Derek Carr tired of being “disrespected”

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No quarterback has opted out of the 2020 season. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said Tuesday he never considered it.

“I did not,” Carr said in a videoconference, via Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group. “I have a lot to prove to myself. I have a lot to prove to my organization. I’m going to be completely honest with you: I’m tired of being disrespected. So there was no question I was going to play this year.”

Critics never expected Carr to last into a third season with Jon Gruden, making the move to Las Vegas. He has survived but now has Marcus Mariota looking over his shoulder.

Since his broken leg ended an MVP-caliber season in 2016, Carr is 17-30 as the Raiders’ starter with 62 touchdowns, 31 interceptions and a 93.7 passer rating. The three-time Pro Bowler has never started a postseason game.

His time to prove something to himself and the team, while earning respect from everyone else is here. It’s now.

60 responses to “Derek Carr tired of being “disrespected”

  1. “Since his broken leg ended an MVP-caliber season in 2016, Carr is 17-30 as the Raiders’ starter with 62 touchdowns, 31 interceptions and a 93.7 passer rating. The three-time Pro Bowler has never started a postseason game.”

    Derek Carr: “I’m tired of being disrespected.”

    Carr’s statement and his statistics seem at odds with one another, making him just another young athlete who don’t know respect is something one earns, not something they are due.
    One could argue his three “Pro Bowls” are evidence he’s already received more respect than he deserves.

  2. Respect (or disrespect) is earned. I don’t think he is being disrespected, he is just not very good.

  3. Carr has earned > $71 million.
    Be happy for that because you aren’t that good a QB.
    I hope Mariota wins the job, but it’s unlikely.

    I remember Carr boasting he left money on the table.
    Not with his performance he hasnt.

  4. I expect him to have a good year, but I thought that the last couple of seasons, as well.

  5. Maybe he should wear some of those fancy dancy gloves that his brother used to wear. They sure helped his career.

  6. 2:1 TD to INT ratio and a 93.7 QB rating isn’t the problem

    If only the Raiders had an average defense.

    Raiders defense rankings since Carr broke his leg

    2017: 29th
    2018: 26th
    2019: 21st

  7. He’s not disrespected. He’s just proven to be a middle of the road QB and those are replaceable.

  8. seems like a good guy and highly-respected individual outside of football, where it truly counts.

  9. I’ve seen Carr play quite a bit. He’s an “okay” qb. That’s what he is. If he wants to stop being an “okay” qb, he is going to have to play a helluva lot better than he has.

  10. I’m so tired of professional athletes playing the “I’m so disrespected” card. It’s only topped by the “my family has to eat” card.

  11. This has been his preseason narrative since his one great season. We are tired of hearing the “chip on the shoulder” speech. Derek, you are very lucky to even have a starting job and a fanbase that has not totally lost their patience with you. We have not had a good QB since Rich Gannon. Stop worrying about what people think. Last year you threw a massive fit because Stephen A and Max Kellerman (complete fools) made fun of you. Focus on doing your job. That’s how you earn respect. Results.

  12. If you have a lot to prove to yourself, as Carr said, then maybe you have a lot to prove to everyone… What a whiner!

  13. They traded away their best defensive player and their best wide receiver walked and it
    s all Derik Carr’s fault? Bro. As long as Mr Davis and Mr Gruden believe in you, don’t worry about anybody else. !0 years from now you won’t give a crap so why care now? Put the work in, do your best, and you will sleep well at night. Everything else should just be considered noise.

  14. therealraider says:
    August 4, 2020 at 4:18 pm
    2:1 TD to INT ratio and a 93.7 QB rating isn’t the problem

    If only the Raiders had an average defense.

    Raiders defense rankings since Carr broke his leg

    2017: 29th
    2018: 26th
    2019: 21st

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    umm, this isn’t 2005. You want a 3:1 ratio in today’s easy offensive era. That’s why all these qbs throw for 300 yards every week. If your highly paid qb is only doing 2:1, that’s the definition of middling and that has nothing to do with your subpar defenses.

    lol

  15. Touchback6 is absolutely correct. You want a ratio better 3:1, like Tom Brady’s career stats, or, better yet, Patric Mahomes’ 4:1 ratio in this day and age. 2:1 just doesn’t cut it

  16. He seems to lack focus, maybe because of a low football IQ. So he’s not consistent. Looks good in a clean pocket, but who doesn’t. All and all, a good guy, average QB.

  17. I don’t blame him. I heard you guys praising Fitzpatrick the other day. Why? He stinks as player on the field. Carr does not get enough credit. My God, he survived 2 years with John Gruden!

  18. helena says:
    August 4, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Touchback6 is absolutely correct. You want a ratio better 3:1, like Tom Brady’s career stats, or, better yet, Patric Mahomes’ 4:1 ratio in this day and age. 2:1 just doesn’t cut it

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    2:1 is 30TDs to 15 INTs, or 24TDs to 12 INTs or 40TDs to 20INTs

    No matter how you slice it.. you aren’t losing games because your QB is the glaring issue with those numbers. I believe the Raiders lead the league in drops the past 3 years also.

  19. Peyton Manning is jealous of Carr…………..’s eyebrows. He wishes his were that big. You know, for scale.

  20. helena says:
    August 4, 2020 at 5:24 pm
    Touchback6 is absolutely correct. You want a ratio better 3:1, like Tom Brady’s career stats, or, better yet, Patric Mahomes’ 4:1 ratio in this day and age. 2:1 just doesn’t cut it

    2 4 Rate This

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    Take your low iq elsewhere. I never said “better than 3:1” or prime era Brady numbers.

  21. Play at the level of Mahomes, Wilson, or Haskins — and you won’t be disrespected. Simple. Let your play doing the talking not your mouth.

  22. Raider Fans have no idea how good they have it with Derek. Hes putting up top 15 numbers every year and our defenses are consistently awful.

    Ill be the first to criticize Derek when its warranted, he tends to play too safe but i understand why, you cant win games throwing INTs.

    Derek is the best Raiders QB of all time talent wise, imagine if he had the defense that didnt crumble in the 2nd half of games.

    I personally would be heartbroken if we got rid of Carr anytime soon and the thought of developing another QB makes me sad, especially knowing hell be the reason we win like 6+ games and we wont have a top 3 pick for one of the potentially best QBs in the draft.

    Im also tired of the Raiders being 7-9 or 8-8, Hopefully with the money spent on defense we actually can compete.

  23. therealraider says:
    August 4, 2020 at 4:18 pm
    2:1 TD to INT ratio and a 93.7 QB rating isn’t the problem

    If only the Raiders had an average defense.

    Raiders defense rankings since Carr broke his leg

    2017: 29th
    2018: 26th
    2019: 21st
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    The Bears had the 4th best defense last year, yet didn’t make the playoffs. The Seahawks had the 22nd ranked defense last year, yet made it two games deep into the playoffs. You can blame the Raiders defense all you want. When your QB is king of the 5 yard dump offs, his stats will look pretty good- except in the win column. Check and you’ll see that he is in the bottom tier of QBs in the league for completions over 10 yards. Garbner Minshew had 21 TDs and 6 INTs (the same as Carr last season) but only started 12 games. Fun fact: Neither Carr brother has thrown one playoff pass.

  24. touchback6 says:
    August 4, 2020 at 6:19 pm
    helena says:
    August 4, 2020 at 5:24 pm
    Touchback6 is absolutely correct. You want a ratio better 3:1, like Tom Brady’s career stats, or, better yet, Patric Mahomes’ 4:1 ratio in this day and age. 2:1 just doesn’t cut it

    2 4 Rate This

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    Take your low iq elsewhere. I never said “better than 3:1” or prime era Brady numbers.

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    I was agreeing with you on your overall point, brother. I have no problem with you. Peace

  25. Imagine calling Carr a dink and dunker when he had his highest yard per pass average of his career last year.

    People literally have 0 idea what theyre talking about.

    Btw Carrs YPPAA was 7.9 and Mahomes was 8.3. Just for perspective.

  26. Somewhere along the line I remember a pretty good saying, but I don’t remember where I heard it. It went something like “Just Win baby”. The people that criticize Carr are people who watch football games. The people who support Carr are people who look at stats. Both are correct. His stats are great, but he plays lousy. Imagine that. Stats couldn’t possibly be misleading, could they? Unless the stat you look at is wins and losses.

  27. Carr is ‘ok’ and 2:1 TD:INT ratio can win games, but you can’t just blame the losses on his defenses. There’s a difference between empty stats and making the throw in critical situations to win games. Carr has proven he can put up numbers at times, but he isn’t someone I’m concerned about beating my team in the waning minutes/seconds.

  28. 1 10 Rate This
    jurgyisgod says:
    August 4, 2020 at 6:38 pm
    Play at the level of Mahomes, Wilson, or Haskins — and you won’t be disrespected. Simple. Let your play doing the talking not your mouth.
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    You had me up until Haskins. Haskins…really? No, seriously Haskins?

  29. The Bears had the 4th best defense last year, yet didn’t make the playoffs. The Seahawks had the 22nd ranked defense last year, yet made it two games deep into the playoffs. You can blame the Raiders defense all you want. When your QB is king of the 5 yard dump offs, his stats will look pretty good- except in the win column. Check and you’ll see that he is in the bottom tier of QBs in the league for completions over 10 yards. Garbner Minshew had 21 TDs and 6 INTs (the same as Carr last season) but only started 12 games. Fun fact: Neither Carr brother has thrown one playoff pass.

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    but the bears don’t have a good qb, that’s the difference. 3/4 of championship won are because of a great defense and a good qb. some times a good qb is not even need eg… Foles, Brad Johnson, Trent Dilfer, jeff Hostetler.

  30. What’s necessary for Derek Carr to get the respect that he craves is for him to be playing under a different coaching regime because he is destined to fail in that desire as long as he’s playing under Jon Gruden.

    Carr is as good or as bad as the coaching he receives and he proved in 2015-2016 that he could excel under good offensive coaching (Bill Musgrave) and in fact was in the 2016 MVP discussion. While his stats haven’t been terrible, his play has been mediocre at best over the last 3 years of playing under offenses run by Todd Downing and Gruden. Gruden’s dink-and-dunk (“West Coast Offense”) system is a complete mismatch for Carr’s skills and unlike good coaches, Gruden refuses to alter his playbook and approach to better suit his QB’s strengths.

    Since the Raiders’ owner will refuse to follow the team’s best interests by getting rid of Gruden, Carr’s only real hope to recapture his past excellent form will be to move to another team either when Gruden gets rid of him or when his current contract is finished.

  31. I think Carr has the ability to be a solid QB in this league if he is paired with a coach that builds a team around his skill set. When he came out of the draft he was consistently throwing deep balls and hitting receivers in stride for decent gains. Enter Jon Gruden and suddenly he has become captain checkdown.

    For those that have all this faith in Chucky, look at his record as a play caller. It was built around short passes and RAC yardage. He looks like he was a genius because he was gifted with HOF receivers Tim Brown and Jerry Rice that racked up yards in that west coast offense.

    Fast forward to this millennium and Gruden is still trying to run a 90s offense in 2020.

    I reserve the right to determine whether Carr is a good QB or not until he is paired with a coach that is not going to try and stick square pegs in round holes.

  32. While I agree that Carr should probably just keep his mouth shut, I get why he’s upset. It sure feels like he gets no respect from his organization.

    Winning and losing doesn’t all fall on the QB, and Gruden doesn’t make anything easy. He’s got to be a really difficult coach to play for – and not in a good way. His ego seems to overshadow everything in his presence.

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