ALAMEDA -- Dennis Allen doesn't sound like a man expecting to be anything other than the coach of the Raiders in 2013.
While the Raiders do what they can to improve a 3-10 record with Kansas City, Carolina and San Diego left to play, Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie also will be evaluating the roster to make sure the losing doesn't happen again.
"We want to win. That's what it's all about," Allen said Friday, the day after a 26-13 loss to the Denver Broncos. "But I've got a big-picture view of what I want this team to look like. Reggie and I have talked about it. We knew what we were dealing with when we came here.
"We knew we had some depth issues on the roster and couldn't sustain a lot of injuries. We've sustained a few injuries in some spots. ... We all want to win, but I'm looking at the long-term future of this team."
Allen signed a four-year contract, he's been publicly backed by McKenzie. Owner Mark Davis, although frustrated, has made good on his promise to leave football matters to the general manager and the head coach.
Davis didn't see much improvement in the loss to the Broncos, the Raiders' sixth straight defeat. Whether Davis would intervene if the Raiders lose out is something only he can determine.
Allen declined to specify how long he thinks it will take the Raiders to turn things around.
"It's going to take time. It doesn't happen with one decision," Allen said. "It's an accumulation of decisions over time that gets everything how you want it."
The Raiders have worked undrafted rookie free agent Rod Streater into the mix more extensively at wide receiver over the past two weeks, as well as fifth-round pick Juron Criner.
Streater, who never had more than 88 yards receiving in a game in college at Temple, had three catches for 96 yards against the Browns and four catches for 100 yards against Denver.
"Experience is definitely valuable," Streater said. "A lot of things you can't just teach. You got to kind of go out there and experience the good and the bad. Getting that experience will be good for me next year."
Allen said Phillip Adams will get more time at cornerback based on his play over the past two weeks (interceptions against Cleveland and Denver), as will rookie offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom, a third-round draft pick.
"I think as we go along, these last three games, we really need to evaluate some of these young guys and see what we have going forward into next year," Allen said.
"I don't think it's an injury that's going to keep him out any time," Allen said.
Upon his return, Allen will speak to middle linebacker Rolando McClain, who was suspended Nov. 30 and has served his two-game penalty. It will be determined at that time whether McClain will be waived or return to the roster.
"I'm not displeased with Carson," Allen said. "I think he'd be the first to admit when he makes a mistake, and he understands the repercussions. He continues to work on a day-to-day basis to try and lead this team, and he's one of the guys we have to lean on going forward."
Dec. 16 game
Kansas City (2-10) at Raiders (3-10), 1:25 p.m., CBS