Quarterback Derek Carr
The Oakland Raiders suffered a difficult loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last Thursday, falling to their division rival 21-13 at Arrowhead Stadium. Following the defeat, quarterback Derek Carr appeared on 95.7 The GAME Monday morning for his weekly check-in with radio host J.T. the Brick.
Carr reflected on the loss, but also stressed the importance of moving on and preparing for the week at hand. The Silver and Black will travel to San Diego this week for another division battle with the Chargers, and during his interview, No. 4 shared his thoughts on the upcoming game.
Here are the quick hits from his time on the air:
The Raiders signal-caller recapped the loss to the Chiefs and what went wrong **for the offense.
"It was one of those days man, it was just flat, for whatever reason we were doing things we don't normally do. It sucks that it had to be that day, you always wish it could be another day, probably earlier in the season. Some days you're going to have one, it's okay to have a day like that every now and then, it just reminds us that we're all human. We need to bounce back and I know that we will."
Carr talked about Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and facing him this week.
"That's the thing about the NFL, obviously he's going to come off a rough one also, there are games and plays he probably wishes he could have back. That's just the NFL, you watch the NFL and see all of these really good quarterbacks having some off days, and offenses not scoring as many points, and defenses that usually stop everybody giving up points. It just reminds me that in this league anything can happen…Philip Rivers is a Hall of Fame quarterback, he's put up the numbers to do it, he's one of the best players to ever play."
He broke down the Bolts secondary and what makes them such a challenging group.
"They're very athletic at corner and that's without [Jason] Verrett, they still have so much talent. Casey Hayward is a great player, I don't think he gets nearly as much credit as he should. Last year I even thought so when he wasn't in San Diego, I thought, 'man, this guy is a really good player.' He was playing more of the nickel spot and things like that, but now that he's in San Diego getting his chance to play outside more he's really taken it and ran with it."
**Carr discussed what it's like having extra time to prepare between a Thursday night game and a Sunday game.
"You don't have to cram as much, you've got more time to get your film in. I know that, whenever you get extra days off, you know me, I try and spend as much family with my family as possible. I want to make sure they always know that they're the most important, I don't want them to think football is way above that."
He reminisced about when the team travelled to San Diego last season, and how the offense was able to start clicking.
"That was one of the first moments we were starting to see we can be a really explosive, dynamic offense. I remember that very vividly, all the catch and run opportunities we had, 'Coop' [Amari Cooper] making the big catch down the middle, 'Crab' [Michael Crabtree] making some tough catches while getting hit, things like that. We were running the ball well and we had a good thing going. That's just another thing that showed us when we go down to San Diego, it's like another home game for us."