With a 2-7 record, including six losses by one score and three in which they led by at least 17 points, there are a lot of questions as to what is wrong with the Las Vegas Raiders. There is plenty of talent on the field, especially offensively, as Davante Adams and Josh Jacobs lead the way, but the team has simply failed to get over the hump time and again.
Adams once again enjoyed another stellar day with nine catches for 126 yards and a touchdown, but it wasn’t enough as the Raiders fell 25-20 to the Indianapolis Colts, and afterward, no one was in the best of moods, and that included Adams. The star receiver continues to produce, but there seems to be an issue within the Raiders locker room that has yet to be fixed.
Following the game, Adams was asked about head coach Josh McDaniels’ message to the team, and Adams spoke about there not being enough guys on the team fully invested in that message before explaining what he meant by that, via Logan Reever of 8 News Now:
“Just don’t got enough guys that are fully bought into that right now. I think people like the idea, but when it’s time to execute – it don’t turn out that way.”
— Logan Reever (@loganreever) November 14, 2022
The messages from both Adams and quarterback Derek Carr after this contest were similar to what was said last week. Adams spoke about there being no way the Raiders should be losing the games they were, while Carr said there were some issues that needed to be addressed.
Now a week later, some of those same things are being said, with Carr becoming emotional at the post-game press conference before admitting to being pissed off at the results of these games with the effort that so many on the team put in.
What seems to be undeniable is that there are some internal issues within the Raiders locker room that are having a negative effect on the team as a whole. The Raiders have had chances to win nearly every game they’ve been in this season, but something is stopping them from coming away with victories, and it will be up to Carr, Adams, and the other leaders on this team to get it fixed.