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Head Coach Jack Del Rio: "We Always Look To Freshen Things Up"


Head Coach Jack Del Rio

It's been roughly 24 hours since the Oakland Raiders were defeated by the Baltimore Ravens at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, and the Silver and Black now sit below .500 for the first time since 2015. Head Coach Jack Del Rio spoke with the media on Sunday following the loss, but was back at the team's facility in Alameda, Calif., Monday to recap the game. While speaking with them media during his weekly press conference, Del Rio emphasized his desire to get the group back on track to the level of production they're capable of playing at.

Here are the quick hits from his media session:

He discussed the team's game plan, and trusting the process going forward.

"We always look to freshen things up, but the process remains paramount. It's the best you can do. You recover from the last. This week we have quite a few guys recovering. Quite a few guys are banged up, but you recover the best you can. Then you prepare and then you go compete. That's the best way to perform consistently at a high level. We just haven't played well the last few weeks out, but the process, you have to remain true to it."

Del Rio anticipates quarterback Derek Carr will be back in action come next Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

"I anticipate he'll be ready to go. He was pushing pretty hard last week."

He doesn't believe the team's "hunger" to win is anything less than what it's been in seasons past.

"The hunger for it; that's there. It's just a matter of making your plays. You get these opportunities. Would've, could've should've doesn't get it done. You get these opportunities, you have to take advantage of the opportunities and make the plays that you have that are there to be made. You do that and then you're a little happier on a day like today."


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In quarterback Derek Carr's absence, Del Rio felt EJ Manuel provided a serviceable contribution.

"I think EJ handled himself, did a solid job. I think that kind of performance, play good defense, run the ball the way you're supposed to, you win a game with that kind of performance. He didn't put us on his shoulders, but he was solid and that's what we needed from him. We didn't get the other part done."

Del Rio shared what needs to be accomplished in order for the team to find success.

"At the end of the day, it's special teams, offense, defense, do enough as a football team to win games. Each phase helps the other phase. I believe as we create more turnovers, get off the field more on third down and continue working and developing special teams-wise, then we, as a football team, will have shared success."

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