Dennis Allen

Oakland Raiders fire head coach Dennis Allen

Dennis Allen’s last game as Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders happened in London, a place that is the heart of an aging empire. The Queen of England is a figurehead leader, and even Scotland tried to break free of the kingdom that once boasted that “the sun never set” on it.

Well, the sun has set on Dennis Allen’s career in Oakland. He was fired over the phone(!), although his bio is still up on Raiders.com an hour after his termination was reported by Jay Glazer.

Dennis Allen bio

Things cannot get much worse, and if they had stayed the same, the schedule looks like one where the Raiders could go winless for the first time ever.

Mark Davis is trying to find a new home for the team, Reggie McKenzie’s rebuilding is less “Restoration of the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel” and more “half-finished fishing boat” or “primered classic car in the driveway.” But both are just theater if the team can’t win a damn football game.

Now, just as we all feared, Derek Carr has an injured wheel because there is no … nothing. There is no nothing. Dennis Allen has been a dead man walking since he lost the last six games of the previous season.

I don’t know that Greg Olsen or Tony Sparano is going to be able to make much else out of this collection of unmotivated and tired bums, minus Charles Woodson. He’s the only guy in this mess who is busting his ass and telling the truth. Maybe Charles Woodson oughta be the head coach and GM.

Mark Davis is focused on finding a wealthy suitor for his vagabond franchise, Reggie McKenzie is trying to convince folks he still has a plan and this is all part of it, and Charles Woodson is the lone canary in the coal mine. Once he drops dead or gets injured, all hope is lost on our pirate ship, indeed.

Long live Charles.

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