Derek Carr: For that to be the result of all that effort pisses me off

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Despite going through a coaching change, the Raiders entered the 2022 season with high expectations after finishing last year 10-7 with a playoff appearance.

But things are looking more and more dire for the Raiders after their Week 10 result — a 25-20 loss to a team whose interim head coach was a television NFL analyst a week ago.

Quarterback Derek Carr has seen his share of bad with the franchise since he was selected in the second round of the 2014 draft. But the quarterback was visibly emotional in his press conference after Sunday’s loss.

“I can’t speak for everybody, for every man, what’s going on in their head,” Carr said. “But I can tell you what’s going on in my head and I’m going to give it all that I can every single time.”

At that point, Carr paused, beginning to get overcome with emotion. He was asked whether or not there’s a disconnect between the players and the coaching staff.

“You know, I don’t think so. I love Josh. I love our coaches. They’ve had nothing but success, you know? Way more success than I’ve ever had,” Carr said before pausing again. “I’m sorry for being emotional. I’m just pissed off by some of the things that a lot of us try and do just to practice. What we put our bodies through just to sleep at night.

“And for that to be the result of all that effort pisses me off — pisses a lot of guys off. It’s hard knowing what some guys are doing, like I said, just to practice. What they’re putting in their body just to sleep at night. Just so we can be there for each other. And I wish everybody in that room felt the same way about this place. And as a leader, that pisses me off, if I’m being honest.”

Carr noted that the Raiders’ team leaders addressed the club’s effort in the locker room after the game. He added that no matter what, his effort won’t change.

“I think the emotion of just nine years of stuff hit me today for how much I really love this place,” Carr said.

The 2-7 Raiders will play the 3-6 Broncos on the road next week. Denver is one of two teams Las Vegas has defeated this year. The other was 1-7-1 Houston.

59 responses to “Derek Carr: For that to be the result of all that effort pisses me off

  1. Not buying his crocodile tears, it’s the qbs job to bring the team together and year after year he fails to do so.

  2. Colts hire a guy off the street to coach the team and not only does he deliver a victory, he breaks Carr and may have created a coaching vacancy. That’s paying it forward.

  3. Carr says this same thing every year. This is just who he has always been with the Raiders.

    A middling QB, except this year he’s always on the wrong side of the 50/50 type of games that he had won in earlier years.

  4. Raidering; definition 14. Losing to a team with a fake coach and multiple QB’s.. . Sentence: Can you believe the level of raidering after the entire league made fun of Indy for hiring Jeff Saturday? That’s the raiders baby!

  5. Colts will pass on a QB and trade for Carr. Rivers, Wentz, Ryan. 4th times a charm right, Jim?

  6. Throwing to Adams when he’s not open is not helping. Go through your progressions or use your legs,Derek. You have other options. This is not all on McDaniels.

  7. Reality has probably set in now. LV isn’t going undefeated and they won’t make the playoffs. Carr’s gone and probably knows it. He’ll catch on with a different team next year. But I’m sure it hurts, he probably wanted to deliver the Raiders a consistent winner.

    The question becomes… what do the Raiders do next year. Do they trade, sign, or draft their starting QB? Drafting a rookie will surely make winning difficult for McD for 2 years.

  8. Amazing how smart Saturday looks when you put Matt Ryan back in and Jonathan Taylor is healthy enough to play.

  9. If Moreau catches that 3rd down pass in the endzone, game over. The ball was in his hands. Players have to make the plays.

  10. touchback6 says:
    November 13, 2022 at 9:39 pm
    McDaniels is wisely cleaning house and tanking for Bryce Young.

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    LOL. You dont go out and trade picks and give deals to Adams, Chandler Jones, give extensions to Renfro, Waller, Carr to tank. Thats not how you do it if your trying to clean house. No, McDaniels is simply not a good HC. He thought he could win with that roster plus upgrades, but he cant. He stinks as a leader. Great OC with Tom Brady at QB and Bill in leading the team, bad HC. I give you Carr is nothing special, but hes a better QB than Mcdaniels is a Head football Coach.

  11. Panthers have some fine qbs on their roster. First and third overall picks from the same draft will both be available free agents next year. Raiders can go with 1 of those candidates and save some coin too.

  12. Oh, wow. They quit on McDaniels. He can’t continue to coach. He should give up his coaching duties–this isn’t working.

  13. Feel bad for Raiders fans. This team has talent, but McDaniels has no business being an NFL HC. A quality head coach would have a dramatic impact on their record next year if they do the smart thing and move on.

  14. bugbearcaptain says:
    November 13, 2022 at 10:34 pm
    touchback6 says:
    November 13, 2022 at 9:39 pm
    McDaniels is wisely cleaning house and tanking for Bryce Young.

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    LOL. You dont go out and trade picks and give deals to Adams, Chandler Jones, give extensions to Renfro, Waller, Carr to tank. Thats not how you do it if your trying to clean house. No, McDaniels is simply not a good HC. He thought he could win with that roster plus upgrades, but he cant. He stinks as a leader. Great OC with Tom Brady at QB and Bill in leading the team, bad HC. I give you Carr is nothing special, but hes a better QB than Mcdaniels is a Head football Coach.

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    I wasn’t talking about Mark Davis being dumb again this past spring trying to appease Carr.

    I am talking about the NOW.

  15. It really comes down to play makers as far as I’m concerned. KC, play makers all over the place on both sides the ball. Vikings loaded with play makers all over the place. Dallas playmakers. Bills play makers. The more you have the better your chances the less you have no playoffs for you

  16. QB has to an option for 1st or 2nd round. I get it Carr has not had consistency from above. The guy has never won a single playoff game. He is statistically the worst QB under pressure. Cannot handle pressure. It’s not a secret. Will never win a critical game. Head coach needs 3 full seasons. Must give him time, otherwise team cannot attract talent in the future. With Al Davis it got to the point where coaches refused. Example Sean Payton.

  17. The boys in Vegas are pressing too much. Carr shouldn’t have to be crying in press conferences after the games. If they have get rid of the negativity in the locker room then clean it out now and start over.

  18. That was just astounding. McDaniels goes into a game knowing that across the field is a guy in charge who played some pro ball, did some high school coaching for a few years, and then did the NFL version of football game show host. McDaniels could have started pulling things out of his playbook in unexpected way s to make Saturday’s head spin. Saturday should have been taken to a point where he has nothing left but to go silent and let his assistants take over and try to figure things out. Instead, he managed to make Saturday look like a winning NFL head coach.

  19. > That interim guy from last year is smiling wherever he is.

    Well, he’s the special teams coach for the Packers, so he might not be smiling…

  20. Broncos lose ugly, Chargers lose, Raiders get embarrassed again and Buffalo loses.

    Great day to be a Chiefs fan.

    All I heard this summer – was how KC would lose their division this year and one of those first three teams were poised to be AFC West champs for a change.

  21. Can someone please ask Reich why Matt Ryan was not playing with him…

    It would be a very interesting answer I believe!

  22. Super talented team, just so injury prone and inconsistent. Whose fault that is, I’m not sure. Coaching at some level. Strength and conditioning coach perhaps?

    The teams that continually have playmakers like the Chiefs. Make their players playmakers. It’s not just a something you are given.

  23. Wow 2 franchises in the AFC West are crippled by bad management that hired new HC’s. Then gave away picks and signed long term deals to players who were somewhere else one year ago. How many years will this cost them both?

  24. This debacle known as the Raiders 2022 season is not all Cares fault. It goes back to coaching and defense. The defense has let so many games get away this year. Offense gets the lead and the defense just gives it up. Coaches today don’t really seem to instill fear of being benched in players like they used to.

  25. McDaniels is the Peter Principle in action.

    Peter Principle: a person is promoted based on their success in previous jobs until they reach a level at which they are no longer competent.

  26. What a mess. Carr isn’t the main problem. The offensive and defenses I’ve lines aren’t good enough. The whole defensive side of the ball has been weak for 20 years. Terrible draft picks and poor coaching are why we are where we are. I see former Raiders draft picks having more success after they leave.

  27. No one should acted or be surprised. The Raiders are horrible and Derek Carr is one of the main reasons.

    The Raiders were a fluke playoff team last year they never earned it.

  28. Carr is an average qb. He’s best as a game manager. When your best buddy is a huge diva that says to the media he wants the ball thrown to him in double coverage before he’s open, these results will always happen. Can’t help but wonder if being emotional is due to best buddies not being best buddies anymore. Shocking, said nobody that understands the game.

  29. Carr rating under pressure 94.6 and that puts in the middle of the pack – the comments here are comical – it’s so easy to see who watches Raiders games and who doesn’t – yeah the whole team isn’t having a good year – blame carr when it’s so obvious that it’s the HC – children and arm chair QBs are everywhere i is it time to move on from Carr? Maybe but last year he put this team on his shoulders and carried them to the PO – now when a little help is needed he gets nothing but this lot

  30. No coach who has come out from under Belichick’s umbrella has been successful in the NFL. Not a single one.

    So why do these oh-so-smart owners keep hiring them?

  31. We hear this crap EVERY WEEK. Show us on the field dude. Please fire the coach today if possible.

  32. I don’t understand how everyone is blaming Carr for this. He had one of the best years in his career last year and the only thing that changed was the coaching staff and another new system to learn. This is all on the coach and the owner. They have wasted the talent this team possesses and they have lost the locker room because of it.

  33. tb12bestqbevah says:
    November 14, 2022 at 7:51 am
    No coach who has come out from under Belichick’s umbrella has been successful in the NFL. Not a single one.

    So why do these oh-so-smart owners keep hiring them?

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    In this particular case? Mark Davis was born, that’s the start and end of his qualifications.

    But yea, you just saw the last few years Matt Patricia and Joe Judge make some of the dumbest coaching decisions in history before getting fired and the response was, “I have to get me some of that!”.

  34. The problem with the Raiders is the same as it has been for years. And it’s not Carr. The defense is again among if not the worst in the NFL. Carr has never had a defense finish better than 20 and they won’t in this, his 9th season either. And most of those years they finished in the bottom 5 defenses in scoring and dead last or close to it in sacks and turnovers. The year they finished 20th Carr went 12-3 before getting injured and the team lost its last 2 without him. Last year when the defense played solid in the second half of the season they made the playoffs. But the defense has regressed badly this season and the offense has been average with a makeshift o-line, new system and Waller and Renfrow mostly sidelined. Carr has not had one of his better seasons but the average fan’s take to blame the QB and think that a QB change is likely to resolve these issues is silly.

  35. Just park the Carr for good. He hasn’t been the same after he broke his ankle. And that’s ok, you move on. What’s not ok is starting him every year expecting a different coach to somehow make him great. It’s just not in the cards. We need a guy that can motivate that locker room, make the players around him better, and make plays on the field in clutch moments. Fake crying at the press conference is not going to do it.

  36. thos77 says:
    November 13, 2022 at 11:52 pm
    QB has to an option for 1st or 2nd round. I get it Carr has not had consistency from above. The guy has never won a single playoff game. He is statistically the worst QB under pressure. Cannot handle pressure. It’s not a secret. Will never win a critical game. Head coach needs 3 full seasons. Must give him time, otherwise team cannot attract talent in the future. With Al Davis it got to the point where coaches refused. Example Sean Payton
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    Theee seasons? Oh, to take a mediocre 10-7 team and tear it down into one of the leagues worst and then build it back up to being mediocre? Attract talent? Do you think teams with losing records attract talent? Three seasons? Does that mean next year Dan Campbell will have the Lions turned around?

  37. I wonder if Adams will demand a trade since he doesn’t know who his QB will be next year. Wasn’t that the reason he gave as to why he wanted out of GB? Didn’t he say he wanted to know who he would be playing with for the next 3 seasons?

  38. McDaniels said they had a special week of practice so what more can anybody want? Can’t wait until this week for McD to tell us how everybody got their towels into the hamper successfully.

  39. Hey Derek, don’t cry about, get mad. Trying being a little more like Gannon. He never cried, he yelled. He didn’t care about being popular, he cared about winning. He’s the guy who took all of the pool balls out of the pool table in the locker room. Try something else because this wimpy way isn’t cutting it.

  40. Why is it wimpy that he got emotional? All I ever read on here is people crying about players who don’t care enough, ya find one that clearly cares a lot & ya still have issues. Dude is crying because he’s most likely near or on his last leg and he’s going backwards because the overall team effort sucks. All that being said, I said it back when mcdaniels was hired & I’ll say it again, it made no sense to move on from the guy that took them from shambles to the playoffs

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