Derek Carr on Jon Gruden: Love the man, hate the sin

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Derek Carr on Jon Gruden: Love the man, hate the sin

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr would love to see more leaked emails following the Jon Gruden drama. Carr forged a strong relationship with coach Gruden during their three years together. After leaked emals showed that Gruden had used racist, misogynistic and anti-gay language over a seven-year period, he decided to resign at the Raiders' head coach.

The Raiders started the season 3-0 but they have lost back-to-back games since. "If we just started opening up everybody's private emails and texts, people would start sweating a little bit. ... Hopefully not too many.

But maybe that's what they should do for all coaches and GMs and owners from now on, is open up," the Raiders' quarterback said Wednesday. "You've got to open up everything. See what happens."

Carr loves Gruden

Of his former coach, Carr said: "I love the man, [but] you hate the sin.

No one's perfect." Gruden will be replaced by interim head coach Rich Bisaccia. "Coach Gruden gave me a chance to coach in the National Football League, and I'll always be appreciative of that," Bisaccia said, his voice cracking.

"That being said, we all have a responsibility here and have to be accountable to our words and our actions. No one person is bigger than the Raiders shield. The Raiders have always stood for diversity, inclusion, social justice.

It's important to live those ideals and carry them into the future. We cannot change the past, but we can do more to maybe make tomorrow better." Bisaccia feels the season isn't lost for the Raiders as he believes they just need to regroup and continue working on achieving their goal for this season.

"The thing that's unique to us is, we have a good team," he said. "We have 12 games [remaining], we feel we have a lot of time, we feel like all our goals are still in front of us. "We were 3-0 at one time, we've lost two games.

There's a bump in the road, it's not the end of the road. We're just going to put our heads together and put the players in the best position they can to win the game, and we'll see what happens Sunday. ... I've got a 7-year-old granddaughter that can put a bunch of X's and O's on the board, but I tell the players all the time, they are the ones that make the X's and O's come to life."