Despite the Oakland Raiders' struggles in the running game, first-year head coach Dennis Allen told CSNBayArea.com that he has full belief in the zone run-blocking system that's been much-maligned by critics:
"The big difference is, is I believe in the system. I believe in what we're doing. And when you believe in something, you stick to it and you have your patience with it. But it's all about a belief. Most of the time, people, when they don't believe in something, that's when they want to make a lot of changes. I've got belief in it and it's going to work."
The Raiders will hope that it's sooner rather than later for the system to work, despite an unwavering commitment to patience. Running back Darren McFadden is averaging a pedestrian 2.1 yards per carry, and the team has struggled to put up points through the team's first two games.
Despite the fans clamoring for a change and removal of offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, Allen will continue to stay the course.