I don't disagree that Pryor has earned another shot to compete but I think it's a very long shot. The whole "We're going with this guy because he gives us the best chance to win" is basically code for "we're fucked anyway we go but with this guy we're slightly less fucked".
We need a foundation to rebuild this team on, and at this point I'm not sure who that is. If McKenze and Allen have a 3 year plan, then let's wait and see if that pans out. I don't think we've seen the best of Allen yet because I don't think we have a team yet.
Has he made some bonehead choices? Absolutely. But is that because he doesn't know any better or is that because those were the only choices available? When all you have is lemons you make lemonade. I know this lemonade tastes like piss but is that because the guy making it is a cretin or is it because we have some shitty ass lemons?
All I know for sure is that we have spent 10 years trying the "we lost again, let's fire the coach" philosophy, isn't it about time we tried something else?
For the last two years we've heard all the Salary Cap Hell/No Draft Picks excuses under the sun, next year they don't have those excuses so now they have to put up or shut up. This time next year, if nothing has changed then fire them both.
I've bought my tickets for Wembley and I'm expecting a show. So if the Fins don't go home with their blowholes stuffed with turf and the scoreboard up their ass you can leave McKenze and Allen here and we'll bury them under a Motorway.
Between now and then, have faith.
See that's what is disappointing that the raiders held onto Dennis Allen based on a philosophy (Can't fire coaches every year.. btw it's been 2) when they should of fired him on production. (having competitive teams at the midway point only to choke both times down the stretch)
It's for that reason I believe Mark Davis could walk into a room & have the right to tell Dennis Allen he doesn't know shit when it comes to the offense. I just hope Reggie McKenzie makes the draft picks with input from 1st Mark Davis (long term opinion) & then 2ndly (Dennis Allen: The guru who chokes, short term needs)
I will lose my shit if we take Johny Manziel.. let someone else take him where we need Best Player Available & I have 5 other names ahead of his. (Bridgewater, Matthews, Clowney, Watkins & Bortles/Carr) IMO