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Oakland Raiders' Jack Del Rio says he hasn't lost confidence in Latavius Murray

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Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio has said he hasn't lost confidence in Latavius Murray despite the recent poor performance in their week four game against the Chicago Bears.

Entering the clash, Murray had been the unquestionable number one running back at the Raiders, with some good performances in the first three games of the season.

In those first three games, he racked up 248 yards and two touchdowns from 52 carries, averaging 4.7 yards per carry. The bout against the Bears, however, was a different story, as he ran for 49 yards from 16 carries, fumbled the ball once and caused an interception.


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This caused the Raiders to bring in backup Roy Helu for the fourth quarter as they tried to muster up a win, but, unfortunately, they lost 22-20. Despite this poor performance, Del Rio has said he hasn't lost confidence in his starting running back.

According to the Raiders transcript on their website, he said: “I remain confident. We have some good young players. None of us our perfect. We all are capable of making mistakes. I think the sooner you own up to mistakes, the quicker you can put them behind you and move forward.”

This is exactly what Murray said he would do, and this will ultimately boost the coaches' confidence in the player moving forward because it shows signs that he is able to get over the bump if he puts his mind to it.

He said, according to Pro Football Talk: “Me having those two turnovers hurt us a lot. We’ve just got to find a way to win the tight games. I’ll play better.”

We'll see how Murray is able to respond to this poor performance when the Raiders play against their divisional rivals, the Denver Broncos, this weekend.

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