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Derek Carr Gets Emotional Following Another Raiders Loss



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Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr fought back tears during an emotional press conference following the Raiders latest loss, this time to the Indianapolis Colts 25-20 Sunday at Allegiant Stadium.

The Colts defeated the Raiders despite their notable struggles and despite it being the first game for interim coach Jeff Saturday, who had never coached above the high school level prior to Sunday’s game.

“I love the Silver and Black and I’m going to give it everything I can every time I go out there,” Carr said, according to ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez. “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.”

Carr was asked if there was any disconnect between he and Raiders first-year head coach Josh McDaniels, who is also the offensive play caller.

“I don’t think so,” Carr said, through tears. “I love Josh. I love our coaches. They’ve had nothing but success. Way more success than I’ve ever had. And I’m sorry …”

After a long pause, Carr got emotional.

“Sorry for being emotional,” he continued. “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,” he said. “Pisses a lot of guys off. It’s hard, knowing what some guys are doing … 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.”

“I’m never going to be perfect,” Carr said. “But the love I have for this place, and the effort that I’ll give, will be second to none, every time.

“The emotion of just nine years of stuff hit me today, for how much I really love this place. It’s not going to change anything. I’m going to come out here and fight and compete next week, and that’s what I’m going to do.”

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.