New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen did nothing to quiet his critics in Week 9. Allen's team was outplayed on both sides of the ball in a blowout loss, and poor play-calling frustrated fans throughout the night.
After dropping to 3-6, Allen told reporters he had a private meeting with GM Mickey Loomis, prompting questions about his job security.
However, more details have emerged about this postgame exchange to clarify the reason behind it.
Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football says this is standard procedure for Allen and Loomis to talk. This weekly chat allows the two decision-makers to debrief following games, so it's nothing out of the ordinary.
Though this talk wasn't indicative of any shaky job security, the reaction to this news speaks to the overall feeling about Allen's tenure to this point. Injuries have undoubtedly played a role in New Orleans' struggles, but it also feels like this team isn't playing up to its full potential, leading to frustrating losses in winnable games.
Pressure will continue to mount if Allen's squad keeps underperforming. Another losing effort in Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers would only amplify the calls for his firing.
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