Oakland Raiders Conference Call Quotes

OaklandRaiders Conference Call   HEAD COACH LANE KIFFIN (on what he remembers about being a little kid in the Vikings locker room) “I think for about four years my dad (Monte Kiffin) and (Coach Dungy) worked there together in Minnesota and I was always around, and coach (Tony Dungy) was always great

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HEAD COACH LANE KIFFIN (on what he remembers about being a little kid in the Vikings locker room)

"I think for about four years my dad (Monte Kiffin) and (Coach Dungy) worked there together in Minnesota and I was always around, and coach (Tony Dungy) was always great with the younger kids, bringing them in and talking to them and helping them out on football stuff after practice as well.  He was just really great to be around."

HEAD COACH LANE KIFFIN (on his feelings about facing Tony Dungy as a coach)

"I had really hadn't thought about it that way.  We've got enough problems that we're trying to fix here, and trying to get us to play well.  I hadn't really sat down and thought about it."

HEAD COACH LANE KIFFIN (on JaMarcus Russell playing this week)

"We're going to play JaMarcus again as soon as we get to the last home games and see how well he plays.  We don't have a specific number of plays or series for you right now."

HEAD COACH LANE KIFFIN (on the development of RB Justin Fargas)

"Well, Justin really hadn't done much in his first four years in the league.  I think he sees an opportunity in a system that helped him.  He's really been a good story, a guy that was kind of buried on a depth (chart) when he got here.  With LaMont (Jordan) ahead of him and Dominic Rhodes, he just kept working his way up, took the job over in spite of competing and performing well."

HEAD COACH LANE KIFFIN (on Justin Fargas' playing status this week)

"We haven't practiced yet today.  We haven't had a chance to go out and look at him today.  We'll look at him today."

HEAD COACH LANE KIFFIN (on who will be the starting QB this week)

"We're going to see how much Daunte (Culpepper) can do today, and Josh (McCown) was pretty beat up as well."

HEAD COACH LANE KIFFIN (on Daunte Culpepper's injury)

"He has a quad and it hasn't healed since the last game he started."

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HEAD COACH LANE KIFFIN (on team's fourth-quarter performance vs. Green Bay)

"The win/loss record with only four wins isn't where we'd like it to be obviously, but we've seen some improvement and some good things go on.  We've been in every game until last week until the end.  We'll need to rebound from that and come out and play well this week."

HEAD COACH LANE KIFFIN (on recapturing the Raider tradition of excellence)

"The past year has nothing to do with what we're trying to do now.

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