Derek Carr wants all the blame for loss to Washington

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Nothing went right for the Raiders last night.

But quarterback Derek Carr got all the money, so he’s willing to take all the blame.

Via Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area, Carr was prepared to take all the criticism for his own and the team’s awful showing in last night’s 27-10 loss at Washington.

“I have to be better,” Carr said. “Put all the blame on me. It’s my fault. Everybody wants to pat you on the back when you win. You have to own it when you don’t. Put it all on me. I’ll be all right.”

Carr threw a pick on his first pass attempt and it didn’t get much better from there. He finished 19-for-31 passing for 118 yards, with a touchdown and two interceptions. His offensive line didn’t have a good night either (allowing four sacks and never establishing the run), but the Raiders didn’t convert a single third down (0-for-11).

“This isn’t alarming, but we did get punched in the mouth,” Carr said. “It’s all about how we respond. We’ll be ready to fight.”

It was late in the fourth quarter before the Raiders crossed the 100-yard mark as an offense, a complete flat tire for an offense which is typically far more efficient, starting with the quarterback.

33 responses to “Derek Carr wants all the blame for loss to Washington

  1. .
    The Raiders, Ravens, Dolphins and Bucs are fairly decent teams who were totally non competitive on Sunday. It’s hard to understand when good teams suddenly go bad.
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  2. I’m glad to see Carr honestly admit that he stunk last night – recognition of problems is the first step to solving them.

    They key for the Raiders going forward is to focus on preparation and not get self-absorbed in all the high expectations. If they can focus on fundamentals then I think that they’ll be okay. However if they buy into the “greatness” hype then they’ll become a bullseye for other teams and be in danger of becoming like those underachieving paper-championship teams of the 1990s.

  3. charger383 says:

    September 25, 2017 at 8:21 am

    they were more concerned with kneeling than playing

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    as a raiders fan dating back since 1979, you are absolutely correct! This one game I was glad they lost.

  4. The Raiders threw the game.

    You can say that it was a sorry ass performance by the offense. The broadcast commentary reported how distracted they were, that the Raiders were going to stay in the locker room only to find out there were game decision rules that must be made on the field (because it was a night TV game). Looked like they stayed in the locker room. Carr had no time to throw from the pocket as it seemed to collapse every play. The only pass plays to work were 3-5 yards dink and dunk. On one play Carr sees the rush on the right side and hands off the ball in that direction anyway. What was going on there? The team looked like they were in practice mode.

  5. It’s yours!!! You might want to think more about playing instead of kneeling in solidarity next time. LOL!!!

  6. I’ve been a life long Raider supporter. Longer than Seabass has been alive. If you have a ‘hobby’ of betting money on NFL football, you get a TOTALLY different perspective on the game than the average casual (or even frenetic) fan.
    Sometimes, I don’t know how to explain it… You just get a gut feeling.
    It was bad enough about this being a trap game with Denver coming up next week. But when Kelechi Osemele opened his mouth about the entire offensive line sitting , I called my bookie and put $250 on Washngton
    Guaranteed, 100% LOCK. I just …knew.

  7. It’s happened before, and it’ll happen again. Good teams throwing up a stinker. I’ve seen it too many times in the past. The Raiders will be just fine, it’s how they respond in their next game that’s important.

  8. I watch a lot of Raider games living in Cali, and Derek Carr usually has plenty of time in the pocket, but often takes 3 step drops and the ball is out. That was not the case in this game. The entire offense seemed off. They got punched in the mouth, but as far as I’m concerned they didn’t even show up last night.

  9. Carr is exactly what we all thought he was.
    An average, mouthy QB.
    He certainly is not better than Alex Smith, that is VERY clear.
    Heck Carr isnt even better that Patrick Mahomes.
    The Kansas City Chiefs OWN the Raiders, and the AFC West.

  10. artvan15 says:
    September 25, 2017 at 8:43 am

    It’s yours!!! You might want to think more about playing instead of kneeling in solidarity next time. LOL!!!

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    Carr was one of the few players that stood.

  11. raidernation210 says:

    September 25, 2017 at 8:42 am

    charger383 says:

    September 25, 2017 at 8:21 am

    they were more concerned with kneeling than playing

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    as a raiders fan dating back since 1979, you are absolutely correct! This one game I was glad they lost.

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    I too have been a Raider fan since the early 1970s and I too am glad they lost this game. Do your job, protest on your own time and NOT in uniform! That’s what Al would have told them!

  12. Hate to be a conspiracy theorist….but nothing logical explains the poor offensive line play…is it possible that the incredible Offensive Line that was so focused on protesting were upset by Derek Carr not joining their protest and trying to teach him a lesson? It just doesn’t make sense how an offensive line can be so good in EVERY game leading up to this for the past two years and then look like a high school offensive line…

  13. lb1083 says:
    September 25, 2017 at 4:28 pm
    Hate to be a conspiracy theorist….but nothing logical explains the poor offensive line play…is it possible that the incredible Offensive Line that was so focused on protesting were upset by Derek Carr not joining their protest and trying to teach him a lesson? It just doesn’t make sense how an offensive line can be so good in EVERY game leading up to this for the past two years and then look like a high school offensive line…
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    You might be onto something. Maybe Belichick and Brady and the Patriots were protesting during week #1 and the purposely threw the game in honor of Kaepernick. Tell that to Trump. He might run with the story. You’d be surprised how many people would believe it.

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