Raiders’ Derek Carr gets blasted by radio analyst following his ‘disrespected’ comments
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was not shy about calling out all the backlash he received this offseason following an underwhelming 2019 campaign. It seems the local media is not here for his complaints.
Raiders radio analyst Lincoln Kennedy said during an appearance on CBS Sports Radio that the time has come for Carr to speak with his actions instead of words:
“I would say to him if he was here in my face and he said that, I would tell him right now, ‘If you’re tired of being disrespected, play better.’ It’s that simple.”
Kennedy added that the 2020 NFL season should serve as a make or break year for Carr now that the Raiders have firmly beefed up his supporting cast.
“The thing is there’s no more excuses for Derek,” Kennedy said. “Now it’s either put up or shut up. He’s got all the weapons in front of him. He’s got an offensive line, he’s got a run game, he’s got a receiving corps. . . . Now it’s time to put up or shut up.”
Carr’s mediocre play last season led to plenty of speculation regarding whether Las Vegas would seek out alternative options under center or not to help them usher in a new era at Allegiant Stadium. Despite all the rumors, the only move head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock did to add fuel to the fire was bring in quarterback Marcus Mariota as a backup.
The Raiders shored up some firepower on offense with the addition of wide receiver Henry Ruggs and tight end Jason Witten. Meanwhile, the emergence of running back Josh Jacobs behind this talented offensive line only helps solidify the notion that the onus will fall on Carr to bring it all together in the 2020 campaign.