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Five Takeaways From Derek Carr's Tuesday Press Conference

Before the Silver and Black hit the practice field in preparation for their Week 12 clash with the Tennessee Titans, quarterback Derek Carr held his weekly press conference at the team's Alameda, Calif., facility.

Here are the highlights from his media session.

Sunday's errors all come down to execution.

"I think that we just didn't do a good enough job as a whole of executing our assignments. They had a lot of talent, obviously. They are a good team, but it really just comes down to us and that's the big thing that came out of it for me. I went back and watched it. It's just like, man, this is completely on us, which is a good thing, because now we know we can go fix it."

Carr also addressed rookie Amari Cooper's quiet game against the Lions.

"I just think that they had a certain plan for him and they had a way of covering him that maybe sometimes the read didn't go there. But obviously he's a great playmaker for this team and he will be for a long time, so we've got to get him the ball."

Now two games under .500, the team has to remain focused on just doing their jobs.

"You've got to make sure that we're just doing our job. You hear it all the time. You hear it, coaches always say, just do your job. As long as I focus on doing my job, that involves being a leader and watching out for those things, but for the other guys, just go out and do your job to the best of your ability. If we just stay focused on that, we'll get back to what we've been able to do."

He also shared his thoughts on the Tennessee Titans defense.

"A very talented group. I think they have over 30 sacks. Obviously, they've had some injuries, but that hasn't slowed them down one bit. They are a good football team, great front seven and smart guys on the back end. They know how to diagnose route concepts. They know how to diagnose their plan and how they want to attack certain things, and I think that they're very good."

Carr praised the work of backup center Tony Bergstrom in relief of Rodney Hudson.

"Oh, I love Tony. I think that he battles. I think that just like Rodney, he cares about me not getting touched or letting his guy hit the ball carrier. I think that he's very smart. I think that he's very smart and that's something that you have to have at center. It stinks, like we've always said, that Rodney would get hurt. That's hard for everybody, for anybody to get hurt, but we're very confident in Tony and what he can do, because he's played well."

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