As far as Jordan is concerned, however, he could have done much better. Of all things, he told reporters afterwards that he didn't run hard enough or get some extra yards. This, coming from a guy who flattened safety Brodney Pool to convert on a 4th-and-1 in the third quarter.
"I'm still not running as hard as I can," Jordan said. "I'm leaving a lot of yards on the field. I'm not lowering my shoulder or putting my foot in the ground.
"We shouldn't have been in the situation where we have to block a field goal in order to get a victory, had we gotten touchdowns when we get the ball at 1st and goal, especially when you give me the ball two or three times," he continued.
Williams lays an egg
With a golden opportunity to have a big game, wide receiver Mike Williams crashed hard against a suspect Cleveland Browns defense, dropping two key passes as well as losing a fumble in what was a rough afternoon for the former first-round draft pick.
Williams' struggles began early and lasted throughout the game. Six plays after Thomas Howard's interception put the Raiders in scoring position, Williams had a touchdown pass from Josh McCown in his grasp only to have safety Sean Jones jar it loose, forcing Oakland to settle for a field goal.
Williams had another chance to get things on the right track when he snared a short pass and raced 24 yards into Cleveland territory. At the end of the play, the ball was ripped out of his hands and recovered by Browns cornerback Daven Holly.
Left guard Robert Gallery left the game in the third quarter with a (left arm injury). He was replaced in the lineup by Chris Morris before returning late in the fourth quarter…Among those inactive for the Raiders on Sunday were defensive end Derrick Burgess, cornerbacks John Bowie and Duane Starks, linebackers Robert Thomas and Isaiah Ekejiuba, tackle Mario Henderson, fullback Oren O'Neal and No. 3 quarterback Andrew Walter.