Raiders Players Questioning Jon Gruden's Accountability After Major Moves

Derek Carr has lost confidence of teammates, appearing to 'cry after being sacked' didn't help [report]

Less than 24 hours after trading wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys, Marcus Thompson of The Athletic dropped a report detailing how quarterback Derek Carr has lost the locker room to potentially "irreparable levels".

Just when we thought the situation in Oakland couldn't get any worse, it amazingly continues to get worse. "Derek is always going to come in here and tell us when he needs to play better, that's something that he does on a daily basis". " Smith said. "You never ever want to trade elite, homegrown talent".

The only player willing to speak on the record was tight end Lee Smith, saying he was "concerned" for his teammates that could be traded any minute because they're losing interest in playing football under Gruden.

"I think many of us realize we won't be here next year", one said.

"Nobody was happy when we traded Khalil". But Coach Gruden is thinking long term.

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Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Monday that the Cooper trade was about helping the team through a "great opportunity" and that there are no plans to tank the rest of the season.

On ESPN, Gruden said he was excited about the five first-round picks over the next two years and how the team is trying to stay competitive.

Whether players will take Smith's advice to sit down with Gruden and express opinions on the team's current path remains to be seen. Smith added that this could be a learning opportunity for the players.

For what it's worth, plenty of professional football players have cried on the field.

The Raiders (1-5) are coming off a bye week and have only one win this season against the Browns on September 30. Even Gruden's players don't trust him anymore, and it's hard to imagine him digging himself - or this team - out of this enormous hole. But at least Gruden has a lot of draft picks to potentially waste next year.

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