Coach Jackson, QB Palmer, other Raiders speak Sunday


Here is an assortment of transcripts from Raiders coach Hue Jackson, quarterback Carson Palmer and other players after Sunday’s 34-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins. These are courtesy of the Miami Dolphins:

Oakland Raiders Head Coach Hue Jackson
(Opening Remarks) – “Injury update: (Jarvis) Moss had a hip pointer, didn’t finish. (Chaz) Schilens has a foot, didn’t finish. Very disappointed. I take total responsibility for this loss. This football team didn’t play well on offensive, defense or special teams. We got some work to do. I’m not going to blame it on anything. It’s not about coming to the east. It’s not about anything that went on this week. What it’s about is that team wanted to play harder than this team. I didn’t prepare this team as well as I can. We’ll get better. We got some work to do. We’ll get better. We win three, loss one…to a team that’s 3-8. I think that’s a better team than people think they are. They played well today. They did enough to beat us. We couldn’t run it. We couldn’t stop the run. We didn’t throw it very well. We didn’t play special teams very well. So when it gets like that, that’s just a bad day at the office. There ain’t no excuse to it. I’ll take everything on myself.”

(On his team’s lack of enthusiasm) – “I didn’t get this team ready to play.”

(On QB Carson Palmer’s development) – “I’m not going to make excuses. He’s our quarterback and today we lost. He didn’t produce a win for our football team. We didn’t play well. I’m not going to say it’s because he’s fatigued or anything. This is the National Football League. When they say ‘set hut’ you gotta play.”

(On if he knew early on in the game that his team would struggle) – “No, I’m not going to say that. I know this team, I’ve been around this team. Like I said, it starts with me. I didn’t make sure that this team had energy all the time. I think this team, in my opinion, came in ready to play. We didn’t finish. Again, that’s my responsibility.”

(On the Rolando McClain situation) – “The information that I have, that I gathered myself in dealing with him, is I feel that the player has an opportunity to be honest. I think at the end of the day there’s no question that he knows I’m disappointed with some things that occurred. And I will take care of that in- house. If the league decides to come down on him then I’m going to come down on him like you’ve never seen. But I’m truly backing my player on this. I trust the things that I know. I truly believe that when this is all said and done that there’s an opportunity…I know the league is investigating. When the league makes a determination then I will make a determination. Until then, I’m going to trust my player. But he knows there’s a part of it that I don’t agree with by no stretch of the imagination. And that’s where we are today.”

(On if the Rolando McClain situation was a distraction for the team today) – “No. That has nothing to do with getting beat like we just got beat.”

(On if the team’s injuries had a major impact in today’s defeat) – “There’s no excuses. It’d be easy for me to say a lot of things. I’m not going to. This is the National Football League. We have good players in that room and our good players have to play good every week. And we didn’t do that today. So at the end of the day it starts with me and it filters down to them.”

(On what the officials told him as to why DT Richard Seymour was ejected) – “That he took a swing at somebody on the ground. I didn’t see it, obviously. But they kicked him out of the game. As I told him, he can’t get kicked out. He’s one of the rocks of this football team. You can never do something to get yourself kicked out of the game when you’re one of the leaders of this football team. Again, back to the drawing board. The same things that have beat us when we lost have beat us today. Not being able to stop the rush. Not being able to run the ball. Penalties. So again, I take responsibility. I gotta fix it. And we’re gonna keep working at it.”

(On what specifically the Dolphins did to win the game) – “They beat us! They were more physical than we were. They pushed us around. That’s not something you want to have happen to your football team.”

(On his approach for the next game against Green Bay) – “I don’t need a lot of fire with these guys. These guys know what’s at stake. The locker room knows, the team knows. We knew coming down the stretch there’d be some tough games and we’re not going to back away from that. We know we’re playing the Green Bay Packers down there and we gotta get ourselves ready to play. When it gets like this you gotta go back to the foundation of this team. It starts at practice. It starts at meetings. We’ve been a decent road team this year. We’re 4-2 on the road. This is the first time I really felt that we didn’t play well on the road. It got away from us.”

(On if he thought about taking QB Carson Palmer out of the game when they trailed 34-0) – “No. He needs to play. He needs to continue to play. I think the more reps he gets the better he’s gonna be. They knocked him around a little bit, knocked him down. He keeps getting up. One thing I love about him is he keeps getting up, keeps competing.”

(On the recent struggles of the offensive line) – “I’m disappointed, again, in me for not getting those guys to play like I think they can. It starts with me. I gotta get the offensive line to play better. I gotta get the defensive line to play better. I gotta get this football team to play better. And I will. We’re gonna go back to work.”

Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush
(On what the Dolphins did to stop their running game) – “They played well. They are a great defense. Coming into the game we knew they were the seventh ranked defense in the NFL and today they proved it. They did exactly what they needed to do and once we got behind we were behind the eight ball and unable to stay committed to running the ball.”

(On QB Carson’s Palmer progress in the offense and the importance of running the ball) – “Carson (Palmer) and the offense are fine. He knows the system. It was not an issue. We just need to move the ball on the ground and play better as an offense.”

(On the Dolphins improvement) – “I mean when you are hot, you are hot. The Dolphins are hot. Everyone in the league can see that. This team is playing well right now.”

Oakland Raiders LB Aaron Curry
(On Curry’s overall performance and team’s defense) – “Well we just have to play better. I mean all the credit to the Dolphins because they just flat out beat us. And then at the end there wasn’t even a point in the game where they weren’t beating us and they had a really good game plan. They executed some stuff and just handed us a loss.”

(On what they can learn or improve on to get better from this game) – “Really we just have to move on. We just have to move on mentally and physically.”

Oakland Raiders Safety Matt Giordano
(Thoughts on Dolphins offense and QB Matt Moore) – “They executed today and we didn’t. They came to play and we didn’t.”

(Strategies to do differently for next game) – “Differently? We would execute, simple as that. I know I left a couple plays out there that I know I should have (covered). And you know what, that’s a good thing about professional football…you learn from this, you get thick skin. We got to come in tomorrow, absorb as much as we can from this experience, and learn from it and moved on.”

Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey
(On the Dolphins defense) – “They did exactly what they needed to do today. Stop our running game and make us throw the ball. They did that.”

(On the progression of the offense with QB Carson Palmer) – “We are fine, we just need to work harder, study film, keep getting a feel for each other and Carson and the receivers and this offense will be fine. We need to improve next week and we will. This offense just needs to work hard and get better next week.”

(On what the Raiders need to do to make the playoffs) – “Two words. Green Bay.”

Oakland Raiders WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh
(On the Raiders offense in today’s game) – “Nothing. They played well. We didn’t play very well at all. But when you don’t play well on offense, obviously the defense has, they play a part in that. They’re a good team.”

(On if the Dolphins surprised the Raiders today) – “No. We knew going in. When you watch them on tape, you ask yourself ‘how are they 3-8?’ They got a lot of good players on defense. I mean, me being a fan of football within itself, they got good players on offense. It’s weird how they have the record they have, and whether we were ready or not, they’re a good team.”

(On the Dolphins still relatively young defensive backfield) – “Well you know, I think they’re good. I somewhat know Sean Smith a little bit. He’s a big guy. But they’re talented. They’re young, they’re talented, and again, it’s the NFL. You can look at records and say whatever. But they’re a good team to be 3-8, or now, 4-8. Real good.”

(On where the Raiders offense goes from here) – “We just got to go back to practice and try to get better. That’s all you can do. You know, it’s the NFL. We got a game next Sunday. So get this out of the system, and tomorrow we got to get ready for Green Bay.”

Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer
(On the game today) “After a loss like this there’s really not much to say other than we just got outplayed in every phase of the game. We just got physically beat today, which is discouraging. It’s very disappointing obviously and we need to look at this and we need to figure out why and what happened because there’s not a whole lot of answers right now. After you lose a game like this, you have to think about it and look at it and move on. The good thing is if Green Bay wins today, you’ve got a chance for redemption if you beat a team that’s undefeated and get you back on the right track. It’s just a disappointing loss.”

(On how he felt out there today) “I felt like this was a great week and I felt like I broke through. You kind of go through that in training camp and then as the regular season comes down to an end you kind of fight through that and have to break through it. I felt great this week. I felt like I had gotten there and I just need to continue to keep working and keep getting better.”

(On the Dolphins play today) “There’s no excuse, we got outplayed. They played better than we did. Aside from their record this is a very good defense and we knew that coming in. We knew it wasn’t going to be an easy game and we knew it was going to be a physical game and we didn’t match their physical play.”

(On coming out flat at the start of the game) “It definitely looked like that from what happened to us in the first half, but I didn’t feel that way. As the three and outs happened in the first half, you kind of felt that we weren’t executing and that we weren’t playing very well. Anytime you do some of the things that we did, especially on offense, I had an intentional grounding which was unacceptable, we had a couple of holds that were unacceptable, and we put ourselves way too far back on third down. We had second and twenties, third and twenties and it’s one thing if you’re playing against a team that’s struggling defensively, but against a good defense we dug ourselves too deep of a hole.”

(On what the last two touchdown passes did for the team) “Nothing. They were well executed plays and we executed to get down the field, but need to do that in the first quarter, the second quarter, the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth quarter. It was just too little too late. It seemed like they had the ball almost the entire third quarter and when we got opportunities we didn’t take advantage of them offensively.”

Oakland Raiders DT Richard Seymour
(Statement on getting rejected from today’s game) – “I apologize to my teammates, coaching staff, and the organization, also the Raider Nation. I’m disappointed that I wasn’t there to finish the game with my teammates. I think that it’s an emotional game, and I shouldn’t have let my emotions get the best of me. No excuses.”

(On if he threw a punch) – “I have made my statement.”

(On the Dolphins performance in today’s game) – “They did what they had to do to win. They kept us off balance. They ran the ball. And, you know, they made the plays they needed to make. We make no excuses about it. We took one on the chin. We got to play better than what we did today.”

(On if distractions were a factor today) – “No. They just played better. They were more physical than us. That’s what the results were. That’s the bottom line.”

(On the Dolphins up and down season, and his perspective on the Dolphins performance today) – “We knew they got players in terms of their running plays. Who are their go to guys. But at the end of the day we just didn’t stop it. They kept us off balance. We never felt like we were, like we had any consistency. We give them credit. We knew coming into this game they were a good football team. They have a lot of good players on that side of the ball. They have won three out of the last four, or whatever the case may be. We were prepared but they played better today.”

Oakland Raiders T Jared Veldheer
(On the offense) – “There wasn’t a whole lot of rhythm; you can’t really put it on anybody. We just didn’t come out like we needed to today. I know this sounds cliché, but we need to look at this tape and really try to build on it and push ourselves. And use this to really be ready for the last 4 games of the season. We hit a bump here and it’s critical to fix all the mistakes that were made and really get good from watching that for the stretch run. Time to go back to work tomorrow, that’s for sure.”

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  • raiderinparadise

    Man would be nice to have Shaugnessy off the edge.


    Oh and JonnyG you are correct with the Palmer/Campbell statement @ least Campbell could elude a rush and not just throw the ball up like a d@mm hot potatoe when faced with a little pressure

  • Method To My Madness

    295.KRAWFDADD Says:
    December 5th, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    We flat out got beat yesterday,in the trenches where the game is won and lost @ imo.The Dolphins opened holes for their Bush,but us we couldnt block our way out of a wet paperbag.There was no sense of urgency.Before my but was even in ny seat @ the stadium it was 6-o and the route was on and the penalties that we commit”Lawd Hammercy!!!”We didnt even put up any resistance yesterday the Dolphins took us and did what they wanted to do with us and we laid there and let them get waist deep in our rectum with both feet and just stomped and stomped.The fans were singing their Miami Dolphins anthem,chanting”Go home Raiders”Don Shula inducted the MadDog into thier ring of honor and we did nothing,nothing @ all.Fans all in the bathroom trying to Devo the urinals n sh!t,lol I saw a Raider fan get pointed out for fighting,And He Was A MIDGET showing more heart than the guys who took the field yesterday went thru the motions,got pimp slapped then came and collected a check today for doing squat.We batter get it together quick fast in a hurry because its a left handed white boy that is spearheading a Denver team and they are playing some inspired football too.So we have to decide starting today if we want it or not as far as making it into post season play.The inconsistency needs to stop,but in all honesty we are who we are.Kinda reminds me of Randy Moss we play when we want to play imo


    Man…that seems not cool…so glad I wasnt there


    Let’s face it, we’re not going anywhere unless we get healthy…….McFadden is a HUGE weapon to be without……..

  • Method To My Madness

    301.raiderinparadise Says:
    December 5th, 2011 at 4:23 pm
    Man would be nice to have Shaugnessy off the edge.


    My god he sure would then seymour can sit where he belongs…the bench

  • Method To My Madness

    304.PA-RAIDER Says:
    December 5th, 2011 at 4:23 pm
    Let’s face it, we’re not going anywhere unless we get healthy…….McFadden is a HUGE weapon to be without……..


    Man…we have won without dmac….if our trench play aint worth a damn what will dmac do?

  • Method To My Madness

    300.M Lonetree Says:
    December 5th, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    if it looks like crap and smells like crap you don’t need a press conference to tell you it tastes like crap.


    damn right

  • So, my son want’s to build a scraper bike. He says it’s popular in the ghetto. Any of you know what this is?

  • tribiscus flodiscus

    McNabb to the chiefs? the bears? houston?

    Raiders lookin to talk to randy moss?

    Jeff Fischer to SD?

  • Oldtown

    Seriously Men – How are we going to “get up” for a scary good team like Green Bay after a loss like yesterday? This team’s will, character and future will be put on the line in Green Bay this Sunday.

    If we win, then there might be a chance in the playoffs, if not, then we are back to stinkin’ square one all over again. Football is about building and momentum and Green Bay is is on “Lithium, steroids, HGH, type momemtum.

    I feel this is where good coaching has got to change the will and minds of the players. We are up against it for 2011. Time to hit the gorilla in the mouth and don’t back down. Time to be a true Raider.

  • Method To My Madness

    Hue wont let go of his ego…play Tonga and Reece but use Tonga more at FB and let Reece do what he does best…CATCH and RUN!

    Sit Satele’s ass down now…move Wiz to Center plug in Heyer at LG….lets get this show on the road dammit!

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    I guess you all don’t think much of DHB to be saying all hope is lost without Moore and Ford? Ford’s been out most of the season anyway.

    Injuries are NOT the reason for this other than the losses to KC and Denver due to JC’s injury.

    This team is being exposed for the crappy line play that you all gloss over year after year after year after year. And that’s both sides of the line

    Here’s some news…TK and Seymour can’t play the run!

    Oh, DMAC has AVERAGED 9 carries a gm since he’s been drafted. So this team should be accoustomed to others toting the rock…PERIOD! That’s the mfn fact

  • Method To My Madness

    310.Oldtown Says:
    December 5th, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    Seriously Men – How are we going to “get up” for a scary good team like Green Bay after a loss like yesterday? This team’s will, character and future will be put on the line in Green Bay this Sunday.

    If we win, then there might be a chance in the playoffs, if not, then we are back to stinkin’ square one all over again. Football is about building and momentum and Green Bay is is on “Lithium, steroids, HGH, type momemtum.

    I feel this is where good coaching has got to change the will and minds of the players. We are up against it for 2011. Time to hit the gorilla in the mouth and don’t back down. Time to be a true Raider.


    Agreed oldtimer….time be men and beat the odds…overcome adversity….we been doing it all season….now we have to win out and it starts vs the champion…i dont care who plays you better get a W

  • Mrs. Beeecham

    any of you all seen that tramp old man of mine? He needs to get his ass over to the clinic and get tested. they can’t identify this rash i contracted from him. skank.

  • mcfadden20.

    Code black.***

  • Oldtown

    I’d like to see the coach allow a few fans each week into the locker room to light a fire under the players. I could think of a thousand things to say to their faces if I had the chance-I swear, I never want to feel that helpless feeling I had yesterday ever again.

    If you had the chnace, what would say to the team in that setting?

  • beach

    314.Mrs. Beeecham Says:
    December 5th, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    any of you all seen that tramp old man of mine? He needs to get his ass over to the clinic and get tested. they can’t identify this rash i contracted from him. skank.

    Mrs. Beecham, can you find Darren McFadden, too, and beat his ass!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    # Silverandblack666 Says:
    December 5th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Mystic1 I own you because I told you when the season started and you were slobbering all over Kim Newtons jock that Andy Dalton would do well.

    Now what!!!!!!

    So is Newton or Dalton having a better rookie season?

    Lets vote!

    are you asking for opinion? i would take newton 100 out of 100 over dalton. newton plays on the worst team in football, dalton has far better talent around him.

    newton is head and shoulder the best qb in the draft class

  • beach

    Oldtown, what the eff’ is being said at halftime? I think our defense is totally out of condition. After 12 games, I still can’t stand our defense, AT ALL!

  • Oldtown

    Right on Beach.

  • Oldtown

    If I were teammates of McClain, I wouldn’t have joked around and slapped his butt, I would take him out back and slap his head. He’s messing with 53 guys paychecks and reputations.

  • morilla

    The Raiders need to invest in 5-7 hyperbolic chambers and get those injured wusses in them ASAP.

  • qodrn

    yeah, I would like to see that half time speech. Looks like it went “Lay down and die. Thanks.”

    The worst play of the day was after half time.

    Maybe we should skip half time.

  • zopi

    Obviously, if there’s one thing you can bet your farm on is that every time HueJax opens his mouth, you can expect a major heaping serving of BS, steaming as it hits the turf.

    I guess we have heard it all, and a lot of us have taken mouthfuls of that cow dung, How can one man be so full of it? That’s why he’s Hue. Bottom line, there are four games left, even Cork here predicted 2-2 for a 9-7 finish. Not bad considering it is one better than last year, and all that has happened to the Raiders this year, but that’s not what HueJax promised. At 9-7, if that, the chances of a playoff run are not good, unless the donkeys collapse. As of now, the Raiders are out of the playoffs.

    Judging from what Sunday’s game showed, the chances of even 9-7 are not good, what if the Raiders do end up with a losing record? Is the Raider Nation going to continue to swallow HueJax’s BS?

    Listen to John Fox and you’ll hear what a real coach sounds like, some one who knows how to make a team better than what it looks, HueJax on the other hand with a load of talent in his hands knows exactly how to coach a team to under achieve.

  • beach

    We need our playmakers. Green Bay can be beat if a) we win the time of possession, and b) we do not lose the turnover battle. Repeat that all week, Hue! All effin’ week!

  • nwr8r

    Hue: “So Chuck, you got a better plan on defense for Green Bay?”
    Chuck: “When did the league expand to Geen Bay?”
    Hue: “Chuck, this is the NFL, remember?!”

  • nwr8r

    Is it me or does Chuck B look like he ate Gary Busey?

  • ArtilleryShell

    Old town I would love to talk to the team tell them about the history pride and poise and never getting out physicaled maybe out scored but never out physicaled

    Then we gotta kick the packers azz for the league and to save the season We r hurt but we need to play like this is our Super Bowl validate the whole season

    And the defense has to be the one to shut sh&t down when the offense is getting checked defense has to hold other team to FGs until the offense can get it together we do not have a playoff caliber defense bottom line Denver apparently does. Packers got some D ballers

    We got Curry Routt John Henderson a nd maybe a few others who ball out every week

  • ArtilleryShell

    Season on the line at Green Bay. No guarantee we beat Chargers Lions and

  • RaiderSam

    Wasbanned Says:
    December 5th, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    What I mean by that is Chaz, Murphy, and DHB as a GROUP are the worst in the NFL.

    Individually with better WRs on the field they can make plays.

    But put those 3 together and its SH!T SOUP


    And how is that going to help or even matter this season? There are no other alternatives Please exit the bandwagon anytime….Were more competitive than the last 10 years……

  • qodrn


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