Four Takeaways From Ken Norton, Jr.'s Thursday Press Conference

Following the Oakland Raiders Thursday practice, defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr., held his weekly press conference.

During his time behind the microphone, he spoke about Sunday's loss to the Bengals and gave an update on the health of Charles Woodson.

Here are the highlights from his press conference.

Norton didn't sugarcoat his response when asked about the team's Week 1 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

"We're very disappointed. Going into it, we worked really hard over the season, and the offseason and camp, everybody had really high hopes about what was going to happen that first day. It didn't turn out how we wanted and now we have another one next week."

He also gave an update on the health of safety Charles Woodson.

"He looked okay, limited. Limited is like the big word we're dealing with, so right now he's limited and we're kind of working around that."

Norton talked about linebacker Aldon Smith.

"Really good football player. Playing against him in the [NFC] West like I have, [I'm] very impressed with him, to get to know him and see him, and talk to him and just talk 'ball with him, very high football IQ. Very passionate, and he's certainly in a position to help us win."

It's just one game.

"There's 15 more games and a whole lot of plays. I've won a lot of football games, had a lot of great seasons, not many teams have gone undefeated. Not many teams haven't gone through any tough times and grown out through the journey. It's a little bit soon to be saying what things should be."

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