Attackers hope to turn frustration about starting 0-3 into a payback – Las Vegas Raiders Blog

Nashville – Does anyone have a few extra thermometers, like 53 of them?

Yeah, time to take the Las Vegas Raiders locker room temperature after one last horrible, horrible, no good, so bad, ok, approx A great day. Because really, getting close to Sunday in a heartbreaking 24-22 loss at the Tennessee Titans, after trailing 24-10 in half, is probably more than blown away.

Compare it to a 20-0 first-half lead at home in Week 2 to losing in overtime to the Arizona Cardinals. And being one drive away from an epic comeback at the Los Angeles Chargers in their inaugural game, only for the quarterback. Derek Carr To get a striptease from his position in fourth down to basically finish the game.

The Raiders, as unlikely as they were last season, were a playoff team, racking up four consecutive wins with a white header to finish 10-7 under a caretaker coach at Rich Bisaccia to forge their way into the post-season.

Letting Bisachia and General Manager Mike Mayock go and get Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler was supposed to be an upgrade for Raiders and owner Mark Davis. Oh, to be a fly on the wall in the McDaniels office after Sunday’s loss, a closed-door meeting with Davis was visibly upset which delayed the coach’s appearance for a post-game press machine.

“Next step,” Davis called hiring McDaniels back in January.

Instead, these raiders outdo themselves while looking like a team still in transition, rather than a playoff-tested team. Sunday’s loss makes them the only NFL team to score 0-3, which, according to ESPN stats and information research, represents the fewest teams to lose their first three games of the season since 1959, when the Detroit Lions were the only 0-3 Team.

Keep in mind: In three matches, the Raiders have already used seven different combinations on the offensive line. Continuation? chemistry? Comfort for Carr?

“These guys are working hard to do this,” Carr said after making up the O . streak Colton Miller On the left intervention, the exercise squad promoter Alex Pars On the left, a junior third guard Dylan Parham hacker replacement Andre James in the center , Jermaine Illuminor He moves to the right guard from the outside, and ascends the seventh floor Thayer Munford Jr.. in the correct treatment.

“It’s hard… the more you are around them, the more you understand, the more chemistry you have… the time you spend on the mission will help them.”

However, Carr came close to criticizing some of his teammates’ exercise habits before backing away from them.

“You do your best to do it right in practice and if you don’t do it right in practice, you can’t expect to go right in the game,” he said. “We have to look at that, every man as an individual and say, ‘Well, I have to get better at this, this, and this. “

“I thought we had a good week, but there were a few areas where if something kept coming up you have to address it so it doesn’t become an issue in the game.”

McDaniels, seen as an elite player with six Super Bowl episodes, was on the verge of raising an already electric offense that added the league’s best receiver in the Davant Adams. And after excelling in the opener with 10 catches, on 17 goals, for 141 yards and touchdowns, he’s had a combined seven catches, on 17 goals, for 48 yards and two TD points since.

Despite that, something happened in the first half against the Titans. Carr had a 3-for-3 targeting Adams in the first half, including a 5-yard TD, but he was only 2-for-6 targeting him in the second half, including a 0-for-3 in the fourth quarter. On the other hand, the receiver Mac Hollins It was a professional day with eight grabs for 158 yards and a TD.

When asked if he was more frustrated or angry with the loss and 0-3 start, Adams paused.

He said, “Both, it’s not the end of the world to be discouraged. I don’t think anyone here should be happy or content with losing. Especially when you have the kind of guys we have in that locker room. And like I said from the start – just because we’re good on paper doesn’t mean We are going to be great as a team.

“Frustration if it’s good, as long as you do something about it.”

Raiders 0-3 for the first time since 2018. And only one NFL team since 2000 that started 0-3 bounced back to make the playoffs.

“I’m excited to see how we respond,” said Court End Darren Waller, who had a pair of costly drops, including one intercepted in the end zone, blamed a lack of basics on his part for the fouls. It was also the intended target of Carr’s two-point attempt that would have tied the match 1:14 left.

Defensively to the invaders, hasty edge Max Crosby He was again a threat, with a sack among nine tackles (five singles), a QB hit, a forced stumble and a defensive pass. But even he can’t pull it alone to Las Vegas.

“they were So said Crosby, who has two bags of raiders so far. “We are doing a lot of good things but we are not finished, winning … although it is difficult now, it seems like shutting down the world [in]We have a lot of positive things we can take advantage of.

“You either sink or swim.”

As McDaniels often said in training camp, the raiders had to “learn” how to win. He has an attachment.

“We have to learn to play the full 60 minutes and earn the right to win,” said McDaniels, who is only 5 to 20 years old as head coach after starting 6-0 with the Denver Broncos in 2009. Raiders play next?

“This league requires a lot of mental toughness, and no one likes to lose. It has to be hurt when we lose. We all feel like we are.”

The temperature taken, then.

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