Following the Oakland Raiders Thursday practice at their Alameda, Calif., facility, offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave addressed the media for the first time since the team returned from Training Camp 2015.
Here are the takeaways from his time at the podium.
With so many injuries occurring around the NFL this preseason, first and foremost, Musgrave is happy that the team is healthy heading into their matchup with the Arizona Cardinals.
"We're thankful to stay healthy up to this point, knock on wood. We just have to keep working to get better, shoot for Cincinnati. While we stay healthy we want to keep improving and try to expand our whole system."
Through Training Camp 2015 and the preseason, much has been made about the right side of the offensive line, but Musgrave is happy with what he has seen from them, and the unit in general.
"The right side is doing a terrific job. They've gelled together, and really, as you guys have heard [offensive line] coach [Mike] Tice say, the offensive line is really an entire unit, so the more time on task that they get, those five guys, we expect better and better results."
Musgrave also addressed the return of running back Roy Helu, Jr.,
"Roy brings a lot of experience. He has had a lot of production there with the Redskins, so I'm glad to have him back out there healthy. He's been out a couple days, and hopefully he can stay healthy.
Musgrave continued, "If he is available, we're very willing to give him his opportunities."
He also talked about the benefit of wide receiver Rod Streater now that he's getting more comfortable in the Raiders offense.
"He's gotten better and better each day, too. I think he's probably feeling more comfortable each day. Things are coming back to him both physically and mentally, but very glad to have Rod back. We definitely missed him."
Taiwan Jones returned to the offensive side of the ball this season, and Musgrave addressed his big-play ability.
"Well, it's exciting for us to be around Taiwan. Here's another veteran that has really embraced what [Head] Coach [Jack] Del Rio has been talking about. He comes to work every day, even when he's hurt a little bit, got some nicks, but he shows up every day intent in the meetings. We're going to find a role for people like that."