Head Coach Dennis Allen addresses the team. Photo by Allan Yuan
The Oakland Raiders have two weeks of on-field activities remaining before their off-season program concludes. The players have various goals they want to accomplish during the last set of Organized Team Activities (OTA) and the mandatory mini-camp, all of which revolve around being prepared for training camp and the 2012 season.
Because of the new coaching staff, veterans and rookies have had to start from scratch as far as the playbook is concerned. “Make sure, as far as playbook wise, you try to get in everything now, so when we get to training camp it’s not all new stuff so we can really hit the ground running,” said DE
Tollefson also stressed the value of strength and conditioning, in addition to knowing the playbook. “The weight program has been going great,” said Tollefson. “That’s probably one of, if not the most, important thing of this offseason is -- to get stronger and faster and quicker in the weight room and out on the field so when the season comes around you’re ready to go. You want all those things to kind of meet and when you get to training camp you can put some pads on and thump a little bit and really you’ve got the mental part down so the physical comes in and you get ready for the season.”
Head Coach Dennis Allen has made the point many times throughout the off-season that the goal is to get a little bit better each day. T