The Raiders haven’t had a winning record in 10 years, and not many people think they will this year. But Raiders coach Dennis Allen isn’t interested in what many people think.
Allen said after the conclusion of minicamp that he’s aware that the Raiders aren’t viewed as contenders, but he disagrees with that assessment.
“I know there’s a lot of experts out there that might think differently, but I like this football team,” Allen said.
The “experts,” in Allen’s view, are focusing too much on last year’s 4-12 record and not enough on a successful offseason.
“I thought this was a good camp. I thought OTAs, I thought we improved. I thought we got better. I like this football team. I like their mentality. I like where we’re at. I like the way they’re working,” Allen said.
They’ll need a lot more work to convince the experts to like this team.