Jack Del Rio: Changing QBs wouldn’t have made “big change”

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Raiders quarterback Connor Cook was 4-of-14 for 41 yards and an interception in the first half of Saturday’s game against the Texans, which led many people to wonder if the Raiders would make a change and insert Matt McGloin in an effort to save their season.

The Raiders didn’t make a change and Cook went 14-of-31 the rest of the way in his first NFL start, which helped the Texans to a 27-14 win that moves them into the next round of the playoffs. After the game, Del Rio said that he did discuss a move to McGloin, who didn’t start because of a left shoulder injury, with the offensive coaches.

“I asked at halftime,” Del Rio said. “The coaches really felt that there were other things that were kind of contributing and that there wasn’t going to be a big change based on changing the quarterback, so we stayed the course with it. I know he got a lot of experience in the game in the last game and a half. He did some good things, and then he did some things that he’ll certainly learn from.”

Cook said “maybe” when asked if his inexperience was a factor, adding that he felt confident in himself and thought that “sometimes I just tried to do a little bit too much out there at times.” McGloin said, via CSNBayArea.com, that he wanted to play, but didn’t lobby the coaches about something that wasn’t his decision.

Some will wonder what might have been with McGloin, but the bigger lament in Oakland is sure to be what could have been with a healthy Derek Carr.

48 responses to “Jack Del Rio: Changing QBs wouldn’t have made “big change”

  1. “I know he got a lot of experience in the game in the last game and a half. He did some good things, and then he did some things that he’ll certainly learn from.”

    Who cares if he’s getting experience? It’s the playoffs, not preseason. So what if McGloin’s left shoulder hurt, he’s right-handed.

    Sounds like JDL is the inexperienced one here.

  2. McGloin is just as terrible. Either way the QB wasn’t winning the game, you might as well play the guy who you want to develop/ will be on the roster next year.

  3. Jack Del Rio is a career mediocre coach, who believes he is better and smarter than he actually is.
    The Raiders had NO business being in these playoffs. Their record was a mirage, and masked the reality that this is a true 7-9 team. The Raiders fluked and lucked their way to the playoffs and McGloin nor MasCARRa would have made a difference.
    The Chiefs OWNED them, and the AFC West. The Chiefs are the ONLY team capable of taking out Bobby Kraft organization of cheaters.
    Raiders fans should fall in line, Bronco fans should fall in line and tag along behind the Chiefs bandwagon and root for KC all the way to the Super Bowl.
    Mark Davis needs to intern with Clark Hunt, learn how to run a classy and top notch organization.
    reggie needs to mentor under John Dorsey and learn how to identify, and acquire true talent. (Not sign a QB who wears makeup, looks like a Gothic nutcase, and has less talent than his older brother)
    Everyone will soon be trying to emulate the “Chiefs Way” as KC dominates the next dozen years

  4. You would have to think that McGloin would have played only if Cook was injured. He might have only been able to manage handoffs?

  5. McGloin would have been a better shot. This was Jack’s worst mistake of the season, and probably cost him Coach of the Year.

  6. it is what it is. we lost to the better team. we had no injuries all year pretty much until the end there–sh*t happens. anyways, we’ll be back next year. with a great young core of talent and endless amounts of cash to spend on players 😀 we come into next year as easy top 10 team. denver? haha not so much tho

  7. After Carr went down, I had no real optimism about the playoffs so yesterday’s performance by the Raiders was no real surprise.

    On the other hand, if Carr returns at full health and with a nice new multi-year contract then with upgrades on the defense, I see the Raiders back in the playoffs for the next several years with the potential to add to their collection of Lombardi trophies.

  8. The entire team collapsed after game 15. Seems like a coaching thing to me. There wasn’t much of a game plan for the offense. Why not run Richard and Washington early behind 6 and 7 linemen? And keep doing it. It does show that the teams needs improvement at all positions. There were too many dropped passes. Blame Cook for the errant passes, but when receivers like Crabtree, Cooper and Robert’s miss passes in their hands, that’s a problem. Receiver seperation is also a problem. While the OL maybe the highest paid, it also didn’t get the job done. The TE’s need to improve. RB Murray needs to be quicker off the snap. He seems to be in slow motion this year, which is why Washington and Richard seem faster.
    It was a good season. 2017-18 Baby!

  9. i know it all ,sounds like a raider fan beat you up when you were a kid, from the sound of it ,you still are getting beat up. when is the last time the chiefs were relevant, when is the last time the chiefs won a super bowl, we all know about the chiefs playoff experience and if you don’t remember , ill remind you, every year one and done. the only thing that has helped youre team ,is a wife beater.so next time you wanna start throwing stones ,make sure you don’t live in a glass house. the raiders are an up and coming team that is young that will get it together and i think thats what scares you

  10. >.The Chiefs are the ONLY team capable of taking out Bobby Kraft organization of cheaters.

    I’m a Jets fan, I HATE the Patriots.
    Want to bet the Patriots not just beat but crush the Chiefs if they meet?

    Had Carr not gotten hurt, I’m pretty sure Oakland beats the Texans, who are the one who is over rated. They allowed 49 points more than they scored, despite playing in a weak division.
    Miraculously they made the playoffs.
    They were lucky to face a team without a QB.
    Even a team with a bad QB will defeat a team without a QB in the playoffs.

  11. oh ya i know it all, one more thing .as far as OWNING the afc west ,the only reason chefs got 1st place is because the raiders lost their qb and lost to denver , which GAVE you 1st by default

  12. What an embarrassing lose. The Raiders made the Oilers look like a true championship-level team. Even without Carr, one would have expected Oakland to at least put up a fight. But, nope.

  13. Before I shut this awful game off I saw repeated drops by the Oakland receivers. Hard to be more than 4-14 when they drop a half dozen passes in the first quarter.

  14. antichargers says:
    Jan 8, 2017 10:15 AM
    oh ya i know it all, one more thing .as far as OWNING the afc west ,the only reason chefs got 1st place is because the raiders lost their qb and lost to denver , which GAVE you 1st by default

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    Yea, beating the Raiders TWICE during the season , and sweeping the whole division had nothing at all to do with TAKING the division title.

    There is a reason most people call Raider fans clueless, and moronic. Your statement provides a perfect example of why

  15. Raiders had a tough break that sealed their fate before the playoffs started. It was a real shame after they had a really nice season. It was good to see a new team in the AFC playoffs though as a viewer.

  16. The Chiefs are and have been the best team in the AFC West for several years. The caveat was that Denver had Manning. He always won the chess match.

  17. I side with Jack on this. The entire team has been playing like crap since Carr went down. At least Cook showed some brief signs of hope. McGloin isn’t even good enough for the Arena League.

  18. we come into next year as easy top 10 team. denver? haha not so much tho

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    One playoff appearance in how many years and you’re already taking shots at other teams? SMH

  19. The Raiders future is bright, very bright, much brighter than the rest of the AFC West and other teams.

  20. komzybabyyy says:
    Jan 8, 2017 10:08 AM
    it is what it is. we lost to the better team. we had no injuries all year pretty much until the end there–sh*t happens. anyways, we’ll be back next year. with a great young core of talent and endless amounts of cash to spend on players😀 we come into next year as easy top 10 team. denver? haha not so much tho
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    You might want to save that cash so you can over pay Mack. Did he even play last night? After seeing what he is about in the playoffs let’s put to bed any talk about him being better than Von. One player put the team on his back while the other was a no show.

  21. This guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about. ^^^^^^

    Lots of dropped passes yesterday.

    Good year to build on.

    If the Raiders can tighten up the defense, they’ll be in business.

    Go Raiders

  22. Iknowitall speaks the truth. I respect someone who represents the present, while focusing an exacting eye on the future. It’s sad watching the Raiders and Broncos fanbase clinging to the past, but that’s all they have. You know the party is over when the mascara weeps.

  23. Del Rio is a buffoon. Cook had 41 yards passing, 4-14, 1 pick and a 9.8 rating at the half. He was going nowhere. McGloin had dressed and practiced during the week. All this Jack talk about getting Cook experience………….really Jack? Was that the whole purpose of your first playoff game in 14 years???? To get QB3 experience??? Amazing! Del Rio is incompetent! Even your golden boy Gruden commented repeatedly on this issue.

  24. The Chiefs are the ONLY team capable of taking out Bobby Kraft organization of cheaters.
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    Wrong. Steelers will mop the floor with the Chiefs if they meet and will give Pats a game. You run your mouth awfully reckless for having 1 playoff win in 25 years.

  25. Cook, McGloin or my uncle Rico, would not have made a difference. Carr was the engine that propelled them to 12 wins. The more telling quote from JDR after the game was about the defence, “what I expected”. It was a good year, not a great year. For my Raiders to jump to that next level the D on the back end needs changes along with speed at lb. Believe the one big move is moving Ken Norton jr out. Look for another wideout,TE and rb, possibly from free agentcy.

  26. Anybody that judges the raiders by games without Carr is simply wrong.
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    Carr played against 4 playoff teams this season and lost 3. Next!

  27. Look, we all know what we get with Matt, he’s 1-6 in the league. And he’s more fragile that anyone not named Detmer. He’s small, and his contract is coming up. Conner is younger, bigger body, bigger arm, much more upside, and cheaper right now. He’s the future #2. We all knew our season ended 2 weeks ago, so I’m good with Conner getting the playing time. In a perfect future world, he comes in only to run the clock out on lopsided victories. We see what the team looks like when Carr goes down, now we have to prepare better for that next season and get Conner ready to play. Oh, and don’t forget about improving our defense, good god they are bad.

  28. Darling Derek has had plenty of experience the last 3 years. Should Captain Jack turn over next season to McGloin and Cook to groom them for the future? That would make sense, yes?

  29. babygaga19 says:
    Jan 8, 2017 11:27 AM
    BTW NATION, shut your yap about the greatness of Crabs and Cooper. They were a national embarrassment yesterday! LOL!
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    Just Troll Baby!!!!!!

  30. Sounds like Jack gave up… just like he did for the Broncos in the playoffs a few years back. In fact… I think he gave up on this season after getting hammered by the Broncos last week. Starting to see a pattern here. What a loser.

  31. babygaga19 says:
    Jan 8, 2017 11:27 AM
    BTW NATION, shut your yap about the greatness of Crabs and Cooper. They were a national embarrassment yesterday! LOL!
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    Just Troll Baby!!!!!!
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    Truth aint trolling. You still mad, bro?

  32. Hey Derek,

    How could God do this to you and the Raiders. Maybe there is a God. One and done and most of us have had our prayer answered.

  33. It never ceases to amaze me how clueless some of these nay-sayers are . I guess when you don’t have a life, you live for these forums where you can bad mouth other teams to make yourself feel better. Too bad reality sucks for the likes of you: pantherpro, justbegbaby, truevision21, and of course lets not forget oxymoron aka Iknowitall.

  34. It never ceases to amaze me how clueless some of these nay-sayers are . I guess when you don’t have a life, you live for these forums where you can bad mouth other teams to make yourself feel better. Too bad reality sucks for the likes of you: pantherpro, justbegbaby, truevision21, and of course lets not forget oxymoron aka Iknowitall.
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    Save it Pal. These boards had to put up with Joe Toronto and Newbie Nation for over a year now claiming victory in SB 51. Their homeristic proclamations were without support or any rational logic. Now, we are glad to see them fail badly on a national station, hear us tell them that we told you so, and hopefully shut up for awhile. Thanks again for yesterday. Fun trainwreck!

  35. Conner Cook can’t throw and catch. If Crabtree would have missed the entire game, the Raiders might have had a chance. I’m watching the Giants game and looking at Eli Manning’s stats. They don’t tell you that he’s had two TDs dropped and multiple other passes dropped. The Raiders have dropped balls all year long. They lead the league. Carr was able to overcome it most of the time. McGloin wouldn’t have made any difference.

  36. Today has been the worst. I dont think I can make it. I suffer from low self-esteem, no job, no relationship, I’ve never had sex, no real friends……………………the Raiders were my family!! Every single one of them! The Raiders are my life and to finally be back on top, man, I was alive again..

    Now that our season is over and God took away Derek Carr, I dont know. It just sucks. Last night I found my Daddy’s hidden .38 and sucked the barrel a little bit. This is wrong, but I was so thinking about Derek’s leg and pinky. I wish I could help him.

    If anybody else feels like me and is interested in forming a Silver and Black Grieving Group, let me know. We can take solace in our disappointment and chart our way to a better future. GOO RAIDERS DEREK BIG MAN CARR! YEAH< YEAH/ YES!

  37. What up Big Bad Mighty Nashun? Kinda quiet in here. How are those season ending hangovers??

    Sorry buds, but the football world is still laughing at you. 14 years of being the worst team in the NFL (NFL record of double digit losses in 10 out of 12 years) and finally you get it right, with help from a very soft schedule (you didnt beat anybody BTW), and suddenly you back, bad and knocking on the Champions Clubhouse door expectin a seat at the Big Boys Table. LMAO, that’s rich!!

    Maybe next time stay quiet until you do something? Just sayin’ LOL!

  38. @Iknowitall
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    KC is classy organization? …cough cough Belcher. And how about Tyreke Hill?

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