Raiders have no plans to add a quarterback, for now

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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has not back spasms but a fractured transverse process (the thin spikes on the vertebrate) in his back. He’ll miss two to six weeks, and the Raiders could be cooked without him.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the Raiders have no plans to add another quarterback for now, opting to stick with EJ Manuel and Connor Cook. (Stop laughing.)

At 2-2 and in third place in the AFC West, the Raiders can’t afford to continue their sudden tailspin.

Oakland has three straight home games — Ravens, Chargers, Chiefs — before going on the road to face the Bills and Dolphins. The Raiders then have a bye in Week 10.

Last year, Connor Cook started a wild-card playoff game after Carr suffered a broken leg in Week 16. It didn’t go well. How well the next few weeks go could determine how well the season goes, especially with the 3-0 Chiefs and 3-1 Broncos already in front of them.

21 responses to “Raiders have no plans to add a quarterback, for now

  1. I guess they’re giving up on the season. They have a known quantity in E.J. Manuel and he’s awful. And unless Connor Cook has improved significantly since last year, they have no QBs.

  2. Raiders atrocious offensive line play = Injured Franchise QB.
    The Raiders O-line has been getting whipped lately.

  3. At least their home games won’t seem like away games like the SD Chargers – I mean LA Chargers home games.

  4. Gee, here’s a thought… maybe the Raiders could consider signing, oh… I don’t know, maybe that unsigned SUPERBOWL guy who is presently just sitting there waiting for his phone to ring with a $20,000,000 offer for him to rescue a team’s fading hopes. Hey, waitaminute… hasn’t somebody here already suggested that? Or… are ABOUT TO? Spooky!

  5. Name a vet out there that can come in without working with the team at all and is superior to a guy that’s been there all summer.

    They need a patch for when Carr misses time. Not a full season replacement.

  6. Looks like they are going to have to cover more seats up in Oakland!

    The only entertainment will be watching Lynch dancing and eating Skittles on the sidelines!

    “Commitment to Excellence” – No Playoff wins since 2002

  7. The team just has to rally together. Baltimore and SD are both winnable even with Manuel, if they pull those out and lose to KC they are 4-3 with Buff and Miami on the road before their bye. They could be 5-4 and still have a playoff shot when Carr is healthy.

  8. Back when Denver won their first SB, Elway sat 4 games. His replacement was QB2, Bubby Brister, who won all 4 starts. Denver had a complete team. Oakland’s team is a mess. Offensive line, already checked out for the season. Defemse, terrible. Wide outs, drop city. If the Raiders dont win a playoff game this season, Reg 32-52 Mckenzie and Captain Jack Del Rio are gone baby, gone.

  9. babygaga19 says:
    October 3, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Back when Denver won their first SB, Elway sat 4 games. His replacement was QB2, Bubby Brister, who won all 4 starts. Denver had a complete team. Oakland’s team is a mess. Offensive line, already checked out for the season. Defemse, terrible. Wide outs, drop city. If the Raiders dont win a playoff game this season, Reg 32-52 Mckenzie and Captain Jack Del Rio are gone baby, gone.
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    Thanks for that stroll down memory lane, gaga. But nobody understands what that has to do with current events. The QB you have now hung 16 points on the mighty Oakland defense. And McKenzie and Del Rio aren’t likely to get fired until the team moves to Vegas, regardless of record.

  10. babygaga19 says:
    October 3, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Back when Denver won their first SB, Elway sat 4 games. His replacement was QB2, Bubby Brister, who won all 4 starts. Denver had a complete team. Oakland’s team is a mess. Offensive line, already checked out for the season. Defemse, terrible. Wide outs, drop city. If the Raiders dont win a playoff game this season, Reg 32-52 Mckenzie and Captain Jack Del Rio are gone baby, gone.
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    Thanks for that stroll down memory lane, gaga. But nobody understands what that has to do with current events. The QB you have now hung 16 points on the mighty Oakland defense. And McKenzie and Del Rio aren’t likely to get fired until the team moves to Vegas, regardless of record.
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    Maybe we should flip back 8 days ago? How did your awesome D look against the skins? Your O? Do you need numbers on this?

  11. jjfootball says:
    October 3, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Has Tony Romo been keeping in shape?
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    Romo wouldnt last 15 minutes behind the Raiders O-Line. Ask Carr. Two fractures in six games. Am I lying?

  12. The OL got paid. Now, like the SOBs they are, they don’t feel like playing anymore. See Donald Penn’s face in his post game interview after the redskins game? He was a triggered SJW. “The president called us out. We had to do somethin'”. How about “DO YOUR JOB”.? .
    Somehow, I guess the entire OL feels like their fighting back against Trump by throwing the game and playing like poo.
    I wonder if Detek Carr voted for Trump? Those crybabies are playing like they want to get Carr killed.

  13. babygaga is overly frothy this week.

    Somebody tell the kc troll that 12 games remain.

    Let’s reassess around Turkey Time.

    Until then, don’t forget to breathe.

    Carry on.

  14. babygaga19 says:
    October 3, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Maybe we should flip back 8 days ago? How did your awesome D look against the skins? Your O? Do you need numbers on this?
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    That was sarcasm, son. Try to keep up.

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