The Oakland Raiders have change into the victims of faux information.
Miko Grimes, the spouse of Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes, has made an inflammatory declare in regards to the Raiders — a declare so ridiculous and patently false that we initially weren’t going to say it.
Grimes contended throughout a radio look that the workforce’s offensive line intentionally allowed the Week Four harm to quarterback Derek Carr. She additional defined that they have been sad with the way during which Carr dealt with the anthem controversy.
“[H]e was so upset about it when the whole offensive line was saying they were going to kneel, he was like, ‘No, no, no, no, you’re not kneeling. No. No.’” Grimes mentioned. “‘This is America. You’re going to stand for the flag.’ And they got in a fight in the locker room. So when they came out to play, they basically had a plan. . . .”
Here’s the issue with that competition. The harm occurred in Week Four, when the Raiders performed the Broncos in Denver. The kneeling controversy hit full boil per week earlier, when the Raiders performed Washington on a Sunday night time.
Grimes really referred to the harm as occurring towards Washington, which might be thought to be an harmless factual error. It’s additionally potential, nevertheless, the Grimes turned conscious of radio chatter (take a couple of minutes to hearken to it) that the Raiders’ offensive line basically tanked the sport at Washington (Oakland misplaced 27-10) and that after Carr suffered the harm per week later she mashed the 2 occasions collectively, intentionally or inadvertently, and emerged with the misguided notion that the offensive line pulled a Remember The Titans/The Longest Yard maneuver on Carr within the warmth of the second, fueled by the craziness that descended on the league within the days after President Trump however the NFL on blast.
Guard Kelechi Osemele beforehand disputed the claims of tanking that emerged after the Week Three loss to Washington. Here’s what Osemele mentioned on Instagram in regards to the declare of tanking on September 25, six days earlier than Carr’s harm: “if you guys really believe that…I don’t even know what to tell you. Carr is our brother he fully supported our decision to make this statement we discussed this as a TEAM and we all have each other’s back . . . we’re back focused on working now end of conversation.”
Tackle Donald Penn has now refuted the notion that the Raiders intentionally obtained Carr injured on October 1.
“It’s loopy how folks will make up lies and inform a narrative so false and unfaithful 2 get them some consideration I hope it was value all of it lies,” Penn mentioned on Twitter.
Let’s apply some frequent sense to this one. If somebody deliberately allowed Carr to undergo an harm that induced him to overlook a recreation, some trace of dysfunction or disharmony would have emerged in some unspecified time in the future within the 5 weeks because it occurred. There are too many professional reporters swarming across the workforce and the league to not catch wind of one thing so explosive.
Also, the video of the harm comprises nothing to counsel that anybody intentionally whiffed on a block. The play seemed to be a delayed display meant for tight finish Jared Cook, however when Broncos security Darian Stewart sniffed it out and adopted Carr, he opted to tuck and run, and he rapidly was knotted up and hit within the again.
Put merely, there was nothing to counsel that the Raiders’ offensive line was intentionally attempting to not block for Carr. Which signifies that there’s nothing to the declare of an intent to permit his harm. Which signifies that we are able to return to ignoring something and all the pieces Miko Grimes says.