Raiders cancel OTA for go-kart racing

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Jack Del Rio gave the Raiders a break Friday, taking them go-kart racing in lieu of practice.

NFL teams have 10 OTAs, but it’s not unusual for coaches to work in a fun activity. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin took his team to Dave & Buster’s earlier this week, and the Cowboys hosted their annual Dallas Cowboys U high school football camp for underserved student-athletes. The Saints held a scavenger hunt.

According to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, several players posted videos on social media from their day at Umigo Racing. Quarterback Derek Carr shot video of the leaderboard after one race, showing he posted the fastest time.

The Raiders conclude their offseason program with a mandatory three-day minicamp that begins Tuesday.

14 responses to “Raiders cancel OTA for go-kart racing

  1. For the last decade, the Vikings have been spending one of their OTA days building a playground for a local community. There’s never a mention of that here, but we always hear about teams that take the day off to go bowling or play video games or race go-karts.

  2. for Christ sake. they’ve been on vacation since they were knocked out of the playoffs. now that they ask these millionaire babies to work hard for 2 or 3 days they feel the need to go and play? what happened to nose to the grindstone. Preparation. Patriot nation is laughing at all these teams.

  3. Good to hear.

    Someone’s gonna make a negative comment like “get back to work” but athletes make so much money and are physically bigger than most of us that sometimes we forget they’re still “kids” at heart. Heck, I’m in my 30’s and I enjoy go karting, paint balling, etc, etc. Most of these players are probably only in their 20’s.

  4. At the end of the year, these players will be shaking their heads and saying stuff like “it wasn’t our year”. It could have been, your soft team leadership let you down.

  5. sportzfan says:
    Jun 9, 2017 5:27 PM
    for Christ sake. they’ve been on vacation since they were knocked out of the playoffs. now that they ask these millionaire babies to work hard for 2 or 3 days they feel the need to go and play? what happened to nose to the grindstone. Preparation. Patriot nation is laughing at all these teams.

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    not really. the team leader carr posted the best time. nobody in new england takes oakland ligthty i can promise u that. new england is gonna work every game like its their last. good luck to the rest of the afc.

  6. The Phantom Stranger says:
    Jun 9, 2017 5:25 PM

    For the last decade, the Vikings have been spending one of their OTA days building a playground for a local community. There’s never a mention of that here, but we always hear about teams that take the day off to go bowling or play video games or race go-karts.
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    How may playoff appearances did that get you?

  7. @sportzfan: Patriot nation??

    Nice try, buddy.

    There is only one nation…

    RAIDER NATION

    Don’t ever forget it….chowd.

    Carry on.

    RAIDER NATION

  8. The Phantom Stranger says:
    Jun 9, 2017 5:25 PM
    For the last decade, the Vikings have been spending one of their OTA days building a playground for a local community. There’s never a mention of that here, but we always hear about teams that take the day off to go bowling or play video games or race go-karts.

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    Really??? Who cares about the Vikings? Even their fans post more on Packers articles than their own team.

    Still
    Keep
    On
    Losing!!! SKOL!!!!!

  9. Patriot nation is laughing at all these teams.

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    LOL at this. There is only ONE NATION.

  10. GO FOR TWO SPORTS says:
    Jun 9, 2017 5:57 PM
    The Phantom Stranger says:
    Jun 9, 2017 5:25 PM

    For the last decade, the Vikings have been spending one of their OTA days building a playground for a local community. There’s never a mention of that here, but we always hear about teams that take the day off to go bowling or play video games or race go-karts.
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    How may playoff appearances did that get you?
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    Four. Three more than the Raiders.

  11. Captain Jack is the laziest HC in the NFL? He will gladly go go-larting instead of having a full day of OTA;s. Captain Jack is a well known party boy and that got him fired from Jacskonville and Denver.

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