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Raiders test drive the Carr


Posted: 09/01/2014 1:04 PM

Raiders test drive the Carr 

Sorry no, no word on if he'll start against the Jets but a good video from Includes Schaub sitting on the bench with Carr while Carr is explaining how he threw the TD and Schaub looks completely disinterested and says "hey, I'm not going to argue with results".


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Posted: 09/01/2014 2:33 PM

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Good video and yes I agree. Schaub looked more interested in the 4 pound bag of sunflower seeds during the game.
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Posted: 09/01/2014 3:41 PM

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just announce car will start its been tabbed as a starter
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Posted: 09/01/2014 4:14 PM

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This is great news for a couple of reasons. The guy out played Schaub and Mcgloin to earn it and the other is he was drafted to be the future. While he will make mistakes this year, I feel they will be minimal and he will get that much more better from them. This is year #2 in a row Mark has to eat another Reggie failed signing so im quietly wondering if Mark demanded behind closed doors that this happen.
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Posted: 09/01/2014 4:55 PM

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Is this from the lesson they learned lays year that Schaub would be a waste?


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Posted: 09/01/2014 5:15 PM

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Posted: 09/01/2014 6:29 PM

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saw that on espn too.


Report: Raiders Name Carr Starter
Steve Young discusses the report that the Raiders have named Derek Carr the starting quarterback over Matt Schaub.

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ESPN Stats & Information looks at how the Raiders got to this point and if there is anything interesting to be gleaned from Derek Carr's college stats. Story

The Oakland Raiders have named rookie Derek Carr their starting quarterback, the team's 18th different starting signal caller since 2003.

Carr will get the nod over veteran Matt Schaub, who is playing his first season in Oakland after spending the past seven seasons starting for the Houston Texans.

"Not indictment on Matt Schaub, Derek Carr is mature behind years," coach Dennis Allen said after Monday's practice. "We feel very comfortable with him helping us win football games. ... Derek is the starting quarterback."

Carr, a second-round pick from Fresno State, completed of 11 of 13 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns, including two one-play touchdown passes in a 41-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks in the preseason finale for both.

Carr Latest Off The Assembly Line

The Raiders have used eight of their picks in the last three drafts to acquire seven different quarterbacks by either selection or trade.

Year, Rd QB Acquired
'14, 2nd Derek Carr Draft
'14, 5th Matt Flynn Trade
'14, 6th Matt Schaub Trade
'13, 2nd Carson Palmer Trade
'13, 4th Tyler Wilson Draft
'12, 1st Carson Palmer Trade
'12, 3rd Terrelle Pryor Supp. Draft
'12, 4th J. Campbell Trade

"Derek has grown leaps and bounds," Allen said. "He is ready to accept the challenge."

Both quarterbacks have been banged up this preseason, with Carr suffering a concussion and a rib injury in one game and Schaub dealing with what the team has called a minor elbow issue.

Allen has said he wanted to wait to see how Schaub felt Monday before naming a starting a quarterback.

"Matt is disappointed but he has handled it like a pro," Allen said.

Schaub last played in the team's third preseason game where he went 13-for-27 and threw for 110 yards in a 31-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Schaub will be Carr's backup with Matt McGloin serving as the team's third-string quarterback. McGloin threw eight touchdowns and eight interceptions in seven games last season for the Raiders.

Carr is slated to be the only rookie quarterback to start Week 1. The Raiders open the season Sunday at the New York Jets.

Information from's Raiders reporter Bill Williamson contributed to this report.

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