Notes: Raiders must turn the page quickly, avoid Washington hangover

ALAMEDA Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio gives his players Monday off. Tuesday is generally an in-season rest day, but the Silver and Black get the day after a game to be away from the facility.

Theres some raw emotion on the day after the game, so I think that helps you maybe teach a little better, Del Rio said in his Monday press conference. Things need to be taught. Thats one of the biggest benefits to the structure.

Del Rio called this a "miserable Monday," where his team will be widely criticized for a disatrous 27-10 loss to Washington.

Raiders get humbled in overwhelming loss in Washington

The Oakland Raiders have prided themselves on always being competitive in two-plus seasons under coach Jack Del Rio. Oakland was thoroughly dismantled by Washington in a 27-10 loss that wasn't nearly as close as the final score indicated. The Raiders were outgained 472-128 for the fifth-most lopsided total in franchise history and looked lost on both sides of the ball from start to finish.

Has This Happened Before? 6 Things to Know About the History Behind NFL Protests

With more than 200 NFL players choosing to sit or kneel while the national anthem played before football games over this past weekend — largely in response to President Trump’s continued criticism of athletes participating in such demonstrations — it’s worth remembering that this movement didn’t just begin last year with former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel in order to make a statement about how the country is not practicing what it preaches. In fact, this week’s protests are simply the latest in a long history of athletes making public statements in the name of civil rights and American patriotism. Why is “The Star-Spangled Banner” part of sporting events?

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