Regardless of the Oakland Raiders' approach to the missteps of star recipient Antonio Brown, Jon Gruden and the Raiders Front Office, the team's locker room is supported.
David Carr, Raiders Quarterback's brother Derek Carr said on Thursday night on the NFL network that the team captains had asked him to meet with Gruden earlier in the day to inform him that they support the team's decision for Brown become.
" You I've gone to look for this guy ," said David Carr. "With the helmet, the missing exercises, in spite of all that Jon Gruden, Derek, many of the players … they like Antonio Brown. You want him to be part of this team. But then you do things that are irrational and we try to sit up here and explain and try to defend irrational movements and the things and actions that he does. It is almost impossible to do this. And so you're in a situation where as a player, as a team – as the captains did today – you talk to Jon Gruden and say whatever you decide because it was so bad because what happened is Mike Mayock and what happened on the field was so bad that they could handle everything they decide. The players are fine with everything that happens.
The Raiders with Brown were a perennial soap opera in the off-season. Brown accidentally froze his feet in a cryotherapy mishap, refused to practice, and complained to the NFL because he could not wear the helmet he wanted to wear, skipping a team run before a preseason game in Winnipeg and then launched a tirade against GM Mike Mayock after the team had the gall to fines against him for his repeated transgressions after Mayock had clarified that Brown must have "all or nothing".
The Raiders have announced that they strongly consider Brown suspending his actions, although this suspension has not been handed down yet. If that were the case in the end, it could create the conditions for the Raiders to seek to recover more than $ 29 million in guaranteed funds for Brown in the contract he signed with the team earlier this spring.
David's relationship with his brother is compelling for the ongoing Raiders saga. If the dressing room becomes as tired of Brown's behavior as the front office, it could complicate the continuation of the relationship.
"The players are fine, whatever happens," Carr continued. "They would like to have Antonio Brown back. They'd like to have him back, but there's a culture they want to establish in Oakland, and they're trying to get things right, and there's a guy who's just stopping them. And that can not be the case, and these people went to Jon Gruden together and said we'll make sure we're with you no matter what you choose.
"At the moment, they do not expect to have him. He will not play Monday night. For the players, he does not play on Monday night, for Derek, he does not have Antonio Brown for the football game on Monday night. What happens after that really depends on Antonio Brown and what he wants to do as a professional and as a man. "