Veteran defensive tackle Richard Seymour must be getting used to answering questions about his head coach. After all, the Oakland Raiders are on their third one in a mere four years. But that doesn't stop Seymour from giving rave reviews for new head coach Dennis Allen, telling NFL SiriusXM Radio that Allen has that "it factor".
This is the first head coaching gig for Allen, who at 39 is only seven years older than his highly decorated tight end. Allen was previously the defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos and his defensive backing is a large reason why general manager Reggie McKenzie hired him in the first place. Allen takes over a Raiders team that struggled often as the Raiders set NFL records with 163 penalties and 1,358 penalty yards last year.
Seymour, a seven time Pro Bowler, spoke on Monday while at the Raiders mini-camp, claiming that the Raiders are clearly on the right direction.
"I met all the coaches and the new G.M. and the new regime here and I think our fans have a lot to be excited about," Seymour said last month. "I think we're headed in the right direction. We're trying to build a smart, tough, disciplined football team and I think everyone's preaching the same message and it's coming across very clear.