Oakland Raiders: Dennis Allen's Biggest Mistakes of 2012

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Oakland Raiders: Dennis Allen's Biggest Mistakes of 2012
Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Dennis Allen had a rough first year as head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

When first-year head coach Dennis Allen arrived in Oakland, the commitment to win and win fast was at an all-time high.

The Raiders finished 8-8 in 2010 and 2011, and the preseason expectations coming into 2012 were filled with optimism.

New general manager Reggie McKenzie wanted to implement a new culture in Oakland—a culture that did away with stupid penalties and a more disciplined style of play.

After bringing in Allen to replace Hue Jackson in January, McKenzie left the changing franchise in the hands of a rookie head coach with a defensive background.

The last coach in Oakland with a defensive background was John Madden, and Allen had a rough-go at it during his first season in silver and black.

Let's take a look at some of the mistakes Allen made during his first year in Oakland.

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