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Raiders Grateful To Be Able To ‘Trust The Process’

When Raiders owner Mark Davis publicly supported Josh McDaniels, he reassured a lot more people than just his head coach. 

Sunday’s 25-20 defeat to the Colts appeared to be something of a seminal moment for the 2-7 Raiders.

Quarterback Derek Carr was distraught postgame, saying he was ‘pissed off’ and referencing the emotion of the past nine years. 

Davis’ endorsement of Josh McDaniels swiftly followed, and Derek Carr says it took a weight off the Raiders players.


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“It really did,” Carr said. “Just being here for nine years and everything that we’ve all seen and been through, and some tragedies, and all this stuff, right? I’m so happy to hear that Mr. Davis feels that way. I’m so happy that he loves Josh, he loves [first-year general manager Dave Ziegler], he believes in them.

Kind of just gave us a breath like, ‘Yes. Let’s just get better. Let’s work on being a better football team. Let’s go out and win all these games. Let’s go try and do all that, of course, but let’s just be a better football team.’

“It kind of let us know, the process, trust that process. There is a process and we do have time during the season that we know who our leader is, and we know that we’re rolling, and that gives us confidence as a football team. So, absolutely, when he came out and did that, ‘Whew, thank goodness.’ That kind of thing.”


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“You look at the history of this place, I mean, I don’t think a playoff game has been won in over 20 years here,” said Davante Adams.

“There’s no magic coach that’s going to come in and change that,” Adams added. “And I think that Josh is doing a great job and he does deserve that, in my mind. We can all be better in certain instances but some of the greatest coaches that this league has seen had some tough times and I’m sure they didn’t all come out the block sprinting like Usain Bolt, starting their career off, or starting with a new organization. So, I think it’s good move by [Davis] doing that. It’s good for Josh, good for the rest of the guys, too.”

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