Chargers HC Anthony Lynn was asked about rookie QB Justin Herbert‘s strong performance after the game: “I thought he played well, but we lost the game. Anytime we lose a game, it’s not good enough, so I can’t say someone played outstanding and we go out and lose the damn football game.” (Gilbert Manzano)
Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians said he praised Herbert to Lynn after the game: “I told Anthony after the game ‘you’ve got a great one.’ That retreating play, that looked like Mahomes where we had an all-out blitz and he just kept retreating and threw a dime down the field. For rookies to make plays like that, you know they’re special.” (Terez A. Paylor)
As for Herbert being the starter over Tyrod Taylor, Lynn said: “I can’t answer that right now. My mind is still on this game.” (Gilbert Manzano)
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora writes that as repeat offenders the Raiders are very likely looking at the loss of a draft pick for HC Jon Gruden‘s fine for not wearing his mask on the sideline and the team’s fine for allowing a non-essential visitor into the locker room.
Texans HC Bill O’Brien explained that there wasn’t much out of the norm in terms of play-calling on Sunday, despite the report that O’Brien was going to be more involved: “I gave the play into Deshaun. … There was no difference in how we were doing things the whole year, other than that.” (Aaron Reiss)
O’Brien singled out their lack of a running game as part of the reason for their offensive struggles: “We’ve got to find a running game, a consistent running game. Our red area (offense) was terrible today.” (Aaron Wilson)