Oakland Raiders Week 3 Stars: Dennis Allen and Phillip Wheeler

September 25, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the first time this season, the Raiders won. Not coincidentally, it’s also the first time the Raiders have two stars of the week. (Click here for Week 1 and Week 2 stars).
For starters, new head coach Dennis Allen deserves a whole lot more credit than he has gotten this week for a number of reasons. Through a barrage of criticism following the Week 2 blowout, Allen reinforced the troops and got himself his first career win.
As I’ve already noted in another piece, a big part of the Oakland win was their ability to limit penalties (they currently sit at third in the league in penalty yards pregame). In Week 3, Oakland committed just three penalties for 25 yards, and none of them ended up being too costly.
The second reason for praising Allen is his incredible game management abilities this week. There’s nothing worse as a fan than watching your team come down the stretch in a close game and realizing that your coach has stupidly burned a timeout or tw...

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