Just a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, from this week.
Tight end Heath Miller on having a veteran like DeAngelo Williams with Le'Veon Bell out for the season:
"Le'Veon is a great player in his own right. I am disappointed he is not going to be with us. DeAngelo has been there, done that and has proven in the games he has played with us that he is more than capable of carrying the load. We are grateful to have him on our team."
Running back Jordan Todman on what he brings to the offense:
"I am fast, I have speed, I can make people miss, make first downs, pick up blitzes and run routes. A lot of people can tell you a lot of things, hopefully I am able to prove it and let my play do the talking."
Safety Mike Mitchell on defensive end Cam Heyward:
"He is having an unbelievable year and it doesn't surprise anyone in our organization. Cam is a guy if you look at the way he works every single day, you know why he is a good player. He is a leader. He is one of the harder workers on the team."
Running back Isaiah Pead on learning from DeAngelo Williams:
"I am definitely looking forward to it, especially a veteran guy like DeAngelo. I have only been in a situation one year in my career having a veteran guy. It's good to learn from somebody who has done it numerous times, numerous years and put together a career like he has."
Nose tackle Steve McLendon on the team being hit by injuries:
"We are the type of team that we don't panic. Guys go down all of the time. Backups prepare as if they are starters. We don't think about the injuries. We just go out and play football."
Pead on what he brings to the offense:
"I am more electrifying, more of a big energy guy. I am not a big bruiser guy, a lot of speed. I think I am an intelligent player. I am a speed guy. I am a football player."
Cornerback Brandon Boykin on the Raiders wide receivers:
"They have speed, they have experience, they have some guys they just got as far as rookies that are making a huge impact. I think we will be prepared. We just have to be fundamentally sound. If we keep them under wraps I think we will be okay."