Following the Oakland Raiders 38-35 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Head Coach Jack Del Rio held his usual Monday press conference at the team's Alameda, Calif., facility.
Here are the highlights from his time behind the podium.
Head Coach Del Rio relayed his message to the team following the loss to the Steelers.
"We'll get on to our next week's preparation like we do each and every week."
He also gave an update on running back Latavius Murray's status going through the concussion protocol.
"He's done well thus far early on, so all signs are pretty positive there."
Head Coach Del Rio was encouraged by the resilience the team demonstrated Sunday.
"I thought that was a great sign for our football team to have that resilience. We talked about the need for that throughout the week. You go into a place knowing that was a game they absolutely had to have. They dropped two in a row. We knew we'd get their absolute best, and we talked about the need to be full of resolve and to be resilient, be able to take their best shot and keep coming, so I was proud of our guys with that element."
He also shared his concern about the defensive effort against the Steelers.
"Coming off a day like that, you're pretty concerned. There a lot of things you have to do better. I think as we look at the tape, fundamentally, many of the things that we had shown a lot of improvement in – and I'm talking about basic fundamentals, shedding blocks, leveraging the ball and tackling, basic things, we really went backwards yesterday in terms of our execution in those key areas."
Head Coach Del Rio is looking forward to getting safety Nate Allen back in the mix defensively.
"Nate was playing really well before he went down the injury and we welcome him back. He's been working really hard on the side with the trainers, with the strength coaches, joined practice for the last couple of weeks and he's been moving along really well. He's excited about joining this team."