Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer
Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson said he would have liked for Derek Carr to extend the 4th-and-5 play late in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, rather than throw it away as he did. "Especially in that situation, the fourth down situation, you try to keep the play alive as long as you can," Olson said. "You sprint out and scramble and try to get it with your feet or reverse direction but try to put the ball in play to somebody.” The playcall was a short pass to running back Jalen Richard. But with Richard covered and pressure coming, Carr threw the ball at Richard's feet. Coach Jon Gruden, meanwhile, blamed himself earlier in the week. “It was a terrible call by me," Gruden said. "There wasn't a lot he could have done. He could have been Fran Tarkenton and done a 360 and reversed the field a few times. There wasn't much there. You got to (blame) the play caller with that outcome.” Carr stood by his decision. "I ripped my chin strap off," he said. "I said some things. Everyone wishes it was different, but it is what it is. I wish I could explain it in a better way, but it sucks.” And this from Carr's brother David on Twitter: "It's a screen, it's covered, throwing it at his feet is the only option."