ALMEDIA – Although Oakland Raiders is in the competition for the first NFL's first global tournament, Derek Carr has other plans.
"I want to destroy the project," Carr said on Wednesday. "I do not want the first team, I want to win all these games, I want everyone to be angry with me because of that, that's what I want to get."
Strong words from a brave defender from a 2-8 team who only beat Cleveland Browns, 45-42 overtime and cardinals from Arizona, 23-21, last Sunday?
May be. But Oakland, which is in the midst of a massive reconstruction project, is basically in a three-team race for the first time, alongside Cardinali in Arizona (2-8) and San Francisco 49ers (2-8).
Three victories are New York Jets, Bills of Buffalo, Jacksonville Jaguar, New York Giants, Buccaneers of Tampa Bay and Browns.
Currently, Raiders intends to finish with the second global selection, according to the Football Power Index ESPN, behind the cardinals.
It was a strange campaign for the head coach, Jon Gruden, on his return to banking after nine years in the football broadcast on Monday ESPN, with Raiders in the background, or very close to him, of almost every statistical category.
All-Pro offensive exchanges, Khalil Mack and Pro Bowl receiver Amari Cooper hurried the reconstruction two years before the team moved to Las Vegas.
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"The projects did not contribute to completing what we were doing on the free agency market," said Mark Davis, owner of Raiders. ESPN.com recently. "If you look at our team now, there are a lot of guys a year who are mercenaries and are big guys and they are Raiders, once you're Raider, you'll always be Raider … but we do not have the general talent of a team. of people. "
From Carr's perspective, however, it is about gaining confidence here in the future.
"For us, as an offense, it's about gaining continuity," Carr said. "We have many boys playing, we have many new players, I think that's a great opportunity we have, everyone sees what's going on, what we're dealing with But why not come out and win some games? that this group should stick to something. "