Raiders cornerback Smith says he understands being benched

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio acknowledged giving Smith a talk on the sidelines. He joined the Saints prior to last season, but missed three games due to injury and had better numbers in the receiving game than rushing. Against the Raiders, Spiller was a healthy inactive.

Anyway, the game was a rollercoaster ride for both sides, but the Silver and Black prevailed and came out victor.

"I said, 'Hey, you've got to own up to that, '" Del Rio said. We will update you with more information as it's available.

"Drew is a very talented player, very smart", coach Ben McAdoo said. Let's win it right now.

"That's one of those things that keeps me honed in when I'm out there and I know I'm protected".

"I said, 'Hey, you've got to own up to that.' That certainly wasn't anywhere near where it needed to be and he knows that". If it's any consolation, Fleener was the first one to celebrate with Brandin Cooks in the endzone after his 98-yard touchdown. Well, at least in the first three quarters. Oakland showed flashes of being the tremendous young team many feel they'll be sooner than later, but they also were absolutely torched by Drew Brees and company, as New Orleans put up over 500 yards.

The Clarendon Hall Saints varsity football team improved to 2-1 Friday night with a 28-26 win over Jefferson Davis Academy.

The next step is actually coming out on top rather than being competitive.

A game's never gone as far south as Sunday.

Cooper had catches for 43, 35, 34 and 21 yards against the Saints, gaining 56 yards on those plays after catching the ball. To watch someone go through being undrafted and making the team as a tryout player make a huge game changing play like that was incredible.

"Yeah, I peeked at the big screen for a second to see where everybody was", Cooks said.

"If you watch film, I definitely started off fast, but made some bad decisions, poor technique and cost our team", Smith said. "That's my thought process".

The injury to Delvin Breaux in particular is heartbreaking; as he was on track to be the Saints' best defensive player in 2016, and had a real shot at making his first Pro Bowl.

Sean Payton said Spiller was scratched because there wasn't room for him in the Raiders game plan, adding that Spiller's role could change "week to week". "It's really one of the challenges with six running backs on the roster". Again, his 75-yard touchdown run was spectacular, and it gave the Raiders enough life to battle for the victory over the Saints. "We spent about a half an hour just he and I talking yesterday".

Spiller, who signed a four-year deal with $9 million guaranteed last offseason, has been released by the Saints. "I'm pretty sure in the next day or so, me and my agent will start getting in to it". "He'll be back. He's going to play well for us, but he didn't play well today".

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