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Derek Carr has lost confidence of teammates, appearing to ‘cry after being sacked’ didn’t help [report]

Another day another bizarre story out of Oakland.

Less than 24 hours after trading wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys, Marcus Thompson of The Athletic dropped a report detailing how quarterback Derek Carr has lost the locker room to potentially “irreparable levels.”

Perhaps the most interesting anecdote as to why has to do with Carr’s reaction after being sacked in a 27-2 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Via Thompson:

“Raiders headquarters is not the best space for Carr. The belief in him has deteriorated, perhaps to irreparable levels. Team sources describe a fractured relationship between Carr and his teammates, mostly because confidence in him has waned. It certainly didn’t help when film showed what looked like him crying after being sacked and injuring his arm. They saw his face. They heard his whimper. They witnessed him explain on the sidelines. They assuredly watched it again in film session. It’s hard to see how Carr can lead this team again.”

Instead of letting the report sit, Carr decided to comment on it via Twitter Tuesday, claiming that he didn’t shed any tears.

Head coach Jon Gruden said on Monday that the Raiders aren’t trading anyone else, but if the reports about Carr losing the locker room are true, it’s hard to imagine he won’t be gone soon.


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