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    Reggie and Allen to get another year+ ray Anderson possibly coming to FO

    Jason lacanfora reported on nfl today that Mark mulled changing head coach or gm but as decided to give both another year. He also reports hearing that there will be a front office addition, possibly ray Anderson of the nfl office as he could be helpful in getting a new stadium deal done.

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    He'd better give Reggie MULTIPLE more years. You don't straighten a mess like this one out in one season, that's for sure.

    DA deserves one more season, but we'd darn well better see some progress.

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    Raiders intend to make no coaching/GM change, but could bolster front office

    After much deliberation, Raiders owner Mark Davis does not intend to part with first-year head coach Dennis Allen and first-year GM Reggie McKenzie despite a poor season, league sources said, though Davis could alter the team's front-office structure.

    Sources said Davis thinks highly of Ray Anderson, the NFL's vice president of football operations, and some believe he could join that organization if the right opportunity arose. Anderson has spent the past seven years in the league office, but the Stanford alumnus has Bay Area ties and also has vast experience as an agent and working for NFL clubs. Davis is still relatively new at running the day-to-day operations of his team and Amy Trask, the Raiders' CEO, is working primarily on the team's desperate search for a new stadium. Having another experienced set of eyes to make evaluations of the coaching staff and front office could be beneficial. Anderson's experience in the NFL office could be an additional benefit as Oakland participates in discussions about stadium financing.

    There has never been an African-American team president in league history, and such a move would be fitting for an organization that was always at the vanguard of diversity in the coaching and front office ranks under Mark Davis's father, Al. Some who know Anderson believe this type of opportunity would intrigue him, while the Raiders continue to seek ways to improve their situation from both a football and business perspective, and with their future in Oakland at least somewhat in question.


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    That Ray Anderson rumor is really intriguing.

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    I'd heard from a third-hand source that Allen would be coming back no matter what happened so that isn't surprising. But it is surprising that McKenzie would anywhere near the chopping block.

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    Honestly if Mark really considered firing Reggie after one year on the job I am extremely concerned about the future of the Raiders under his ownership. It sounds like he's too much of a fan to be able to grasp what it means to build a team the right way. Firing McKenzie and Allen after one year would have made the Raiders more of a laughing stock than it was under his father. I never thought I would say this post Al but I am very concerned about the ownership situation. Very concerned.

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    Reggie and Allen to get another year+ ray Anderson possibly coming to FO

    Good job in getting somebody who knows the league to keep Reggie in check

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    This is disappointing news. By giving Mckenzie and Allen another year, Mark Davis is wasting time.. He would be respected more if he admitted his mistake, fired Mckenzie and Allen now, and moved forward with competent employees.
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    Reggie and Allen to get another year+ ray Anderson possibly coming to FO

    Anderson is an intriguing option that could be to our benefit. I'm not sold on DA at all to be honest but hopefully he improves with a season under his belt next year.

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    I think it's gruden. Call me crazy but remember the rumors of gruden coming back in a "prominent role". Look for gruden to return

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    Quote Originally Posted by SF_Raider_Fan View Post
    He would be respected more if he admitted his mistake, fired Mckenzie and Allen now, and moved forward with competent employees.
    LOL if anything he would scare away any decent potential candidates knowing that if they couldn't turn around one of the biggest messes in NFL history in one season they would be fired. The truth is that keeping them earns much more respect league wide than firing them. Much more respect.

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    Ray Anderson
    Executive Vice President – Chief Administrative Officer
    Ray Anderson is the executive vice president-chief administrative officer of the Atlanta Falcons overseeing the legal, facilities, equipment, video, logistic and travel functions. His legal duties include contract negotiations and salary cap administration.
    Anderson joined the Falcons from the Coaches Division of Octagon, where he was director and a sports agent for NFL coaches and players. The list of coaches he represented

    includes Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick, Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy, New York Jets head coach Herman Edwards, Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, and the Falcons’ own assistant coach Mike Johnson. He also represented a number of college coaches, including Washington head coach Tyrone Willingham.
    Los Angeles , CA native, Anderson was an All-League high school quarterback and shortstop. As a scholarship athlete, he was a three-year football letterman and two-year baseball letterman at Stanford University . Anderson earned a BA degree in political science from Stanford in 1976 and a jurist doctorate degree from Harvard Law School in 1979. He began his professional career as an attorney at Kilpatrick & Cody in Atlanta , Georgia and worked primarily in labor law litigation.
    Anderson ‘s entre to sports occurred when he co-founded the sports law practice at Heller, Ehrman, a prominent San Francisco firm, in 1980. He entered the sports agency business in 1984 when he opened the West Coast office for Sports Advisors Group. In 1987, he launched his own agency, AR Sports, specializing in the representation of NFL coaches and players and later adding Major League Baseball players. Anderson merged his agency with Octagon in 2001.
    In November of 2002, Anderson ’s highly respected reputation was recognized when he was named to the NFL Committee on Workplace Diversity which is a comprehensive program to promote diversity in coaching and front office ranks. His influence was further solidified when he was named to Sports Illustrated’s list of the “101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports” in May of 2003.
    Anderson, 51, was also distinguished locally by being named to the prestigious “100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.”, a group dedicated to providing support and improving the quality of life for African-Americans and youth, in p art icular, in the Atlanta community. In February of 2004, he was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to the Board of Governors of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. His past accolades include garnering agent of the year honors by the Black Sports Agents Association in 2000.
    He and his wife, Buffie, have one son, Bryant (19) and one daughter, Kimberly (16). The Andersons reside in Roswell , Georgia .

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    Reggie and Allen to get another year+ ray Anderson possibly coming to FO

    I agree with keeping McKenzie, but Allen is a waste of space. I hate him more than any coach the Raiders have had since Gruden. He is garbage, and the Raiders will be garbage as long as he is part of the organization.
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    Anderson sounds like more of an admin guy who would pick up many of the things that have been under the pervue of Amy Trask.

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    If Mark thought this mess was going to get turned around in one year he has no business being anywhere near an NFL front office.

    Maybe Anderson will take over as an administrator, let RM run personnel, and Mark can spend his days playing golf.

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