Despite playing some of his best football in 2020, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr played horribly in Atlanta. As always, Raider Nation had plenty to say.
After talk of possibly being an MVP candidate and deserving an extension, hype surrounding Carr came crashing down today. The offensive line struggled mightily and allowed five sacks. On top of that, the Raiders had 11 penalties and give up 141 yards in the process.
All around, it was an embarrassing and inept performance by the Silver and Black. This is frustrating when you consider how well the offense performed last weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs. It also didn’t help that the Raiders running game couldn’t get going in this matchup.
As we all know though, everything always comes down to the quarterback’s play in the NFL. After a few weeks of positivity within Raider Nation, they came back with a fury today.
There Were Plenty Of Opinions On Raiders Loss
Raider Nation is never shy to let its feelings known, especially when it comes to Carr’s play.
Carr crash. 💀— Andy Holloway (@andyholloway) November 29, 2020
Wild, Carr is the only QB in the league who has ever dealt with coaching changes or the surrounding cast changing. All other QBs never have to deal with that. https://t.co/OZaedxdkQ5— Nick Hjeltness (@NickHjeltness) November 29, 2020
It was an ugly performance and nothing went right on this one. Yes, this is a team sport but the quarterback is ultimately judged on how the team performs. Carr has had a carousel of coaches surrounding him his whole career but it definitely has become an old excuse.
The pick-six to Falcons Deion Jones also didn’t do Carr any favors. Even if it was to protect Carr from possible injury, benching your ‘franchise’ quarterback is never a good sign.
Larry its easy to critique the team but the failures of Derek Carr are hard to deny. What a devastating loss…elite QBs dont let their team lose like this. This is the same old shit I been talking about all year, Wack!!! @VinnyBonsignore @RaidersBeat— Greenkey Mortgage & Construction Services (@NunezAdmnunez1) November 29, 2020
No matter how you want to spin it, the Raiders and Carr played horribly. What’s crucial moving forward is that this team put today’s loss behind them. They cannot afford to let this snowball and possibly ruin their season. This matchup had trap game potential written all over it, in the end, the Raiders fell right into it.
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