League News: Raiders owner Mark Davis took responsibility for the team’s 1-8 start to the 2018 season.
Here’s what he had to say regarding the team’s struggles: “I always look in the mirror, and the buck stops with me,” Davis told Paul Gutierrez of ESPN. “Where this team is right now is my fault. We haven’t been able to build a 22-man roster. We haven’t been able to give this team a chance to win because the reconstruction failed. We failed from 2014 on to have a roster right now.” Davis also offered some support for QB Derek Carr, who has taken criticism this year. “Derek’s taking a lot of s— right now,” Davis said. “He is the franchise quarterback right now. He doesn’t have Amari Cooper. He lost (Martavis) Bryant to a knee injury today. Guys have been getting hurt. Who’s he throwing to? Jordy Nelson and Seth Roberts, which are good guys. But they’re not putting the fear of God in anybody. The tight end (Jared Cook) is playing his ass off. You look at the quarterback and he’s playing behind a battered offensive line … so I don’t know what you can put on Derek and I don’t think it’s fair to put all the blame on him.” As for HC Jon Gruden, Davis made it clear that this is just the start of his 10-year agreement and he’s “going nowhere.” “I understood it was going to be a lot of work, but Jon has a 10-year contract,” Davis said. “I know how hard Jon Gruden works. I know how much he wants to win. And how much days like today are killing him. “Having Jon Gruden here was the endgame for me. Jon’s going to be the stability here. Jon’s going nowhere. That’s just the way it is.“ #nfl #nflnews #nfllive #nflupdates #nflnow #nflnetwork #espn #espnnews #espnupdates #espnnow #sports #sportsnation #sport #active #fitness #football #exercise #ball #gametime #workout #game #games #footballseason #news #fantasyfootball #fantasysports #fantasyfootballnews #oaklandraiders #markdavis #jongruden - 5 hours ago