Where has QB Derek Carr disappeared to?
After the Raiders 26-15 loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City this past Sunday, an espn staff writer wrote an article about QB Derek Carr that "pointed out the obvious;" broken finger, broken fibula, broken bone in the back.
Basically, Derek Carr has been "Broken" since late last season. And like a broken bone, the marrow of his courage and confidence seem brittle, as if enough time hasn't passed for them to fully mended yet. The question I have is will Carr ever wholly mend and return to being that courageous, efficient leader we saw commanding the playing field early last season. Time will tell.
In the meantime the Raiders are 6-7 and looking up one game to the Chiefs and Chargers in the AFC West Division lead. Its more likely that the Raiders will miss the playoffs than make them. They host the Dallas Cowboys this week in their final home game of the season. Many eyes will be on Derek Carr this coming Sunday, looking for any hints of truth to the theory that broken bones lead to broken courage and character in sports.
Will Derek Carr begin to look more like the fearless leader we all know he's capable of on the football field, or will the ghosts of his record high career sacked NFL quarterback brother David Carr haunt him into obscurity? Again, time will tell.
"Geology is the study of Pressure and Time. That's all it takes, really. Pressure and time. That and a big god-damn poster." Quote from movie Shawshank Redemption