Raiders news: Derek Carr emphasizes character after latest loss

Last week, Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia raised his eyebrows with some interesting comments about this rollercoaster season.

“You want to talk about the highs and lows of the season… the highs have been pretty good and the lows have been really low,” Bisaccia said, after a home loss to Los Blancos. Washington football team. “The lows have been really low, and then professionally, on the grass, the lows have been low. But again, if you’re results-oriented all the time, you just look at the scoreboard and spend your life up there. So there’s a process to what we’re trying to do. There’s a process to trying to get better every day.

On Sunday, Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr made similar comments after a crushing 48-9 loss at the Kansas City Chiefs. It was the most lopsided game in the 62-year rivalry between the two franchises and was the Raiders’ fifth loss in the last six games.

“Disappointment,” Carr said, “Certainly disappointed. Most of our guys work really hard and do their best to put good stuff on tape and win football games. I didn’t expect this result. During the game, after the first turnover, second, I did not expect this. I felt good what [offensive coordinator Greg Olson] was calling. We execute to a certain level, but the execution goes all the way to the whistle and we haven’t done it. Unity. That’s all we got. We all know that everyone is against us. It’s going to be tough and all that stuff, but that’s what builds character. People were saying, “get the upper hand in character anytime,” but I was kind of like, “you have to have a good character to ultimately get it right.” I see good characters where guys turn to each other and say, “Hey man, I got your back.”

Clearly, the frustrations are boiling over. Even rookie Divine Deablo had some interesting comments.

These kinds of things happen when teams go through tough times. It’s amplified now that the Raiders slumped late in the season for a third straight year. It will be interesting to see how the team reacts, whether positively or negatively, in the last four games of the season.

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