Head Coach Jack Del Rio
Alameda, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders are getting closer to their game against division rival, the San Diego Chargers in. Following the team's practice on Friday, Head Coach Jack Del Rio wrapped up another "Fast Friday," sharing his thoughts regarding the matchup. This game is an opportunity for the Silver and Black to start the division portion of their schedule on a positive note.
Here are the quick hits from Del Rio's media session:
He spoke about the team being without running back Latavius Murray this Sunday.
"Yeah, well you're always prepared in case. You got capable guys, guys who have been playing anyways. We'll be ready to go."
Del Rio discussed how linebacker Perry Riley, Jr., has performed since being added to the team.
"He's done a nice job. Veteran guy, so it's just processing some of the new terminology, really, is the biggest thing for him. You can tell he has terrific instincts. Has great temperament, and we like the way he's preparing. Looking forward to getting him in."
He shared his thoughts on how big of a benefit it is having punter Marquette King in a Raiders uniform.
"I think he's done a great job developing himself. We take pride in developing our players. Really a kind of raw untapped guy when we got him, when we got here. I think [special teams coordinator] coach [Brad] Seely and [assistant special teams coach] Tracy [Smith], I think they've done a tremendous job with him on the fundamentals of playing the position, all that it takes to play that position. Not just kicking the ball, kicking the ball directionally, the holes, the whole package. He's grown as player in that way. He's definitely an asset for us and we need that."
Del Rio talked about rookie safety Karl Joseph, and how he's provided a spark on the defensive side of the ball.
"Yeah we like Karl, obviously. We took him early in the draft. He's working at it, doing a nice job with the different ways we're trying to utilize him. Obviously, it'll be big this week going up against a really good football team with a really good quarterback and really good tight end."