You win some, you lose some, and last Thursday the Oakland Raiders were unable to pull off what would've been their seventh fourth quarter comeback of the year, as they fell short against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders defense was able to prevent the Chiefs from scoring in the second half, but the damage had already been done. Down 21-13, the opportunities were there for the Silver and Black to surmount the eight point deficit and unfortunately came up short.
The team was back at the Alameda, Calif., practice facility Tuesday to prepare for this week's matchup with the San Diego Chargers, and recap the game from last week.
Let's take a look at this week's edition of Tell the Truth Tuesday.
Head Coach Jack Del Rio
"I like what I see when they're doing it right. To allow that ball to go over the top of us… Tyreek [Hill], very fast. Just don't let him run by you. That was a tough one to let them have early in the game, but I think we've settled down and played pretty solid when guys are just locked in, doing their jobs and communicated well and being physical and tackling. I think it's been pretty solid, so you're seeing it for stretches. Obviously, it's getting to be very critical for us to start playing a whole lot better for 60 minutes there."
Wide Receiver Andre Holmes
"I think as far as every game in the season, there's always things that you look back on; whether you win or lose, that you wish you could do better. The fact that we've played, how many fourth quarter comebacks, they could've went the other way. I wouldn't say that there's… obviously it wasn't our best performance for us on offense, but I wouldn't say that as a whole or as a team that there were any more corrections we needed to make than other weeks."
Running Back Latavius Murray
"I know everybody wants to talk about what we should've did, but maybe it's one of those things that Jack [Del Rio] wished he did differently. I trust in everything that he does, and every call that comes from downstairs, because if it did work then everybody wouldn't be talking about what we should've done. I know that's just how the game goes, I believe in this staff, the process, the team, so we'll continue to do what we've been doing. We've been doing great things, so we're not going to let this game let us think anything else."
Defensive Tackle Dan Williams
"He [Head Coach Del Rio] kept telling us stick to the process, just like we've been doing each week, let's put this behind us and focus on San Diego. There's nothing we can do to change the past. Just full-steam ahead, so I think guys have been here before. We've got three games, starting off in San Diego, so let's keep on trucking."
Guard/Tackle Vadal Alexander
"I thought I played well, obviously a lot of things I can improve on, that was my first stand at left guard in the league, but I thought I played well."
"Everything out there is still there for us to get, we've learned from that game, but now we're moving on to the next one in San Diego. Like you said, this week is as important as last week, if not more."
"It was good getting a big time game like that under my belt, learning from the mistakes I made. I'm the type of person who will definitely be prepared for the next time I get that chance."