Derek Carr “so happy” Mark Davis endorsed Josh McDaniels

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Raiders owner Mark Davis said this week that head coach Josh McDaniels is doing a “fantastic job” despite the team falling to 2-7 after a loss to the Colts that led to quarterback Derek Carr choking up during his postgame press conference.

Others have a different view of the job that McDaniels has done in Las Vegas, but Davis was adamant that he will give McDaniels time to turn things around after hiring him earlier this year. Davis’ words were met with a much happier response from the quarterback.

Carr said he is “so happy to hear that Mr. Davis feels that way” and that the comments “just gave us a breath” that allows the team to focus on football rather than wonder if there might be another coaching change.

“Let’s just get better,” Carr said, via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com. “Let’s work on being a better football team. Let’s go out and win all these games. Let’s go try and do all that, of course, but let’s just be a better football team. It kind of let us know, the process, trust that process. There is a process and we do have time during the season that we know who our leader is, and we know that we’re rolling, and that gives us confidence as a football team. So, absolutely, when he came out and did that, ‘Whew, thank goodness.’ That kind of thing.”

Carr’s run with the Raiders has lasted through several coaches and another shakeup might result in an end to that tenure, so an endorsement of the current head coach is one that, at least in the immediate term, extends to him as well. The final eight games of the year will likely determine how much rope everyone has left with the Raiders.

45 responses to “Derek Carr “so happy” Mark Davis endorsed Josh McDaniels

  1. Whoa, Nellie. So the Raiders are at the bargaining step? Or are they still in the denial stage? Acceptance and hope?

  2. They have to draft another QB next year and while McDaniels has been bad enough to get fired, I agree with previous posters, in that Davis is not eating that contract. McDaniels get’s another year but Carr is replaced.

  3. This team is the laughing stock of the NFL. Giving each accolades for team that is 2-7 in week 11.

  4. An endorsement from an owner on a 2-7 is like rearranging the chairs on the titanic. Just ask Reich

  5. Carr better have eyes in the back of his head because McDaniels will looking to get rid him just like Gruden tried to do for years. Carr is not a winner. Look for Garrapolo to be there next year.

  6. The win now mentality has got to go. You have to look at the facts of the last 3 years being wasted by gruden and mayock. how many of those picks are left and how many free agents are on this team? under 5? This is a tricky stage for the Raiders because we are in fact rebuilding but around who? we know Carr is not the guy for the future at this point. Its frustrating as a fan but god I hope within the next 3 years we are a yearly playoff caliber team because we cant take much more as a fanbase.

  7. This team took a big step back when they didn’t retain Bussachia. He deserved to keep the gig for the next year. Now there is all of this pressure on a team that had expectations to get back to the playoffs which isn’t happening now.

  8. Raiders have lost 6 of 7 by one score, and blown two 17 point leads. Can’t pin all that on the coach. And Belichick went 5-11 his first year with a Top Tier QB (Bledsoe). I’d give McD a pass this year. Expecting a coach to come in and “win it all” is ridiculous.

  9. I’m a fan of the Raiders for 50 years, this team is an embarrassment to Stabler, Upshaw etc., the guys I saw win. Sick and tired of the Derek Carr “Aw shucks, golly gee” routine

  10. Gotta stay the course can’t fire a coach after 1 season. Even the Giants gave McAdo, Shurmur & Judge a second year before canning them

  11. McDaniels can’t be this bad can he? That appears to be a really talented team and I thought the missing link for them to compete against KC was only a better QB. I was very, very wrong. As a Patriots fan I just can’t imagine that McDaniels is that much of a liability, but it looks like he is. If he was 5-4 I would think he was doing bad, but 2-7 is horrendous.

  12. Mark Davis knows Josh McDaniels is working with a totally mediocre quarterback, and next year he’ll do better with anybody who isn’t Derek Carr, who can’t keep himself from blubbering about how he is a leader despite his always mediocre play.

  13. “Schizophrenia” would a nice way to describe the Raiders. While other teams are getting the job done, the Raiders make every game hard to the point of mental exhaustion each year. Nothing ever comes easy, on the field or in the office. It’s hard to remain a true fan.

  14. Why are these m0r0ns patting each other on the back? The team is a proven failure and embarrassment.

  15. in NFL speak, that means…
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    “oh great, that gives mcD the ok to tank and replace me with a rookie”

  16. Carr must love the way shoe leather tastes because he never tires of licking ownerships boots 🥾

  17. The NFL fanbase and some owners have a win now mentality, but no coach in the league is going to come in and win it all in one season. I don’t know if McDaniels will succeed but he should be given a chance. Mayock for all his talk about the drafts over the years drafted really crappy. I also agree that Carr is only an average qb, sure they can win with him, but can he take them next level? Doubtful. So tired of fans that think it’s so easy to win consistently in the NFL. Every successful coach that’s talked about being great over the years in the NFL has ALWAYS had a stud QB, doesn’t matter who it is. Shula had Marino, Noll had Bradshaw, Walsh had Montana, Landry had Staubach, Reid has MaHomes, Levy had Kelly, Belichick had Brady……just sorta works that way and history proves it.

  18. “McDaniels can’t be this bad can he?”
    _________

    He was 3-9 in his second season in Denver when he got canned. I assure you, he really CAN be that bad. There’s just some weird ambience about him that makes people believe he MUST have the ability to be a good head coach no matter how many times he proves he can’t. It’s bizarre. Even after the Raiders dump him there’s still going to be people out there claiming McDaniels will make it if he just gets ONE more try.

  19. You can chop it up how ever you want…..The Raiders suck because of Davis and the below.

    #1 Moving to Vegas was a terrible decision
    #2 The Gruden scandals and drama we absolutely outrageous.
    #3 Trading critical draft picks for an overrated WR with 20 mil cap hit
    #4 Derek Carr
    #5 Derek Carr

  20. You can chop it up how ever you want…..The Raiders suck because of Davis and the below. #1 Moving to Vegas was a terrible decision #2 The Gruden scandals and drama was absolutely outrageous. #3 Trading critical draft picks for an overrated WR with 20 mil cap hit #4 Derek Carr #5 Derek Carr

  21. Carr is trying to retain his job by towing the company line. It doesn’t matter because the Raiders are cash poor and are now stuck with the Patriot Way, which is going to involve a whole new offense next year starting with the QB. And ditching Carr is not going to fix this team, regardless of what everyone thinks. We are going to lose several GOOD players in the process.
    I honestly feel we are doomed as long as a Davis owns the team. Mark Davis should have stayed in Oakland, and he should not have brought back Gruden. And he should have kept Bisaccia because the team made it to the playoffs with him, despite the drama that befell the team last year.

  22. It’s been proven that Bill Belichick’s coaching tree has many broken limbs. Charlie Weis,Romeo Crennel,Eric Mangini,Matt Patricia,Joe Judge and Josh McDaniels will soon be added to this list. These men can’t survive outside New England.

  23. This Raiders team is basically the same players as last year and they added Davante Adams. The Raiders made it to the playoffs last year. IF the team is worse than last year, it’s all on McDaniels.
    I don’t like McDaniels, but if he has installed new offenses and defenses, then he should be given at least a year to show if it works. It takes time for a team to learn a new system.

  24. Since Carr is the one constant since 2014 and all that losing it is really time for him to go, simply another version of Cousins, Ryan, Dak, etc, etc look good at times but makes far to many mistakes/ bonehead decisions when it matters. Time to go in a different direction since son of Al is not going to eat McDaniels contract it is really the only option to make a significant change.

  25. nfldivas says:
    November 17, 2022 at 11:16 am
    Since Carr is the one constant since 2014 and all that losing it is really time for him to go, simply another version of Cousins, Ryan, Dak, etc, etc look good at times but makes far to many mistakes/ bonehead decisions when it matters. Time to go in a different direction since son of Al is not going to eat McDaniels contract it is really the only option to make a significant change.
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    Are you talking about the K. Cousins who’s 8-1 under new head coach Kevin McConnell?
    Getoffmawn! even feels Carr is a coach killer.

  26. Too be too happy. Guess who’s the first one to go in the offseason? And guess who will pull the trigger?

  27. I’m confused. I thought the main/only reason the Raiders haven’t won half of all the Superbowls was because the League office and other owners were conspiring to hold the Davises down. This talk of bad management, bad coaching, bad players, and bad performance by the Raiders doesn’t make any sense.

  28. Derek Carr isn’t a great QB, but Mark Davis is an even worse owner. He canned the coach that unified them and steered them through that Gruden mess into the playoffs last season, and replaced him with the latest failure from the Belichick coaching tree. He must get his advice from his barber.

  29. gronkhof says:
    November 17, 2022 at 8:11 am
    Raiders have lost 6 of 7 by one score, and blown two 17 point leads. Can’t pin all that on the coach. And Belichick went 5-11 his first year with a Top Tier QB (Bledsoe). I’d give McD a pass this year. Expecting a coach to come in and “win it all” is ridiculous.
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    He doesn’t have to “win it all”, but he at least has to win more than a couple.

  30. First he’s crying from being frustrated now this? Please quit talking you dont have to comment on any of this go back to work and practice kid. I said a few weeks ago i dont see them winning another game. I was correct about the Texans, We’ll see how this plays out the rest of the year.

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