Derek Carr

Discussion in 'Las Vegas Raiders' started by Don Wassall, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    Carr has more than earned his own thread with his play last season and so far in the 2021 season. Yet another of the many White quarterbacks degraded or written off by the hive mind sports "journalists" and their clapping seal DWFs, Carr is quickly developing into one of the best in the league at his position.

    Here's what analyst Matt Williamson wrote of Carr after the Raiders beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sunday:

    "Sometimes you just must tip your hat to the opponent. In this case, that tipping of the hat goes to Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.

    "Pittsburgh did an exceptional job of taking away the Raiders running game and putting the onus of the game on Carr’s shoulders. Jon Gruden wants to run the football with heavy personnel, with a fullback or second tight end on the field, but that went nowhere. Starting running back Josh Jacobs was inactive, but the Raiders still only produced 21 rushing yards at the half. In the end, even with playing with a lead for much of the game, the Raiders only ran for 52 yards on 25 attempts. Frankly, Las Vegas’ run blocking was horrific.

    "However, Carr was more than up for that challenge and was the best player on either team Sunday. Carr played a great game and has really come into his own. Last season was his best as a professional, but after two excellent showings, Carr is playing even better now. Carr also deserves great credit for returning to the game after an awkward hit on his touchdown pass to Foster Moreau.

    "He finished the day with 382 passing yards while throwing the ball extremely well, showing great poise in the pocket and a total command of the Raiders complicated offensive system. Carr was lethal attacking every level of the field against the Steelers and now has 817 passing yards over his two games…against two of the best defenses in the NFL."
  2. Extra Point

    Extra Point Hall of Famer

    Oct 21, 2012
    Maybe David Carr is headed for an MVP type season!
  3. The Hock

    The Hock Master

    Mar 16, 2008
    Northern California
    That would be one hell of a comeback story.

    Seriously though, it's good to see Derek's character showing through. He's kept on keeping on even after being betrayed by some on his O-line during the kneeling craze.

    In the long run character counts in sports.

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