacoby Ford, who showed so much promise in his rookie year, spent much of last year injured. Last night, he failed to impress by dropping two passes and allowing an interception.
Ford may have been the biggest disappointment of the night.
But that's enough of the negative. It's time to move on to what the Silver and Black did right. Here is a look at the five bright spots in their first 2012 preseason game.