Allen: 'We need to make the plays when we get an opportunity'
Dennis Allen talks about the Raiders' 20-17 loss to the Browns on Sunday.
Yeah we thought about it but we were down there and I was trying to get seven points there. -- You know unfortunately you know. Winning we have enough time -- -- want to. To be able excuse onside kick and instill them. It's. -- Well. Well they understand that we'll have a timeouts left so they're doing a lot of protect in the sideline. In the middle of field was what was open and that's what we got to try to do and and try to work as fast as we can get down there as fast as we can -- -- points. Well it obviously was a factor means you're not know -- -- patterns and Mike Mitchell all three were out. With concussions. Com and nine at one point in time Taiwan was out of the game for a couple place. So so yeah that that that was. That was a factor in the game but you know that injuries happen we got to got to find ways to. You persevere and make it through that. Coach's decision now. Yeah we took him out there at the end you know -- dropped a couple balls and and you don't want me win got to make plays when we get those opportunities in -- in that both those guys they understand that. You know one from a lack of effort. But you know we we gotta got make plays when we get an opportunity. -- We kids we we can't turn the ball over right there we got all the momentum we're moving the ball. And and we can't. We can't have that self inflicted room -- right there. You know it's not there we're gonna get rid of it but we can't make them stay. Well so some of those plays are you know you know he read it one way into and then another guy read it. A little bit differently. And that happens in the passing game and in now we've got to continue to work to do better that. Well. Well you -- our running game was working again we've we get down in the game. Were behind ten to nothing. Ten to three -- half we went to the no huddle we were effective and no huddle we move the ball well. At times and then you know -- I think to turn over there at the end. Doing the fourth quarter it was of the playing game. You know I would expect both those guys to be able play on Thursday night we tested -- now. They just weren't quite. Ready to go. But I would hope that they would be ready go for Thursday night. No we get -- elicit more we got him you know first in 96 for first in 94 we gotta make you stop. There's critical third down in that series and that. They converted to keep the drive alive. Third down overall in the game was was pretty good defensively that that was critical play in the game we've got to find a way to get off field stop them. In those situations. It's. Yeah. Well they had a lot of passing game that a lot of passing game and in. You obviously with with those three guys here now you know that affected us but again. Really it. We had job that we don't want -- to stop them in. We do that good enough today. Yeah. Yeah we had seven I believe was today. -- you don't bum. To two. Big place you know special teams wise. Where we got backed up and we get fifteen yard penalties. Were -- places force field position are concerned and we've got to eliminate those penalties I think. You know they were plus thirty in the penalty yardage. Well I think we had some opportunities and make plays we make him. And that's what we gotta do. Okay. OK okay. Yeah it's frustrating anytime you lose a National Football League. -- -- matter who you lose two. And yeah it's frustrating but. We go back to work room play again on Thursday night we -- you replay. Yeah. Well we -- hey listen. What we have to. -- we we got to go back to work we had a great play for Thursday night game. Ever ever reach a different week and now we're gonna get an opportunity come back here at her play Thursday night. And more and be ready to play. It. Brent is a nice job force in the passing game you know launch their quarterback feels comfortable with him. You know I'm not really looking for silver linings right now but but -- he's done a nice job force. We'll. Yeah. -- Well we gotta we gotta tackle. You know we got tackled we get that opportunity in that's part of what the game is its its. It's blocking and it's Chaplin. It's catch and it's Raanan. That's football. Well hey listen. The only thing he can do is you go back to work. And keep grinding. And keep working to get better and like I said before the -- come in and say this right it's it's our job we got to get it done. And the guys locker room we're still I'm still working hard to get it done. Well it means as far as him not being in the game. Yeah I mean we've we decide to play -- -- those younger guys you know. Then there's had a couple opportunities to make plays and and one name will make them and so we decided to to play couple's younger players and she was that you do.