Raiders OC on Derek Carr: ‘This kid’s racing me to get in the building’

Raiders OC on Derek Carr: ‘This kid’s racing me to get in the building’

While we hear it time and time again – coaches heaping huge praise on one of his players, perhaps to push him further or just tow the company line.

But Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing wants you to know he is dead serious when he speaks about quarterback Derek Carr’s work ethic.

“He’s just a wonderful man, a great teammate, a wonderful leader, he’s humble, he’s hungry, he works harder than anybody in the building, and I mean that sincerely,” Downing said, per the Raiders official site.

“I think that’s something people throw out there too lightly sometimes, this kid’s racing me to get in the building, and he just wants to be great.”