Rookie RB Taiwan Jones (36) scampers into the end zone on a 22-yard TD run. Photo by Tony Gonzales.
QB Jason Campbell
I thought we came out and moved the ball really well against a very good defense. We had a lot of success, but once again what killed us were penalties. They put up more points then us in the first half, but I thought guys came out in the first half and moved the ball really well, our receivers made plays. Hagan and 17 (Denarius Moore) made great plays. We are going to continue to keep improving week to week, but overall we are disappointed because we didn't achieve what we came out to accomplish, which was get the win and we didn't make all the plays we envisioned making as a team. It's not about individuals or first team, second team, third team. We are all in this together and we need to help each other and make plays.
WR Derek Hagan
I thought it was ok. I felt like catching the ball was a positive, but when you look at the bigger picture, we didn't win the game plain and simple. It's not about me, it's about the team and obviously I'm trying to help this team win. When you don't win it's not a good feeling even though it is preseason. You just want to get a victory, period. You want to know how winning feels early even before the regular season. Hopefully on Friday when we play Seattle, we will fix the mistakes we made today and go out on Friday and make plays and not leave anything on the field.
LB Kamerion Wimbley
Well, obviously we did some things that were better in the run game and we still need to get a lot of stuff cleared up first. The amount of yards that they had was unacceptable and we have to get back to work in correcting these mistakes.
RB Taiwan Jones
I was happy just to get in. The fact that I was able to score in front of the Oakland fans felt pretty good. The hardest thing was trying to slow myself down. I was so anxious and excited that I was able to showcase my talent against another team, but I was a little too fast sometimes so I had to slow things down, take a deep breath, and try to be patient.