Throughout Monday night's win over the Denver Broncos, the Oakland Raiders looked like a team that was just happy to be playing football again. Well, playing football finally free of Antonio Brown's helmet nonsense, hiatus from mandatory meetings, and cussing out the franchise's general manager, that is.
To nobody's surprise, the postgame presser was filled with questions about Mr. Big Chest's controversial departure, and quarterback Derek Carr was one of the first to field these inquiries.
The three-time Pro-Bowler impressed with his response, delivering classy feedback, wishing AB the best in his future endeavors while also asserting his excitement to play alongside teammates that want to be in Oakland.
Speaking to ESPN's Dianna Russini on the field IMMEDIATELY after the game, Carr impressively took the initiative to discuss the inevitable.
“Let’s get the elephant out the room,” said the Oakland QB. “Antonio is no longer with us and we love Antonio. We wish him the best. But we knew with the guys we have in our locker room, we already had a good football team. And if he wanted to be part of it, awesome. If he didn’t, awesome.”
Talk about a consummate professional. Not only did Carr ball out, but he doesn't appear to be holding any grudges against Brown.
If only we could chalk up two tallies in the Raiders W column.