Derek Carr: There is a lot I want to say, but I don’t need to say it here

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The Raiders had another ugly loss on Sunday, losing to the Jaguars 27-20 after going up 17-0 early in the second quarter.

It was the third time this season Las Vegas had lost a game after being up by at least 17 points — a stat that was clearly frustrating quarterback Derek Carr in his postgame press conference.

“You know, I think there is a lot I want to say, you know? But if I’m honest, I don’t need to say it here,” Carr said. “There are things that will be said. There will be things that need to be addressed and all these things. But I think as [a] whole, the urgency part of it, after 30 minutes of football, we have to learn that the game is not over.

“I feel like I’ve been in this situation a lot where new coaches or this or that and you have to teach the new guys like this is how we do it and this is the mentality. That gets tiring, but at the same time, it’s my job. There is some of that. I’ll say that right now for those things. But there are things in-house that we’ll talk about man to man and all that kind of stuff that could be addressed.”

The Raiders were in the rare situation where a team with a winning record that reached the postseason went out and hired a new coaching staff and front office. Given that experience, one wouldn’t think Las Vegas is the kind of team that really needs to learn how to finish games.

Carr said he thought some of the unnamed issues were addressed in the last week, after the Raiders lost 24-0 to the Saints.

“I felt confident. We had a really good week,” Carr said. “But, like we always say, having a really good week doesn’t give you a win on Sunday. It gives you a chance. If you don’t have a good week then you have no chance. So, I thought so, yeah.”

Carr did note that the team talked about urgency and stamina to be effective for an entire game.

“We’ve shown spurts of being a good football team but showing spurts doesn’t get you wins,” Carr said. “We have to do it all the time. Good teams do it all the time and we have not done it.”

At an unexpected 2-6, the Raiders will have a chance to get back into the win column with the 3-5-1 Colts at home next weekend.

17 responses to “Derek Carr: There is a lot I want to say, but I don’t need to say it here

  1. This is how I want the dominos to drop, and oddly enough it includes a Colts victory.

    1. The lame, tanking-yet-again Colts somehow manage to shut out and totally humiliate the Raiders.

    2. Marc Davis has no choice but to fire Josh McDaniels during the two-minute warning.

    3. Josh is back with Mac and the Patriots in time to whoop the Jets again (for the umpteenth time in a row.)

    4. Matt Patricia goes somewhere — anywhere — else. Defense? Raiders? NASA? Wherever.

    So vivid, this dream of mine! The only kink in the plan is needing the Colts to win.

  2. I have full confidence they will lose again next week. The Colts are more hungry for a win than my Raiders.

  3. It is blatantly obvious at this point that McDaniels is tanking the season for draft position.

  4. Son of Al made the mistake of not retaining the coach that actually got to the playoffs (should have gave him a 2 or 3 year deal) which looks like it ended up losing the locker room (this would be on the de-facto leader Carr) for the new coaching staff. Really either need a new coaching staff or a new team (at least the QB), but guessing their is no money to hire a new staff so really time to trade Carr (and most of Mayock’s picks) and start over.

  5. iloveyouneighbor says:
    November 7, 2022 at 9:52 am
    This is how I want the dominos to drop, and oddly enough it includes a Colts victory.

    1. The lame, tanking-yet-again Colts somehow manage to shut out and totally humiliate the Raiders.

    2. Marc Davis has no choice but to fire Josh McDaniels during the two-minute warning.

    3. Josh is back with Mac and the Patriots in time to whoop the Jets again (for the umpteenth time in a row.)

    4. Matt Patricia goes somewhere — anywhere — else. Defense? Raiders? NASA? Wherever.

    So vivid, this dream of mine! The only kink in the plan is needing the Colts to win.
    ————————————————————————————
    I love your dream and truly hope it comes true for you.
    And if for some reason Indy is too inept to humiliate the Raiders, may after 60 minutes and OT it end in a 3-3 tie and both head coaches are fired after the game. Then Kraft & co swoop in and rehire your pick for OC and throws in a QB whisperer (Reich) for MJ and Zappe.

  6. I am done with football for the season. I have been a hardcore Raider fan for over 30 years but I am finally able to admit to myself that this organization will never be a winner as long as Mark Davis is the owner. The worse part about this is the complete waste of talent on that team, and they will end up signing elsewhere to accomplish great things. And the Raiders will go back to the same old cycle of losing, high hopes, teaser wins, and then losing again. Go Philly I guess.

  7. Carr looked to be barking at JMD on the second to last drive from the field, it looked rather heated. Carr has not been audibling and that was always one of his strengths. It seems they both say the right things but the relationship is over.

    Carr will not be there next year. He doesn’t seem to understand the offense completely. And he straight up misses throws. I’d rather lose with Stidham. At least he might have a better grasp of the offense and might be serviceable. Carr is not at this point.

    Blowing it all up should be coming.

  8. I don’t know if they’re tanking or the players just hate the coach. I believe it’s the latter, but unless Davis sells the team it won’t matter who coaches or who plays.

  9. You don’t have to bother saying it. Stevie Wonder could see everything that needed to be said.

  10. Carr isn’t the among the elite but he’s not bad and it would be interesting to see what he could do with an actual stable organization

  11. Geeze, Derek…just rub some dirt on it, buckle up and go win a game or three. You’re the franchise QB, afterall.

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