Derek Carr cries at the podium after the Raiders lost to the Colts

Derek Carr cries at the podium after the Raiders lost to the Colts

Las Vegas — Derek CarrRocking back and forth on stage with tears in his eyes and a broken voice, he apologized for being “emotional”. Las Vegas Raiders25-20 loss from Indianapolis Colts Sunday at Allegiant Stadium.

The The Colts came in with an interim coach Jeff Saturday, an offensive coordinator who had never called a play before in Parks Frazier, and a veteran quarterback who had been benched earlier in the season. Matt Ryan.

The Raiders quarterback needed several breaks to collect himself because of what happened during the loss that dropped Las Vegas’ record to 2-7 after a year that began with much promise went to the playoffs for only the second time since 2002.

“I love the Silver and Black and I’m going to give it my all every time I go out there,” Carr said. “And I can’t tell everyone, for every person, 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 my best every time.”

Carr paused for 12 seconds before asking if there was a “disconnect” between himself and first-year coach and offensive playcaller Josh McDaniels.

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

A choke breaks Carr again, for eight seconds.

“Sorry to be emotional,” he continued. “I’m upset about some of the things, you know, that a lot of us try and do just to exercise. What we put our bodies through, just to sleep at night.”

Carr paused again, for nine seconds.

“And for all that effort to be the result, it bothers me,” he said. “A lot of guys piss off. It’s hard, knowing what some guys are going through… just to practice. What they’re putting in their bodies to sleep at night. Just so we can be there for each other. And I’m everybody in that room. Feel the same about the relationship.

It was the sixth one-score loss of the season for the Raiders, tied with 2017 for the third-most losses in one-score games without a win in a season since 2000. Cincinnati BengalsBack in 2001 Carolina Panthers (0-9), and the 2019 Bengals (0-8), according to ESPN Stats & Data Research.

Last season the Raiders went 7-2 in one-score games and won four games to finish 10-7 and force their way into the postseason under interim coach Rich Bisaccia and general manager Mike Mayock. Raiders owner Mark Davis chose to replace them New England Patriots The move was made to take the Raiders to the “next level,” McDaniels and Dave Ziegler said respectively.

Instead, Carr’s college teammates later landed an All-Pro receiver Davante AdamsThe Raiders have the second-worst record in the NFL, McDaniels’ offense looked lost at times, and the postgame locker room was filled with frustration and apparent discord, with several players cursing loudly and apologizing to one another.

Carr said the team captain spoke in the locker room after the game.

“Not a magic message,” said Adams, who had nine catches for 126 yards, including a 48-yard catch-and-run TD. “We’re going to keep what was said at home. There was nothing crazy, just, we had a conversation as a team.”

Asked if players weren’t “buying in” to McDaniels’ system, Adams shrugged.

“I don’t think we’re ‘what the f he’s talking about’ or ‘I’m going against the grain,'” Adams said. “It’s just a matter of executing when it’s time.”

“It’s hard, knowing what some guys are going through…just to practice. What they’re putting in their bodies to sleep at night. Just so we can be there for each other. The same way about this place. And as a leader, that makes me Annoying, if I’m honest.”

Raiders QB Derek Carr

Carr, who went 0-for-5 in the first quarter, the first time any quarterback has thrown at least five passes without completing a quarter this season, was 11-for-11 in the second quarter. He finished 24-of-38 for 248 yards and two TDs but his final shot, a fade to the left side of the end zone for Adams on fourth-and-7 from the Colts’ 16-yard line with 52 seconds to play, was intercepted by the cornerback. Stephen Gilmour.

The ninth-year veteran said he wasn’t “perfect” after the game.

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

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

Still, he was heavily booed by fans as he was pictured walking off the field after the game.

“I never take it personally,” he said. “I’m the only one who’s been here the longest.

“I’m mad about it too, so don’t worry about it.”

And while speculation has swirled about McDaniels’ job security, the coach said, “It starts with me.”

“So, you know, we’ve got to do something different to try to get out of some of these close scores and close games and/or make enough plays to win. So it always starts with us, starts with me, so the results. I’m going to do what I can to try to figure out what we can do to change.”

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