Head Coach Jack Del Rio
The Oakland Raiders wrapped up practice Friday afternoon, and are prepared to head to New Orleans for their Week 1 matchup against the Saints. Head Coach Jack Del Rio addressed the media after practice to conclude "Fast Friday."
Here are the quick hits from his time with the media:
Del Rio has the team ready and prepared to take off for the game against the Saints.
"Alright, Fast Friday. Ready to roll. Ready to travel. Ready to go down to New Orleans and find a way."
He spoke about the coaching turnover in the NFL, and if he pays any attention to the coaching carousel.
"Well, that's the nature of our business, right? There are players and coaches that you've either coached with or played for or played with [at] different organizations. I started there myself as a player and as a coach. I have family there myself. But no, I don't think there's a whole lot. We're busy preparing for this opponent and looking forward to the matchup."
Del Rio opened up about Week 1 and what to expect from head coach Sean Payton, and the Saints coaching staff.
"I think everybody… You understand there may be an unscouted look or two that you get. That's part of opening day football. They're not going to get too far away from who they are and what they do, and we're not either. That's just part of opening up the season."
He shared his thoughts on the chess match between both teams, and his excitement for Week 1.
"I love it. To me, I love all of it. The highs and the lows, the ups and the downs. The fact that we prepare as an organization, as a football team to go in on a mission and we get to let it rip. My biggest thing is always go in as prepared as possible and have no regrets. Come out of the game, empty your bucket, give it everything you have and that should be good enough."