Raiders are frustrated with season

October 14, 2009 10:41:41 PM PDT
The Oakland Raiders are off to another dismal start with a 1-4 record and things look bleak with the Philadelphia Eagles and their high-powered offense coming in this Sunday.

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The silver and black did beef up their offensive line by signing former Cal Bear and Raider Langston Walker, who was cut by Buffalo after they signed him to a $25 million contract.

"There's no crying in football, got to come back and go to work," says Raider rookie receiver Louis Murphy.

You can feel the frustration with Murphy. He won two national championships at Florida and is now dealing with perpetual losing.

"It's not that. It's about when you lose, what you do after you lose. What are we going to do now? Are we going to fold or stand up like men and attack this beast we have in front of us," says Murphy.

Richard Seymour, a defensive lineman, also came from a winning tradition with the Patriots, but he sees potential here with the Raiders.

"The most frustrating thing is we have the talent, we have the guys, and we just have to believe in what we're doing," says Seymour.

The Raiders are ranked dead last in almost every category in the NFL. On offense, they're averaging 83 yards rushing and only 108 yards passing per game. Tom Cable is back coaching the offensive line and the team still supports quarterback Jamarcus Russell.

"Yeah, we're behind Jamarcus and he's our guy. So, as our passing game develops and he gets on the same page with our young wide receivers, I think you'll see him become a better quarterback," says tight end Zach Miller.

It doesn't get easier with the eagles coming to town Sunday.

"The reality is we only play 16 games a year, we got to be able to go all 16 games," says Seymour.

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