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What Did the Raiders Say After Losing to the Bolts?


Notable comments from the Oakland Raiders after the Chargers' 26-10 victory.

On Philip Rivers…

"He's amazing, isn't he? He's a great player. Great player, great competitor. He and (Offensive Coordinator) Ken Whisenhunt, they have been working together for a while and they've got a pretty good handle on what they're doing." – Head Coach Jon Gruden

On Chargers offense…

"They hurt us with screen passes. They got one to the tight end, they got one to (Melvin Gordon), and quick screens to the receivers on the perimeter. They converted some long yardage situations where we had them way behind, I believe, in the down and distance. They had some holding calls where they were second-and-20 and they found a way out of trouble. (Philip) Rivers played great, he extended plays today. I think the two turnovers we had and the none that they had is a big factor as well." – Head Coach Jon Gruden

On Chargers defense…

"They did a really good job just trying to keep everything in front of us. Run game, just trying to choke that out. Pass game, getting really deep in their drops trying to let you throw underneath them. It's a Seahawks-type of defense, depends on how they want to play it and they can do that. Whenever you pick up a third down, that is where the rhythm comes from. Early on we didn't do so well on third downs, first four or five weren't so good. After that, we started hitting 50 percent or something like that and that's where you want to be." – QB Derek Carr

On Melvin Ingram's interception…

"They did a good job of covering the first two guys. Derek Carrier popped late and beat his guy. I saw that he beat his guy and by the time I threw it, Melvin Ingram, who had been on the run, made a great play. I wasn't trying to force it. I saw our guy and I was trying to throw it in the backline to him, but they made a play and that was the one." – QB Derek Carr

On the loss…

"We only (got) the ball four times in a half today, the second half. Field position was very tough. I think we'll press a little bit. I think the play calling needs to improve and that's my job. We have to play better collectively than we did today." – Head Coach Jon Gruden

"(Defense) may just be overcompensating a little bit, all 11 guys. Everybody just has to do their job, do what we have to do and make tackles when they come. It is going to come together." – CB Daryl Worley

On the false starts…

"It's louder here than you think. I think the noise perhaps had something to do with it." – Head Coach Jon Gruden

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