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Dennis Allen Fired: Oakland Raiders head coach first to be canned in 2014

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Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen has become the first head coaching casualty of the 2014 NFL season.

Richard Heathcote

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen has been fired, according to a report from NFL insider Jay Glazer.

This news hardly comes as a surprise. The Oakland Raiders are winless through the first quarter of the 2014 NFL season with a record of 0-4. There was an AP report that emerged late on Sunday following Oakland's loss to the Miami Dolphins that indicated Allen was going to be fired. That original report was quickly retracted, but one day later it turns out that Allen is indeed gone.

Here's the reaction over at Silver and Black Pride:

Dennis Allen had terrible a go of it as the leader of the Oakland Raiders finishing his career with a putrid record of 8-28. He had lost 10 straight games going back to last year and has several of the Raiders worst games under his belt. It was a failed hiring by Reggie McKenzie since day one, and DA's removal just 4 games into his third season is an admittance of such.

The Raiders are clearly a mess. The Philadelphia Eagles saw that first-hand last season when Philadelphia stomped all over Oakland by a score of 49-20. As if you could forget, that's the game where Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw an NFL record-tying seven touchdowns in one game.

Allen is the first head coach to be fired this season. Last year it was not until early December that the first in-season firing took place when Gary Kubiak was let go by the Houston Texans.