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Quarterback Derek Carr: "I Feel Like I Can Do Something Better"


Quarterback Derek Carr

In his first game back from suffering a transverse process fracture, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was unable to lead the Silver and Black to victory. Sunday afternoon, the team fell to the Los Angeles Chargers at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 17-16, as quarterback Philip Rivers got his group in position to kick the game-winning field goal as time expired. Following the Raiders' loss, Carr took the podium to speak with the media.

Here are the quick hits from his presser:

No. 4 shared what went wrong on his first interception of the game.

"Details. That's a frustrating thing. I'm not going to lie to you. I'm really frustrated. We work too hard for that kind of stuff to happen. That's an easy catch, that's an easy play, if I do the right thing, if our players do the right thing. What I'm trying to say, is that it should be an easy play. And it was a turnover. That should never happen. We gave them two gifts. Obviously, the second time they didn't really do anything with it, but that's always fortunate when you get a turnover. We were fortunate, but at the same time - the problem is the details. It's myself and the whole offense included. We need to lock into every little detail, that's the problem."

On a positive note, Carr pointed out the performance from running back Marshawn Lynch was solid.

"He ran really well. I love playing with him. I think all our guys like to watch him. He plays physical. I thought he did really well." 

He talked about the team's level of confidence right now, as they're currently in the midst of a four-game losing streak.

"We have a good group that's always confident now. If you ever go into a fight and you get punched, you don't just stop. If you do then that says something else about you. We have a good group of guys that Mr. [Reggie] McKenzie and Coach Del Rio have brought in, they're going to fight. They're not going to give in. So, we do have four straight losses, but we do also have a long season. We don't have as much room to lose games, but we have all the confidence in the world. We're just trying to fix the problems, and the problems are in the details."

**The former Fresno State Bulldog discussed whether he'll be ready to go for Thursday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.


"Absolutely, nobody cares if we play in a couple of days. They're just going to show up. We're going to play the game and I'm going to stand right here and we're going to talk again. Hopefully, it'll be a little bit better. Hopefully we're all smiling. That would be nice. Again, is there enough time, is there not? It doesn't matter. We have to get it right. We're professional football players and we're expected to be on top of things, to do what we're supposed to do, and to do our job. That's what we're supposed to do."

Carr took the blame for the offensive miscues on Sunday afternoon.

"Anytime it has anything to do with the coach, they're always going to take all the blame. But, the players are mine. Those are my guys. I'm responsible for everything. I will always be that way. I want every bit of stress off the head coach, our coordinator, my teammates. You guys know me well enough. It doesn't matter what people say – good or bad. I'm going to be the same. That's why it is my fault. At the end of the day, we're out there on the field. I feel like I can do something better. I can say it better, I can explain it better. There's something missing, I'll figure it out."

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