What they're saying

The Raiders' locker room was somber and for good reason following Sunday's loss to Denver. Find out what the players and head coach Tom Cable had to say.

"Obviously disappointed and pissed, to be honest with you. Pardon my language. That's the only way you can handle this. We had been making strides the right way. We had some issues this week in terms of preparation and I thought it reflected just how we played today. We have to clean that up. We have to do that. We have to take responsibility, all of us."

-- Head coach Tom Cable on his reaction to the game



"No, I don't think so, because when you play the way we played against San Diego and then you get a win against Kansas City, then you put out the effort you put out today, I think there's some glaring problems that need to be fixed, in all phases of the game. So I don't think we have quite a read on who we are. And that's concerning, cause at this point you want to know what type of team you are and have an idea of what the outcome is gonna be, based on who you're playing."

-- Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on whether he's able to figure out what type of team the Raiders have after three weeks



"All I know is I go out, I practice, I'm always the other team's number one receiver. This week I was Brandon, next week, going into Houston obviously, I'm going to be Andre Johnson. So, that's how I get my work in and I give these guys a good look. I just let the staff and the organization make the decisions on however they want to make them."

-- Wide receiver Javon Walker on being inactive



"That play's really insignificant to me. We didn't win the game so I don't really get any cheer from doing good things if we lose. The ball just got knocked out, I fell on it it, there was a fight for it. I wasn't going to lose it with the game being close at the time. I knew it'd give our offense good field position so there was no way I was letting that ball go."

-- Rookie safety Mike Mitchell on his fumble recovery



"You know me, I really don't, I try not to get into that. I know that the guys in my locker room are behind me. When the fans get to that, it's kind of where they seem like they're fed up. But again, until you come out and play like I know we should and get back on track it will be a different story. Hey it's the NFL, you have continue to progress yourself in becoming the person that you want to be. I know I'm not there yet. I know that. The best thing for myself is to keep preparing for Day 1 and go out and I'm going to keep on playing, until coach, we decide what we're going to do, as far as, find a way, from coach on down until the last guy on the roster. We have to find a way to make ourselves better.

-- Quarterback JaMarcus Russell on the booing that cascaded down from the home crowd at the Oakland Coliseum



"We are behind him. If it was me, I wouldn't want just to be out on an island by myself. You have to rally behind him and that's what we did in the huddle. It was like, ‘It's all good, baby.' When you're a quarterback you can't show any emotion, and that's the type of guy he is. He kept on telling us, ‘Let's go, let's go.'^"

-- Rookie wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey on the offense supporting Russell



"We have to play better. These fans deserve a better football team than what we showed today. How do they handle that? Obviously you hope it ticks them off and they deal with it the right way, they put more attention to the details during the week, that we demand more from them during the week and we play better on Sunday."

-- Cable, on the fans' booing


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