Quarterback Derek Carr
Following Sunday's win against the Baltimore Ravens, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr talked with 95.7 The Game's J.T. The Brick about the difficult win on the road. He discussed how it felt to come away with the victory and how wide receiver Michael Crabtree was active all day. The Silver and Black are now 3-1 after the conclusion of the first quarter of the 2016 season.
Here are the quick hits from his time on the air:
Carr expressed how good it feels coming off of a win, as opposed to losing.
"It's always good to win because it feels good going into work. When you lose you've got that sour taste in your mouth, and no one likes that. It doesn't change the way you work, but no one likes that feeling. When you win, you've got a good feeling because you know what you guys are doing that's working. The things that you're doing as a team are paying off, the hard work and those things. That's always the best part, is that you don't have that sour taste in your mouth."
He praised Crabtree's clutch three-touchdown performance in Sunday's game.
"He's someone you can always rely on. He's someone you can always count on and he's a super competitive guy, one of the most competitive people I've been around in my entire life. That's cool because that's exactly how I am, I love to compete, I love the challenge, and I know he does too. His routes were on point all day, and that's what you expect from him."
The Raiders' signal-caller talked about the injuries to tight ends Clive Walford and Lee Smith.
"We'll see how Clive's doing today, he is moving around pretty good. Lee, obviously he may be out for a period of time and that's always hard. That's always hard because you love these guys, you care for them so much, and you never want to see your brother go down. That's the way it is [though], next man up. Good thing is we've got a great scouting department, great GM [general manager], [and] a great head coach."
Carr discussed the rookie mistakes, but encouraged Vadal Alexander and DeAndré Washington to stay confident.
"That kind of stuff is expected with those young guys. I don't lose my mind or anything like that, they're young, and it's going to happen. You don't expect it to happen, but when it does -- not that it's okay -- it's just those kind of things are going to happen. Especially late in the game with DeAndré [Washington], I told him when he got on the airplane I looked at him and said, 'you don't lose one bit of sleep over that, I don't know why it happens, but this league has a way of letting you know there's always things to work on.'"
He shared his thoughts on what it was like to come away with in win on the road in hostile territory.
"That place is so tough to play in, especially that team. They're consistently one of the better teams in the league every year, so it's always cool to get a win there. But to see our defense step up the way they did, and to see them compete and play the way they did, it was just really impressive. I'm so happy for them and I see it every day in practice, so I'm happy they did it at the end of the game and built their confidence."