By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 8:50 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen says he’s done extensive research, with help from administrators Dan Ventrelle and Tom Delaney, on the new collective bargaining agreement to make sure his club doesn’t run afoul of the law.
Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer noted that Allen has been strident in making sure rules are enforced while at the same time accounting for every split-second available during the strength and conditioning phase.
“It’s kind of weird. We’ve really had only one meeting with coach Allen where he kind of introduced himself and introduced the team,” Palmer said Thursday afternoon. “There are so many rules and he’s doing a good job of making sure he doesn’t even come close to breaking a rule.
“But you can tell his hand print, his footprints, are all over everything. Everything is so organized. You can tell the plan is in place. He didn’t spend a bunch of time on it, but he let it be known his job is to come in and win a world championship.
“There’s a map to it. They’ve been very anal about the time in meetings, the amount of time we can spend in the weight room, making sure there are no infractions whatsoever. There’s a real tight focus on where he’s headed with this team and this organization. It gets you excited for the next stage, the minicamp, the OTAs, the mandatory minicamp, training camp and then of course the season.”