Raiders face 'daunting task' of playing Chiefs while preparing with players on COVID list, coach says

Las Vegas Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is it seems that dreading the theory of enjoying the Kansas Town Chiefs with a depleted protection.

The Raiders positioned 10 defenders at the reserve/COVID-19 listing and whilst avid gamers had been setting apart they had been subjected to digital conferences seeking to get ready for play the Chiefs for the second one time this season. Cory Littleton, Clelin Ferrell, Arden Key, Kendal Vickers, David Irving, Maliek Collins, Jonathan Hankins, Johnathan Abram, Lamarcus Joyner and Isaiah Johnson had been all at the listing this week.

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“I don’t know the way we will beat those guys with a complete lineup at apply, let on my own three-fourths of your lineup now not right here all week. What don’t they’ve? We’re enjoying the sector champs. What don’t they’ve?” Guenther requested rhetorically.

“They’ve a really perfect quarterback, nice receivers, nice tight ends, line is bodily. They usually’re coming off a bye, so it’s a frightening job. I do know something, we’re going to turn up at five:20 and we’re going to offer 100% as a result of that’s what we do. We’ll get those guys in a position to play. Whoever is available in the market at five:20, they’ll be in a position to move.”

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He mentioned getting ready for the sport by way of Zoom is hard.

“Yeah, it’s tricky. Like I mentioned, it’s tricky sufficient when you’ve got a complete allotment of fellows at apply. You must get them at the Zoom. It’s simply now not the similar whilst you’re now not taking the reps. It’ll be a large problem for us both approach, whoever can play, on every occasion they may be able to get right here to play to get them stuck up at the plan of the ones issues. However we’re now not going to equipment again so far as that is going,” he added.

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The Raiders gave the Chiefs their handiest lack of the season previous within the 12 months. The 2 groups are nonetheless vying for an AFC West name.

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