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Despite optimistic attitude, Derek Carr aware Raiders seek furtherance

Despite optimistic attitude, Derek Carr aware Raiders seek furtherance
Published On: Thu, Jan 10
Sep 16, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is pressured by Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe (95) during the second half at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Carr is a super positive guy. The Raiders quarterback doesn'tA slam teammates in public. He doesn't sell guys down the river or make excuses even when everybody knows he was playing with less than a full deck.

That happened throughout 2018 while working with two rookie tackles, injuries on the interior line and a rotating cast of receivers.

Carr never complained while getting sacked 51 times in 2018, andA didna€™t point fingers when playmakers kept getting hurt or traded.

After the 2018 season mercifully ended in Kansas City, Carr finally conceded the obvious. The Raiders need some help.

He still put a positive spin on things, saying the Raiders can get better in a hurry. Only, however, if the roster gets some upgrades.

a€œIta€™s not as far (away) as people think. Ia€™ve been through some things and gotten better quick,a€ Carr said after the season finale. a€œTalent-wise, we need to add some pieces here and there. Ia€™m just being honest. It is what it is. But, schematically, wea€™re close to a lot of good things happening. a€¦Wea€™re really close in that way. All that means is that we havena€™t done it yet. We have a lot of work to do. Wea€™ll get some time off just relaxing, and then wea€™ll get back to work.a€

Head coach Jon Gruden and his new general manager/right-hand manA Mike Mayock are already doing prep work to find upgrades in free agency and the NFL draft. The veteran free agent window opens in mid-March and the draft starts in late April.

The Raiders have plenty of needs,A mostly on the defensive side of the ball. The Silver and Black need a talent infusion at the skill positions.

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