Derek Carr happy just to focus on football

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Over the last couple of years, the Raiders have moved to Las Vegas, seen head coach Jon Gruden resign after the release of offensive emails, and lost the services of wide receiver Henry Ruggs after he was arrested last year following a car crash that killed another person.

This offseason saw the hiring of a new head coach and General Manager and a big trade for wide receiver Davante Adams, but it was otherwise a quieter time around the Raiders. Quarterback Derek Carr told reporters at the team’s training camp on Friday that he appreciated being able to keep his focus entirely on the game.

“If I’m honest, after the season, I had a couple of days to think about it, really in the summer and things like that,” Carr said, via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com. “But then since football [started] and we’ve been talking and grinding on the playbook, it’s just been all football. And that’s been nice. I’m glad that, hopefully, hopefully, that stuff is behind us.”

The Raiders’ new direction also included the hiring of a new team president and the hope is that all of the changes will result in at least the first playoff win since Carr joined the team.

14 responses to “Derek Carr happy just to focus on football

  1. Carr is the 4th best QB in the division. I don’t see how McDaniels doesn’t try to upgrade after this season.

  2. Carr is better than Russell Wilson at this point and beat Justin Herbert H2H with the playoffs on the line. Came a play away from taking the Bengals to OT in Cincy in that playoff game. Since then added Davante Adams and one of the top offensive coaches in the league. Meanwhile the Chiefs traded away Mahomes’ cheat button (Hill) who he could just throw a hitch to and let him do the rest or loft the ball 50 yards downfield to and rely on Hill to be the first guy to run under it.
    Still the toughest division in football but the Raiders are capable of winning it.

  3. Carr is the 4th best QB in the division.

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    And Mac Jones is the 3rd best QB in his division.
    I don’t see how Belichick doesn’t just retire… his winning days are over without TB

  4. Derek Carr needs to be happy to shut his mouth.

    McDaniels is in for a real treat with this annoying Millennial.

  5. WhatInSamHill says:
    July 22, 2022 at 6:19 pm
    Carr is the 4th best QB in the division.

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    And Mac Jones is the 3rd best QB in his division.
    I don’t see how Belichick doesn’t just retire… his winning days are over without TB

    31Rate This

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    Yet, the team won 7 games in a row with a rookie qb who outplayed Brady on national tv.

    You people are running out of time very quickly with the stupidity. When BB picks his own qb, he has a really good record without Tom Brady.

    Testaverde, Cassel as Pro Bowl QBs, Garoppolo’s development where he should have a ring if not for Shanahan, and now Mac Jones who is so far along he doesn’t need a coordinator.

    Enjoy being wrong for another 10 years like you were the last 20

  6. autumnwind999 says:
    July 22, 2022 at 6:17 pm
    Carr is better than Russell Wilson at this point

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    Please child….

  7. touchback6 says:
    July 22, 2022 at 6:38 pm
    WhatInSamHill says:
    July 22, 2022 at 6:19 pm
    Carr is the 4th best QB in the division.

    —————————————

    And Mac Jones is the 3rd best QB in his division.
    I don’t see how Belichick doesn’t just retire… his winning days are over without TB

    31Rate This

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    Yet, the team won 7 games in a row with a rookie qb who outplayed Brady on national tv.

    You people are running out of time very quickly with the stupidity. When BB picks his own qb, he has a really good record without Tom Brady

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    He picked Jarret Stidham. And you told us BB would make him a pro-bowl caliber QB. Are you ever right?

  8. Yet, the team won 7 games in a row with a rookie qb who outplayed Brady on national tv.

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    Yet, the Pats lost that game……
    Great achievement.

  9. It was probably the wildest year in memory to be a fan of the team, which is saying something. Can only imagine what 2021 would have been like as a Raiders player.

  10. WhatInSamHill says:
    July 22, 2022 at 6:55 pm
    Yet, the team won 7 games in a row with a rookie qb who outplayed Brady on national tv.

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    Yet, the Pats lost that game……
    Great achievement.

    140Rate This

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    No sane adult knows the Pats to be a SB contender in 2021. You don’t win a sb overnight.

    The progress pace was great. No one has ever won 7 in a row as a rookie qb.

    Another Patriots NFL record.

    The jealousy is delicious!

  11. nhpats2011 says:
    July 22, 2022 at 6:49 pm
    touchback6 says:
    July 22, 2022 at 6:38 pm
    WhatInSamHill says:
    July 22, 2022 at 6:19 pm
    Carr is the 4th best QB in the division.

    —————————————

    And Mac Jones is the 3rd best QB in his division.
    I don’t see how Belichick doesn’t just retire… his winning days are over without TB

    31Rate This

    —————

    Yet, the team won 7 games in a row with a rookie qb who outplayed Brady on national tv.

    You people are running out of time very quickly with the stupidity. When BB picks his own qb, he has a really good record without Tom Brady

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    He picked Jarret Stidham. And you told us BB would make him a pro-bowl caliber QB. Are you ever right?

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    No I didn’t. I don’t even care about “pro bowls”, so there is no way I said that.

    Great Pats players aren’t even All Pro. Joe Thuney has to leave NE because BB is such a great drafter and developer, only when he leaves NE, he magically becomes All Pro. Rinse and repeat.

    As for Stidham, he was the only back up to Brady in 2019 and was performing well in practice that December, and was the only qb with Hoyer after the 2020 draft and no camp for Covid.

    Just facts. Hoyer was not going to push or beat out Sridham if there was no Covid. That I believe. Absolutely. Hoyer is horrible even with tons of nfl experience.

    There has only been 1 qb drafted ever drafted to replace Brady..2nd rd. Garoppolo. That’s it. And now Mac Jones.
    .
    If Stidham is such a bad prospect, why does McDaniels like him? Hmmm? You’re not smarter or better than McDaniels either.

    lol

    Fact: You are not an NFL scout or evaluator and you do not know more than BB like you claim you do. It’s embarrassing that you sit in a trailer park on Facebook all day thinking you are more accomplished at anything than BB in his career.

    Did you mock Red Auerbach, too? I mean, what a creepy old man you are who acts like a Millennial. What a loser at life. Mortifying beyond belief as a bandwagon Pats fan.

  12. touchback6 says:
    July 22, 2022 at 8:34 pm
    WhatInSamHill says:
    July 22, 2022 at 6:55 pm
    Yet, the team won 7 games in a row with a rookie qb who outplayed Brady on national tv.

    —————————-

    Yet, the Pats lost that game……
    Great achievement.

    140Rate This

    ————-

    No sane adult knows the Pats to be a SB contender in 2021. You don’t win a sb overnight.

    The progress pace was great. No one has ever won 7 in a row as a rookie qb.

    Another Patriots NFL record.

    The jealousy is delicious!

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    No sane adult believes the Pats would win the AFCE two years ago and yet you bet they would. You lost, and you refused to honor the terms of your bet.

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