Derek Carr Quotes.
I don’t give false claims any due.
I’m probably one of the most competitive people you’ll ever meet. I want to dunk on my nephews. I’ll block my 2-year-old’s shot to make it hard on them.
I’m very much into legacies.
I just want to make sure that my teammates will be taken care of.
Being in a boot is not fun. Being on crutches is not fun.
We want to be better than 7-9. Honestly, 7-9 is not going to cut it.
I’m very confident.
I feel like, even if a guy is covered, I can put the ball where it needs to be so we can have a successful play.
I want to be perfect at everything, knowing I’ll never be perfect at it, but that’s my goal.
I’m hard on myself.
Raider Nation is everywhere, literally.
I just want to win. I want to mess up the draft. I don’t want the first pick.
We want to play fast.
During a game, sometimes you don’t know how much you’ve scored.
I love people.
When I put my helmet on, I’m ultra competitive, talking trash.
I love Raider Nation. There’s nothing like it.
I had a whole bunch of things I knew I needed to work on from self-scouting. I knew on certain routes what I needed to do and ways to use my eyes and shoulders and manipulate coverage.
I work my tail off to make sure that our city, our fans, our team, our coaches can enjoy winning.
We have a goal of winning the Super Bowl and that’s just where our focus is. It’s like a laser focus.
It’s a good thing that me and Coach Gruden think the same way. Him and I are more similar than people even know. We just are… him and I think the same way, we watch, we study the same way and all those kind of things.
The city of Oakland, since I got here, has been like my second family. They’ve taken me in and had my back through the hard times and they’ve celebrated with me through the good times. And so, I love Oakland.
It’d be an honor to play anywhere.
I don’t really like the business side of football, but I just like adding good players to our football team.
I think it’s more important to pray for my son than go out with my friends drinking at a bar until midnight while he waits for me to come home.
I hate losing.
In the second year of a system it’s easier to get through your progressions faster.
I’ve broken a lot of things. I’ve torn a lot of muscles. I’ve torn a lot of ligaments.
It really didn’t matter how much work I had to put in… I was always going to give my best. And I think that if a lot of kids can realize that, and stick with that mindset, they won’t get so stressed about certain things, and they can just live and play freely.
I think just that dog inside of you. When things suck, just to still fight.
When teams see coach Gruden and myself run out on the field, they know, ‘Hey, man, we are in for it mentally today.’
It’s the same mindset I had in college. As long as I come in and work every day, it worked in college and I’m just going to continue to grind my tail off here in the NFL.
Of course, anyone would want Marshawn Lynch. Any quarterback in the NFL.
Football is important, but it’s not the most important thing anymore.
There’s times where I get emotionally hijacked, then I’ll try and force something and do something.
You can line anybody up against me and I’m going to throw against them. And I like my chances, in the most humble way.
I believe God gave me talent to play this game, and I’d be sacrificing those gifts if I didn’t give my best every single day.
I’m a Raider for life.
It’s the most violent sport there is.
I always want to make everyone happy.
We don’t want to be paper champs.
Faith, family and then football. Those are my priorities now.
Every year, I find things where I can go harder into and things like that.
My only focus was to be the best version of myself.
Add a good player to our team? Absolutely.
I had to grow up fast.
I got my process down, I got my way I go about things and I surround myself with good people around me and they’ve done a great job of protecting me.
I still think having an older brother in the NFL is the coolest thing ever. But to see how it went down is sad.
My last two years at Fresno State were 100 percent no-huddle, and I love it. I’m very comfortable in it.
When you’re losing, crap happens.
The best thing that you can do is show up every day and give it everything that you have, because anything outside of that is out of your control.
The only predraft talk I listen to is the coaches and the GMs.
You can see something on film, but until you’re really out there playing against somebody and you see him for the first time, you don’t really know.
There’s a lot of people out there who don’t love football, and I don’t want anything to do with those guys.
I listen to the people that know the position. People that coach me. People that I always seek advice from.
Too many times I see kids come up to me, especially at the high school age, and say, ‘Man, it would be cool to play in the NFL just because of the money.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh my goodness, you are missing everything, because money is not going to make you happy.’
Let’s go fix problems that I have and let’s do what I need to do to win championships.
I’ll never forget when we won that game my rookie year versus Kansas City. We won one game, we were 1-10, and to sit there and watch everybody celebrate, there’s nothing like it. I just sat there and enjoyed it.
Everything can look good in theory and in practice it all falls apart.
In my head, I’m a big Kobe fan.
I’ve been in hard times.
We want to go 100 miles per hour and cause confusion for the defense. It can be a lot of fun.
There’s not a throw that I can’t make. And if I have to make it, I will make it.
I don’t care about the stats. That’s not my No. 1 objective.