Raiders coach Dennis Allen couldn’t hide his dissapointment and exasperation after this weeks loss to the Redskins. He thought quarterback Matt Flynn was the decisive factor and main reason why the Raiders were beaten in this “winnable” game. Said Coach Allen after the game, (via the San Fran Chronicle) “Matt didn’t see the field well and he didn’t play well, and we’ve gotta move on. We’ve got to get better than that.”
Well, that’s a change of pace from coaches who usually want to “watch the film.” Flynn was booed all day by fans who wanted Terrelle Pryor on the field. (Pryor was out with a concussion. Allen said the team used “extreme caution” in resting Pryor.) Flynn certainly held the ball too long, although it’s not like he was playing with a stacked deck. The offensive line struggled, and the team lost running back Darren McFadden and fullback Marcel Reece to injuries.
Allen might be showing some frustration with his front office’s acquisition of Flynn, who was supposed to be the team’s starter. Allen wouldn’t even promise that Flynn would stay ahead of rookie Matt McGloin on the depth chart. The coach made it clear that Flynn is not his guy, and this could be the last time we see Flynn if Pryor stays healthy.