2012 a New Era of Coaching in Oakland

The new Oakland Raiders era is in full swing, with general manager Reggie McKenzie and Head Coach Dennis Allen leading the team into a new and promising regime, dedicated to winning, discipline and the traditional commitment to excellence.

The last three weeks both McKenzie and Allen have dedicated their attention on building the new Raiders coaching staff. With first year head coach Allen allowed full discretion on developing his staff the possibilities are endless. On the way he may have ran into a few stumps but he came out generating a pretty strong coaching staff from both the NFL and college levels.

He started with finding his right hand man to retool the successful offense of the Raiders, to improve and strengthen the unit even more in the coming season.  Allen did exactly that by choosing Greg Knapp, who has 17 years of coaching experience at the NFL level, rejoins the Raiders as offensive coordinator.  While after much debate from Raider Nation Allen also decided to retain several offensive coaches including last year’s offensive coordinator Al Saunders, who now has a new title as the senior offensive assistant, his coaching experience prior to Silver and Black’s as the offensive coordinator include 40 years of coaching experience, including the past 29 years as an NFL coach.

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