Anonymous Rams defender said Derek Carr was 'scared to take shots'

Anonymous Rams defender said Derek Carr was 'scared to take shots'

Gruden said the Raiders were unable to get to Los Angeles' quarterback, Jared Goff, and its running back, Todd Gurley.

Gruden said last week the Raiders weren't close to the contract offer Chicago gave the All-Pro defender, and insisted he's only focused on the players now on his roster.

While the Silver and Black ultimately now own a 0-1 record, there's no need to overreact just yet - one game won't define any National Football League team, the Raiders included.




The offensive line proved protective on Monday night, allowing just one sack and two quarterback hurries - dominating Raiders rushers and PFF's rankings. Head coach Jon Gruden just showed up Sean McVay by shoving the ball down his throat on the opening drive.

Silver: Well, I will say that I talked to one Rams defender who basically told me that. Rams cornerback Marcus Peters capped LA's win by intercepting a Derek Carr pass and returning it 50 yards for a touchdown. "We'll take a good look at the reasons why we didn't". Gruden, as he gets ready for his opener, sat down with his old colleagues at ESPN and, unsurprisingly, pulled the "he didn't want to be here" card when asked about Mack and why the dominant defensive end was dealt.

Aaron Donald, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, reported 10 days before the opener after signing a six-year, $135-million contract extension, to end a contract dispute that dated to 2017. But contract talks never got going, and so Mack was shipped off for the best offer out there.

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