Dennis Allen I believe has completely lost this team. The defense showed no passion and absolutely no sense of urgency out there. The offense did a pretty good job of going out there and moving the ball (minus the McGloin interception).
On the defensive side I really do not understand what we are doing at all. If we bring pressure we got to hit the quarterback and rattle him. Instead we are bringing pressure and allowing the quarterback to find wide open receivers down the field. If you look back at all the quarterbacks we have faced this year a majority of them have completed a high percentage of their passes because of how open everything is down the field. If we do not bring the pressure than we have to play tough man to man and not lay back in a zone and allow for the quarterback to dissect our defense. Time and time again we see offenses succeed on long third downs due to our lazy zone we continue to play. Now I understand that this falls on Tarver but Allen being a "defensive" minded coach has got to step in and do something about it. We have lost inexcusable games against the Redskins, Titans, Giants and Cowboys. All four of those games could have and should have been won with better coaching. I easily believe we could be at 8-5 right now if not for Dennis Allen. This team is much better than the critiques raved and is much better than what our record shows. At this point I would rather just be blown out every game like versus the Eagles than have to sit there and watch them give away wins to teams due to the lack of coaching and discipline of the players. I do not believe in firing coaches and bringing a new regime all the time as we have seen time and time again, but these kind of losses are indicative of a firing. I really wanted Dennis Allen to succeed but he has done nothing but fail me. Yes, I understand he has taken a team that had no hope into a team that has competed and has been fun to watch. But, this is the National Football League and head coaches do not win merit from losing close games. Head Coaches win merit by coming out and winning gutsy games due to gutsy decision making and good play calling. We need a coach who will come in and finish games and not come out of them with a novel full of excuses. It is just inexcusable at this time for this kind of effort to continue, I vote for a new head coach preferably the chuckster!