Head Coach Josh McDaniels addressed the media Friday morning following the Raiders’ 17-16 loss to the Rams.
Read through for some of the best quotes from the press conference.
On the challenges of losing close games:
“I think we have a mentally tough group. I think we’ve handled some adversity this year with a good attitude and the right approach, and that’s what we all need to do. We’re professionals and they’ll have an opportunity to get little rest here and try to get their mind away from things for a few days. And then when it’s time to come back, it’s time to go back to work. We got four more games that we have control over, and we will put everything we got into them and see what happens.”
On learning how to finish games:
“[Y]ou’ve got to do your job right for 60 minutes, and if you don’t, then teams in this league take advantage of mistakes that you make. I’ve said it before, and I know people get tired of hearing it, but you can’t win till you stop from losing. And those kinds of things can affect the outcome of the game. They might not determine it right then and there, but they have some kind of an impact as the game goes along.”
On offensive struggles in the second half:
“It’s not just calling a pass play, or calling a deep shot, it’s everything has to work together. The route has to be run properly, the read has to be made properly, the protection has to be done well, and then you have an opportunity to make a play. Just because somebody calls something, which there was a number of them called last night, doesn’t mean that the ball is ultimately going to get fired down the field or we’re going to have great, great success. When we’ve had success this year, it’s been the result of everybody doing their job well. That’s the reality.”
On the locker room:
“The disappointment and the frustration of not being able to close it is palpable, easily to see. But that doesn’t mean you have a bad locker room. It doesn’t mean that anybody is pointing fingers or blaming others. The reality is, we let an opportunity go, and I’m responsible for that. So, if they want to point a finger, point it at me. We’re going to try to go back to work and fix the things that aren’t being done well enough to close out these close games.”
On the last four games of the season:
“The reality is what we can control, we can control. And that’s our preparation and our performance, and we’re going to try to do the best we can with the opportunities that we have remaining. If we do well with those, then we’ll see what sorts out.”
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Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Denzel Perryman’s (52) pads in the locker room prior to the Raiders’ arrival for their regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Malcolm Koonce’s (51) pads in the locker room prior to the Raiders’ arrival for their regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
A Las Vegas Raiders hat in the locker room prior to the Raiders’ arrival for their regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders safety Isaiah Pola-Mao’s (20) pads in the locker room prior to the Raiders’ arrival for their regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr’s (4) pads in the locker room prior to the Raiders’ arrival for their regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs’ (28) pads in the locker room prior to the Raiders’ arrival for their regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Thursday Night Football signage around SoFi Stadium before the Las Vegas Raiders’ regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Sam Webb (27) arrives to the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) arrives to the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Ameer Abdullah (22) arrives to the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) arrives to the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones (55) arrives to the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders punter AJ Cole (6) arrives to the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders center Andre James (68) arrives to the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive tackle Kyle Peko (93) arrives to the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17) arrives to the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell (99) arrives to the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders safety Roderic Teamer (33), safety Duron Harmon (30) and safety Tre’von Moehrig (25) arrive to the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Darien Butler (58) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders tight end Foster Moreau (87) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Mack Hollins (10) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Keelan Cole (84) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders tackle Thayer Munford Jr. (77) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders tight end Foster Moreau (87) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders tackle Jackson Barton (78) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Mack Hollins (10) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor (72) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders center Andre James (68) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders tight end Jacob Hollister (88) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jarrett Stidham (3) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
The Las Vegas Raiders huddle during warm ups before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Walter Payton Man of the Year signage around SoFi Stadium before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Jerry Tillery (90) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders Owner Mark Davis before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
The Las Vegas Raiders quarterbacks huddle in the tunnel before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach Josh McDaniels, Owner Mark Davis and General Manager Dave Ziegler before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) and defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs (39) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Neil Farrell Jr. (92) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders safety Tre’von Moehrig (25) warming up before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
The Las Vegas Raiders special teams unit huddles before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
The Las Vegas Raiders wait to be introduced onto the field before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive tackle Matthew Butler (94) at the bench before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) on the sidelines before the Las Vegas Raiders’ regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders safety Tre’von Moehrig (25) on the sidelines before the Las Vegas Raiders’ regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) on the sidelines before the Las Vegas Raiders’ regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17) on the sidelines before the Las Vegas Raiders’ regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones (55) and defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) on the sidelines before the Las Vegas Raiders’ regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Sidney Jones IV (31) during the national anthem before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders punter AJ Cole (6) during the national anthem before the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17) makes a catch during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17) makes a catch during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders center Andre James (68) and quarterback Derek Carr (4) line up before the snap during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Zamir White (35) rushes during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) looks for a receiver during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) rushes for a 1-yard touchdown during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell (99) makes a tackle during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Jerry Tillery (90) makes a tackle during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) makes a tackle during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) celebrates after making a tackle during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Mack Hollins (10) runs after making a catch during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Mack Hollins (10) celebrates after making a catch during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders punter AJ Cole (6) and quarterback Derek Carr (4) high five during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Luke Masterson (59) eyes the quarterback during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) rushes during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17) lines up before the snap during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Mack Hollins (10) runs after making a catch during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson (2) is congratulated after kicking a 31-yard field goal during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders safety Roderic Teamer (33) makes a tackle during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders safety Tre’von Moehrig (25) makes a tackle during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
The Las Vegas Raiders defense celebrate after recovering a fumble during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones (55) celebrates after recovering a fumble during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) rushes during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17) makes a catch during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) goes to make a tackle during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive tackle Bilal Nichols (91) sacks the quarterback during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) rushes during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) looks for a receiver during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) lines up before the snap during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) before sacking the quarterback during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) celebrates after sacking the quarterback during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Jerry Tillery (90) lines up before the snap during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders safety Tre’von Moehrig (25) makes a tackle during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Denzel Perryman (52) and safety Isaiah Pola-Mao (20) make a tackle during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Denzel Perryman (52) celebrating after making a tackle during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell (99) and defensive lineman Jerry Tillery Jr. (90) defend on a field goal during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) rushes during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Denzel Perryman (52) makes a tackle during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Brandon Bolden (34) on the sidelines during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders tight end Jacob Hollister (88) and running back Ameer Abdullah (22) celebrate after downing a punt during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders punter AJ Cole (6) celebrates after punting during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Jerry Tillery (90) lines up before the snap during the regular season away game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.
“We’ll try to learn the hard lessons again today and see if we can’t make some progress,” the head coach said Monday following loss to the Jaguars.
The impact Guy left on the game can be told from his closest teammates, coaches and opponents that witnessed first-hand the greatness of his 14-year career.
After a less than desirable showing against the New Orleans Saints, the Raiders Head Coach is dialed in on improving this week while team practices on the East Coast.
“We’ll be able to see a lot from this tape and obviously, we are going to need to do that as quickly as we can,” the head coach said Monday morning.
The head coach addressed the media Monday following the team’s 24-19 loss to the Chargers.
The Raiders head coach is laser focused on continuing to improve coming off their 26-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
The first day with pads brought not only a high energy among players, but gave the coaching staff noted time to assess which fundamentals need to be focused on as preseason ramps up.
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