Derek Carr: I’m tired of the talk, just ready to play

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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr made it clear in August that he’s “tired of being disrespected” by those outside the organization.

His message hasn’t changed with the regular season about to get underway. Carr joined Adam Schein on Mad Dog Sports Radio Tuesday and expanded on why he feels like he isn’t getting the respect he’s due after posting a career-high quarterback rating during the 2019 season.

“I think it’s the people that, just really just, without lack of a better term, just don’t know what’s going on,” Carr said. “What we accomplished, what we’re able to do has been pretty awesome. And some pretty fun circumstances, I’ll say it, in a fun way. It just is what it is. I’m just tired of the talk, I’m just ready to play. and I’m excited to take my group of guys, and go and do this thing. And like I said, people can keep saying all they want, I think I’ve grown to a place in my life, where I just don’t care anymore. I’ve always been a people pleaser. I’ve always tried to appease everybody, but those days are dead and gone. I’m here, and no disrespect to anybody, but I’m not here to be anybody’s friend. . . . I think it’s time to just go out and play football and not care about the other stuff.”

However well Carr might have played and whatever the Raiders accomplished as a team, they still finished 7-9 last season. They’ve also won 17 total games over the last three seasons and that kind of record rarely results in torrents of praise for the player quarterbacking the offense.

Should Carr continue playing well while the Raiders find their way to a winning record, it’s a good bet that people will be singing a more positive tune whether Carr continues to listen or not.

18 responses to “Derek Carr: I’m tired of the talk, just ready to play

  1. This guy really thinks he is better than what he is, which is average at best, but at least he is better than his bro. Why does he keep talking about completion percentage lol, at the end of the day its wins and losses. And did you advance.

  2. “What we accomplished, what we’re able to do has been pretty awesome.”

    Please Derek, fill us in on all that you have accomplished. This guy just makes me chuckle.

    Demoted to Clipboard holder by week 4, Bet on it.

  3. He thinks he’s AS good as what he is, which is a guy who easily carried the team to the playoffs prior to breaking his leg, and then fracturing his back the following year. If his health is back anywhere near where it was during the the previous playoff run, then he IS an elite QB that will give his team a shot at the playoffs …..full stop.

  4. I don’t know why these guys even pay attention to the outside noise anyway — there will always be detractors in today’s social media.

  5. nahnken says:
    September 8, 2020 at 5:20 pm
    “What we accomplished, what we’re able to do has been pretty awesome.”

    Please Derek, fill us in on all that you have accomplished. This guy just makes me chuckle.

    Demoted to Clipboard holder by week 4, Bet on it.
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    Provided he’s not hurt I’ll gladly take that bet

  6. Hopefully he’s being truthful about not caring because if he continues to act like a crybaby and block Twitter people, he will look even worse. At the end of the day, the Raiders finally have multiple options at receiver, with speed, so I think Carr is gonna have a really good year. 3rd year in the same system, baby!

  7. Derek Carr has a large problem. His ego always out does his ability on the field. He can talk a good game, but he has yet to produce much.

    Based on Carr’s production, I have to rate him slightly below average for an NFL QB going into the current season.

  8. Every excuse has been made for Derek Carr. It’s time to put points on the board and wins in the column. IDC about his completion percentage. Anyone can rack up a gaudy completion percentage checking down

  9. The only way you can go from a loser to a winner is to win. Pretty simple. No discussion necessary. Carr keeps losing and talking. Strange dude.

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