Men crying in public is nothing new. Throughout history there has been plenty of famous men who were spotted with tears flowing. Years ago it was unacceptable for men to cry. Men have always been a symbol of strength and emotional stability.
However, times are a changing. Men crying in public is far less taboo and much more acceptable than ever before.
There is a great debate surrounding Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks at Wembley Stadium in London. Bay area radio personality, Damon Bruce tweeted out a video of what appeared to be Derek Carr crying after being sacked for the sixth time.
After the sack Carr was in obvious pain as he grabbed onto his non-throwing, left arm. The video has gone viral on social media, but if you have not yet seen it, have a look for yourself.
Was he really crying? Maybe that is just sweat rolling down his face? On second thought, it was a rainy day in London, perhaps some drops fell onto his face? There is no way he could be crying after that hit, Carr didn’t cry after fracturing his leg in 2016 or his transverse process fracture in 2017. Derek Carr is a tough guy.
In Gruden’s post game press conference he admitted that Carr was lobbying to get back into the game. Gruden said that he was not going to allow Carr to finish the game and would have gone with back up AJ McCarron. It was all a moot point because the Seahawks ran out the final minutes on the clock. The Raiders offense would never touch the field after the Carr injury.
Maybe Derek Carr didn’t cry, but Sunday’s abysmal performance certainly had men across Raider nation shedding a tear or two.
This season has been a total disaster on all accounts. It’s hard to imagine that just nine months ago the expectations were sky high when Jon Gruden was announced as the new Head Coach. Now, only six weeks into the season, with a 1-5 record, it’s time to begin thinking about the 2019 Draft.
With 10 games remaining on the schedule it would be wise for fans to stock up on tissues, you might just need them.