Ex-Los Angeles Raiders running back Marcus Allen said that the Raiders should make a move back to Los Angeles.
There’s been rumors that Raiders owner Mark Davis is mulling moving the team elsewhere.
“It was sort of an overcast day,” Allen told FOXSports.com, referring to when he played for the Los Angeles Raiders in the early 1980s.
He said, “I loved playing in the Coliseum. I loved walking out of that tunnel in that historical venue, greeted by Raiders fans.”
Allen said the Rams and the Raiders are still welcome in the city.
He said, “The two teams I think would have to be a perfect fit again would be the two teams that have been here in the past that have followings: the Rams and Raiders. I’ve said that before, and I’ll continue to say that.”
Allen continued: “Again, speaking to the people in Oakland, I know they’re doing everything they can to satisfy that situation in Oakland to try and stay there. But, if that doesn’t work out and there’s going to be a team in Los Angeles, I’d like it to be the Raiders.”
During the Raiders’ first win, Allen laughed about when Raiders players prematurely celebrated their first win on Thursday night.
“That will go down as one of the, I hate to use the word, but teaching moments,” Allen said, via USA Today. “It should because we were laughing yet we were embarrassed for them. I mean they’re almost 25 yards behind the quarterback … the two of them celebrating and the Chiefs are lined up on the line of scrimmage.”
Allen was at the Raiders-Chiefs game for Ray Guy’s Hall of Fame ring ceremony.
“If the timeout wasn’t called that may have gone down as one of the all-time embarrassing plays,” Allen also said.
“You have to understand whats going on,” he said. “It’s not about you, it’s about the team.”