“Our guys want to be really good. They’re hungry to play well. They’re playing hard...we’ve just got to clean things up and they’ll be a whole lot better,” said Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, referring to the inability of the Raiders first-team defense to stop the running game in their first two preseason games.
“Our guys want to be really good. They’re hungry to play well. They’re playing hard...we’ve just got to clean things up and they’ll be a whole lot better,” said Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, referring to the inability of the Raiders first-team defense to stop the running game in their first two preseason games. Ben Margot The Associated Press
“Our guys want to be really good. They’re hungry to play well. They’re playing hard...we’ve just got to clean things up and they’ll be a whole lot better,” said Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, referring to the inability of the Raiders first-team defense to stop the running game in their first two preseason games. Ben Margot The Associated Press
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August 28, 2016 04:19 PM

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