In an interview with The Finsiders, Jared Odrick talked about the importance of this week’s matchup against the Raiders in London, as well as the approach the team is taking with this game.
“We’re a football team with so much talent,” said Odrick, who already has a sack and forced fumble on the year. “For it to be utilized is our jobs and the coaches’ jobs. We just have to keep plugging away, and we have to know what we’re doing is quality work, and we’re getting quality reps. We approach each game as though if its our last. It’s that type of mindset and that type of approach that’s going to help you win football games.”
This game holds a little extra weight according to Odrick as well, thanks to Oakland being a conference opponent.
“It’s very important,” said Odrick. “Every game is very important, but we as a D-line, we sit down and write down the focal points…we’ll sit down and write it on the whiteboard, and the first thing is put up is win. The second thing we put up, whenever we play an AFC team is that it’s an AFC win because it holds so much more weight. When you’re playing an AFC team, it just holds so much more weight in your playoff contention, and we know that, and focus on that.”