New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr played with injury in New Orleans woeful loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
“We got our ass beat today,” Saints coach Dennis Allen said. “Unacceptable. Obviously, nobody is happy about it.”
The Saints (2-2) were booed at home multiple times on Sunday.
Carr finished 23-of-37 passes for 137 yards and no touchdowns in the loss and had only 79 passing yards through three quarters.
Just really inconsistency right now,” Carr said. “Just too inconsistent for the standard that we set for ourselves, and the inconsistency isn’t going to get you wins in this league.”
Allen said Carr looked good throwing in practice on Friday after not taking team shots on Wednesday or Thursday, which is why he decided to start him.
“I don’t think there was anything in there that made me feel like he can’t play,” Allen said.
“Did he miss some throws? Yeah, he missed some throws. Is it related to the shoulder injury? I can’t tell you that. I thought we had some opportunities … and I don’t think we took advantage of the opportunities that we had.”
“There’s probably a couple of throws where I felt like it might have come up a little bit short and I don’t know that was relative to the shoulder or not,” Allen said.
The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett also sustained a knee injury and went home with a huge defeat to Houston Texans on Sunday.
“It sucks,” running back Jaylen Warren said. “Obviously we have depth at the quarterback position, but to see our starter go down like that, it sucks, but that’s part of our game.”
The quarterback was hit as he twirled out of a collapsing pocket on a fourth-and-1 dropback from the Texans’ 33 with 1:16 remaining in the third quarter.
“I really don’t know what happened,” Jones said. “I just remember even seeing him grab his knee, so just praying for him. Hopefully, it’s nothing too serious. Hopefully, we can get him back as soon as possible.”
Pickett was sacked and he held his left knee after the sack, staying on the ground until Steelers medical personnel got to him.
Pickett completed 15 of 23 passes for 114 yards with one interception till he needed the medical personnel to help him out of the field.
After being examined in the tent for more than five minutes, Pickett was ruled out with a knee injury and walked with Steelers personnel back to the tunnel.
“It kind of kills your morale a little bit when your quarterback goes down, so you never want to see that,” backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky said.
“But we got to pick him up and everyone’s got to pull together and we got to find a way to fight this week.”
Trubisky took over for Pickett when the Steelers’ offense retook the field in the fourth quarter.
“We spoke briefly,” Trubisky said of a conversation with Pickett after his injury.
“We’re not sure what it is, so just continue to stay in contact and make sure we continue to pick him up because it’s a frustrating situation. It sucks.”
The Steelers also finished the loss without tight end Pat Freiermuth, who sustained a hamstring injury on a 32-yard catch-and-run play by Najee Harris midway through the third quarter.
On Sunday Night, Star wide receiver Davante Adams had the chance to address the NFL News before the Raiders take on the Pittsburgh:
“Look man, I’m all for it. I love it, I love to see it,” Adams said. “I love the untraditional approach. It’s a weird dynamic, and I’ve thought about this for a minute just because he’s a real old school type cat, but he’s bringing like a crazy clash of like new school and old school together — putting Instagram handles on their jerseys.”
“Clearly, I mean, you see the way that he commands his team, and you see the way that they are out there, it’s like a show”, Adams said, commending Coach Deion Sanders of the University of Colorado’s football team. “So, I mean, I know I enjoy watching it, I’m not missing it, I don’t care what’s on TV. If the Colorado Buffaloes are playing right now, I want to see [Lil] Wayne and Lil Uzi on the sideline and whoever else is next, too.”
It’s fun and I like to see it a little different. If you can bring it, at the end of the day winning is going to take care of everything. So, if they keep doing that they can be as flashy and as cool as they want to, showing off the AP’s and all that. I love it.”
Many NFL fans believed Sanders did not have the necessary skills to transform a whole football program prior to the start of the collegiate football season. Meanwhile, the Buffalos, have a perfect record, are second in the Pacific-12 Conference standings, and are ranked 19th in the NCAA football top 25.