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Quick Hits: Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave Talks Balancing The Raiders Offense


Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave

The Oakland Raiders will get on the road Friday and head to Jacksonville, Florida, for their Week 7 matchup against the Jaguars. Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave talked with the media Thursday afternoon about the road trip and what the team has done to prepare after last week's loss. He addressed a couple of different topics, but stated the offense needs to be more balanced.

Here are the quick hits from Musgrave's media session:

He talked about his coaching days back in Jacksonville under current Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio, when Del Rio was the Jaguars head coach.

"The two years I worked for him in Jacksonville were the best two years of my professional life. The organization, the structure, you get to concentrate on your job and not just worry about being at the right place at the right time with changing schedules, unevenness. So I jumped at the chance to do it again and I'm really glad I did."

Musgrave broke down what specifically made his time in Jacksonville the best moments of his coaching career.

"I just think I grew a lot as a coach. Each year you learn something. Good coaches, we try to learn something from every game, every practice, but I learned a bunch those two years and grew. Also got to see how Jack ran his program, which was impressive."

**The Raiders offensive play-caller shared that the team should've spread the ball around better last week.


"No, we had him in a couple of times and a couple runs checked to passes. The one to Seth [Roberts] on third-and-2, but we want to get 'Maze' [Jamize Olawale] his touches. I didn't feel like we came out of that game giving 'Maze' his deserved touches, Michael Crabtree, Clive [Walford]. Amari [Cooper] got his share, the lion's share, but I would say there were a lot of guys that we left unused. Not good."

Musgrave discussed what running back Latavius Murray provides to the offense and his skill set.

"Well, Latavius has his own skill set. Had some explosive runs for us last year. We'll look forward to getting him back at some point. Hopefully it's this week. The other two young guys and 'Maze' are all doing their part as well. I think DeAndré [Washington] had a good day the other day averaging nearly five yards a carry. We just need more production, more opportunities and we didn't get that for him Sunday."

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