Head Coach Jack Del Rio Discusses the Raiders Friday Practice

Following Friday's practice at the team's Napa Valley Training Complex, Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio took to the podium and addressed the assembled media.

During his brief remarks, Head Coach Del Rio touched on the day's work and the health of defensive end Justin Tuck.


While the team reported to the field Friday morning with the assumption that they would be in pads, they later found out that the day's practice would occur just in shells.

Head Coach Del Rio addressed the reason for the "change" of plans.

"It was planned. They didn't know it. Yeah, we're going to be five days in a row and didn't want to be five days in a row banging. We got plenty of work out there today. Worked all the situations – a lot of situational work. Just freshened it up a little bit from the hitting standpoint."



While the team was not in pads Friday morning, there was still plenty of work to be done in shells and intensity during practice was not an issue for the Silver and Black.

"It's a great opportunity to show how well we can do things. The majority of their season, you have to be able to function out of pads, so we have to learn as a football team how to practice, how to work on the fundamentals, how to conduct ourselves the way we want to without pads on. It doesn't have to be about doing it when we have pads."


Photos from Day 7 of Raiders Training Camp 2015 in Napa Valley.


Defensive end Justin Tuck didn't participate in Friday's on-field work, but Head Coach Del Rio made sure to alleviate any fear that the veteran defender was suffering from injury.

He simply received a veteran's day off.

"He's just a veteran getting a little time. We're being smart with him. He's doing okay."

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