Alameda, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders returned to the team's practice facility Tuesday, and a few players spoke with reporters about Sunday's win. The Silver and Black were resilient against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, pulling out the 30-24 win in overtime. The team excelled in variety of areas, but the 23 penalties limited the Raiders from having a more impactful day.
Following the win, here's this week's edition of Tell the Truth Tuesday.
**Head Coach Jack Del Rio
An exclusive look at the Week 8 matchup between the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"I thought we earned some, and I thought some were questionable. What I like about our guys is we're resilient. We continue to fight and we work our way through whatever obstacles present themselves. Yesterday, we dealt with a large number of infractions that we don't want to see, but we fought our way through it and came home with a win."
"Primarily, offensively, not committing those penalties that put us in second-and-long, third-and-long, those were the things that were really killing drives in the first half. We went out, the first two drives in the second half and went and scored. Defensively, we had several three-and-outs, and we had to have them yesterday, got the ball back for offense. Obviously, Derek [Carr] played phenomenal yesterday. He really did."
"I mean, Khalil's been great all year. Probably statistically, with tackles for loss and sacks, and overall defensive effort I think probably the combination would have somebody to say that. But, I think he's played really well all year for us. He's somebody that they have to pay attention to him and if they don't for a minute, he's going to make them pay."
Cornerback David Amerson
"I think we're already prepared. I think pretty much the whole offseason we've gone against two of the best receivers in the league, in [Michael] Crabtree and 'Coop' [Amari Cooper]. I think as a secondary we're prepared for anybody we face, and with them being in our division we're very familiar with these guys. It's not like nothing we ain't seen before."
"I think just the little details, everybody is trying to lock in on their little details. Not leaving guys wide open and giving offenses gifts, like 50-yard, 60-yard gifts, that adds up at the end of the day. I think we did, especially last game, I think we did a great job eliminating the big plays. Minimizing them and really making them have to drive the field, and work for their points… As long as we keep doing that I think we'll be alright."
Wide Receiver Seth Roberts
"I was just prepared man, and ready to get it over with. I felt like I could beat those guys out there, and we all felt like that it. We were just ready to put it away and get back to the Bay, and get ready for Denver."
"Most definitely, we just got off the field a few minutes ago because Del Rio said, 'get your rest.' I know that's positive and a big key, the traveling and time difference, it's crazy. Last night I really got a good rest and woke up this morning feeling good."
"Nothing different, we're still going to do our same routine, and prepare the same way. We'll be ready on Sunday, but everything is pretty much the same."
Cornerback DJ Hayden
"Just eyes, technique – technique always – just certain situations. Me, now that I'm at corner, sometimes I have to look at some of the stuff different, as far as being the nickel, so some of the splits are going to be different for me."
Running Back DeAndré Washington
"Just the penalties. That was unacceptable. We can't have that. We can't win with that. We understand that, so we definitely have to eliminate those, and take heed of that, and just make sure we're better prepared for the rest of the season."