Jon Gruden and Derek Carr were not happy with each other Sunday.
The Raiders coach and quarterback were involved in a heated exchange late in the second quarter of the team’s matchup with the Cardinals. The argument occurred when the Raiders received a penalty after Carr called back-to-back timeouts without snapping the ball.
Gruden and Carr exchanging words pic.twitter.com/blCOI5eww5
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) November 18, 2018
Raiders tight end Lee Smith had to calm Gruden down on the sideline, according to a report from the Raiders Radio Network.
Per @townsendradio, Lee Smith “grabbed” Jon Gruden by the neck to calm him down as he got after Derek Carr in heated sideline exchange.
— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) November 18, 2018
Chris Townsend says in the press box at halftime Lee Smith put a hand on Jon Gruden’s shoulder more than anything, not his neck while Gruden and Carr were talking…(I haven’t seen the exchange)
— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) November 18, 2018
Oakland has struggled so far this season in Gruden’s first year back with the team. The Raiders have a 1-8 record and entered the contest with Arizona on a three-game losing streak.
Carr had completed 71.5 percent of his passes and thrown 10 touchdowns, along with eight interceptions, entering play Sunday.
The Raiders and Cardinals headed into halftime tied at 14-14.