Jack Del Rio on Derek Carr: Obviously it’s a big setback

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 24:  Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders is helped off the field after injuring his right leg during their NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on December 24, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Getty Images

The Raiders have won each of their last two games, but the postgame response was very different in Week 15 than it was on Saturday.

In Week 15, the Raiders got to celebrate their first playoff berth since 2002 while looking ahead to a shot at clinching the AFC West title and a first-round bye. Quarterback Derek Carr fractured his fibula on Saturday, though, and that made for a far more muted celebration tinged with wistfulness about what Carr’s loss means to their hopes of making noise come the postseason.

For left tackle Donald Penn, postgame musings centered on the fact that linebacker Trent Cole tackled Carr on the play that ended with his injury. Cole was Penn’s man and was able to get to Carr after Penn slipped while initially pushing him past the pocket. Penn said he was “very disappointed in myself,” but coach Jack Del Rio said it will be up to Penn and the rest

Article source: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/12/25/jack-del-rio-on-derek-carr-obviously-its-a-big-setback/

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