Two days after Jon Gruden resigned as Raiders coach following the publication of several emails in which he regularly used racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr commented on his former coach by declaring: “Nobody is perfect”.
“It’s hard because I love this man so much,” Carr said, by Levi Damien from United States today. “I have family members who have done things … I think more than anything the coach needs people to like him … but at the same time what is good is good and what is wrong is wrong. “
Gruden has coached Carr since joining the team in 2018, which was Carr’s fifth season in the NFL. The Raiders failed to advance to the playoffs in Gruden’s first three years, with no winning seasons.
In addressing the Gruden scandal, Carr offered his sympathy to his former coach and claimed that most people wouldn’t want their private emails made public.
“I love man, I hate sin,” Carr said, by Athleticism. “No one is perfect, if we started opening everyone’s private emails and texts people would start to sweat… Hopefully not too much, but maybe that’s what they should do to all the coaches, GMs and owners from now on and see what happens. “
Overall, Carr said he feels sad and angry about the situation, while also insisting that he is focused on the team and the games ahead.
“I’m human,” Carr said, by Paul Gutierrez from ESPN. “Otherwise, I’ll start to drift and feel some kind of a path … I have a job to do.”
The Raiders will be on the road in Denver for Week 6, followed by a home game against the Eagles before their week off.
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