Allen says McFadden will play in the pre-season

Allen says McFadden will play in the pre-season
July 29, 2012, 11:24 pm

Raiders head coach Dennis Allen met with members of the media for around a half an hour Sunday at the Raiders training camp hotel. Heres a sampling of the subjects he touched on:

--DARREN MCFADDEN Despite the injury history of the Raiders star runner, Allen says he does not envision holding him out of pre-season games the way the Chargers often did with LaDanian Tomlinson.

--TACKLING AT PRACTICE The Raiders have been at the bottom of the run defense rankings for the better part of the last decade. Be that as it may, Allen says he doesnt envision many live sessions in training camp. Well try to keep players off the ground.

--RAIDERS PERPETUAL PENALTY PROBLEM Allen says he will bring officials in for 3 days during camp. He also says he has used visual aides to help players understand how penalties can help lose ballgames. Ultimately, though, Allen says change is going to come because people decide to change.

--STEVE WISNIEWSKIS DEPARTURE Allen says he doesnt know why Wisniewski decided to depart. ButAllen emphasizes-- the decision to leave was Wisniewskis and Wisniewskis alone.

-- CARSON PALMER 3 things that have impressed Allen about Palmer:
--hes smart
--hes a great leader
--hes WAY more athletic than people give him credit for.

--INJURIES Allen expects Stefen Wisniewski (shoulder surgery), and Denarius Moore (hamstring) to ready to go for the start of workouts Monday.