9.12: Paul Gutierrez on Raiders' Loss
With Paul Gutierrez of the Sacramento -- and Paul I think a lot of fans expected better things for the start of the season then today it expected a tough game with the Titans was certainly nothing like this yet and I think the fans aren't the only ones that are surprised me just coming out of the locker room right now they're pretty surprised they're pretty down. At the same time the trying to frank given him perspective and saying well it it is just one game -- just doctor Richard Seymour. He said you know this is not what they wanted to but at the same time. He says you don't see this same team in September Reggie do later on in the season that's of the gonna try to hang their hats on. And ended the positive attitude of it is that he said was is a great teaching tape for the week. I guess you can't win the Super Bowl or lose it in week one of the season. Darren McFadden they like can you say a guy we had the battle of the 2008 running back class here with Chris Johnson and Darren McFadden today. Great game for him multi purpose guy really showing glimpse of what could be this season. Yeah this is what they actually thought that that there -- gonna get out and that's what I wrote for today was that you know. It's not a make or break game -- but the spotlight would be definitely be on him considering he's gonna get Chris Johnson got tickets when he. Picks after him in that draft. Any play hard and and and you know good for him that he was able to score. -- of fortunate to get that 100 yards rushing but he did play hard and he did get the glimpses of -- -- -- this is the guy that we drafted number four overall from the raiders' perspective. Much press was made about the defense of improvements this team made in the offseason early on able to slow Chris Johnson down I don't know that was necessarily. And attributed perhaps to the nineteen carries in the pre season really resting him up took a while to get going. But there were some good things there will close the gaps that 43 and and slow him down released early. -- and -- again that's what things they can learn from just looking and seeing how did they DNA and you could feel it in your bones that bit of it Chris Johnson gonna break when here pretty soon and and -- -- churn up there was. You know he's gonna do something like that and you just try to minimize what win in how we doesn't.
The Sacramento Bee's Paul Gutierrez breaks down the Raiders' season-opening loss to the Titans.