Derek Carr responds to report that he has a ‘fractured relationship’ with his teammates

QB has guided Raiders through tumultuous 1-5 season

Karl Buscheck
October 23, 2018 - 11:05 am

Derek Carr has taken to Twitter to defend himself in the wake of a damning report from Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic.

Here’s the gist of what Thompson reported about the struggling silver and black and their offensive leader.

"Team sources describe a fractured relationship between Carr and his teammates, mostly because confidence in him has waned. It certainly didn't help him when film showed what looked like him crying after being sacked and injuring his arm. They saw his face. They heard him whimper. They witnessed him explain on the sidelines. They assuredly watched it again in film session. It's hard to see how Carr can lead this team again."

Carr insisted that people are just trying to tear his Raiders apart, flourishing his Tweet with a skull emoji.

Carr also responded to a comment from his brother, Darren, who took offense to Pro Football Talk’s interpretation that the QB had lost respect because of the purported crying video.

For what it’s worth, the NFL trade deadline is Oct. 30. Stay tuned.

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