Answer your questions about the Raiders and the NFL


Henderson, Nevada –There is no fan base in the National Football League more hungry for information about their team than the Raider Nation. That’s why every week, we feature a silver and black information buffet while we answer your questions and emails regarding the Las Vegas Raiders.

Hondo, I wanted to take a moment and thanks for telling me about the ledge after the Raiders’ loss. I always appreciate your honest analysis and your straightforward style. –Karen S.

Thanks Karen. I’m not a cheerleader or a critic; I’m a truth teller, trying to give the facts.

Hondo, do you think Jon Gruden lost the locker room for his email 10 years ago? I hear so many rumors; I trust you. –Dan Diaz

Thank you for this trust, Dan. Let me say that by chatting with players on and off the recording, I am not doing it. They publicly supported him and made it clear in private that they had not seen any racist behavior on his part. That’s all I can go on.

Hondo, any idea of ​​how the defense will evolve after the match? –Steve L.

I thought they were playing pretty well. Not perfect, but nobody is perfect in the National Football League. Liz M.

I asked Gruden about them and he said: “I think the defense played hard. They did some really good things. We struggled in the first half. We couldn’t get the back. ball. I think we only had 25 snaps in the first We played better in the second half. We made mistakes at the start of the football game defensively, but we are still looking for a turnover. we have to establish a position on the pitch. We play hard, do good things and there are individual efforts which are just exceptional, but it was not enough today. You have to win all three phases, and we don’t did not do it today.

Hondo, could you please ask Derek what he thought was the reason for a bad start this week? I know you asked him after the loss to the Chargers; I would like to hear what he says now. Thanks for all you’ve done. –Richard G.

I asked, and here is what he said, “Honestly, we haven’t had a bad week. The training was good, probably not perfect. But it does happen, I mean, I’ve had some problems. practice situations where I said ‘Gosh Dang I wish I hit that pass or that pass. And you go on and throw for 400. I’m like’ OK, I’m glad that worked, didn’t it. not.’ I don’t think that training was off. I don’t think anyone’s state of mind was off. Honestly as a team our goal inside the building was… we had heartache Monday night. We had a short week, we have to get ready to play, and so our state of mind, we weren’t thinking about anything else or anything like that. not played well enough. That is not going to cut it. What we put in there today over the last few days is not going to be enough and it is not going to win any football games. So we have to get over it at work and we have to prepare to leave. “

Hondo, as a Raider fan, I was embarrassed by our loss to the Chicago Bears. They walked into our house, had no respect for us and treated us like wimps. Pathetic. –FR

I don’t know where your information came from, but Bears Matt Nagy said after the game: “Much credit to [Las Vegas] I think what kind of football team they are. And that’s just one of those black and blue games. “

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