Originally posted by billbird2111:This is a good list. I'd agree with most of it, with the exception of Dennis Allen in Oakland. He might take the fall for a second straight miserable season, but it's clearly not his fault. His GM waited a year to strip the roster clean of dead weight and dead salaries, when he should have stripped it earlier.
The Raiders are pointed up after this season. They need to draft beef on both sides of the line during the next draft and then make a couple of key free agent signings. The good news is they do have some young talent there. They just don't have nearly enough of it, and they have no depth whatsoever. If they lose a key guy (Pryor, McFaddin, Veldeheer), there's nobody behind them to pick up the slack.
The 49ers are NOT firing Jim Harbaugh. That's just a ridiculous thought.
I don't necessarily disagree with your thoughts on Dennis Allen, but he certainly missed on hiring Greg Knapp as offensive coordinator in his first year. That was like the 49ers hiring Jeff Hostler or Jimmy Raye. And the team continues to play undisciplined football, even in the second year.
Mike Nolan was able to elevate a 2-14 team into 4-12 and 7-9 teams in back to back season. If the Raiders can't even hit the 5-11 mark, I think he's a goner no matter what. They need an offensive minded head coach to carry this team to the next step. Allen is still young, and he might get another shot at coaching. You can attract good quality coaching talent when you have young talent, cap room, and high draft picks.
And were you responding to another post about Harbaugh? I didn't include him in my list.