OAKLAND RAIDERS CAMP
Dennis Allen: All right, guys. I’m really excited with the team we’ve got here. Last year’s Raiders were really close to winning the division, and I think with the changes we’ve made this year, we’ll be able to do it for sure!
Darren McFadden: What changes? We didn’t have any high draft picks and we didn’t really do anything in free agency either.
Dennis Allen: I meant me.
Darren McFadden: Oh.
Dennis Allen: I know it sounds tough, especially since Tim Tebow apparently got a lot better in Denver by changing his name to Peyton Manning. But I really think we have a chance here, especially if we establish an identity.
[Allen is momentarily interrupted by a loud belch. Everyone looks around, but there is no followup. Allen shrugs and moves on.]
Dennis Allen: To me, that’s the most important thing we have to do if we want to contend for a championship. We have to really define ourselves…
[Another belch rings out, but Allen is gaining momentum – he continues.]
Dennis Allen: We have to give ourselves a championship mentality, and in order to do that, we have to really know who we are.
“We know who we are, coach.”
Dennis Allen: Who said that back there?
[Everyone in the front turns around and parts the crowd to reveal:]