The divorce between Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders is reaching new lows in terms of pettiness and unprofessionalism. At what point does former NFL bust and Derek’s older brother, David, realize he’s hurting No. 4 more than helping him? Taking passive-aggressive shots at Tom Brady, owner Mark Davis, and the Raiders organization itself probably isn’t the smartest way to do business. However, it’s not surprising either. Don’t forget, David is the same guy that went on a tirade on a national, possibly global platform to show disdain for the Raiders.
No one will ever fault someone for defending their own kin, their family, or their blood. Nonetheless, these circumstances are different. David’s words have far-reaching consequences that he may not be accounting for. The younger Carr still wants to play in the NFL; he’s apparently more motivated than ever. That’s great, but why are the pot shots toward Brady necessary? Or to Davis, for that matter? In all honesty, it does come off as cringeworthy. Ask yourself this: Put yourself in the shoes of another team owner or a player in another locker room other than the Raiders; is this circus act really what you want? Despite the publicity surrounding Carr’s departure, it does not appear that suitors are lining up around the block. Both the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Commanders have said “no thanks,” figuratively speaking.
Derek Carr might do a podcast to talk all things Raiders, Mark Davis, and possibly, Josh McDaniels
Raider Nation is already reacting to the viral post made by David Carr on Harvester Sports, which is basically a media outlet for the Carr family. Think Barstool Sports, minus the “funny.” But what did he say that has people in an uproar? Well, here’s the jest of it. You can also check out the clip right here.
“Look, let’s be honest; it’s my brother. He’s going to go find another job. He’s going to try and play quarterback in the NFL again with another NFL team. Right now, it’s a little touchy. There are some things going on; they [the Raiders] are trying to work out a trade. Derek has to accept the trade. Mark Davis once tried to trade me, but that didn’t work out. See how it works out for him with my brother. Yes, eventually we will shoot a podcast. It’ll be fun. We’ll dig into what went wrong. I know Raiders fans are excited to dig into this and learn what happened inside the walls of Las Vegas. We’re going to wait. Okay, we’re going to wait. The Raiders are moving on to a new quarterback. Maybe it’s Tom Brady. That was exciting, right? You guys enjoyed that the other day? It’ll be fun, and you guys will do great.”
So, now what?
Maybe David Carr did the right thing by sparing his brother from the issues that would’ve stemmed from revealing what went on behind closed doors. Also, if the Raiders are indeed working on a trade, why reveal that? Also, whether Raiders fans will admit it or not, Brady is the benchmark for NFL quarterbacks when you take into account all of the winning that he’s done. He literally willed a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team with third-string O-linemen to a playoff appearance. David was an NFL bust who owns a Super Bowl ring after backing up Eli Manning with the New York Giants. Tom Brady’s resume speaks for itself.
This is probably just the beginning of an offseason featuring David Carr and the rest of the Carr family.
*Top Photo: Getty Images & Harvester Sports
28 thoughts on “Former NFL Bust David Carr Takes Shot At Tom Brady, Mark Davis, And Raiders”
Given the negative rumors the Raiders allow to be reported about how early on they were giving up on Carr etc. without publicly rebutting them is it any wonder David wants to stick up for his brother. Two wrongs don’t make a right but the Raiders can hardly claim the moral high ground here.
I am a life long fan of the Raiders. The Raiders did Carr dirty. Why the passive aggressive against Brady? Because of the media and the rumors surrounding Carr throughout his career, and the supposed love affair of the owner and the has been Brady. Talk about passive aggressive? What have the Raiders done to Carr? Support him loud and clear? Nope, passive aggressive. I say fair-play. The only circus here is the one that the Raiders always seem to conjure up. It seems as though we can not draft well, nor keep head coaches. Let’s find a coach, that can make adjustments during the game and to players on the roster, and keep them for several years… only then will we return to glory and rule the league like we should.
Why does anyone need to be at fault. Raiders paid DC $24.9M this year. Carr took the money and the season didn’t work out (again). So the employer decided to go another way for next season while protect their investment by sitting Carr for the remaining 2 games – where Carr gets paid $1.46M per game to sit back and drink Pina Coladas). DC is a good QB – he will get a job somewhere else but why burn bridges. There’s no gain for anyone except these talking heads and online articles that need clicks from suckers like me.
i’m confused by the mark davis thing
Idk about â€œwilledâ€ the Bucs to the playoffs.. that roster is still way more loaded than lv. ESP on defense.
#4Carr was treated bad by the Raiders they did him dirty benching him the last 2 games I am very upset the way they treated him
I love me some Raiders. But, I feel like people defend Derek Carr way too much solely because he was the first good QB they had In a relatively long time. He didn’t get screwed. He was given a record contract at the time after only having one really good season that ended with the leg injury (Worst Christmas Eve gift ever). He hasn’t lived up to the contract since. Yes, he has had a absurd rotation of HC’s, OC’s etc. Along with having to deal with stress/distractions every year from things that had nothing to do with him. But still, at the end of the day, Raiders decided to cut ties with someone that was paid well and under performed. Can’t fault them for that. Also can’t hate Tom Brady solely because of one AFC Championship game from 20 years ago. I mean, do you think Rich Gannon wouldn’t have went with it if the roles were reversed? Just sayin.
On the 21st anniversary of the Raiders getting screwed by the tuck rule, itâ€™s hard to respect any self-proclaimed Raider site that would ever come to the defense of Brady. Weâ€™re still getting screwed by the Patriots with the hiring of McDaniels and his Patriot regime.
The best comment of them all Anonymous!! If your a true Raider fan, tb is NOT the answer, he’s the enemy, if your for acquiring that db, go find another team, may I suggest NE or TB!!
This article is pathetic. If your little brother was in the NFL, I sure hope youâ€™d stand up for him. Youâ€™re throwing a bunch of crap at the wall and hoping some of it sticks, doing anything you can to sound like an idiot
This writer obviously doesnt like the Carr’s and is on Tom Brady’s nuts..lol question is how long has this writer hated the Carr’s?..Ive notice alot of Raider witers talk bad about Derek Carr like he’s not still on the Raiders, damn at least let him be with another team before u celebrate n show your distain for him or them..all these writers are gonna be in a pickle if the Raiders decide to keep Carr, cause they feel the trade is not to there advantage..js David Carr must know some inside info about how Mcdaniels tried to handled the situation, which is the bigger question..#GoRaiders #CarrDeservedBetter #NayC
Been a Raider fan over 50 years- I have never been so disappointedâ€¦ disgustedâ€¦ just pissed off with the organization. What they did was total BS!!! Go in another direction, fine. But the way this was done so publicly and before the season was overâ€¦.. Iâ€™m beyond pissed! Oh and this articleâ€¦ what a moron this guy is. Idiot!
Right on point. They ant to preempt what is sure to be a very non-flattering picture of the Raiders. Also, this might be a good time for DC4 to air out the names those players who dogged it but he wouldnâ€™t mention, and whatever un-nice things the visor said to him about his players.
How’s a guy who played for 12 years and a Superbowl champ an NFL bust? This is just a fan boy crying; tripe.
Tom Brady has always had Roger Godell and the officials helping him win. He doesnt have to will any team to a win.
20 years later and it still hurts, huh?
Bradys performance was the only cringe- worthy performance, as was his comment about DC …”They want that m’fkr over ME?” – which everyone now knows WAS directed at DC (see Dana White remarks – duh). Watch Tom Brady MELTDOWNS on the sideline, you really want that in your locker room and in your sideline? Sorry, all his press has gone to his head. Any decent QB, put in the situations he was would have succeeded, just as good QBs in the wrong system/situation don’t (David Carr). Fact is, the Raider organization was disingenuous at best with DC, and intentionally made him the scapegoat for the rebuilding plan they had in mind from the beginning of the McDaniels/Ziglar hired. Regarding Brady, he and everyone else need to realize a universal truth, in professional sports its not what you’ve done that matters, it’s what you can do for us now. If they sign Brady, it will be a trainwreck for years to come, the Raiders will lose the lockerroom and a lot of fans, because of how this was handled and because of what he isn’t – DC. Their money and ambition would have been much better spent on a new DEFENSE.
Yes there defense sucks, no qb gonna win consistently with that defense, and how about a offensive line, Carr a good quarterback, the fans know why we’re losing why can’t there coaches, fire him and send him back to New England.
Bring back Gruden
Bring back Gruden
I have to say it….. I just have to say it………. i have to, itâ€™s a must….
BRING BACK GRUDEN!!!!!!!!!!!!
You Carr haters are so ignorant. If the Raiders conspired against Derek then we should know about it as fans. So I want to hear what David has to say. ðŸ§Œ can eat a ðŸ†
Right on point. The writer is trying to silence David Carr before he puts his brother on and he gets to hear Derekâ€™s side of the story.
Behold the antics of a scapegoating bad coach, a star-struck owner, and a 46 year old Brady shuffling into Las Vegas for one more paycheck so that he can recoup his losses from FTX and a divorce.
Change the color of ur article Iâ€™m literally seeing black stripes everywhere I look after reading this.
David’s just upset because he drove by Allegiant stadium and saw ‘USED CARR FOR SALE’ on the Jumbo-Tron.