Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr should have been in a celebratory mood for becoming the Raiders’ all-time leader in touchdown passes, but another loss rained on any good moods, and Carr has had enough of the team’s losing ways.
“I’m sick of losing” Carr said, according to ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez. “I’m sick of working as hard as I do, and as we do, and going out there and losing. I mean, it sucks. Enough is enough.
“The things that are hurting us in these close games is not them; it’s us. That’s the hard part to swallow.”
Carr threw for 311 yards and two touchdowns, and has yet to throw an interception this season, but his performance wasn’t enough for Las Vegas to knock off the Buffalo Bills, who defeated the Raiders on Sunday.
Carr’s career record now sits at 41-57, and entering the 2020 season his 55 losses were the second-most by a quarterback in his first six years in the NFL, behind his brother David’s 56 losses.
“Me being here, my seventh year, I’ve seen too much crap,” Carr said. “I’ve seen a whole bunch of crap, if I’m just being honest with you.
“Is it going to take my positivity and my joy away? Absolutely not. I’m going to be me, regardless. But is it OK for me to be a little hot, a little pissed sometimes? Yeah. And this is one of those moments.”
“It’s never good enough when you lose, he knows that, I know that,” said Raiders coach Jon Gruden. “Statistics are great. He’s done a heck of a job for this football team, all we’ve been through with the virus and not having any offseason program and trying to break in two rookie receivers [Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards] and then losing two rookie receivers [to injury]. And not having [offensive linemen] Trent [Brown] and Richie [Incognito]. It’s been tough on him.
“I wouldn’t question one thing about Derek Carr; he’s given you everything he’s got, and he’s performing pretty darn good.”