John Gruden: Derek Carr speaks on the resignation of his Las Vegas Raiders head coach


Derek Carr: “Plenty of feelings clearly… Did not see all of this coming. Caught us all without warning. There might be a day for these emotions, however from an emotional standpoint I’ve received a job to do”

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Derek Carr says he has ‘lots of feelings’ after former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden resigned within the wake of additional allegations of offensive emails

Derek Carr says he has ‘lots of feelings’ after former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden resigned within the wake of additional allegations of offensive emails

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has spoken out over the resignation of his head coach Jon Gruden, following the emergence of offensive emails he’d despatched, saying “I like the person, I hate the sin”.

The New York Occasions had reported on Monday of the existence of emails despatched by Gruden that included homophobic or misogynistic phrases. That adopted a Friday report from The Wall Avenue Journal that stated Gruden had used racist language in a 2011 e mail when describing the looks of DeMaurice Smith, the manager director of the NFL Gamers Affiliation.

Gruden resigned afterward Monday night, and Carr has stated he felt anger, empathy and sick to his abdomen over the previous week.

Jon Gruden (L) and Derek Carr (R) had led the Las Vegas to a 3-2 record to start the 2021 season

Jon Gruden (L) and Derek Carr (R) had led the Las Vegas to a 3-2 document to start out the 2021 season

“Plenty of feelings clearly,” Carr stated. “Did not see all of this coming. Caught us all without warning. There might be a day for these emotions, however from an emotional standpoint I’ve received a job to do.

“Are conversations nonetheless taking place? Completely. One other a part of being a frontrunner is ensuring guys are OK.

“That is the most important story in sports activities proper now. You flip the TV on and it is what’s on. I am unhappy for our group, I am unhappy for our followers.”

Carr additionally added on Gruden: “I like the person, however hate the sin.

“Nobody’s excellent, if we simply began opening up everybody’s personal emails and texts individuals would begin sweating… Hopefully not too many, however possibly that is what they need to do for all coaches and GMs and homeowners from now and see what occurs.”

Former NFL executive Scott Pioli and player Will Blackmon talk to Neil Reynolds on Jon Gruden's resignation as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders

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Former NFL govt Scott Pioli and participant Will Blackmon speak to Neil Reynolds on Jon Gruden’s resignation as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders

Former NFL govt Scott Pioli and participant Will Blackmon speak to Neil Reynolds on Jon Gruden’s resignation as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders

Raiders tight finish Darren Waller has additionally commented on the story, saying how he hopes Gruden is given “grace” to permit him to study from what he has completed.

“I used to be not OK that this was happening. I used to be just a little bit bothered by it,” Waller stated, earlier than including: “I am someone that comes from the area that I wish to supply grace and permit them to study from what they could have completed.

“I do know lots of people could wish to cancel him. And I perceive that. What he stated was inexcusable.

“However on the similar time, the place do we provide grace for him to study and develop after which be capable of be within the circles that he was with to be in these those who he was emailing with and say, ‘That is not proper.'”

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he was 'saddened' by the Jon Gruden controversy. Tomlin coached for four years under Gruden in the NFL

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Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin stated he was ‘saddened’ by the Jon Gruden controversy. Tomlin coached for 4 years below Gruden within the NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin stated he was ‘saddened’ by the Jon Gruden controversy. Tomlin coached for 4 years below Gruden within the NFL

Raiders normal supervisor Mike Mayock deal with the media on Wednesday, detailing how he and the organisation we’re trying to help the gamers – which incorporates defensive finish Carl Nassib, the NFL’s first overtly homosexual participant – throughout this time.

“I’ve talked to a number of of the Black gamers. We have reached out to a bunch of gamers, Black and white,” Mayock stated. “Everyone’s received feelings and emotions. I’ve talked to a few of the individuals in my division which are Black. My director of professional scouting [Dwayne Joseph], and I simply stated, ‘DJ, I can not put myself in your footwear. Assist me.’

“So we have spent a fairly good period of time making an attempt to assist these guys and speak with these guys and never speak at them, however with them.”

ESPN's Adam Schefter and Booger McFarland discuss Jon Gruden's decision to resign as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders in the wake of further allegations of offensive emails.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Booger McFarland focus on Jon Gruden’s resolution to resign as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders within the wake of additional allegations of offensive emails.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Booger McFarland focus on Jon Gruden’s resolution to resign as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders within the wake of additional allegations of offensive emails.

Mayock additionally endorsed Wealthy Bisaccia, who has been elevated from the Raiders’ particular groups coordinator to interim coach following Gruden’s departure.

“Look, I’ve identified this man for lots of years. Since he is the particular groups coach, he is concerned with extra gamers on our staff than every other coach in our constructing.

“The irony is I’ve endorsed him for lots of head teaching jobs through the years, each in faculty and the NFL, again after I had a unique job.

“He has received as a lot respect within the locker room, in our locker room, as any coach I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Bisaccia, who takes over a Raiders aspect which are 3-2 by 5 weeks of the season, stated he nonetheless considers Gruden a pal, however that they have not had dialogue since Monday.

“Nobody desires to be a head coach on this explicit state of affairs,” Bisaccia stated. “Nobody desires to be put in entrance of this in these explicit circumstances.

“Nevertheless it’s an unimaginable alternative. We’re trying ahead to the chance to play ball once more.”



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