The Las Vegas Raiders haven’t been very good in recent seasons. However, quarterback Derek Carr has been one of their best players from a statistical standpoint. While the veteran waits for the season to start, he spends his downtime posting puzzling messages on social media.
Carr recently posted a picture of himself relaxing in front of the beach. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that. However, the caption underneath is what’s not clear. ‘
‘They told me it was your favorite chair‘, it reads. ‘You celebrate 40, so we have to go for 30. Sleeve season turns into ring season. It’s time… if you know you know‘.
There are different ways to interpret Carr’s picture. Maybe that’s indeed someone’s favorite chair and whoever it belongs to couldn’t make it to the beach. That would explain why the Raiders quarterback took the picture, to show it to him. On the other hand, if that’s the case, wouldn’t it have been easier to send it on a phone message? Then, there’s the fact Carr believes sleeve season turns into ring season. Could he have meant that duck season turns into wabbit season?
Last season, Carr talked about wearing a sleeve as a tribute to the late Kobe Bryant. He also talked about having a ‘Mamba Mentality’. It didn’t account for much, as the Raiders recorded their third straight non-winning season since head coach Jon Gruden’s return. In the end, the quarterback could have worn Jose Canseco’s lucky socks and the Raiders record wouldn’t have been much different. It’s highly unlikely that wearing a sleeve will help the Raiders make the playoffs, let alone win Super Bowl 56.
There’s another theory about the Raiders quarterback’s post
Maybe Carr just wanted people to talk about him and being so vague on his post helped him accomplish that. It worked. There’s enough self-awareness around here to know that this post wouldn’t have been written if he hadn’t posted that picture. Carr wanted attention and he got it.
Hopefully, next time he’s the talk of the town, it will be because he’s leading the Raiders to the playoffs and not because posted a cryptic message or because he gave up the fourth-most turnovers in 2020. In the meantime, he should enjoy his vacation. After all, there’s not much to do right now other than commenting on other people’s pictures.
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