Raiders coach Hue Jackson said the team will practice today and Wednesday and have a practice plan to “make sure that we bridge some gaps with Carson Palmer and his other offensive mates as we move forward,” according to Matt Kawahara of the Sacramento Bee.
The players will then get four days off, as mandated by the NFL. But skill players on offense said they will stay in the Bay Area during that time to work with Palmer on their own.
“We know we need to be here, and we’re going to be here,” wide receiver Derek Hagan said. “For us to get on the same page and get this thing clicking again, it’s obviously going to take more of an effort from us … just to make sure we’re doing those little things right.”
“This is something that I definitely think we need,” wide receiver Jacoby Ford said of the bye week. “We’re going to have to work hard and get good with him. Just to get the timing down.”
“There’s no time to say that, ‘Hey, it’s going to take weeks for us to get it going,’ ” wide receiver Louis Murphy said. “We have to have it for Denver. There’s a bye week, and then the next week, it has to be ready. It has to be right.”