After the way the Raiders were handled in Denver Monday night, they have been left scrambling to find out just went wrong. But in the midst of fixing the mistakes, they must also try and pull something positive from it.
Dennis Allen has the unenviable task of trying to accentuate the positives and eliminate the negatives from facing the Broncos before they mess with their familiar rival Mr Shanahan and his new team, the Redskins, Sunday.
"Obviously, when you lose a game in that manner there's not a ton of positives that you take out of it," said Allen in his press conference Tuesday. "I think our guys continued to battle and continued to fight. We scratched back in a couple times in the game and a couple times during the game we made plays that brought us back in and gave us a chance. . . I thought overall the pass protection was fairly solid."
"I thought D-Mo played well," said Allen. "I thought he made some good plays in the game and made some great catches and gave us a chance. It was nice to see him get a real explosive game and explosive touchdown."
"There were some plays that I thought [Pryor] threw the ball really well at times in the pocket. I still think they're some plays out there that both myself and he wishes that we could have back. I think every day he's continuing to be a work in progress and he'll continue to improve the more opportunities he gets."
It isn't a lot to praise, but it's something, and the area he found as positives, he didn't sugar coat anything. There is little doubt the areas and players he outlined as positives were among the few bright spots in an otherwise lopsided defeat at the hands of the Broncos Monday night.