Raiders coach Dennis Allen isn't getting a lot hot-seat coverage in the media, but he should be. The Raiders have regressed to a shocking degree.
Over their last three games, the Raiders are allowing 45 points per contest. That's not just bad, it's unbelievable, and Allen is a defensive-minded coach!
It is hard to overstate what a terrible reflection this is on his coaching abilities. The Raiders didn't have to be world beaters, but it is unacceptable for them to get this much worse during the season.
The performance has been so bad that it forced Raiders owner Mark Davis to publicly bemoan the team's regression. Check out this comment from Davis as provided by The Contra Costa Times' Steve Corkran:
Like I say, I’m patient. I’m patient. But I want to see progress. I don’t want to see regression. Nobody does. And that’s why I’m unhappy today. But as far as a pass, I wouldn’t call it a pass. They’ve got contracts; they’re going to be here.
Sure, Davis ends with a vote of confidence, but what a weak vote of confidence that is.
In his short time owning the Raiders, since the passing of his father, Davis has not been overly active with the media.
This was not just an owner venting his frustration and thinking out loud. This was an unavoidable warning message, and unless the Raiders make some drastic improvements, the coaching carousel in Oakland will keep going around.