Gruden: If Derek Carr Doesn’t Succeed “It’s Going To Be My Fault”

If you’ve followed closely since Jon Gruden was hired, it’s been brought up a few times how much Gruden liked Raiders third-string quarterback Connor Cook coming out of college.

Some have even floated the idea of Carr entering a “prove it” year under the new coaching staff.

If you happen to be a big fan of Carr, there’s no need to sweat this one.

It’s no secret that one of Gruden’s biggest draws to Oakland was, in fact, Derek Carr. He told friends in the industry for years that he didn’t want to return to coaching without the quarterback he wanted in place.

And Carr is his man.

“He’s an outstanding person,” said Wednesday on the Sean Salisbury Show. “This is who you want your son to be like. I think we’re going to have a lot of fun together… If he doesn’t succeed it’s going to be my fault.”

In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday afternoon, offensive coordinator Greg Olson shared similar, if not stronger, sentiments on Carr.

“Everything we do in this building is about the development of Derek Carr.”



Innovative idea, but difficult to enforce, Greg…

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2 thoughts on “Gruden: If Derek Carr Doesn’t Succeed “It’s Going To Be My Fault”

  1. Carr can be great , like any quarterback , in the right situation . Terry Bradshaw didn’t become the full time starter in Pittsburgh until the end of the 1974 season . He was drafted in 1970 . It wasn’t until 1976 that Bradshaw really became a complete quarterback . During that time , the one thing he had was stability . Carr hasn’t had that . Gruden will be his 4th head coach . Gruden will start from scratch with Carr and allow him time to learn football the way he wants it played .

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