Raiders HC Josh McDaniels can't catch a break, thanks to David Carr

Raiders HC Josh McDaniels Just Can’t Catch A Break, Courtesy Of Derek Carr’s Brother

It’s fascinating, but the Las Vegas Raiders head coach is truly one of the most vilified figures in the NFL. Be that as it may, Josh McDaniels has Super Bowl rings to back up the claim that he’s one of the most highly regarded offensive minds in football. While things didn’t go great in his first season in the desert, many offensive players saw career years and milestones. Regrettably, the now-ousted Derek Carr wasn’t among those playmakers. No shocker here, but the elder Carr, David, isn’t letting it go.

“I Know Some People…”

While sharing his thoughts on what went down between Carr and McDaniels, David took an obvious personal shot at the Raiders’ head honcho.

“This is just my opinion; I don’t speak for anybody in my family. I don’t speak for anybody from New England. But I know some people up there. I know some people who were in Las Vegas. I would say what happened in New England is Tom Brady ran the show, so he was able to bully Josh, and he would just say this is what we’re going to do, and if Josh said no, he would go to Bill’s office, and if Bill said no, he would go to Robert Kraft.”

What exactly is there to gain from Carr’s comment? Well, it depends on who you ask. The notion that Carr is in “the know” about what went on in New England between the trio of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and Josh McDaniels is dubious at best. At the same time, maybe there’s a correlation between how McDaniels utilized his quarterback during his post-Brady days.

What is Raiders HC Josh McDaniels looking for in a QB?

Carr went on to mention that McDaniels is looking for a quarterback to whom he can “tell where to throw the ball.” In other words, McDaniels wants a signal-caller that’ll do exactly what he says. Well, let’s consider the success he’s had with quarterbacks not named Brady; it’s solid but clearly not enough to ease the nerves of Raider Nation.

As far as Josh getting “bullied,” maybe we should consider the source. Wasn’t it just last offseason that David Carr raved about his little brother and McDaniels being a perfect fit? Talk about selective outrage. You can talk about what McDaniels is looking for in a quarterback without painting him as a pushover. If that’s not a personal shot, then what is?

*Top Photo: John Locher/AP

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