Oakland Raiders Jerseys Carr was bestowed early with the gift of gab, a trait that dates back to his days as a youth when his mother was aghast that young Derek would strike up conversations with people he’d never seen before in the grocery store.
“We talk about how to protect his time from guys like you that come in here,” Del Rio said with a smile to a national writer in town to write about the Raiders success. “When the game is bigger and there’s more people around, you’ve got to protect your time, your preparation time, your time with your family.”
Carr concedes it hasn’t always been easy.
“Sometimes it’s been hard for me, to be
Cheap nfl Jerseys honest, because I try to be nice to everybody and a lot of people try to take advantage of it,” Carr said. “That’s just the truth. I’m trying to learn as we go through it, how to say no, because everyone wants a piece of what’s going on. They didn’t much want a piece of it when we were 3-13.”
That’s about as close to an edge as you’ll get from Carr, who dutifully answered questions for nearly 12 minutes in advance of Thursday night’s game in Kansas City against the Chiefs, pleasantly revisiting stories he’s told about his brother David’s influence numerous times.
Carr has a weekly radio spot on the Raiders flagship on Mondays, his usual time with the local reporters is Wednesday and he occasionally does conference calls with media from the Raiders opponent that week. National opportunities are screened mostly through the Raiders, as well as Carr’s representation.
Because the Raiders play Thursday night, Carr talked Monday and other than pleasantries in the locker room, will be unavailable until post-game questioning. A meticulous planner, Carr goes into media sessions with talking points and deftly avoids anything of a controversial manner.
It’s much appreciated by Del Rio, who never finds himself dealing with issues because of something controversial his quarterback told reporters.
” As a young player, he’s maturing and that’s probably the thing I’m most pleased with,” Del Rio said. “Obviously the productivity is awesome. But the way he’s conducted himself, continuing to heap praise on his teammates, to make it more about us, not about anything he’s doing individually. And I think that’s really healthy for us.”
Carr and running back Latavius Murray Cheap jersey wholesale treated offensive linemen to the Indiana Pacers-Warriors game Monday night at the Coliseum. They were often on camera but Carr did his best to avoid taking credit.
When interviewed in the second quarter by CSN-Bay Area’s Ros Gold-Onwude, Carr, of course, praised his teammates and stayed on point when asked about the Raiders’ propensity for coming from behind to win.
“We have a great group of guys, honestly, we have guys with great character. We always think we can pull it out and so far we have,” Carr said.