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New Orleans Saints players on loss to Raiders

Ken Crawley, Wil Lutz, De'Vante Harris, Willie Snead IV, Kenny Vaccaro, Brandin Cooks and Craig Robertson met with media following loss to Raiders


DB Ken Crawley

(On his first time out with the Saints)

"I went out there and did the best that I could. I had a couple of miscommunications out there. I thought I could have done better on those."

(On the game winning two-point conversion)

"I knew it was coming. I was just out of position. I had bad eyes. He (Michael Crabtree) boxed me out. I was on him and he boxed me out. He's a big receiver. I should have made a play. He's a great receiver and he just got the best of me on that one."

K Wil Lutz

(On the potential game winning kick)

"I saw that we had the opportunity. Coach (Payton) looked at me and called for me right away. The fact that he has that confidence in me is awesome. I thought I hit it really well, but it just went left at the last second. If I get another chance, then I'll hit the next one."

(On what he did during the timeout called by Oakland prior to the potential game-winning kick)

"I walked over there and took a breath. Coach Payton told me to have fun. I did. It just didn't go my way."

DB De'Vante Harris

(On if he expected the two-point conversion following Oakland's last touchdown)

"Yes, I honestly did think they were going to go for two. They were getting hot late in the game. They were having success throwing the ball and getting some runs. I wasn't surprised, but we have got to hold up."

WR Willie Snead IV

(On his touchdown catch)

"It was a great ball and a great catch. I just tried to make plays all during training camp. It's tough. We'll learn from this."

(On Brandin Cooks and himself getting hot today)

"We just feed off each other. Drew (Brees) can take his pick. When he does, then we make plays. We just have to keep feeding off each other."

 S Kenny Vaccaro

(On the defensive 4th quarter struggles)

"I thought that we played well heading into halftime. We need to go back and look at the tape. We did not get the job done. Too many explosive plays to remember. Our execution was poor."

(On Delvin Breaux's departure changing things)

"I don't think it necessarily changed the calls of the game." (On if he was shocked that they went for two) "We practice those situations all of the time. Coach Payton has done a great job all year putting us in those situations. The coaches have done a great job with that. We just didn't execute."

WR Brandin Cooks

(On the 98-yard receiving touchdown)

"It was just one of those things where Drew (Brees) and I were on the same page. He put a beautiful ball out there. All I had to do was put my arms to the ball."

(On the loss with the great offensive play)

"It's one of those things where as an offense we need to score one more time. That's what it came down to in this game. We can be on fire as an offense as much as we want to, but at the end of the day we need to score one more time."

 LB Craig Robertson

(On the fourth quarter defensive pass interference call)

"I just have to find a way to not get a flag. I just have to find a way."

(On if he asked the official about the call)

"I don't talk to the refs. It doesn't help. I have to find a way to be better on that play."

(On if the ball was catchable) "I didn't think the ball was catchable, but the ref made the call. I have to live with it myself. I'm just mad that it put the team in a bad place."

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