Five Takeaways From Head Coach Jack Del Rio's Monday Press Conference

Following his team's 33-13 Week 1 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio held his Monday press conference at the team's Alameda, Calif., facility.

During his time in front of the media, he addressed a variety of topics ranging from the health of Derek Carr to his initial thoughts about Aldon Smith.

Here is what we learned from his media session.

Head Coach Del Rio gave an updated on quarterback Derek Carr's injured hand.

"He had a bruised hand and we think he's going to be okay. [If] the quarterback can't return, that's not a good thing. He was be up here in the office this morning, showing me how he can squeeze the ball and all that, so it was good news. I think we're all relieved."

He also spoke about rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper's first regular season game.

"I thought it was okay. I think he's going to be a really good player for us. I feel like he did some good things. I think we missed him on a couple, other opportunities. He's going to be a good player."

**After a disappointing performance in the season opener, Head Coach Del Rio is now looking forward to righting the ship against the Baltimore Ravens.

Game action photos from the Raiders Week 1 matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals.


"This league is about next – the next play, the next series, the next game – and that's where our focus will go. We'll finish this up with you, we'll meet with our players in the morning, we'll put this game behind us and move on to the next."

Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert put forth an impressive performance Sunday, and Head Coach Del Rio spoke about what accounted for his big day.

"We just didn't handle our business properly there. Different factors, whether he could've been jammed or rerouted at the point. Whether we were overlapping or not. Whether we were squeezing properly, whatever it was. We just broke down a couple of different ways. The guy is a good player, and he had a nice day."

He also gave his thoughts from Aldon Smith's first game in the Silver and Black.

"I think he played 28, 29 snaps. You can see he has obvious talent. Clearly when the quarterback is not going to be able to throw the ball as early as he was able to this week, I think a guy like Aldon will show up."

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