Carr says Bosa might have been trying to get under his skin
HENDERSON (Nev.) — Derek Carr suggested that Joey Bosa, the Los Angeles Chargers’ defensive end, might have tried to get under his skin by making comments about the Raiders quarterback. However, Carr stated that he had a different view of the game.
Bosa said that Carr “gets shaken” after being hit a few more times, but then he shuts down when he is pressured.
“He is probably mad because I was talking to him a lot during the game. It was an emotionally charged day for them. We learned a lot about the team. It’s good that it’s a fresh week,” Carr stated Wednesday. He’s entitled to his opinion. It almost seems like he was watching the game in reverse. We fought back a bit in the game I saw. So, fine.”
The Chargers sacked Carr four times and hit him seven times during their 28-14 victory over the Raiders on Monday night.
” I just thought it was unfortunate that him even thought to say it,” Carr stated. “Maybe he’s trying to get under mine… so that’s a good thing. But that’s not a bad thing either.”
Carr said the only opinion he cares about is what Raiders coach Jon Gruden and offensive coordinator Greg Olsen told him. Gruden reiterated his sentiments that the team doesn’t need to panic about an offensive line that had underperformed through four games.
Carr was sacked 12 three times, third in the league. He also was pressured 47 twice, second behind Josh Allen and Carson Wentz, who were each pressured 48 once.
” We’re looking at all options but we love our linemen, Gruden stated. “We had some pretty good outings.” Despite all the difficulties, Carr is still one of the best passers in the league. Carr leads the NFL with 1 ,399 yards of passing and fifth with 109 touchdowns.
Nevertheless, aside from tackle Kolton Miller, the overhauled line has underperformed while dealing with an array of injuries and inexperience in particular spots.
” There are definitely areas we need to improve from a communication perspective that would solve many problems,” Carr stated. “There have been times when we have done it really well and there have been times where we haven’t been on the same page. “There have been spurts where we’ve done it really well, and there’s been spurts when we’ve not all been on the same page. It’s a difficult job,” said (offensive line coach) Tom Cable.
Cable will be joined by former Raiders linebacker Khalil Mak and the Chicago Bears (3-1) in Las Vegas on Sunday. Mack’s four sacks rank tied for 10th among the NFL’s offensive linemen, while the team’s 15sacks rank No. 1.
NOTES : CB Trayvon Mullen (foot), RB Peyton Barber(toe), CB Damon Arnette, groin and TE Derek Carrier were not seen on Wednesday’s practice field. … The team signed cornerback Brandon Facyson and designated CB Keisean to return from the injured/reserve list.
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