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Derek Carr...Lost in the shuffle? Big 4?

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On 5/15/2019 at 3:56 PM, LawFitz said:

I'll be much more excited when he stops giving up on plays after his first two reads are covered. 

With a bolstered line (albeit not a huge overhaul) and some new offensive weapons that will fight to get open and drop balls less, he should improve in this area.

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Touchdown Wire ranks Raiders QB Derek Carr as 29th-best quarterback in NFL

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After a rough start to the 2018 season, Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr got hot in the second half of the season and started to play like a franchise quarterback once again. Carr finished the season completing nearly 69 percent of his passes and averaged a career-high 7.3 yards per attempt.

 

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Considering Carr’s talent and his resume, it’s tough to see any list where he finishes outside of the top-16, let alone No. 29. Carr has posted four straight seasons with a passer rating of at least 86 and has completed 64 percent of his passes during that time frame. Look for Carr to significantly outproduce this ranking in 2019.

 

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Raiders coach Jon Gruden wants Derek Carr to scramble more this season.

"Derek is a lot more athletic than people think," Gruden claimed. "Hopefully we can get some more scramble, second-reaction offense." Gruden has gone so far in the early days of camp as to require defensive backs to jump routes, forcing Carr to "consider running." One of the most conservative players in football, Carr has rushed for more than 100 yards in a season just once, while Gruden's offenses have never featured a scrambling element. Carr has also struggled with injury in recent years. This isn't going to go anywhere.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News

Jul 27, 2019, 11:18 PM ET

 

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Frank Stampfl @Roto_Frank

Per @PFF, Derek Carr threw deep passes (20+ yards downfield) on just 9.2% of his throws last season, 35th among 38 QBs with at least 15 deep attempts. However, his adjusted completion % on these throws was 49%, fifth best among those 38 QBs. The Raiders SHOULD be more aggressive.

 

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Raiders coach Jon Gruden said Derek Carr has "got to throw the ball down the field" this upcoming season.

"We got to throw the ball down the field and if it’s incomplete or we get the catch, we can always challenge (Al) Riveron (the senior vice president of officiating) in New York and see what he thinks," Gruden said. "It’s going to be a very, very subjective call this year, but we are trying to be more aggressive." It's actually a savvy thought process as the officials subjectivity should lead to even more erroneous calls (thus handing offenses terrific field position) around the league, but the fact remains Carr's 7.1 average depth of target and 51 attempts 20-plus yards downfield in his first year under Gruden were both career-low marks. It wouldn't be shocking to see Darren Waller or rookie slot wideout Hunter Renfrow lead the Raiders in receptions at season's end.

SOURCE: The Athletic

Aug 28, 2019, 9:04 PM ET

 

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On 8/28/2019 at 10:33 PM, Faust said:

 

Raiders coach Jon Gruden said Derek Carr has "got to throw the ball down the field" this upcoming season.

"We got to throw the ball down the field and if it’s incomplete or we get the catch, we can always challenge (Al) Riveron (the senior vice president of officiating) in New York and see what he thinks," Gruden said. "It’s going to be a very, very subjective call this year, but we are trying to be more aggressive." It's actually a savvy thought process as the officials subjectivity should lead to even more erroneous calls (thus handing offenses terrific field position) around the league, but the fact remains Carr's 7.1 average depth of target and 51 attempts 20-plus yards downfield in his first year under Gruden were both career-low marks. It wouldn't be shocking to see Darren Waller or rookie slot wideout Hunter Renfrow lead the Raiders in receptions at season's end.

SOURCE: The Athletic

Aug 28, 2019, 9:04 PM ET

 

Please, please, please let this happen so we can see if AB's head exploding is enough to destroy his new league-approved helmet from the inside.

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On 8/30/2019 at 11:50 AM, apalmer said:

Please, please, please let this happen so we can see if AB's head exploding is enough to destroy his new league-approved helmet from the inside.

The apparent Carr/Tyrell chemistry might do the trick as well...

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Imagine what could be if Antonio Brown had wanted to be there...

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Derek Carr completed 22-of-26 passes 259 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 1 win over the Broncos.

Carr had a perfect opening drive, completing five straight passes and capping it off with an eight-yard touchdown to Tyrell Williams. He only had one incompletion and 178 yards going into the half. Carr avoided throwing to Chris Harris’ coverage, with most of his completions coming against Isaac Yiadom. This was a statement win for Carr, who lost star WR Antonio Brown days before the opener. Carr's supporting cast is still a concern, but he's off to a good start after a down 2018.

Sep 10, 2019, 1:16 AM ET

 

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11 hours ago, Biabreakable said:

Who is this guy?

He looks like a good QB now.

:confused: he looked like a good QB last year, his team just happened to suck.

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Is he really rosterable in fantasy leagues?  Solid game yesterday,  and a paltry 13.8 points in standard scoring leagues.

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On 9/10/2019 at 11:15 AM, Casting Couch said:

Is he really rosterable in fantasy leagues?  Solid game yesterday,  and a paltry 13.8 points in standard scoring leagues.

He's a decent QB2 in a twelve-team league or 2QB leagues.   

Carr tends to be a Alex Smith clone, dinking and dunking down the field.    Jon Gruden has been quite vocal in stating that he wants Carr to put the ball down the field in the old Raider tradition.   Gets a little skittish in the pocket at times, but he can deliver the football quickly. 

He should have a really good game against the Chiefs on Sunday.   He lit them up for 285 yards and 3 TDs in Oakland last year.   The thing that you have to be mindful of is that Carr does have some wide-ranging home/road split stats.   Good at home, not so much on the road for the most part.   I wouldn't start him in Minnesota in Week 3 or Chicago in Week 5.   

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/CarrDe02/gamelog/

 

 

 

 

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Derek Carr completed 23-of-38 passes for 198 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Raiders' 28-10, Week 2 loss against the Chiefs.

Carr marched the Raiders right down the field on their first two drives and came away with 10 points. That was pretty much the end of the Raiders’ passing game. Both interceptions were absolutely Carr’s fault. He was efficient while targeting Tyrell Williams (5-46-1) and Darren Waller (6-63-0), but that was about it. Carr shouldn’t be considered as a fantasy option for the Raiders’ Week 3 matchup against the Vikings in Minnesota.

Sep 15, 2019, 7:27 PM ET

 

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Derek Carr completed 22-of-28 passes for 293 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Raiders' 42-24, Week 7 loss to the Packers.

It was a good day for Carr, but his lost fumble late in the second quarter completely changed the complexion of the game. Lunging for the pylon on a 2nd-and-goal, Carr needlessly fumbled out of the back of the end zone for a touchdown. The Packers then immediately marched down the field for a touchdown, turning what could have been a 17-14 Raiders advantage into a 21-10 Packers halftime lead. Carr's second half interception was needlessly forced into double coverage in the end zone. When he wasn't making boneheaded decisions, Carr was relentlessly working the seam, finding Darren Waller for 7/126/2 and Foster Moreau for a score. Waller was the intended target on Carr's pick. The Raiders will remain on the road for Week 8, traveling to Houston.

 

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Derek Carr completed 18-of-30 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns in Oakland's Week 8 loss to the Texans.

It was arguably Carr's best performance to date as coach Jon Gruden's game plan transparently involved attacking recently traded CB Gareon Conley over the top frequently. Tyrell Williams' (3/91/1) return gave Carr a target on the outside for a change, seeing the two connect on a 46-yard splash play to put the Raiders up 21-13 in the third quarter. Williams was unfortunately unable to come down with two deep shots in the fourth — the second incompletion robbing Carr of the yardage needed to eclipse the 300-yard mark. It was a promising outing, but the health of Detroit's o-line weighs heavily in the decision to start the signal-caller against Detroit in Week 9. Consider him a high-end QB2 as it stands.

Oct 27, 2019, 10:01 PM ET

 

 

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Derek Carr completed 20-of-31 passes for 289 yards and two touchdowns in the Raiders' Week 9 win over the Lions.

Led by great play calling from coach Gruden, Carr had a rock-solid performance in a nail-biter that finished with a Raiders' goal-line stand with three seconds remaining. Carr spread the ball out, adding Hunter Renfrow and backup running backs to the passing-game mix, and he avoided turnovers to get the Raiders to 4-4 on the season. Next week, the Raiders get a home game with the up-and-down Chargers on Thursday Night Football. Carr will be a decent QB2 option then.

Nov 3, 2019, 7:41 PM ET

 

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Derek Carr completed 21-of-31 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' 26-24, Week 10 win over the Chargers.

Carr guided the Raiders down the field for what would prove to be a game-winning Josh Jacobs rushing touchdown, but he had his volume limited by a run-established game plan and the Chargers dominating time of possession. Carr wasn't terribly crisp this evening, and took a number of inopportune third down sacks, but managed to avoid big mistakes. He played well enough for his team to win a weird game. He now has 10 days to rest up for a scrimmage with the pathetic Bengals. He will be a QB1 streamer for that one.

Nov 7, 2019, 11:54 PM ET

 

 

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Carr has had so many haters and doubters, so many people dismiss him as average or worse.

The guy is simply an incredible field general, and plays extraordinarily well in the clutch.

He's really a special talent.

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