• Dennis Allen's quick rise from New Orleans Saints assistant to Raiders head coach no surprise to Saints

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 15, 2012
    Vitt worked with Oakland head coach Dennis Allen when Allen was the Saints' defensive backs coach from 2008 to '10, and he is a big fan. "D.A. Saints cornerback Jabari Greer saw Allen's rise in a different light. The Saints have won four of their past five, and beat the undefeated Falcons Sunday. Then Allen did say, "The way that they played and the way that they worked as a secondary unit, that was no doubt where I got recognition, and that was the start of my ability to get to where I'm at." "We always told him, I was really the first that told him, I don't want to take credit, but you'll be a better defensive coordinator than you will be a DB coach. And he was a good DB coach.
    Source: nola.com
    • Raiders' Allen has fan in Saints' coach

      Raiders' Allen has fan in Saints' coach Maybe when Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt is done giving his team a pep talk, and making sure they're ready for the Raiders on Sunday, he could go to the Oakland locker room. Vitt worked with Oakland head coac…
      Source: sfgate.com

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