Head Coach Jack Del Rio
Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio was back at the team’s facility in Alameda, Calif., Monday to recap Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos. Del Rio discussed a wide array of topics, but focused on the team’s preparation entering the Week 12 bout. The Silver and Black now have a record of 5-6, and are just one game out of the AFC playoff picture.
Here are the quick hits from Del Rio’s media session:
Del Rio commented on the performance from wide receivers Cordarrelle Patterson and Johnny Holton.
“They came up with some big plays in the game. Johnny [Holton] got deep again, did a nice job throughout the day. Also on special teams, did a nice job for us. Cordarrelle [Patterson] came up with some big moments in the game. All in all, it was a solid, solid job of filling in and executing with your two main guys out.”
He emphasized the team needing to focus its attention on preparing each week, and not looking too far ahead.
“For now, it’s just about doing all we can in preparing this week. It’s really about the process of preparing. All of our energy has to go there. You can’t win two in a row if you don’t win one. So for us, rather than think about the whole of it, all that needs to happen in a season or last month, what we want to think about is preparing the best we can and going out and being ready to compete this week against the Giants.”
Del Rio touched on how Assistant Head Coach – Defense John Pagano’s first game calling plays went for the unit as a whole.
“I think we had a good, solid week of preparation and I think we had a good, solid outing. It’s shared. It’s never about one person. It’s a shared product that you saw, players and coaches coming together and getting a win we had to have.”
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He praised guard Jon Feliciano for his ability to step in when called upon.
“Jon has been pretty solid when he’s been called on. Feliciano is solid in his role, stepping in there and being ready. Overall, we did a good job. It’s a good defensive group. They’re very aggressive and we kept them off the quarterback for the most part. We ran it a lot. Didn’t run it as well as we’d like to, but we ran it a lot and possessed the ball. Jon was a big part of that.”
Del Rio commended cornerback Sean Smith on his play Sunday.
“We’re going to continue to push to be better out there. I thought that was a good, solid showing. I told Sean after the game it was well done. I thought he did a nice job yesterday.”