Many were waiting right out of the get for the Oakland Raiders to make some noise at the start of the free agency, but GM Reggie McKenzie obliviously had other plans.
Quarterback Derek Carr has no problem with that, opting to trust in the process – believing that the final roster come opening day will be an improved one from an already promising unit.
“I think for so long, our fans were looking forward to free agency,” Carr told KGMZ-FM 95.7 The Game. “They were sitting there, chomping at the bit, couldn’t wait for it, all the way up until really, probably this year … at least 15, 16 years. ‘Man, who can we add this time? Who’s the next piece? Can we get this guy?’ Now, Reggie, our front office and coach [Jack] Del Rio has done such a good job of adding talent, maybe through the draft or through free agency leading up to this, that we have a solid team. Now we just need a couple pieces … to come in and help. Now we’re in a spot where our front office can take care of their own and do those kinds of things. And that is a really good thing to have, so I think our fans, as exciting as free agency is, if you don’t have to be heavily involved, I think it’s a really good problem to have for an organization.”