A tough season for the Las Vegas Raiders may have just hit rock bottom.
Playing at home against a 3-5-1 Colts team being led by first time coach Jeff Saturday, the Raiders lost 25-20, falling to 2-7 on the season. They now have the second worst record in the league.
It was all too much for quarterback Derek Carr postgame. Carr wept at the podium while explaining why he was so pissed off, and implying that not everyone in the locker room cared as much.
“I love Josh [McDaniels], I love our coaches. They’ve had nothing but success, way more success than I’ve ever had. I’m sorry,” Carr said as he got choked up. “I’m sorry for being emotional. I’m just pissed off about some of the things that a lot of us try and do just to practice. What we put our bodies through just to sleep at night. And for that to be the result of all that effort, it pisses me off. Pisses a lot of guys off.
“It’s hard knowing what some guys are doing. Like I said, just to practice, what they’re putting in their bodies just to sleep at night. Just so we can be there for each other. I wish everybody in that room felt the same way about this place. As a leader that pisses me off.”
McDaniels, in his second year as a head coach after a one-and-done season with the Denver Broncos in 2009, is now firmly on the hot seat. It would appear Carr is too, and the quarterback has an out in his contract after this season, meaning the Raiders could essentially cut bait for a small price.