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What are the Raiders Saying about the Bolts?

Notable comments from the Oakland Raiders in the lead up to the Week 6 match vs. the Los Angeles Chargers.

On Melvin Ingram & Joey Bosa…

"Ingram and Bosa both are big challenges.  Different styles but sometimes they pair them together and work together in different combinations.  They're very good at what they do and to me, they're two guys you need to know about….  When you take two really good players and put them on one side, you like to be able to give each of them some attention, but it makes it harder when they put them on one side." – Head Coach Jack Del Rio

"They know I respect the heck out of their game. I love playing against those guys. Obviously, (I've) played against Melvin a little bit longer than I have with Joey, but they both know how much I respect them.  I think the world of them.  I think they're two great players. I say it all the time; I think the AFC West has top to bottom the best pass rushers in any division in football.  I don't think it's close. So, it's just one of those things each and every week you've got to be ready to play against two really good ones. The Chargers definitely have two of them." – QB Derek Carr


On Philip Rivers…

"Philip Rivers remains one of the top quarterbacks in the league.  He does a great job with their offense.  So it's a big challenge coming in….  I've seen him long enough.  I've got a lot of respect for him and I think he does a heck of a job.  Even when he's had receivers hurt in the past, he's always remained very dangerous.  Really, a capable guy.  Obviously, he's got his receivers all healthy and they're doing a great job." – Head Coach Jack Del Rio

"He's very bright. I think he understands the game. I think he's been around a long time and he's seen a lot. He understands how to bring his information, his experience to the field. He's aware of what's going on, situations, down and distance, what's going on with your defense, what you're talking about. He listens. It's important to be a good listener. When you listen well and you watch and you're able to put your wisdom of experience on the field and have it carry over, there's no question about why he's been able to play at a high level for a very long time." – Defensive Coordinator Ken Norton Jr.


On Melvin Gordon…

"He certainly did a great job last week (and) had a big game. I think he's player of the week. He's an explosive football player with the ball in his hands, whether he's being handed the ball in the backfield or catching passes out of the backfield. We know he's a big-time threat." – Head Coach Jack Del Rio

On Chargers Defense…

"With (Defensive Coordinator Gus) Bradley, playing against his defenses, they pretty much do what they do.  But they do it really well, and you have to decipher what certain coverage is and how they're playing it; certain things (like when) the ball is snapped. But they play hard.  They're really well-coached." – QB Derek Carr

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