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Six Cold Hard Facts from the Raiders Game
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Here is a six-pack of the top lessons learned from the 34-31 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
“Discouraging probably isn’t strong enough. I don’t know if there are many more ways left to find a way to lose….I mean, you can’t make this stuff up. You think, really, is there any other way we can find a way to (lose)?”
“I have to really look at it. I’m really conscious about it. I honestly don’t even know what to tell you. I have to watch it and see. But at the end of the day, it can’t happen.”.”
“It feels good to have a decent game coming back but I could have five sacks and (if) we lose, it’s a loss for me. So if we’re not winning, I’m losing and we’ve got to make a change.”
“I never met my grandfather – my dad’s dad – but (Unitas) was his favorite player. My dad would say to me, ‘I see you up there near Johnny Unitas, my daddy loved Johnny (Unitas).’ So anyway, it is meaningful, but again a lot of guys contribute. A lot of guys were on the other end of all those. Obviously you’d love to enjoy it a little bit after a come from behind win like we thought we were going to have. It is, it still can be. I can separate the two (and appreciate the milestone). Obviously you all know I’m all about the team and I’m all about winning, but I think certain names that you either pass or are up next to, I can separate the two and appreciate (it).”
“We haven’t won a division game in 10 tries now or whatever. We have to really just worry about today and tomorrow. Everyday we’re on, we can’t really look at what’s still out there. Everything is still out there. I sound like a broken record, but it is. You’ve just got to carry on – it’s the only way I know….We certainly can’t feel sorry for ourselves. Denver will roll in here in about 96 hours so we’ve got to be ready for that.”
“We had a handful of shots that we knew we wanted to take and then we ended up taking those and then some. We just felt like that was one place we had an advantage….Travis and Tyrell’s biggest asset is their speed. We knew that – again, (the Raiders) won the game – but we didn’t think they could run with us on the back end. I underthrew the first one for an interception but other than that we made some huge plays down the field. Anytime you have that many yards in the air and that many chunk plays and score 31 points, we put the defense in a tough spot. I thought the defense kept giving us opportunities. Once again, we just didn’t get it done.” Read