The Las Vegas Raiders survived a near a person in Los Angeles, holding on 17-16 versus the Rams in a preseason thriller.
Rookie Nate Hobbs flashed in an extraordinary effectiveness, filling the stat sheet and earning a exceptional preseason activity ball from Coach Gruden. The head coach talked about his play, along with much a lot more next the match.
Under are highlights from Gruden, Hobbs, vast receiver Marcell Ateman and linebacker Tanner Muse.
On the general performance of Nate Hobbs:
“I do not typically give out recreation balls for preseason victories, but Nate Hobbs acquired just one tonight. Effectively deserved.
“I am really very pleased of him. I am seriously thrilled to see what he does in his potential. He has the It Variable. He seldom helps make the exact same oversight two times. He enjoys football he eats it up. He is 1 of the energizers of our defense. He walked in below and has provided us a large amount of techniques that we can utilize, definitely.”
On the advancement of Tre’von Moehrig:
“He has made some performs. He has some variety in the again conclusion. He can be an eraser tackler. I imagine he is a dude that can make the open-industry deal with towards some of the good performers in football. We however have a great deal to verify there, but we like the progress he is built. We are younger back there. Of course [Nate Hobbs] and Moehrig, they are going to get a great deal of playing time early in this league. Thank God we have Ron Milus, just one of the most effective secondary coaches, and we’ve noticed progress out of the two individuals fellas.”
On quarterback Marcus Mariota sitting down this just one out:
“He is just not ready to go physically. He competed towards the Rams, but he’s limited. We’re not contacting performs for him suitable now. … We assume he’s acquired a opportunity to enjoy in opposition to the 49ers, but with the way he plays, we do not want to get him in a stay condition and permit him slash it unfastened. He is not completely ready. He was completely ready tonight on an unexpected emergency basis.”
“Mad. Anything I will never ever neglect. I sense like I’m getting the coaches have faith in. And they reliable me to play several spots. I truly feel like when fellas go down, they can throw me at corner to fill in. It truly is all about attaining their rely on.”
On whether his soaring enjoy has shocked even him:
“I you should not believe I actually astonished myself. I understood deep down inside, I knew I could contend at this level. It really is just wonderful to see the chance I’ve gotten mainly because a lot of people do not get this prospect so i just thank God each working day for the options. I just consider to make the most of it.”
On hardly ever producing the very same error twice:
“I come to feel like seeking to be a professional at what I do. If I am a specialist, I cannot preserve making the similar blunders. At the end of the day, this is a thing they’re trusting me to do and shelling out me to do. So I come to feel if I am a professional I cannot make the identical faults. You might be gonna make issues as a rookie. … Will not let it be the exact one.”
Extensive receiver Marcell Ateman
On being mobbed by teammates soon after his 29-yard touchdown:
“I have been with Derek 4 many years now. All them boys, it is really just so considerably love, camaraderie. I’m grateful for them, person the enjoy and help they gave me.”
“We just know Raiders travel nicely. In particular LA. We gained a Super Bowl listed here. Raider Country is powerful. We enjoy viewing them any time we appear in listed here.”
“That dude’s definitely fantastic, really slippery. He nearly bought absent from me. But it felt excellent to get my initial sack, and you saw it out on the field — I was ecstatic. It was awesome.”
On the ambiance in SoFi Stadium:
“It was loud in there. It was loud when we required it to be. Can not thank them adequate for traveling and coming to see us.”