Prior to taking the practice field for the first time leading up to their Week 3 matchup with the Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr held his weekly press conference.
Here are the highlights from his media session.
Carr has history with current Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, and looks forward to going against his former quarterbacks coach.
"It'll be great. I'm sure 'Flip' will change some things and all that kind of stuff. I love 'Flip.' He was huge in developing me, him and 'Oly' [former offensive coordinator Greg Olson], in helping me learn what it takes to compete at this level, physically and mentally. I can't say enough good things about him."
Carr spoke about the importance of winning on the road.
"Like coach has been saying, this team hasn't played on the road yet. We haven't gone out there and done it yet. It's a new challenge for us. It's a new excitement. We saw what it takes to win in this league against a good football team, the effort it takes all week, the film room all week. As long as we can take that, we just have to fly somewhere to play the game."
He also gave his impressions of the Cleveland defense.
"They're always talented. They're always very good. They have some of the best players in this league on that defense. Just looking forward to competing against them again. You're never going to play a team that's not good. You're always going to play teams that have talent everywhere and all those things. I think the world of them and have the utmost respect for them, but our team is looking forward to going out and competing against them."
Carr said that after a thrilling win last week at home, the team is brimming with confidence heading into their matchup with the Browns.
"It just showed us what we can be. If we just do our job and don't try to do extra things, don't make the game too big. We just have to go out and do what we do at practice. We can score points against one of the best defenses in the league. We feel good about that."
And he also spoke about Joe Haden, the talented Cleveland cornerback.
"There are certain routes you know you can't throw against that guy because he's too good. He'll take those away. There are other things that you can try to get guys open. You definitely know where he's at, but if I just shut down one side of the field, I'm hurting the team. I have to be able to trust in our guys and go out and compete against them."