Raiders QB Derek Carr’s fiery response to missing a wide open DeSean Jackson vs. Washington
The Las Vegas Raiders lost a tough game Sunday to the Washington Football Team, 17-15. In the loss, the Raiders offense struggled immensely. That was not expected, as Las Vegas was coming off an outstanding offensive performance vs the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving. That provided a few extra days to prepare for a middle of the road defense in Washington.
After the game, quarterback Derek Carr spoke to the media about missing a wide open DeSean Jackson deep downfield.
"I'm not going to throw the ball blind." – #Raiders QB Derek Carr, on missing an open DeSean Jackson on a deep crossing route in the first half because he could not account for the nickel linebacker in coverage.
— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) December 6, 2021
During the first half of a tightly contested game, Carr apparently did not see DeSean Jackson on a deep crossing route. He was running wide open with no one nearby. According to ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez, Carr was unable to account for the nickel linebacker in coverage.
This is a shot of Jackson running free on the play.
Jackson was an after thought within the Raiders offense Sunday. He garnered only one target, which he caught for 14 yards. Meanwhile, teammates Hunter Renfrow and Josh Jacobs accounted for 19 targets. They turned those into 18 catches for 140 yards.
Almost everything was underneath for Las Vegas. There were not many deep shots to be had, making the miss of Jackson even bigger.
This was Jackson’s fourth game with the Raiders after being cut by the Rams earlier in the season. Sadly, it was the third game of the four in which Jackson either caught no passes or only one pass. He is not having the impact the Raiders had hoped after cutting receiver Henry Ruggs.
With the loss, the Raiders fell to 6-6 on the season.