A full transcription will come later, but here are a few highlights of Tom Cable’s press briefing a day after a 59-14 win over the Broncos in Denver:
– Cornerback Chris Johnson and defensive end Matt Shaughnessy joined center Samson Satele as players who sustained concussions against Denver.
Got a chance to talk with Chris Johnson in the locker room and he seemed alert and clear-eyed. I remember talking to Zach Miller and Jon Alston after concussions last year where that wasn’t the case. Tight end Brandon Myers, who missed the Denver game with a concussion, is improved but sensitive enough to light that he was inactive for the game.
– Wide receiver Louis Murphy has an injury to the chest area, the severity of which will be determined in the next 48 hours, according ot Cable. Murphy’s injury was described on the air as being to the clavicle. He collided with fullback Marcel Reece when both were going for a pass.
– Cable was elated with the play of rookie Jared Veldheer at both left tackle and center. Veldheer moved to center late in the second quarter when Satele had his concussion. Veldheer did have three false starts, however.
– Quarterback Jason Campbell was complimented for “turning it loose” at quarterback. Cable said Bruce Gradkowski remains the starter, health permitting, but wouldn’t know until Wednesday if he has a chance to face Seattle Sunday.
– Cable promised the Raiders would address the game as they would any other, correcting errors, and was confident the team was professional enough to realize mistakes matter even in a 45-point victory.
– Rather than dwell on the “consecutive wins” theme, Cable said the emphasis would be on doing what it takes to be Seattle.