10.13: Raiders Press Conference- Tom Cable
"What do we have to do to go out and play our best - that's what we are focused on..."
Okay Higgins practices in limited. Shields did not practice gallery practiced limited -- practiced limited -- did not practice he's not here who've been here. Well this evening in his wife just totally new child. Darren McFadden practiced limited to Bruce Gradkowski did not practice. People did not practice grows. Practiced limited. Thomas Howard did not practice John Henderson did not practice in Germany were practicing them too. -- You know they told me we know so much more in -- pretty good idea. There was that you didn't practice today and these pretty sore right now so we'll see what kind of you know progress we made an excellent four hours. -- -- -- -- -- Well. If you if you couldn't go in and be right in -- he -- was a -- that. Would decide that you know worse yet complete in time so. I think it. Could it just depends on the injury list that. -- Enough bad today you know it salute what three weeks out from -- got so. You know we get back -- and did all of -- individual work and you know about half the team looked okay. -- -- I'd be dangerous act as he went right -- him and pick didn't pick the right up the most for. It's just -- I think you know physical tough defense a lot of pressure billion come from everywhere from. Linebackers safeties corners. You have agreed to. Blitz package for these guys and India handled their front 700 physical group you handle that well. In some ways yes in some -- no you know there are some similarities in terms of just the base of the scheme. What these guys are probably a lot more pressure oriented from all of the field. -- He did quite a bit about the same as Robert. -- Yeah I think there's a good chance I really do so you know we'll see how he feels tomorrow. After this work today and and you know were are progressing and moving on than I would expect will be heaven who wants and it just. Terms of the way they play it was too old for -- game. Red. Whenever I would we'll just -- -- -- home. Well I think he's definitely causes a problem for -- defensively sooner. You know we'll -- sewers got more on them and you know arms you have some things -- you know hope and hope this offense move the ball and score points. -- -- -- -- help me get people who. -- head. -- been beaten him what phone -- 100%. I'm sure you get -- Were. You don't really -- for right now displayed no it's still Michael only because. You know. It's not a 100% yet has been due to blood work -- person so until we know that I'm not sure. That really is part of the discussion he would be no going as tobacco. Robert. Probably more optimistic about Robert and I am yes. You talked about it and -- build on that. So he's. Got it backward -- date. Yet. We didn't you know it's a new challenges and in the new issue. Offensively. You know you gotta get ready for their tailback in the tight end and those are really good players and you know we've we've got. We've got to understand what does it take to win this football game and certainly it's not anything to do with last week. It's yeah. -- -- Just so much yeah. For he's. Made to this report about. -- -- is more often than not. Well I think it's direct correlation to our room on Sunday. I think you do you know as we look at our own division where we're at the terms of turnover margin. Or one behind Kansas City and so it -- bodes well for the whole thing and keep shall we wanted -- division and Egyptian. He gives you chance to win games are also losing games for a Winona. Now -- -- expressed concern about the pure figures the last game. How big a deal with that unit of -- your race. Working I wouldn't be progressive and that is what necessarily. So many yards and I don't. They're not crossing the goal you know their cross and going to score points of those yards and this is definitely an issue and you know look -- our our defense of players or coaches be the first to tell you it's too many yards but more important instrument points. When you look at the yards -- couple weeks ago. Honestly the past you -- sort of can you. No -- you know. As I said on Monday my biggest concern right now for our defense has to play a complete and you know it's quickly you just mentioned when we get this next week it's that and you want more more acceptable so. In order for us to become better and -- or wanna be we're gonna have to clean up we can't have a week of this week. I actually I like what's going off Bruce I felt like the last you know 23 weeks you start to get it. You know start to figure out -- certainly understand the temple and violence it takes to play with. He's doing a better understanding what he's doing so but I like where he's headed. Is that right are. Yeah for for right now it's -- important to get him in the system and get into a war he can play you know to put him somewhere. That's just simply decision make you gotta get a guy up to the pro level get him ready to go in the game where he can succeed. Different philosophy and it seems to -- Eagles always try to -- second position somebody to play it and they're pretty quick that you leave school might have propelled. You do definitely try and I think Bruce is getting -- forward to start that process with them. -- -- -- -- -- -- Cars. Last year. How are -- that you -- changed my team. -- -- While I do think we have changed our mentality I think we've changed how we do business you know from Wednesday through. -- Sunday and now it's a matter of -- on repeating that kind of effort and intensity and desire that it takes on Sunday and and I do think we're getting close to that so. World we I think we're about three quarters of the way they're we're not there yet. What we're getting there. Harm. -- -- Maybe you know I think right now we're we understand what we have to do in order succeed as a team so that's where our focus is not so much on what we want that were worried about this or this is what's next and things just. What do we have to do brought in play our best that's that's our whole mentality now -- I think that's the right way.