GLENDALE, Ariz. – Both Jon Gruden and Derek Carr insisted on the heated conversation between coach and quarterback late in…
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Both Jon Gruden and Derek Carr insisted on the heated conversation between coach and quarterback late in the first half of the Oakland Raiders 23-21 victory over Arizona Cardinals was not their first discussion.  It will not be the last.
What was different this time, however, was that the exchange was captured on camera, and the narrow end of Lee Smith played peace workers of different kinds by putting a hand on the back of the grudge’s neck in an attempt to calm situation.
The fire got after Carr after missing Jalen Richard badly down to the right of a third fall.
“It’s the first time you’ve seen it,” said Gruden, “but it’s not the first time it happened. We are both competitors. We compete hard there. We had a man-to-man situation and he went to the big game. “
“We had a mild disagreement, but you know what is part of this business. We will have times where we collide a little, but we are also very supportive to each other. I’m really proud of him. been a lot this year, and I’m glad he is our quarterback. “
A story that came into the season was about how Carr would adapt to his notoriously difficult quarterbacks Gruden. But the horror has made a point to pump Carr up with positivity at every turn.
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Carr still said he was “surprised”, it took so much time for cameras to make them come after it’s on the side.
“We are both very fiery – many people do not see it in me all the time – we are both competitive,” says Carr. “A less meaningless thing about something and the beauty is that when we do it, it’s not a dimming thing or pointing a finger. We both shout the same thing, almost:” Let’s fix it! “
” Everything is fine, I loves. “
Carr completed 19 out of 31 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns in Arizona while being captured four times. It was his fifth game-winning drive in the fourth quarter of his career as Raiders improved to 2-8.
The sideliner also recalled memorable spells between Gruden and Rich Gannon in Grudten’s first Oakland tour, which lasted from 1998 to 2001. Gannon joined Raiders 1999, and as he became a league MVP the year after Gruden was traded to Tampa Bay, Gannon said that his best year in NFL was with the horror.
“He wants everything to be so perfect, says carr. “This range of games, we’re just trying to get on the same side, every game … every detail.”
“We only learn each other. And again nobody wants to hear it, but it’s a process. It takes time. The beautiful thing about it was that people saw it (sidelines) and then we went down and we won the game. We still announced and we hugged it. “
Carr later said that he was joking that they actually embraced, but Smith became physical, so to speak.
As the cameras went back to the game, Raider took the radio sideline reporter Chris Townsend reported that the conversation between Gruden and Carr was resumed and became more heated. It lasted during the day of defense of Oakland’s defensive series and Smith, a close friend of Carr, “seized” the horror at the neck in an attempt to diffuse the situation, reported Townsend.
Asked if Smith was “peacekeeper” on the team,
“That’s what it looked like?” Terribly laughed. “I can handle my own business.”
Smith said he did not try to be a peacekeeper.
“It was only I happened to be near and I saw the wild man’s face red, “Smith smote at the fire”, so I thought I would attend the party.
“Coach Gruden is a wild man, he’s very funny to be around so I told him how he goes Going to the grave has a stroke on the sideline. It was all fun. intention to be angry with someone. It was only our main coach and our quarterback was competitive. They are the two most important people on the team. “
All three said there were no long-term problems.
“I would probably not have taken the head coach,” Smith said, “but I was a bit fired. But that was all good fun. No negativity at all.”