Oakland Raiders see opportunity to get back in AFC West race
“What I wanted our guys to understand is that even though we haven’t started the way we wanted to, that everything we set out at the beginning of the year is still right in front of us,’’ Allen said. “Sometimes when you start off 1-4, you feel like things are lost, and that’s not necessarily the case.’’ The Denver Broncos started 1-4 last season, with Allen as defensive coordinator, and ended up winning the AFC West on the final weekend of the season with an 8-8 record.
Strong side linebacker Philip Wheeler said: “He might have thought that we were down and saying we’re out of it, but we’re not out of it. We’re not out of anything. We can still make our own destiny.’‘
The one problem? The Raiders don't have Tim Tebow to run the veer option, and for as good as Sebastian Janikowski has been over the years, he's no Matt Prater.
With all due respect to Dennis Allen, the Raiders will be lucky to win seven games.