Derek Carr: We’re still good at football

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The Raiders came into Sunday’s game against the Jets riding high after three straight wins, but they came out of it hanging their heads.

Losing 34-3 has a way of making that happen and the game was enough of a train wreck that Raiders head coach Jon Gruden decided to wave the white flag by pulling quarterback Derek Carr in the third quarter. Carr didn’t appreciate a question about how that felt during his postgame press conference — “It was for other reasons than you’re to make it seem.” — and he didn’t take kindly to any thought that Sunday’s loss redefined the Raiders season.

“You can look in some people’s eyes and some people react differently to getting punched in the mouth,” Carr said, via comments distributed by the Jets. “Sadly enough, I’ve been on some teams where we’ve had our fair share of getting hit in the mouth. As frustrating as it is, let’s be honest, these six games that we’ve won, no one thought we could do that with who we have. We’re still good at football. We’re still a good football team, but it is what it is. We’re still building that foundation. Hopefully today is one of those moments that wakes everybody up and we rally back together like we have this season and we keep playing.”

The Raiders will have to get things back together quickly as they’ll be in Kansas City to face the Chiefs next Sunday. Carr said that the Raiders “better show up or they’re going to beat us by 50” and it’s hard to argue with that logic after seeing the Jets mop the floor with them on Sunday.

19 responses to “Derek Carr: We’re still good at football

  1. Jon Gruden had a front row seat to a show featuring a good young QB who can extend plays with his athleticism, keep focused on the progressions, and deliver passes on target under duress.

  2. I was there in the cold and the rain yesterday, as were a ton of other Raider fans. This team never stood a chance with the way they played. I am thoroughly embarrassed by this team today.

  3. “We’re still building that foundation.”

    Must be one helluva foundation. You’ve been building it for six years. At this rate you’ll be retired before the foundation is done.

    BTW, you are NOT a good football team. You have been a sub .500 team 4 of 5 years.

  4. Gruden will probably put Carr up for sale after the season.
    Someone will take him, since there’s still tread on the tires and the mileage’s not bad.

  5. No one was expecting New Orleans to get whipped by Atlanta either a couple weeks ago. It can happen to any good team. Despite what the troll haters would like, the Raiders will bounce back and make the playoffs.

  6. I was at the game yesterday right behind the Raiders sideline. I knew something odd was going to happen when I saw everyone dropping passes during pregame warmups. Looked like they had just rolled out of bed. The entire team was off yesterday except for Carr, Crosby, and the refs. If you saw the game yesterday whether in person or on TV, you will see that Carr played very well, he did not make any stupid plays. All incompletions were on the receivers. I have faith that they will bounce back!

  7. When west coast teams travel to the eastern time zone, the game should be played at 4pm ET. Why the NFL refuses this is anyone’s guess. There was only 2 games played at 4pm ET. Ridiculous.

  8. jjackwagon says:
    November 25, 2019 at 9:19 am
    “We’re still building that foundation.”

    Must be one helluva foundation. You’ve been building it for six years. At this rate you’ll be retired before the foundation is done.

    BTW, you are NOT a good football team. You have been a sub .500 team 4 of 5 years.

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    Actually they have been over .500 once in since 2003. And as far as the “foundation” is concerned, I believe they are putting the wheels back on the singlewide and driving it to Vegas.

  9. Like Gruden a lot but he’s a terrible HC. His success the first time was because of Gannon and then he took over a primed and ready Dungy built Tampa team.

  10. Can’t really put the loss on Carr, the whole team looked like they didn’t want to be there. Warm weather and dome teams tend to struggle in the elements.

  11. Most people had this team winning around 5-6 games. This season has already been a huge step. They need to improve the secondary, they are getting there. Gruden still has 8 more seasons anyways lol.

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