Mike Mayock on Derek Carr fight challenge: “I like the attitude”

AP

Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock is standing by quarterback Derek Carr after Carr said he’d like to fight the “clowns” on television who question his abilities.

Mayock said on NFL Network that he doesn’t follow social media and doesn’t know all the details of Carr’s Twitter takedown of the hosts of ESPN’s First Take. But Mayock does like the fact that Carr stood up for himself.

“I like our quarterback. I like the attitude,” Mayock said. “Sometimes guys get frustrated by what they perceive to be a lack of understanding in the media. And these days in the media, let’s be honest, guys shoot first and ask questions later.”

Mayock worked in the media until the Raiders hired him this offseason, so he knows the business better than most NFL executives. And it’s unsurprising that Mayock is standing by his guy.

39 responses to “Mike Mayock on Derek Carr fight challenge: “I like the attitude”

  1. One of the most stupid things i’ve ever heard an athlete say. Yeah, it really makes sense for a pro athlete to fight out of shape, middle aged guys. Carr is showing a very thin skin, not what someone in the spotlight needs to have in the age of social media and 24/7 news cycle desperate for content

  2. I dunno…. as evidenced by the Seattle game, he might cry if he gets hit hard enough.

  3. Well they hired a draft analytists and a monday football announcer. Next for Offensive Coordinator I think they should Hire Opera and Defensive Coordinator should be Dr. Phil. Seems to fit.

  4. Shouldn’t a Raiders fan be concerned that Mike Mayock doesn’t follow social media? You might not be a fan, but how can you be in touch with things if you are closed out from today’s most technological form of communication?

  5. phinfan says:
    January 24, 2019 at 3:11 pm
    Well they hired a draft analytists and a monday football announcer. Next for Offensive Coordinator I think they should Hire Opera and Defensive Coordinator should be Dr. Phil. Seems to fit ——

    Well our “Monday night announcer ” also has more super bowls than your tuna fish team. And as far as mayock goes, I’d rather have him than jon lynch, Jerruh, etc etc. Carr and the raiders played well the last half of the season. Keep adding talent chucky, the world isn’t ready!! #RN4L

  6. All the haters, that took time out of their day to come comment on a Raiders story, only shows how scared they are, that the Raiders are going to be on top again!

  7. Refreshing to hear that someone in a high position doesn’t waste their time with social media. If only players could do that, too?

  8. Carr always struck me as a laid back guy who gets along with everyone and was diplomatic with his words. However Gruden has always liked this kind of public nonsense, Which leads me to suspect that Carr went about saying these out-of-character things in response to some kind of moronic “challenge” that Gruden laid out as a condition for Carr keeping his job.

    Ridiculous? Yes, but no more so than the Gruden hire itself.

  9. billswillneverwin says:
    January 24, 2019 at 3:01 pm
    I hear this management group is about to announce Ryan Seacrest as a head scout. He might be the most qualified person in the building.
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    Your team moved up to draft that big time bust, Josh Allen.

    You wish your team had a QB like Derek Carr.

  10. If you seen the line he had deal with most of the season and still threw for 4000 yrds and 19 td’s and 10 int’s he’s right. they don’t know football. Before you make a comment watch the all the games in it’s entire and then make judgments.

  11. Did Mayock have to get permission from Gruden to make that comment?, from what i understand and hear Mayock basically has to go through Gruden for EVERYTHING.

  12. The overwhelming majority of Americans do not participate in twitter and it is not an essential form of communication. Mayock has good sense to stay away from it and Derek Carr should follow his example.

  13. If you don’t believe in yourself it is nearly impossible to succeed. Carr has taken a lot of hits by the media in the past year so good for him for standing up for himself.

  14. I agree with Carr on this one. You can question this mans play all you want. But it would be hard to find someone with better character than this man’s.

  15. Cordell Bradley says:
    If you seen the line he had deal with most of the season and still threw for 4000 yrds and 19 td’s and 10 int’s he’s right. they don’t know football.
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    We know football just fine, thank you.
    Had Derek Carr put up those numbers 20 years ago it may have been impressive. Today, with spread offenses, rules tilted heavily toward that side of the ball, QBs who often throw 40 times a game, and bad-to-mediocre lines everywhere you look, his numbers aren’t so impressive.
    Carr’s 10 interceptions are OK. But in a 16-game season a QB today need average only 250 yards and just slightly over one touchdown pass to reach 4,000 yards and 19 TDs. Carr averaged 253.1 yards and barely more than one TD pass per game, and he had to throw the ball 533 times to do it.
    By comparison, 11 quarterbacks threw for more yards than Carr (several by a significant margin), and 18 quarterbacks (more than half the league) had more TD passes.
    You can watch all the games you want. Those who actually know football tend to rely less on raw numbers and more on how to interpret them in the context of current trends.
    Your stats say Derek Carr is average to slightly-above-average at best.

  16. Cordell Bradley says:
    If you seen the line he had deal with most of the season and still threw for 4000 yrds and 19 td’s and 10 int’s he’s right. they don’t know football.
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    We know football just fine, thank you.
    Had Derek Carr put up those numbers 20 years ago it may have been impressive. Today, with spread offenses, rules tilted heavily toward that side of the ball, QBs who often throw 40 times a game, and bad-to-mediocre lines everywhere you look, his numbers aren’t so impressive.
    Carr’s 10 interceptions are OK. But in a 16-game season a QB today need average only 250 yards and just slightly over one touchdown pass to reach 4,000 yards and 19 TDs. Carr averaged 253.1 yards and barely more than one TD pass per game, and he had to throw the ball 533 times to do it.
    By comparison, 11 quarterbacks threw for more yards than Carr (several by a significant margin), and 18 quarterbacks (more than half the league) had more TD passes.
    You can watch all the games you want. Those who actually know football tend to rely less on raw numbers and more on how to interpret them in the context of current trends.
    Your stats say Derek Carr is average to slightly-above-average at best.
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    If you watch any of the Raider games you knew they were tanking. The mostly ran the ball and were not ever worried about throwing the ball down the field.

  17. Carr is an EXCELLENT QB. He was 3rd in MVP voting in 2016. Was hampered by injuries and a rookie OC in 2017 and a pair of rookie OTs this season, but still showed in the 5 or 6 games when he had time that he is elite. Watch his highlights from the week 14 Steelers game. He made 9 or 10 throws in that W that only Aaron Rodgers can make.
    Carr needs help, but he’s a bona fide franchise QB.

  18. i’m glad carr did this. somebody had to finally call those idiots, who started watching football in 2014, out on their ignorance.

  19. If he had complete confidence in himself he would feel no need to react to the pundits. Insecure.

  20. Mayock seems like a reasonable guy who knows football and isn’t in to sell promotion like most of the guys on TV.

    No idea if he’ll succeed in Oakland/LV, but he can’t be any worse than Jerry Jones and others around the league.

  21. Well our “Monday night announcer ” also has more super bowls than your tuna fish team.
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    No…no he doesn’t. Thanks for playing.

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