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Jack Del Rio Has Derek Carr and the Raiders Gambling on Greatness

Jack Del Rio had faith in his offense, even though it spent nearly three quarters giving him no good reason to. Del Rio had faith in quarterback Derek Carr despite an early interception thrown straight into the arms of a 310-pound defensive tackle. He had faith in an offensive line that jumped offsides as if every snap count was the first it ever heard. He had faith in the deep ball even after Carr and receiver Amari Cooper, the pitch-and-catch duo tasked with ushering in the next great era of Raiders football, twice came within sideline tippy-toes of touchdowns, forcing the Raiders to settle for field goals and play from behind against the lowly San Diego Chargers.
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