Derek Carr: Extending ball with one hand was stupid

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The Raiders were trying to take a lead just before halftime in Green Bay and quarterback Derek Carr saw a chance to get a touchdown on a run near the Packers end zone.

Carr stretched toward the goalline with the ball in one hand, but didn’t make it. He fumbled and the ball went out of bounds in the end zone for a touchback. The Packers would go 80 yards for a score that extended their lead to 21-10 and were off and running on their way to a 42-24 home win.

“Trying to extend with one hand is not smart. It’s stupid. . . . That’s my fault. I let my team down,” Carr said, via Jimmy Durkin of TheAthletic.com.

It’s a lesson that Carr should have learned when he lost a fumble doing the same thing against the Cowboys two years ago. We’ll see if it sticks now that it helped send his team to their third loss of the season.

26 responses to “Derek Carr: Extending ball with one hand was stupid

  1. This team needs another good draft on defense they need cornerbacks and defensive ends but they’re moving in the right direction, 3-3 after this rough early schedule? Pretty damn good

  2. Changed whole game.

    Nobody expected them to win though.

    One more good draft and FA.

    Gotta draft or pick up real DE pass rushers, LB and a corner. Offensive will be ok.

    Gotta say, the anti raiders bias from League is pure BS. The way from home and travel schedule, both the most ever in history of NFL…come on. NFL doesn’t get ANY of my money. Nice to watch free.

  3. We Paeckers fans couldn’t be happier with the cheap wins we’ve gotten.

    Eventually that will catch up to us. But not before we can count our wins on one hand.

  4. Gotta say, the anti raiders bias from League is pure BS. The way from home and travel schedule, both the most ever in history of NFL…come on. NFL doesn’t get ANY of my money. Nice to watch free.

    Nobody commented about the Packers having a short week after a Monday night game and the Raiders coming off a bye week. And I’m sure I saw Roger Goodell and at least 4 or 5 referees knock the ball out of Derek Carr’s hand. I’m surprised that didn’t show up on the replays.

  5. Idk why carr is beating himself up about this; the refs would’ve denied him TD until the gb offense got the ball.

  6. All you Raider fans calling for Carrs head are dellusional. Is he as good as Brady or Rodgers? NO. But he is better then over half the qbs in this league and good qbs are hard to find. You all act like the Raiders had these great qbs before Carr. When weve had trash like Jamarcus, Brooks, Collins, Tui, Culpepper, Flynn, Schaub lol the only ok ones weve had were Palmer and Campbell and id take Carr over those 2. The man has no wideouts and our defense is trash.

  7. arkraider says:
    October 21, 2019 at 9:04 am
    All you Raider fans calling for Carrs head are dellusional. Is he as good as Brady or Rodgers? NO. But he is better then over half the qbs in this league and good qbs are hard to find. You all act like the Raiders had these great qbs before Carr. When weve had trash like Jamarcus, Brooks, Collins, Tui, Culpepper, Flynn, Schaub lol the only ok ones weve had were Palmer and Campbell and id take Carr over those 2. The man has no wideouts and our defense is trash.

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    I think it is time to stop comparing Carr to past QBs. Instead of saying “he is better than anything QB we have had”, how about the mindset “he is not as good as what we COULD have”? Why settle?

    What if Teddy Bridgewater hits the market next year?

  8. Getting sort of tired of Carr saying “My fault” all the time. That only matters when you learn not to do those stupid mistakes over and over again. Otherwise it is just words. I don’t see him going out next week and playing a perfect game against the Texans to make up for yesterday’ mistakes. But that is what high caliber QBs do.

    Granted the defense got destroyed, but Carr single-handedly took 14 points from the Raiders and gave them to the Packers (fumble and INT in end zone). The game would have been within reach if not for them.

  9. Not saying settle just saying have some sort of plan if you are going to dump a good qb you better replace him w a better one. And im not knocking Bridgewater but if you think hes the answer to the promise land then i will have to disagree. Id rather have Carr. Im not comparing Carr to previous QBs im making the point on how hard it is to find a good one. And yes Carr is not as good as we could have.

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