Miko Grimes, the controversial former radio character and outspoken spouse of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes, ripped the quilt again on the connection between quarterbacks and linemen, claiming that the Oakland Raiders let quarterback Derek Carr get hit and harm due to his opposition to nationwide anthem demonstrations in opposition to police brutality and social injustice.
“[Carr] was against [the offensive line] protesting. And they had a fight in the locker room before that Monday night game with the Redskins,” she stated in a “Breakfast Club” look. “They have been preventing within the locker room, and that’s the one all-black offensive line within the NFL is the Raiders.
“Derek Carr is a Bible thumper to the fullest. And so he was mainly making an attempt to power the gamers to learn the Bible earlier than the sport, and do all these items they usually have been like, ‘No, that’s you.’ And so he was so upset about it, when the entire offensive line stated they have been going to kneel, he was like, ‘No, you’re not kneeling. This is America, you’re going to face for the flag.’ And they bought in a battle within the locker room, so once they got here out to play, they mainly had a plan.”
[NFL not interested in having mediator join talks with players over anthem protests]
The Raiders have clapped again exhausting in denial, with offensive lineman Donald Penn tweeting: “It’s crazy how people will make up lies and tell a story so false and untrue 2 get them some attention I hope it was worth it all lies.” Punter Marquette King added: “Folks tryin’ to come up so hard just t build a following that they gotta create fake news…smh.”
Cornerback Antonio Hamilton tweeted that “A lie don’t care who tells it as long as it’s told. People will do and say anything just to get a few mins of fame. Almost ever [sic] word was false.” He went on to say that Carr “is a great man of Christ who isn’t afraid to express and show his love for Christ.”
This is all the reason you, I gained’t reply again to the rest on this topic… God, Love & Peace pic.twitter.com/DV2ysFTQ04
— Antonio Hamilton (@UnitedSt8Of_Ham) November 7, 2017
Lies this tacky … https://t.co/c0rKTuEXZf
— Jalen Richard (@RocketRich30) November 7, 2017
Darren Carr, Derek’s brother and a soccer coach at Bakersfield Christian High School in California, tweeted: “Ya…totally see my brother saying that. #5MinutesOfFame next.”
By midmorning, Grimes herself sought to make clear issues, tweeting: “I didn’t break this story OR say it was true. Do I believe it? YES.” And she added, “I’m ‘refreshing.’ Y’all don’t like fresh [expletive]? Y’all want stale, old, boring Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth type media? I’m not that!”
https://t.co/0P0RZHDqhR Listen to this if u wanna know the reality! I didnt break this story OR say it was true. Do i consider it? YES!
— Miko Grimes (@iHeartworkMiko) November 7, 2017
Nooooooo Breakfast Club edited it prefer it was truth. Were u there when i did the interview? Nope! https://t.co/Oa41UG2fqB
— Miko Grimes (@iHeartworkMiko) November 7, 2017
As for her badertions, let’s clear up just a few issues and study the information.
The Raiders-Redskins sport was on a Sunday evening, Sept. 24. Carr was sacked a season-high 4 occasions within the sport, a 27-10 Redskins victory in Landover, Md. In seven different video games this yr, he has been sacked a complete of six occasions.
[Does Jim Irsay really think Andrew Luck’s problems are all in his head?]
Carr was not injured in opposition to the Redskins, however relatively one week later in a sport in opposition to the Broncos, struggling a damaged transverse course of that sidelined him for one sport.
— Peter Joe (@RaiderPosts) October 1, 2017
Mark Bullock, who focuses on NFL movie evaluation for The Post, re-watched all of the pbades from the sport in opposition to the Redskins and wasn’t shopping for Grimes’s remark.
There have been maybe two performs that may very well be deemed as suspicious, however they’ll each be defined and dispelled relatively simply.
The first was Junior Galette in opposition to Penn. Galette beats him inside with a swim transfer and Penn hardly will get a hand on him. However, I feel that is only a nice rush from Galette. Galette units him up with an incredible bounce and a pretend jab step outdoors, forcing Penn to open his hips to the sideline, creating area for Galette to work again inside along with his velocity. Later within the sport, Preston Smith, who isn’t as fast as Galette, additionally tried to beat Penn inside and bought stonewalled. He tried to stutter step and work inside, however Smith’s pretend is poor and he lacks the burst that Galette has, thus making him simpler to dam for Penn.
The second play that was suspicious was close to the aim line. The Raiders solely hold 5 in safety, whereas the Redskins solely rush 5, and but the Redskins get a free rusher off the sting whereas Penn makes an attempt to chop block Ryan Anderson. But this to me appears extra just like the safety name was for the entire line to slip to its proper, anticipating a blitz to that facet. If that was the case, then Carr can be accountable to anybody coming off the sting from the left.
I’d add that within the Redskins sport there have been two clear holds too, one which was referred to as and one which wasn’t, each in opposition to RT Marshall Newhouse. The first was Ryan Kerrigan, working inside. The second one was referred to as, when Galette tried an badogous inside transfer with a bit extra velocity. I’d argue that if the entire offensive line agreed to let Carr get hit, then why would they so clearly maintain rushers when overwhelmed, as a substitute of permitting the blokes by to land hits?
Bullock factors out that the Raiders seemed to be on a silent depend many of the sport and that the majority have been delayed an additional second, if something. Of course, issues with the snap depend early within the season on the highway — and this was Week three in FedEx Field — will not be atypical. There have been just a few disagreements between Carr and the linemen after performs, however nothing uncommon, Bullock believes.
Still, the strain on Carr was important. During Week 1 and a pair of of the 2017 season, Carr was pressured on 14.three p.c of his drop backs, or one out of each seven move makes an attempt, in response to The Post’s Neil Greenberg, citing Pro Football Focus. In Week three, that spiked to 30.6 p.c, or one out of each three makes an attempt. That’s considerably larger that than the strain Carr noticed in 2016 (23.9 p.c of drop backs) and nearly triple what E.J. Manuel confronted in Week four (11.1 p.c), when he entered the sport in opposition to the Broncos when Carr was harm. Bullock provides that “the play Carr was injured on against the Broncos was a bootleg. The nature of bootlegs is that there might be a free rusher or two if the defense doesn’t bite on the run fake. Carr had ample time to get rid of the ball, but held on too long and tried to scramble. So that play definitely wasn’t on the offensive line.”
[Kilgore: The Packers should tank]
Overall, Carr’s strain share in Week three was not solely larger than Manuel’s two appearances this season, additionally it is a lot larger than Carr has confronted over the opposite video games performed in 2017.
|Row Labels||Drop backs||Drop backs underneath strain||Pressure%|
|Derek Carr (Seven video games)||247||54||22%|
|Derek Carr Week three||36||11||31%|
|EJ Manuel (two video games)||48||9||19%|
Of course, Grimes has made a reputation for herself with daring claims like this. She ripped the Miami Dolphins once they lower her husband, was extremely essential of quarterback Ryan Tannehill and went on a profane tirade in opposition to the league as a complete. She has additionally baited ESPN’s Sage Steele and previously hosted a radio present, a stint that ended when she was arrested for battery of a regulation enforcement officer and resisting arrest outdoors Sun Life Stadium in 2015. Charges have been later dropped.
As for the connection between offensive linemen and quarterbacks, nicely, that may be difficult. A number of years again, former Detroit Lions lineman Lomas Brown admitted that letting a quarterback get hit was an efficient solution to ship a message — and extra. “We were playing Green Bay in Milwaukee,” Brown stated in 2012. “We were getting beat 24-3 at the time, and [Scott Mitchell] just stunk up the place, throwing interceptions, just everything. I looked at Kevin Glover, our all-pro center, and I said, ‘Glove, that is it.’ I said, ‘I’m getting him out of the game.’ So I gave it the set out, but I got the gator arms on the guy at the last minute. He got around me. He hit Scott Mitchell. He did something to his finger. I don’t know what he did to it, but he came out of the game. Dave Krieg came into the game. We ended up losing that game 27-24.”
Brown later apologized, in his personal method. “I regret it happened,” he instructed USA Today. “Did I regret it happened then? No, I didn’t regret it happened then.”
Mitchell was shocked as a result of he had, like most quarterbacks who’ve a better pay scale than linemen, handled Lomas nicely, he believes.
“I was floored by that revelation,” Mitchell stated. “I had Lomas in my home. I fed him dinner. I gave him and other offensive linemen gifts. I’m dumbfounded that he would do such a thing. I mean, people get hurt playing this game. People have died playing football, and for him to allow someone to take a shot at a teammate, that’s crazy.”
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