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Five Takeaways From Bill Musgrave's Tuesday Press Conference

The Oakland Raiders are on a short week this week, and as such, offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave held his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon at the team's Alameda, Calif., facility.

Here are the highlights from his press conference heading into the Raiders Week 16 game with the San Diego Chargers.

Musgrave spoke about what Charles Woodson has meant for the game of football.

"Well for years and years he's just been a tremendous player and person, ambassador for the whole sport of football. Competed against him a number of times, but I much prefer being on the same team with him."

He could have some tricks up his sleeve for Woodson's final two games.

"That's been in discussions ever since we started this season. We may have something up our sleeve. It might be the right time to do it."

Ball security is paramount for success for Derek Carr and the Raiders offense.

"Well we definitely make our coaching points. We put him through a number of drills. Experience is the best teacher, that's for sure. I think it's part of the process. It's not a fun part of the process, but he has to just keep working through it like he is. Really proud of him for battling back the other day and getting us the lead there in the second half." 

Amari Cooper reaching the 1,000-yard mark is a big deal.

"Well it means a lot. It means that he's been there each and every day. He's been available, which is the number one thing of being durable. You just have to be there each and every day and he has, so we've been able to grow his role."

Musgrave also shared his thoughts about the Chargers defense.

"Well we expect their best effort. It'll be a tough interdivisional clash. It was hot and contested down there in San Diego – there was some extracurricular activity. They're going to come in and play well. They've been holding people under 17 points a game the last month. They're playing at a high level defensively."

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