What players and coaches are saying ahead of Raiders , Browns week four match up

The phraseWomens Kolton Miller Jersey “must win” game is an often overused term in sports.In the case of the Raiders week four game versus the Cleveland Browns I believe it to be accurate.With another loss the Raiders would be in jeopardy of falling four games back in the divisionand the prospect of a wild card berth would be seemingly unlikely.The Raiders, who have played 180 minutes of football this season have led or been tied for 157 (and 36 seconds) of those minutes.They have only trailed for 22 minutes (and 24 seconds) this season.To put it bluntly...THE RAIDERS ARE DUE!If there was ever a game for the Raiders to get a win this would be the perfect week.Browns head coach, Hue Jackson named rookie Baker Mayfield his starting quarterback.A rookie making his first start, on the road in the black hole, against a team desperate to turn their season around sounds like a recipe for disaster for the Browns.Let’s take a look at what players and coaches from both teams are saying about the week four match up.Head Coach Jon Gruden, on what he has seen from Baker Mayfield.“He just makes a lot of plays when nothing is there. He makes plays happen when there is something there, in the pocket when it’s clean, he can hit the open receivers. When nobody is open and he has to move around, he has a lot of Jeff Garcia in him. He’ll dive for first downs. He’ll extend plays. He’s got a really good Youth Justin Ellis Jersey , competitive spirit about him. I love the way he plays. I know he’ll be very excited for his first career start. We have to do a great job giving him some looks and getting some pressure on him.”Quarterback Derek Carr, on what he expects from a Gregg Williams defense.“He’s so exotic in some of these looks and then sometimes he can just peal back on that kind of stuff and let his front four – because they’re so talented – just go. I think that’s where they can create a lot of problems, in different looks. He’s been doing it for so long. He’s a great, great coach.”Offensive Coordinator Greg Olson, on Browns defensive end Myles Garrett.“He is another one of them in a long line throughout the season. Every team it seems like has one of those premier pass rushers. He’s a younger player right now in this league that’s emerging. Certainly, we will have our hands full, but he’s a very solid pass rusher.”Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson, on Derek Carr.“He’s throwing the ball all over the place. Obviously, the guy is throwing a 76 percent completion Womens Jordy Nelson Jersey , throwing for a ton of yards. I don’t think their issues are in the pass game. I know people say they are this, that and the other. Obviously, he’s a good football player. He’s good at what he does. He knows how to distribute the ball. So many of their receivers have had big games, week in and week out. So, it’s not just one guy, the ball has been all over the place. I think Derek is playing well.”Browns Cornerback TJ Carrie, on the Raiders offense.“They have talent. They have speed. They have a good plan week in and week out as you consistently can see. They are putting up points. They are averaging about 400 yards a game. That is a really stout, pretty good offense. They have skill guys that we are going to have to try and take away to the best of our abilities. Then you have Derek Carr who is the manager and the quarterback of that system. He really takes over that offense and gets them going.” Going overseas to play a regular-season game for the first time in franchise history, the Seattle Seahawks did as expected for their trip to England — looking at studies Youth Marcus Gilchrist Jersey , analyzing options of when to leave and when to arrive and how to keep the week as normal as possible.Added into that mix of planning was coach Pete Carroll reaching out to an old friend who became accustomed to making the trip to London on a yearly basis.Carroll said he spoke with former Jacksonville coach and current Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley extensively about how to manage the trip. Bradley made the journey once a year for his four seasons as the Jaguars' head coach, a job he got after four seasons as the Seahawks' defensive coordinator under Carroll.Carroll said the message Bradley relayed was making sure the distractions didn't become overwhelming."They had made it through the difficulties really and they had become so familiar," Carroll said. "It was making sure that everyone was focused and not distracted by the trip and the event of being in a foreign country and all that kind of stuff. Just so there was a process of normal focus going into game time, they were concerned about that always."Seattle will practice on Wednesday at home before packing up and heading to the airport for a roughly nine-hour flight that's scheduled to land in London at midday Thursday. The Seahawks are leaving a day earlier than their opponent, the Oakland Raiders, who plan to depart post-practice on Thursday from the Bay Area.Carroll compared the situation to a bowl game like he experienced during his time coaching at Southern California. Except instead of spending a week in one place preparing, the Seahawks will have about 72 hours on the ground in England leading up to kickoff."We have enough days to turn it around," Carroll said. "There's a lot of different ways people have done it — go over at the first of the week or wait as long as they can — and we have chosen our options after a long study and we feel really good about what we're doing. We should be OK. We'll be fine."Seattle started asking its players to begin altering their sleep schedules following Sunday's 33-31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the hopes that when they board their flight at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Wednesday night, they'll be ready to get a little bit of sleep on the plane.The players will need it because once they land in London Youth Rashaan Melvin Jersey , the Seahawks intend on holding a practice shortly after arriving. It's partly to make sure they're staying with the normal routine of game preparation and partly to help keep the players awake in the hope they'll get into a regular sleeping pattern on their first night abroad."I'm gonna try to sleep. Apparently right when we land, about an hour and a half later we have practice," wide receiver Doug Baldwin said. "They're trying to keep us up, trying to get our internal clocks ready for this game. So hopefully sleep."Sleep has been a valuable commodity in recent days for offensive lineman J.R. Sweezy, whose wife gave birth to the couple's second child late last week. Sweezy said he was looking forward to the chance to play in London, but he didn't like the idea of being away from home for five days."That's going to be rough. It's unfortunate but it's got to be done," he said.NOTES: Carroll said LB K.J. Wright (knee) will not play in London, meaning the earliest he'll make his season debut is Week 8 at Detroit. Wright had what the team called minor knee surgery following Seattle's third preseason game but now will have missed more than one-third of the season. Carroll sounded optimistic Wright will be able to play when Seattle returns from its bye. ... DE Rasheem Green (ankle) will also miss Sunday's game. Green has been inactive the past two games.