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on a third-down pass in the second quarter and immediately heard all about it from coach Jon Gruden as he walked to the Oakland Raiders sideline.Carr was caught on television yelling right back at his coach in an exchange that repeated itself again in the fourth quarter and prompted many outsiders to point to it as a symbol of how bad things have gotten in this lost season for the Raiders.To Carr and Gruden Jim Otto Jersey , it's just a regular occurrence between two passionate people that just happened to be caught on camera during a 23-21 win for Oakland (2-8) over Arizona on Sunday."I don't have a 'no yelling' sign on the sideline," Gruden said Monday. "Things happen. We get excited down there. I get excited when we get a first down. Get excited when you work on something all week and it doesn't work out. I get excited when he makes big plays, too. That's just part of football. I think cameras can catch things sometimes that maybe make things look a little bit peculiar, but that happens."The first run-in between Carr and Gruden happened late in the second quarter when the Raiders went three-and-out after the missed throw down the sideline to Richard. Tight end Lee Smith ended up trying to play peacemaker, grabbing Gruden at one point in what he later acknowledged was a mistake.Carr was surprised the whole situation became such a big deal."It's not the first time him and I have been that way. We're both very fiery," Carr said Sunday. "A lot of people don't see that in me, right? All the time. We're both very fiery, we're both very competitive. Minor disagreement on something and the beautiful thing is that when we do that, it's never like a demeaning thing, or pointing a finger. It's just, we're both yelling the same kind of thing almost. It's us both saying let's fix it kind of deal. Again, it's not the first time, I doubt it'll be the last time Kenny Stabler Jersey , but everything's good, I promise."There was only more frustration later in the quarter when Carr called back-to-back timeouts, leading to a delay of game penalty that helped thwart a drive.The bickering continued in the fourth quarter after a third-down pass to Seth Roberts came a yard short of a first down, leading to another punt.Gruden said he can be outwardly supportive or critical depending on the situation."I'm a big cheerleader sometimes," he said. "I'm very positive a lot of the time. Every once in a while, I think you have to make your points in some different ways. Sometimes raising your voice. I look ridiculous to some people, but I want urgency. I want to have some urgency to get things right. It doesn't mean I'm always right, either. Derek pointed that out to me yesterday. So be it."The Cardinals then took the lead on the ensuing drive and the Raiders failed to generate a first down on two straight possessions, leading to rare punts in the final four minutes by a trailing team.But thanks to some poor penalties by Arizona and botched clock management, the Raiders got one last chance and made it pay off by driving 63 yards in the final 1:53 thanks to a 32-yard pass to rookie Marcell Ateman and a 20-yarder to Roberts that set up Daniel Carlson's game-winning 35-yard kick.NOTES: The Raiders placed WR Brandon LaFell (Achilles) on IR and signed WR Keon Hatcher off Green Bay's practice squad. Hatcher had three TD catches for Oakland in the preseason finale. ... WR Saeed Blacknall was released Monday. ... WR Jordy Nelson could return to practice this week after missing a game with a knee injury. ... RB Doug Martin should be OK this week after missing the second half with an ankle injury. NAPA, Calif. (AP)Jon Gruden was antsy at the start of the first training camp practice for the Oakland Raiders as he was mostly a spectator while his assistants worked on fundamentals in position drills.After a nearly 10-year wait to get back into coaching, Gruden was eager to get things going in the first training camp of his second stint as Raiders coach.”I had a hard time standing and watching,” Gruden said Friday. ”It’s just awesome to be here. It’s a great responsibility. I know I have a lot to prove and I’m eager to do the best I can to do it.”Gruden is far and away the biggest star and personality on the Raiders in his return to coaching after spending the past nine years as ESPN’s analyst on ”Monday Night Football.”He’s adored by the Raiders fans who cheered his every move George Blanda Jersey , and he provided a vocal soundtrack at practice when he barked out at his players and coaches after mistakes. He even ribbed the practice D.J. at one point.”He’s kind of like a player on the field,” linebacker Derrick Johnson said. ”He’s very energetic. He’s loud, he’s talking trash. He wants to win. You can see his passion as a player. I can appreciate that. He’s all in. There’s a different kind of sense of urgency that we have going out to practice on the first day. It’s pretty exciting.”There was one important piece missing, however. Star pass rusher Khalil Mack is holding out while looking for a long-term contract. Mack is entering the final season of his rookie contract that is set to pay him $13.8 million and has not taken part in the offseason program.Gruden said he leaves the negotiations to general manager Reggie McKenzie”Hopefully we get him in here soon because he’s an exciting player,” Gruden said. ”He’s one of the best in football.”Getting Mack back will be important for Gruden as he tries to revitalize the Raiders after the team went from 12 wins and a playoff berth in 2016 to a 6-10 record last season that led to the firing of coach Jack Del Rio.He has worked relentlessly since getting hired in January. He had to hire a coaching staff, install new systems, adjust to changes in the league since he last coached in Tampa Bay in 2008, and overhaul a roster that had several holes.Getting quarterback Derek Carr back to the level he played at when he was an MVP candidate in 2016 is one of the top tasks. After a breakthrough year in his third NFL season, Carr struggled last year as he dealt with an injured back.He matched his career high with 13 interceptions and recorded his worst totals in yards, touchdowns and passer rating since his rookie year in 2014.Carr said he feels revitalized under the tutelage of Gruden, whom he first met at a TV quarterback camp before the 2014 draft.”I don’t know if anything with him surprises you,” Carr said. ”He has not changed one bit since the first time I met him at Gruden’s QB camp to the first day of actual training camp practice. He is the same person. That says a lot. That doesn’t change. He is always fiery, he loves football Jim Plunkett Jersey , he wants to win, he loves his players, he loves his coaches, and he demands from you.”Gruden is loved in Oakland and feels the same way about the Raiders fans who have pined for his return ever since he was traded to Tampa Bay following the 2001 season.He even hosted a fan appreciation night last week at a local bar, Ricky’s Sports Theatre and Grill, which serves as a hangout for Raiders fans. More than 500 fans showed up for the event, getting treated by Gruden to a free meal and a pep rally.”I don’t go out very often and when I do I like to be with people who are like-minded,” Gruden said. ”To associate with the real Raiders fans who support you through thick and thin, that’s good stuff.”NOTES: Gruden said LT Donald Penn is getting close to returning from foot surgery that ended his 2017 season but still needs to prove he can move explosively. … Rookie P.J. Hall is sidelined for the start of camp with a strained pectoral muscle.—
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