Monday, 25 September, 2017

Derek Carr: "I'm ready to do absolutely everything"

Marshawn Lynch Raiders deal not quite real but good PR stunt Mike Silver: Marshawn Lynch agrees to terms with Oakland Raiders
Melissa Porter | 19 April, 2017, 00:26

Carr broke his leg in the next-to-last week of the regular season, which cost him a chance to make his first playoff appearance and left him to start the offseason in rehab mode.

It's been that way since he arrived with the Raiders in 2014 as a second round draft pick. You don't know what's going to happen down the line or who's going to be where, so this team we have now, just focus on winning. Or do they want to throw the fleeting fans in Oakland a bone before waving goodbye? We can believe this deal will be done by the draft, but nothing is for certain.

"I feel great", Carr said. I'm the least of your worries. "As coach Downing would say, we're just going to turn things here, change little things here, whatever we can do to get better and just keep going forward". "But again, our focus is in Oakland right now". The Raiders will play in Oakland this coming season and have a lease option for 2018 at the Oakland Coliseum but thus far have no concrete plan for the 2019 season.

What he is as a football player two years from his best seasons remains to be seen.

Carr is headed into 2017 after passing for 3,937 yards, 28 touchdowns and six interceptions over 15 games.

The clock is ticking for Oakland regarding Carr's contract. He turns 31 a week from Saturday, and 31-year-olds, even ones who have taken a year off from the game to rejuvenate a battered body and tired mind, do not tend to light up the night with their incandescent talents. As exciting as the return of Beast Mode to the National Football League would be, here are five questions to consider between Lynch and the Raiders if the former running back does officially come out of retirement to play next season.

While Michael Silver of NFL Network reported that Lynch agreed to terms of a contract with the Raiders, the Mercury News clarified that Raiders and Lynch's representatives have yet to finalize terms. But at the same time, we have our fans here we need to take care of, and that's really important to me. "You talk about a player, a hell of a player, it would be a great, great, great treat to have him on this side, on the dark side".

Since that time we've heard nothing. It's just day by day, going to work with each other and doing what it takes to win ball games.

But if he happens to be the grand marshal in the city's final Super Bowl parade, well, being made the mayor without ever having to be elected is a nice gig, too. So I'm focused on these guys.