Five Takeaways From Bill Musgrave's Thursday Press Conference

Following the Oakland Raiders Thursday practice heading into the bye week, offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave held his weekly press conference at the team's Alameda, Calif., facility.

Here is what we learned from his remarks.

Musgrave spoke about the importance of self-scouting.

"We're looking at ourselves so we can keep getting better. Every facet of our system, every play call, every blocking scheme, every pass protection, every formation, every motion, every pass pattern, we're continually evaluating and assessing so we can get better moving forward."

He heaped praise upon wide receiver Michael Crabtree."He's been terrific. We hit him on a couple vertical routes in the last game, which were things that we hadn't done yet, so there was some growth there. We just want to keep building his role in the offense."

Musgrave is hoping for more of an impact from tight end Clive Walford.

"We're looking for his role to increase, along with everybody else's. It was great that there was another thing that we hadn't gotten done in the first four games that we did get Clive involved, albeit in a limited capacity. Can't wait for that level to increase in the future."

There are no more "young guys" on the Raiders roster.

"We're past that point of them being considered young guys. We're going to be six games into it when we return for San Diego. There are no more rookies or young guys. They're being counted on to know what to do and do it at a high level."

Wide receiver Amari Cooper is getting more comfortable in Silver and Black.

"He's becoming more comfortable with his teammates, more comfortable in the system, he gives us good feedback, both during the week and during the game about what he's seeing coverage-wise. There's a good rapport there."

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