Head Coach Jack Del Rio
Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio talked about getting the team's "mojo" back all week, and on Sunday Night Football it appeared as though they had a taste of it back. Del Rio's group managed to post 27 points against the Dolphins on their home turf at Hard Rock Stadium, and will return home with a "W" in tow. Following the game, he took the podium to speak with the media about tonight's action.
Let's take a look at the quick hits from Del Rio's press conference:
He talked about preventing Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler making big plays with his arm.
"We definitely didn't want them to go over the top of us. He was patient. We didn't hit him as much as I would like to have seen. Part of that is he had some throws available and he was taking them. The bottom line was to keep the point total down, and I think we did that for the most part tonight."
Del Rio commented on running back Marshawn Lynch's performance.
"Yeah, we wanted to run the ball. We wanted to be able to run the ball. Still not quite what we'd like to have, but it was good to see some moments where it came together the way we're wanting to see it done."
**He praised tight end Jared Cook on his big day at the office, as he totaled 126 receiving yards.
"He was outstanding. We hit him early and often. To get started early in the game and went with him, a couple of really big third down conversions, and he was a big factor for us tonight."
Del Rio discussed if the team had its "mojo" back Sunday.
"You got to win. The guys have been great. We believe we have a good team. We understand the first half (of the season) didn't go the way we wanted, and we started the second half with a big road win. So, we'll travel back and get a little break this week. We'll dig in a little bit to some self-scouting, a little bit on the Patriots, and then we'll have a little break and get back at it the following week."
After winning in Week 9, he's focused on taking things one week at a time.
We've got one. We want to go 1-0 each week. That's what we're after. Obviously we get a chance to get a little break and then we've got a big, a tough assignment on the road, I mean, at home, down in Mexico."