Raiders' Gruden: Carr 'trying too hard' at times
6:23 PM ET
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Calling Derek Carr‘s fourth-quarter interception in the end zone a “painful turnover” in Oakland’s 28-20 loss at the Miami Dolphins, Raiders coach Jon Gruden said his quarterback might have also been “too aggressive” with the play Sunday.
“I think, at times, he’s trying too hard,” Gruden said of Carr in his weekly media conference Monday. “But we’ll talk about that extensively here in the next couple hours. But I thought he played really good under some very tough circumstances.
“I think sometimes he needs to learn a little more patience and I think he will. But I’m really excited about the way that he has played and improved and mastered this offense. We’re getting closer. That was a painful turnover. We will address that, and we’ll make the corrections.”
The fourth-quarter follies continued for the 0-3 Raiders, who have now been outscored 37-3 in final quarters this season.
On the play in question, the Raiders, who were trailing 21-17, were at the Dolphins’ 13-yard line with 3 minutes to play and had been gouging the hosts on the ground.
And though it was first-and-10, Carr threw a jump ball to Martavis