Players meeting hosted by Derek Carr, Maxx Crosby

It was a rough start for the Las Vegas Raiders. Few fans and pundits could have predicted all the problems the Silver and Black are currently facing. After starting the 2022 season with a 0-3 start, several veterans, such as Derek Carr and Maxx Crosby, recently led a players-only meeting. According to Aaron Wilson of Professional football network, there are several factors that led to such a disappointing start that require further examination. Either way, it’s obvious the team has had enough.

Raiders News: Players Meeting led by veterans, Derek Carr, Maxx Crosby held to face 0-3 start

As fans will remember, after the last loss to the Tennessee Titans, owner Mark Davis decided it was time to talk. We don’t know exactly what was on Davis’s mind. More than likely, he was disappointed with his team’s performance, obviously. Before speaking at his post-game press conference, head coach Josh McDaniels spoke with the Raiders owner behind closed doors. What was said between them during a long conversation is unknown to the public. Either way, Wilson said Davis and McDaniels weren’t the only ones talking this week, “But that’s not all. The players, led by Pro Bowl defensive end Maxx Crosby, the veteran quarterback Derek Carr and other team leaders held a players-only meeting, according to league sources.

And now? Where do the Raiders go from here?

The 2022 season has been far from what Raider Nation expected, to say the least. There were high expectations placed on this organization following the acquisitions of Chandler Jones and Davante Adams. The new regime also moved quickly in the offseason to secure Carr, Crosby, Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller long-term commitments. This only fueled the expectations of many people. Now that team finds itself as the only winless team in the NFL. This is not an honor any organization would want to be known for.

Carr and Adams have already expressed their disappointment (and anger). They still remain confident and optimistic about their workforce. Adams, for example, spoke about the team’s struggles on Monday: “I expect more. It’s not easy to win in this league, we know that… but we expect more, and we will do better as we progress. We can’t be flat early.

Carr went further, pointing to team practices as the source of some of the issues. “You try your best to do it the right way in training, and if you don’t do it right in training, you can’t expect it to go well in the game. I can be optimistic,” Carr said. Obviously, there’s a lot of blame to be had. The offense is flat, precision during practice isn’t emphasized and, of course, Josh’s inconsistent play calls McDaniels. The Raiders need to figure that out quickly with their AFC West rivals, the Denver Broncos, coming to town. An 0-4 start with the Kansas City Chiefs after that will only exacerbate all those problems even further. .

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*Top photo: AP Photo/Zach Bolinger

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