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

Prior to the Oakland Raiders taking the field for their first practice of the week, Head Coach Jack Del Rio addressed the media at the team's Alameda, Calif., facility.

Here is what we learned from his press conference.

There's no update on the health of TJ Carrie.

"Nothing new. It's a chest issue."

He spoke about his familiarity with the Denver defense.

"Very familiar. Good players in all three levels of the defense, and offensively, you know they have a first-ballot Hall-of-Fame quarterback and a couple of really, really explosive receivers. I know the team well. It's a good football team. I was a part of it the last three years and we're looking forward to the challenge coming Sunday."

Head Coach Del Rio shared his thoughts about Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

"I appreciated it a lot more when he was on my team. He's a tough matchup. He's one of the all-time greats and he presents problems. He's like an offensive coordinator with a computer in his head, but he also gets to snap every play. It's a heck of a challenge. He's a great football player and it'll be a big challenge for us."

Sunday will present a challenge for the Raiders offensive line.

"Great rush. Bringing it. Been very effective. We have to make sure we get a hat on a hat."

Head Coach Del Rio isn't overhyping Sunday's matchup with the undefeated Denver Broncos.

"It would mean we're 1-0 in the division. It would mean that Week 5 was successful. It's one game. It's a division game, so they count a little more than just one. It's the first of six division games that we're going to have this year. We get them at home and it's going to be a heck of a challenge."

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