Quarterback Derek Carr
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr didn't have his best game Sunday, but knowing him, he'll rally, and get things sorted out before the team takes on the Miami Dolphins next week. After throwing for 417 yards with three touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7, Carr and Co., fell to the Buffalo Bills in Week 8. After the game, the Raiders signal-caller took the podium to discuss the outing.
Here are the quick hits from his presser:
No. 4 broke down what he saw defensively from the Bills.
"You've got to aggressively just keep taking what they give you, which at times is frustrating, especially when you're trailing. You especially want to get your chunk throws and things like that. We're on the sidelines seeing what they were doing and still putting our team in a good position, but hey, if we can get this here, maybe it will turn into something. They did a good job in the second half of coming out and just chucking it over our head."
He shared how he feels after being 3-5 at the halfway point of the season.
"No one thought that, especially with the kind of guys we have and how we work. Where do we go from here? We do the same thing that we always do. We work. We grind. It seemed like two weeks ago everyone was all done with us, and then aw man, no, we're back. We can't get high and low with this game, because it's this close. The margin is too close to get high with it or get too low with it. We need to go back when we get down to Florida and we need to work."
Carr is confident he'll be able to get this group of men back on track, and ready to compete.
"I know how to lead, I know how to work, and I know how to play this game. I'm going to continue to be me. I'm obviously going to make my corrections. I'm never one to just say that this, this, and this needs to be fixed and I just go off and do whatever. I'm going to make my corrections. I'm going to get better. There won't be a day when I stop working to be a better version of myself, so I'm going to keep working and I will get better."
**The former Fresno State Bulldog talked about the performance from second-year running backs Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington.
"Any time you don't have a starter at any spot it hurts, because you want your brother there. You want to play with them. Obviously we have a lot of faith in those guys. They had a couple mistakes that they wish they hadn't made, and that's going to happen in games. The thing that I like to see is that they kept playing. Sometimes it sucks out there. Sometimes it's going to be hard and sometimes it's going to be a little bit embarrassing, but they kept their eyes good in protection. They kept their check-down rules very well, they did a great job there. They did a great job after the catch."
Carr closed his press conference by discussing how the team will regroup going forward.
"We've got to get back to doing the little things right, because that is the difference in this league. Everybody is talented, everybody has good players and good plans. The thing that separates people is all of the little things leading up to Sunday. Then when you get to Sunday, just turn the switch on and go, just react to the play."