HENDERSON, Nev. — Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr took umbrage Wednesday with Los Angeles Chargers defensive finish Joey Bosa‘s crucial feedback of his play, intimating that they might function motivation.
“I simply thought it was unlucky that he’d even assume to say it,” Carr mentioned. “Perhaps he was simply attempting to get underneath my pores and skin. Which, he did piss me off. So, good job for that. However that is not a foul factor, both.”
It was after the Chargers’ 28-14 win Monday when Bosa was requested about pressuring Carr, who was hit seven occasions and sacked 4 occasions.
“We knew as soon as we hit him just a few occasions, he actually will get shook,” Bosa mentioned on the time. “And also you noticed on [Christian Covington‘s fourth-quarter] sack he was just about curling right into a ball earlier than we even received again there.
“So, nice dude, nice participant, he is been having a fantastic yr, however we knew as soon as we get strain on him he form of shuts down and he isn’t as efficient with a crowded pocket, in order that was the important thing to it.”
The Raiders have been restricted to 51 yards of offense within the first half and trailed 21-Zero at halftime. However Carr received going within the third quarter and was driving Las Vegas for a possible game-tying TD when Covington sacked him for a 6-yard loss on third-and-Three with about 11 minutes left in regulation.
Carr, who entered the sport main the NFL in passing yards, completed with a season-low 196 yards by the air with two TDs and an interception. He discovered assist in his personal locker room and from his coach and offensive coordinator in Jon Gruden and Greg Olson.
“We love our quarterback,” Gruden mentioned Tuesday. “And we predict he is having a hell of a yr and going to proceed to take action.”
Carr, in the meantime, mentioned he nonetheless loves Bosa.
“And he is aware of that,” Carr mentioned. “We have gone backwards and forwards. He was most likely mad as a result of I used to be speaking loads of crap to him throughout the sport. It was an emotional day for them. Noticed loads of issues about their complete crew after. Good factor it is a new week. He is entitled to that opinion and saying these issues. But it surely’s virtually like he watched the sport in reverse.
“The sport that I watched, we got here out and fought just a little bit after they received after us just a little bit up entrance. Superb. The opinions I care about are what Gru and Oly instructed me after I got here within the constructing yesterday and as we speak, and it’ll all the time be that approach. Particularly with my teammates. However we’ll see them once more. He is entitled to say that. Nice participant, nice dude, I simply do not assume he watched the sport in the identical order I did.”
The Raiders will play host to the Chargers in each groups’ regular-season finale at Allegiant Stadium on Jan. 9.