Birds lay an egg

OAKLAND -- Reaction from what can only be called a pitiful 13-9 loss to the Raiders:


"The Raiders out-coached us and they out-played us in every phase of the game. Hats off to them, they did a heck of a job and we didn't. And it hurts. We didn't do a better enough job and they did."


"We weren't able to capitalize on the opportunities. Tip your hat off to them for the package they came up with, the scheme this week. We weren't able to answer the question and pick up the blitz. I think there were opportunities in the game that we didn't capitalize on, but I thought they took full advantage of those sacks and those penalties."

"I can speak for myself and should speak for everybody about the way we came out here and played. We are a much better football team. I've always said that for a young team that we have, that we have to take baby steps. There will be a point in time that we hit a wall and we didn't expect to hit the wall today. This is a learning experience and one that, for myself and as well as the veterans, we have to lead these younger guys to understand there will be times in the season that things don't go well but it can't be for four quarters."


"We are better than that. We didn't go out and execute our offense at all. We had a couple of drives that we weren't able to put the ball in the end zone. We are a lot better team than we played like today. We are a better team than three field goals and no touchdowns."


"It's a tough loss. It's definitely unacceptable. We felt like we were the better team and we didn't play like it today."


"They did some stuff that they didn't show the last few games and we were surprised, but that is what practices are for. We will go back to the drawing board and get better for the rest of the year."