Derek Carr: “More comfortable” in offense, but close doesn’t count in winning games

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There have been stretches in the first two weeks when the Raiders offense has resembled the effective unit that many thought they’d have after hiring Josh McDaniels as the head coach and trading for wide receiver Davante Adams, but they haven’t lasted long enough for the team to win either of their games.

At 0-2, the Raiders need to start winning games immediately to keep their playoff hopes on the front burner and that will take the offense finding its groove for extended periods of time. Quarterback Derek Carr will be vital to any hopes of that happening.

On Wednesday, Carr said he feels “more comfortable” in the offense than he did over the summer but acknowledged that being close to figuring everything out doesn’t do anything to win games.

“This far along in my career, hopefully I can be able to grab it fast and see something and do what [McDaniels is] teaching me,” Carr said, via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com. “Again, I’m not perfect, by any stretch . . . but I’m trying my best just to execute it exactly as he sees it. We’re very close. But close doesn’t count in winning football games.”

The Raiders face an 0-2 Titans team coming off a thumping by the Bills this weekend and it will be hard to find much reason to believe in the long-term prospects of the loser.

16 responses to “Derek Carr: “More comfortable” in offense, but close doesn’t count in winning games

  1. Wouldn’t it be crazy if they tied and both teams ended up 0-2-1 this weekend? Seriously, if they can’t beat the Titans, who have no passing game and a beat up offensive line, this weekend they deserve whatever the fans say about them.

    On paper the Raiders are the better team.

  2. If they lose this week its going to be very tough to climb out of that hole, we need to win the next 2 before KC comes to town. 2-3 or 3-2 are going to be much easier than 1-4 or 4-1 going into the bye week.

  3. The Las Vegas Raiders are a strange team to figure out. Since they drafted Derek Carr,they either dramatically overachieve or dramatically underachieve. There’s never any consistent middle ground.

  4. Derek always seems to talk like there is plenty of time to make things turn around. He has been in the league for 8 years. It’s now or never for him, especially with the rest of the West being so good now. He doesn’t have 3-4 more games to start figuring out how to win.
    No more excuses!

  5. How is the Devonte Adams signing working out there in Vegas.not so good I see,0-2 so far in a division that is loaded with talented teams should make them desperate.to think bringing in one star reciever could ever change the fortunes of an average team was a pipe dream by ownership but then again that ownership has been terrible for a very long time now,just ask the people in Oakland.

  6. Think Carr will sell his house next to Davante’s when he gets cut/traded, or will Davante force a trade to wherever Carr ends up? LOL

  7. Davante Adams is wishing he hadn’t asked for the trade that sent him to the Raiders. He’s realizing Carr is not on the same level as Rodgers.

  8. rockpiler says:
    September 22, 2022 at 10:14 am
    Think Carr will sell his house next to Davante’s when he gets cut/traded, or will Davante force a trade to wherever Carr ends up? LOL

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    Good thing the Raiders raided the Pats coaching staff and front office illegally with their cheating ways and paid for Devonte Adams and Chandler Jones, along with overpaying Darren Waller.

    All is well with immature and entitled Derek Carr (who thinks he is better than he is).

  9. eagleswin says:
    September 22, 2022 at 7:19 am

    Wouldn’t it be crazy if they tied and both teams ended up 0-2-1 this weekend? Seriously, if they can’t beat the Titans, who have no passing game and a beat up offensive line, this weekend they deserve whatever the fans say about them.

    On paper the Raiders are the better team.

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    How are the Raiders better on paper? Becasue of Devante Adams and 20 mil cap hit for maybe half teh production in GB? The Raiders screwed up royally by grabbing Adams and giving up critical draft picks to secure OL help. Not to mention all the draft capital from the Mack trade four years ago has yielded nothing! It was Josh Jacobs but he turned out to be 23rd best ranked RB today.

    The Raiders defense is average at best too, they have a lot of holes in the roster. On paper they are slightly better than the Bears roster!

    Don’t forget Derek Carr is a 3rd string QB!

  10. Every year he finds another way of saying the same thing. Face it…..Carr is a mediocre QB on a loser of a team.

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