Derek Carr Ready to Play Now

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May 16, Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws a pass at rookie minicamp at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

May 16, Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws a pass at rookie minicamp at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders’ second-round pick  Derek Carr is ready to play right now! Sitting for five years in the name of learning isn’t for all young quarterbacks. Everyone matures and develops in different departments of their lives at different times of their lives.

How early a quarterback succeeds is up to more than just the quarterback himself anyway. The situation he comes in under with his team has everything to do with his success level. It should also have everything to do with how soon you play young quarterback.

A solid veteran quarterback won’t  even have success if the situation around him with the team isn’t right. But Carr is ready and the Raiders have a situation that gives him an opportunity to succeed right away.

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  • Chase

    Zimmer is a hell of a defensive mind and turner is a quarterback guru, but I’m sure Dennis Allen is so much better than any of those guys right? Haha he’s just another Raiders coach that’s not worth a dime. And last I knew NFL analysts were going crazy about the young talent in Minnesota, not the group of old guys the raiders measled together. And we have such a small market that we are building a new state of the art stadium while the raiders are playing in the worst stadium in the NFL. The Vikings would trounce the Raiders any day. Also, we’ve been to the playoffs 3 times in the last 5 years so no I don’t know a lot about being in the bottom of a division can you please explain to me what its like?

  • Pridenpoise

    Does Zimmer have a Super Bowl ring, he can always look at Dennis Allen’s, you know the guy who’s defence in Denver was the only reason that they won a Playoff game, in spite of a guy named Tebow. Sounds to me like you have your own version of what the analyst’s are saying about the Vikings, going crazy about their young talent, whatever helps you sleep at night. As for their playoff appearances yes they had a good run with Favre, the only time in the last ten years they have had a decent QB, other than that they have been in the cellar. They are a team that is one dimensional they haven’t had a QB in a long time, so get over your delusions of grandeur, the Vikings suck. And yes they are getting their new stadium but don’t act like it didn’t take threats from the owner to move the team, otherwise you just sound like an uninformed asshole, which is half right. We shall see how good your coaching staff is, right now all you have is a defensive Coordinator who has never coached a day in his life. Tell you what I’ll explain to you what it’s like to finish last in the division, if you tell me what it’s like to never have won a Super Bowl.

  • Rees Britton

    I just wish I could see the future like you… but then again the negative point of view would wear on me, quickly.
    Thanks for playing how to spot a raider hater…. now its time to go!

  • Chase

    What qb have the raiders held that was worth a crap? We made the playoffs without even having a quarterback who could throw the ball. And if you search “Cordarrelle Patterson” you won’t find a bad article. Same for zimmer or vikings future! We have good YOUNG talent while the Raiders have average old men you may have a 8 win season soon… but that’s where it ends. Then you try to rebuild again maybe with people under 30 this time. Meanwhile the vikings will still have all of their good players except now they’re even better! The vikings won’t do great this year but give it 3 years and well be great. As for the raiders…. at least they tried…

  • Chase

    How can you disagree with these facts that aren’t the “future” Manning and his offense will obviously beat the raiders, the chiefs and chargers are average teams in due time manning will retire leaving the AFC West wide open good for the Raiders right? Wrong because just like Peyton, they will have retired by then as well. Therefore, the raiders still suck.

  • Pridenpoise

    Were you born this stupid or did it come on gradually, where did I say anything about the Raiders having a good QB since Gannon, I didn’t. And now you want to talk about the Vikings future you’re all over the place, what’s the matter you lose an argument, so you change the subject, here’s a suggestion, pull up the Raiders roster you fucking dummy, and try looking at the ages of their players, it’s a nice mix of young and veterans, it makes for good chemistry, And I will say it again about Zimmer, he’s never been a HC, so nobody knows how he’s going to do, not even your tiny mind, and as for Cordarelle Patterson, he’s nothing special, now Percy Harvin he’s a different story, but that’s right thevVikings in their infinite wisdom got rid of him, now there’s a genius move. It will be you pissing and moaning for the next ten years because you dummy’s took the wrong QB in the draft, now get lost you loser you bore me, your lack of knowledge on football is irritating to the point that it makes me sleepy.

  • Chase

    If you would pay attention you would find that analysts are calling him a bigger smarter replica of harvin hence, he was the best returner in the NFL last year and he has a pro bowl to prove it. That whole time Harvin was watching the best team in the NFL from the sideline like he will this year after he has some more migraines. So why don’t you explain how that makes Harvin better than Patterson. I’d like to keep in touch just to show you how bad the raiders are in 5 years but I couldn’t put up with your overly excited bullshit.

  • Pridenpoise

    Why would I give two shits what the Vikings are doing, unlike yourself I don’t troll other teams posts to try and incite their fans, it’s childish so I guess we’ve got you figured out a 12 year old who has to get the last word. Also Harvin hasn’t suffered any migraines since he left Minnesota, maybe YOU should pay more attention to the players your team gives up on. As for keeping in touch with me, I don’t associate with juvenile losers who troll Raider Posts, so go back yo your Viking page and bore them with your asinine opinions. Because the Raider fans don’t give a rats ass about you or your thoughts.

  • Chase

    If you don’t care then please quit arguing! I had an opinion one that I believe is correct and you disagree. You won’t change mine and I won’t change yours so we’ve both been wasting our time trying to change each others for 2 hours. Congratulations……

  • Rees Britton

    Donkey fan, how original!

  • Pridenpoise

    Like I said 12 year old, has to get the last word in, get the F**k off of the site asshole, we don’t care for trolls on JBB, especially when they can’t back up their arguments. Jerkoff

  • Chase

    I don’t even like the broncos dumbass! I’ve said the team I like, but its obvious that even though the raiders have new weapons so do the broncos it will be a blow out. The raiders might beat the chargers once but they are still the scum of the NFL.

  • icon13

    You do not give our WR enough credit. I think Streater and Moore are both very good. THey have never had a good QB to throw them the ball. The addition of Jones and Little is going to make a big difference. I feel like our WR are solid top to bottom, now they just need to show it. You will be eating those words, fella.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    First of all, I don’t know who you think the Raiders best player was last year, but I will tell you it was a pretty close race: Marcel Reece went to the Pro-Bowl, so you could say he was the best. Nick Roach led the team in tackles, and he had 5.5 sacks (2nd on the team), Kevin Burnett, Charles Woodson, Rod Streater, Sio Moore?

  • Metal Joe

    I too appreciate your optimism for Carr. Myself, I haven’t seen him play. But what you ar suggestinf sounds like trouble. Asking for a problem with Schaub. If Allen promotes Carr to starter ans benches Schaub after telling him he was being brought in as the unquestioned starter, I can totally see him wanting out. being disgruntled and rightly so. So he leaves, Carr struggles and loses confidence , Allen pulls him and we roll with Matty McGloin again. You say the Raiders situation is perfect opportunity for Carr to succeed right away. I see it as setting Carr up to fail and the perfect opportunity to ruin a talented rookie with tons of potential when there is no need. And as Patrick said, more of the same.

  • Metal Joe

    How did they get worse?

  • Metal Joe

    Well, that’s the deal for haters. The Raiders get worse EVERY year. That’s just standard belief. That’s why we are ranked 32 out of 32 teams EVERY year. There’s no actual thought or research its the Raiders, of course they got worse and are the worst in the NFL. Doesn’t matter who the coach is, whether Al Davis is alive or dead. pay attention to the anti-raider articles and if you didn’t know better you’d think Al Davis were still alive and running the team. That nothing has changed since Al died. Some writers seem like they still think Al is alive.When the fact is its not the same, the team isn’t run the sane way.

  • Rees Britton

    You havent said which team you like, you raiders blog trolling retard! How did ole Peyton do in the superbowl? And by the way, Rod Streater maker either of those teams rosters without the blink of an eye!!!
    Go be an idiot somewhere else, nobody has time for your ridiculous nonsense.
    P.S. How do you like your crow? Ill start getting it ready for ya!!!

  • Rick Peterson

    I just dont understand how a player “gets ready” setting on theYou can b bench. They learn by experience. Once he understands the playbook and the offensive sceme the rest of the learning process comes on the field. Unless Schaub is playing lights out (which he might do) then I think we should look to the future and start Carr. That is the only way to get used to the game speed at this level.

  • Rick Peterson

    Who ever wins the competition should start. I do want to see Carr on the field as soon as possible so he can get used to the speed at this level. He certainly has all the phsical tools for the job so now it comes down to gaining experience. That experience shouldn’t come at the expense of winning so if Schaub outplays him in preseason than he should be the starter.

  • Rick Peterson

    Some QBs never correct that flaw. See Ben Rothlesberger.

  • Chase

    Go read the rest of the comments dumbass I did say my team. So I don’t give a shit about manning! And you morons thinking Oakland has a chance is retarded. They suck and nothing will change that fact until they have a good coach and I like the vikings. Wanna make fun of ponder? Cause I remember a fatass not to long ago name jamarcus russell. You retards could have had AP or Megatron and you passed them up dumbass.

  • Raider Grant

    This is not high school football. NFL QB’s get ready by practicing, studying the play books, participating in preseason games(gaining experience), to include watching live game time action. Reality of the matter is Carr has potential to be a franchise QB, but throwing him in too soon would only be detrimental to him progressing as a QB. Once again Carr did not play at a high caliber collegiate level, thus he needs to watch & learn, getting a better feel of how fast the game can be at the next level. Throwing him in too soon could diminish any confidence he currently has, especially if he stinks the place up. Build his skills & mindset to evolve, then when his time comes he would be more apt to own it! A very select few are worthy of stepping into NFL as a starter & being above average, many have fell victim to the hurry up an produce method. Give Carr all the opportunity to be that guy we haven’t had since Gannon by catering to his development. Just my outlook on subject. Go Raiders

  • Patrick Fouhy

    I agree, but my biggest point is simply, why risk it? I’ve seen it too many times over the years of watching football. A rookie prospect comes in with all the potential in the world, gets beaten down so hard his rookie year that he never bounces back. And yes, I agree (as i said) the raiders O Line is much improved, and “O-Line will hold up and be great for most of the season.” I know the guys who have been added, and I agree completely with your assessment of them. (especially of Howard) But, again, I’d much prefer to see them play it a little safe for once. Ask any O Line man, and he will tell you the most important things for a line, is to have chemistry with one another, and trust in one another. That can’t properly be built in a single off season. If I’m DA, I’m waiting to see how the O Line holds together before I put Carr in.

    On the receivers, like I said “limitless potential” but that’s all it is at this point. Potential. The ceiling for this corp is very high. But, they are young and unproven. I’m praying they are able to live up to it this year. Its a bit of a stretch to call them the best receiving corp in the league, maybe the corp with the most potential.

    I guess my big point is there is no reason to throw the kid into the fire right away, I don’t see the long term advantage. I’m not saying Carr can’t shine in the league right now, I’m not saying he isn’t gifted, I’m just saying he will only benefit from not start week 1.

  • Bob

    Ben is alble to use his upper body to compensate. Carr’s passes against college talent were floaters and inaccurate.

  • Patrick Fouhy

    I said the receiving corp has “limitless potential” how is that not giving them credit? You said, almost point for point what I said.

    You: “THey have never had a good QB to throw them the ball.”
    Me: “the problem is they’ve never had leadership, or a real QB to throw to them. Both Schaub and Carr have the physical weapons to be the QB they need”

    You: “The addition of Jones and Little is going to make a big difference”
    Me: “Jones, yes brings great leadership and is a solid receiver” – To me, Little is a long shot. He could be great, but he’s got to learn how to no drop the ball so much.

    You: “I feel like our WR are solid top to bottom”
    Me: “Limitless Potential”

    You: “now they just need to show it.”
    Me: “The Raiders have ZERO proven receiving weapons.” -proven being the key word.

    and

    ” But still the crew of Moore, Streater, Holmes and Little all need to step it up and prove to the defensive coordinators of the league they are legitimate threats, and demand extra attention to spread the field and create mismatches.”

    The difference is, I followed my statements with the real life obstacles the receivers will face, and what they actually have to do to prove to the world that they can live up to that potential I talked about. And I’m talking not only as a Raider fan, but I’m also assessing the situation rationally. Don’t get me wrong, more than anything I want the Raiders to succeed, I want to see them raise the Lombardi trophy multiple times in my lifetime. But they aren’t going to do that by blindly throwing players into the fire. They’ve been doing that for over a decade. RM and DA have a good thing going, they are being smart and they are developing an organization that should be able to field a team with sustainable success. Not 2 or 3 years of relevance, then falling back into the basement, but hopefully be able to be a playoff team year in and year out with Super Bowls on their mind at the beginning of each season, not just breaking even or improving on a 4 win season.

  • Rees Britton

    Favre, Jackson, Webb, McNabb, Ponder, Cassel, Freeman… yes, you are definitely in a position to glote! How many championships have you guys won… 1… ah, thats cute! Enjoy another lame ass season where your loser vikings waste the best running back in the league with another sorry ass team.
    Sell your manning jersey homer, his ride is over!
    BYE LOSER!!!

  • Chase

    Collins, Brooks, Walter, Russell, Culpepper, McCown, Frye, Gradkowski, Campbell, Palmer, McGloin, Pryor, your sure one to call my team sorry after not having a winning season in 12 YEARS!! So quit talking about championships from over a decade ago… nobody cares about that! So you can just stay in your sorry ass dream where the raiders aren’t the laughing stock of the NFL. Its the only place you losers can win a game!

  • Chase

    You’re retarded

  • Chase

    Flip the numbers

  • Rees Britton

    Tough guy over here… at least the raiders have a past to look at with pride. The vikings have never and will never be sh*t! 0-4 in super bowls… OUCH. Keep talking bad about a team with a championship past and rebuilding for a strong future, while your vikings struggle to stay mediocre. Go vikings, we are always half ass!!!
    Lets not forget the owner is a homophobe… The Minnesota Half Ass Homophobes has a nice ring to it!

  • Chase

    I bet you support faggets cause you are one, right? How do you casterate a raiders fan? You kick their sister in the mouth…. So true….

  • Lar Dog

    Could this man be a great QB? Maybe make us forget all the issues we have had at QB for how long?

    Maybe Gruden will come back for some unfinished biz and get us a title or 2?

  • Lar Dog

    Excellent analogy and points. I really hope he becomes a great QB. He will learn from Schaub, for sure. Let the boy learn.

  • carlcockerham

    Lar Dog! What up homie?

  • carlcockerham

    What does that have to do with football? If you don’t agree, good. We’re not all the same. Why do we have to be internet tough guys. Is this the kind of stuff you wish you had the guts to say to someone’s face. Come on man! Let’s keep it football.

  • Rees Britton

    I have to give you props… i laughed really hard!

  • Rees Britton

    Pretty funny for a homo vikings fan

  • Chase

    I truly don’t hate the raiders… I just don’t think Schaub will bounce back and I don’t like dennis Allen. Other than that there a lot better and stand a chance in years to come