The Oakland Raiders dropped to 3-5 on the season on following a disappointing loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, capping off a bad first half of the season for a team many pegged as a Super Bowl contender.
“No one thought that, especially with the kind of guys we have and how we work," quarterback Derek Carr said. "Where do we go from here? We do the same thing that we always do. We work. We grind. It seemed like two weeks ago everyone was all done with us, and then aw man, no, we’re back. We can’t get high and low with this game, because it’s this close. The margin is too close to get high with it or get too low with it. We need to go back when we get down to Florida and we need to work.”
Carr hasn't been the issue as he's on pace to throw for well over 3,000 yards and 25 touchdowns, but he took responsibility for the bad start and vowed that the Raiders would improve.
“I know how to lead, I know how to work, and I know how to play this game. I’m going to continue to be me. I’m obviously going to make my corrections. I’m never one to just say that this, this, and this needs to be fixed and I just go off and do whatever. I’m going to make my corrections. I’m going to get better. There won’t be a day when I stop working to be a better version of myself, so I’m going to keep working and I will get better.
“We’ve got to get back to doing the little things right, because that is the difference in this league. Everybody is talented, everybody has good players and good plans. The thing that separates people is all of the little things leading up to Sunday. Then when you get to Sunday, just turn the switch on and go, just react to the play.”
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