Head Coach Jack Del Rio has dubbed Tuesdays during the regular season as "Tell The Truth Tuesdays" – days where both players and coaches alike take responsibility, good or bad, for what occurred the previous Sunday.
Following their 22-20 loss to the Chicago Bears, several players spoke about what happened during the contest at Soldier Field and simply told the truth.
Raiders Center Rodney Hudson
"After the game you watch tape and you obviously correct your mistakes, so that's what we did today, see what we did wrong and just try to correct it. Everything is correctable, we just have to come together, stay together and focus in and get it done."
Raiders Fullback Marcel Reece
"There's always positives. What we're trying to do is just look at the negatives, try and fix them and build on the positives, and that's what you always do. I always tell the young guys, you don't want to get to high over any win and too low over any loss. You just try to make the corrections and move on with it. It's all about attention to detail for us. This team is not a team that makes huge errors. We learn from them, we just can't make those errors at crucial times, and that's what the great teams do and one thing that we have to realize is of all the bad things that happen throughout the game, at the end we still had a chance to win, and that's the sign of a good team. Now the great teams win those games, and that's what we're turning into right now."
Raiders Defensive Tackle Dan Williams
"We just came back, and it was simple, Chicago made more plays than us. Towards the end we had a few communication breakdowns and that cost us. Towards the end we had that 4th and 5, and if we get a stop there we win the game, but they made the plays when they needed them and we didn't. It's the mindset that we have to have as a team because if you keep on thinking about what happened last week, you can't really do anything to change the past. Just learn from it. [Head Coach Jack Del Rio] says this is 'teach tape,' and just keep looking at improving the things that you did wrong."