TE Brandon Myers
August 7, 2013
Q: How are you finding the offense so far?
A: Itís complex but itís good once you start to get things down, get on the same page, like I said, learn all the calls, but itís been good. Like I said, weíre out here practicing every day and trying to get the little things down.
Q: You came here with 80 some-odd catches last season. A lot of us didnít know about you because of east coast, west coast. Are you a guy whoís a seam guy?
A: It was just our offense last year, we ran a lot of west coast offense, a lot of in the middle trying to find the holes in the zone, thatís what they asked me to do. This year Coach Pope obviously said Ďmore in the seam,í stuff like that, Ďdown the fieldí so whatever they ask me to do thatís what Iíll do.
Q: I mean a tight end is also known as a blocker, how are you-
A: Yeah, obviously thatís something that I try to work on every day, trying to be an every down tight end. You know, Iím going against some bigger guys as a lot of tight ends are, just trying to work on that, like I said, so I can stay on the field.
Q: Eli for years has come in here and he didn't know who his pass catching tight end was going to be. Has he said Ďwow, Iím glad Iíve got somebody who I know can catch the ball?í
A: Youíll have to ask him about that. Iím not sure
Q: Whatís it been like to work with Eli, what do you like about him as a quarterback?
A: Itís been great. Heís a proven winner, he has great command of the offense. Any time you can do what youíre supposed to do and be in the right position and be on the same page as Eli, heís going to find you. Heís great about that, so itís been good.
Q: Youíve played four years and you havenít gotten to the playoffs yet, does this feel like your best shot to do it?
A: Absolutely. Get an opportunity to win some games, play in the playoffs, maybe go a little further or whatever, but Iím excited. Weíve got an organization from top to bottom, the guys in the locker room are being great, so thatís what everybodyís goal is, which is nice.
Q: Can you tell a difference going from one organization to another? This is a more traditional, winning organization than the Raiders?
A: Yes, definitely.
Q: When youíre good at one thing, then they always talk about Ďwell, maybe heís not good at the other thing,í so like you say, youíve caught all those balls, do you think youíre solid as a blocker, too? Do you think you can do all the other things you need to do as tight end?
A: Definitely. It will be important to stay healthy this year and Coach Pope is the best in the business, or one of the best, so heís been teaching me a few different things that maybe I havenít had in the past. The key is to go out there every day and just kind of take what he tells you and the technique and the line and stuff like that to work on what heís been teaching us.
Q: Do you think you can improve in that regard as a blocker?
A: I think, yeah. Blocking, all aspects of the game, you know. If youíre not going out there and improving every day, then youíre not really doing your job as a professional.
Q: The offense already has Cruz and HakeemÖ Rueben seems like heís emerging a little bitÖ do you worry at all, or wonder at all, if there will be enough catches?
A: Not at all. Thatís not my style, really. Like you said, win some ball games, make the playoffs. Thatís really all that matters to me.
Q: Whatís the biggest adjustment coming from the west coast to the east coast? Have you found a place to live and all that kind of stuff?
A: Yeah it was challenging at first, itís not the easiest. Luckily my parents drove all my stuff out here from the west coast. It was difficult, but once we got here, we found a place to live, itís been an easy transition.
Q: Whatíd you think of Eliís video?
A: Oh, it was pretty good. Yeah, it was good.
Q: Find the right school system and all that? You have kids?
A: I don't have kids, no.
Q: What are you guys hoping to accomplish the first preseason game?
A: To be successful and move the ball on offense. Weíve been working out here for a few weeks or whateverÖ just the little things, obviously things are going to intensify as we go. Just move the ball, put some points on the board, and just grow with each other. You can practice all you want but once you get out there in the game, itís a little different, which will be good for us, especially for me, being my first year here.
Q: Did you sign a one-year contract or four?
A: One year.
Q: Why not longer?
A: Youíre asking the wrong guy.
Q: You figure, who wants to move around a lot, I meanÖ
A: Right, yeah this is the way it works.