Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was fighting back tears at the podium after his team’s 25-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
“Sorry for being emotional,” Carr said. “I’m just pissed off. About some of the things, you know, 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 halted several times to compose himself while talking to reporters.
“I love the Silver and Black and I’m going to give it everything. I can every time I go out there,” Carr said. “And I can’t speak for everybody, for every man, what’s going on in their head, 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.”
Sunday’s loss must have been especially tough for Carr and the Raiders. Because they lost at home to an opponent that fired their head coach during the week and hired a coach that had no professional coaching experience.
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All-Pro receiver Davante Adams, who had nine catches for 126 yards and a touchdown in the loss, noted there is “no magic message” to turn things around.
“I don’t think it’s a buy-in, or like ‘F what he’s talking about,’ or like ‘I’m going against the grain,’ ” Adams said.”It’s just about a matter of executing when it’s time. Whether that’s early … a 60-minute game means … it doesn’t just mean finishing. You know that’s part of it. It means a complete game. Every minute of the game, giving it all you got. It’s not about being perfect cause that’s not football. Football is the most imperfect, most team sport that there is. So at the end of the day, it’s doing your job and making the plays when you’re called on and when you get the opportunities, and we just don’t do that at a high enough level right now.”