Of his former head coach, the Raiders quarterback stated, “I love the man, [pero] you hate sin. Nobody is perfect”
HENDERSON – A moved Derek Carr, who had forged a unique friendship with Jon gruden Over three and a fraction years, he offered an idea after the controversial resignation of the head coach of Las vegas raiders after leaked emails had shown he used racist, misogynistic and anti-gay language over a seven-year period: “Open everything.”
“If we just started opening everyone’s private emails and texts, people would break into a sweat … I hope not too many. But, maybe that’s what should happen for all coaches and CEOs and owners of companies. from now on, open it all up, “said the Los Angeles quarterback. Raiders on Wednesday. “You must open everything. See what happens.”
From his former coach, Carr He said, “I love man, [pero] you hate sin. Nobody is perfect”.
Less than 48 hours after resignation of Gruden, the owner of the Raiders, Mark Davis, General Manager, Mike mayock, and interim head coach, Rich bisaccia, chatted with an emotionally shaken team to the core during a meeting Wednesday morning. All three delivered a simple message: Interim situations usually happen late in a lost season.
“Our goals are ahead of us,” he said. Mayock. “[Estamos] 3-2, one game out of the leadership of the AFC [Oeste]. The focus should be on Denver“.
The Raiders, who face the Denver Broncos On Sunday, they are riding a two-game losing streak.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Mayock said Bisaccia it was the right choice, intimating that the rest of the season would be an audition for everyone involved.
“He has as much respect in the locker room, our locker room, as any coach I’ve ever seen,” he said. Mayock from Bisaccia, who will retain his responsibilities as special teams coordinator.
“Is he a great coach? Oh yes,” he continued. Mayock. “But he’s still a better man, and what I’ve always told people when promoting him is that he’s the most natural leader of men I’ve ever seen.”
Mayock now has the final say in personnel decisions on Bisaccia, a designation that Gruden previously had about Mayock.
Bisaccia, 61 years old, has been an assistant to NFL for 20 seasons, 11 of them under Gruden, with scales for Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San diego chargers, Dallas cowboys and with the Raiders. But, he has never been a head coach at any level since he began his career in 1983.
He read a statement prepared at the beginning of its availability with the media.
“The coach Gruden gave me the opportunity to direct in the National Football League, and I will always be grateful for it, “he said Bisaccia, her voice cracking. “Having said that, we all have a responsibility here and we must answer for our words and actions. No person is greater than the shield of the Raiders. The Raiders they have always supported diversity, inclusion, social justice. It is important to live those ideals and carry them into the future. We can’t change the past, but maybe we can improve tomorrow. “
Bisaccia also echoed the message of Mayock.
“The thing that is unique to us is that we have a good team,” he said. “We have 12 games [restantes], we feel that we have a lot of time, we feel that all our goals are in front of us.
“We were 3-0 at one point, we’ve lost two games. It’s a roadblock, not the end of the road. We’re going to put our heads together and put the players in the best position to win the game, and we’ll see what happens. What happens on Sunday … I have a seven year old granddaughter who can put a bunch of X’s and O’s on a board, but I tell the players all the time, they are the ones that make the X’s and O’s jump to life”.
Gruden he had been in charge of sending offensive plays. That responsibility will now fall on the offensive coordinator. Greg Olson, who was the offensive coordinator and who was in command of the plays when Carr I was a rookie in 2014.
Carr said to hear the voice of Olson during practice it was familiar, but strange, given how long he had been listening to Gruden.
In the practice field it was evident the emotional charge felt by the Raiders.
“What I told the players in the morning is that there is a spectrum of opinions out there regarding Jon gruden, from total condemnation to absolute empathy, and everything in between, “he revealed Mayock. “And what I said to the players, basically, is that they have a right to their position. They have a right to their opinion on it. But, in the end … the team must come first at some point, after family and life. religion.
“I’ve talked to a number of the African American players. We have contacted a lot of players, white and African American. They all have their emotions and feelings. I have spoken to some of the people in my department who are African American. My director of professional viewers [Dwayne Joseph]I just said, ‘DJ, I can’t put on your shoes. Help me'”.
Defensive end Carl nassib, first active player in the NFL in openly announcing that he is gay, he asked for and was granted a personal day.
“We spent a good amount of time trying to help these guys and talk to these guys, and not talk to them, but talk to them,” he reported. Mayock. “The other thing I would say is simply to Carl [Nassib]Let’s be honest, it is a community of one who is openly gay.
“We do have a large community of African American players. We try to do everything we can for that community, too, obviously. It started there. Nobody forgets that. I try to work with everyone and I will continue to do that.”
When asked what he thought about his first day as interim head coach, Bisaccia He said he was thinking of his parents.
“My father [actuaba como si fuera] the head coach of American football of the New York Giants“He said.” He just never told anyone, you know? I have five sisters, four children, five grandchildren. Have the opportunity to lead Las vegas raiders. Wow, isn’t it? So, I guess, it’s really the only thing I’m going to break with. “