Silver & Black Illustrated|September 2020
“It’s the No. 1 area that I want to see Derek Carr become what he was, what, three years ago when he was trending really well.

Derek has to get his stinger back, meaning he’s got to be willing to push the football down the field more, put the football in harm’s way. I never like when people say: Protect the football. You protect your children. You never want anything bad to happen to them. Sometimes you got to put the football in harm’s way to become really good or great at that position, to generate stuff through offense. We didn’t see that from Derek last year.”

— ESPN NFL Analyst Dan Orlovsky

“If they can’t get to the quarterback, if they can’t create pressure, they’ll struggle on that side of the ball. I feel good about the guys on the back end. Up front is where my concern is. If they can make strides in that, I look forward to them being real players.”

— ESPN NFL Analyst Marcus Spears

“We definitely have a lot more talent, a lot more athleticism. We just have to put it together as a whole, go out there and compete to win championships.”

— Raiders safety Lamarcus Joyner

“New stadium, old stadium, I’m just happy to be here and play ball. That’s all that matters.”

— Raiders middle linebacker Cory Littleton


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September 2020