Late Sunday afternoon, the internet collectively cringed as Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr gruesomely dislocated the pinky finger on his throwing hand while fielding a snap. But the Silver and Black's field general missed just one series, returning to the field with a black glove on his injured hand, and led the Raiders to yet another comeback victory, beating the Carolina Panthers 35-32 to maintain their pace with New England in the race for home field advantage in the AFC.
Today, Carr's older brother, former No. 1 overall pick David Carr, showed solidarity by showing up to work wearing a glove -- albeit, a white one -- on his right hand:
David Carr, who last played in 2012 with the New York Giants, joined NFL Network this season as an analyst.
As ESPN Raiders reporter Paul Gutierrez pointed out earlier today, the degree of difficulty for Derek Carrincreased after dislocating his finger.Carr's average pass traveled 9.1 yards past the line of scrimmage upon his return, compared to 5.1 prior. Carr's deepest completion of the game, a 49-yard pass to Michael Crabtreecaught 44 yards past the line of scrimmage, not only came after the injury, but on the Raiders' game-winning drive.
-- Brendan C. Hall
David Carr follows younger brother's lead, wears glove to work