A three-game losing streak, with fan calls for him to be replaced by Marcus Mariota at the quarterback stronger and stronger by the loss, he felt good. So over a short week, and with a prime time match at Dallas Cowboys on the horizon, Carr recalled a piece of advice her former trainer Jon Gruden gave her.
Never remove your arm from a match.
Carr therefore channeled Gruden, who resigned on October 11 after posting offensive emails, during the Raiders’ 36-33 overtime win and had 373 yards, his record since Week 3, when the Raiders were 3-0.
Carr also recognized that starting off faster on offense was key. so find DeSean Jackson on the Raiders’ third play in scrum for a 56-yard touchdown was the Chief’s Kiss. Even though it was early.
“We get that touchdown, I’m looking at the scoreboard, OK, 7-0,” Carr said. “I’m excited. I’m an emotional and passionate person, but my frame of mind is literally going, OK, 7-0. We have to keep going.
“But I can’t breathe out during the match, especially with this one, how close it was. We played this game, it’s exciting… but I can’t breathe out. Win or lose, let it be. go well or bad, I must stay in the moment. “
Carr kicked off his running game as well, rushing for a 22-yard pickup. He celebrated by flashing a “shaka” hand sign to Mariota, a native of Hawaii.
“My name is still ‘Carriota’ and he absolutely loves this one,” Carr said of Mariota. “Every time I rush to practice or a game, I walk up to him and say ‘Carriota, brother’ and he laughs at me. Probably just to appease me. It was good to being able to choose that. Actually they got tripped up, and I felt it. Honestly, it was just experience at the time. I knew they were in the man blanket look on the backend, and when that gain happened and they had no content, I just took off. “
Acting coach Rich Bisaccia said, “Derek is his biggest critic.… He’s a little out of sync; we’ve all been out of sync.
“Today he looked like Derek Carr. It’s fun to watch him play.”
The Raiders, who will host Washington in 10 days, have suffered Gruden’s resignation along with the trauma and tragedy of former wide receiver Henry Ruggs. high speed car crash who killed a 23-year-old woman and her dog.
With the release of Ruggs, the Raiders’ vertical threat was gone. So they signed Jackson, who will be 35 on Wednesday but is getting back in shape for Las Vegas.
“One thing I have tried to do this year, especially when [Ruggs] was there, I was going to be so aggressive, ”Carr said. “This sometimes leads to not finishing that many balls on a percentage chart, but for me Gruden would tell me, ‘Never take your arm out of a play.’ So when we call these things, let’s tear them apart. “