After the first preseason game, I started keeping score of the position battles that I thought were of the most interest. Of course, the preseason opener was Round 1, I counted the joint practices as Round 2 and Week 2 of the preseason as Round 3. In giving you my score of Rounds 2 and 3 in the last article, I decided to leave the quarterback battle out because it needs it’s own article.
So now, we have Matt Schaub vs Derek Carr for the undisputed quarterback of the Oakland Raiders. I gave Carr the first round 10-9 because he looked poised and pretty good but mainly because Shaub’s arm looked shot. I had to blindly give Schaub Round 2 because all the reports about the joint practices had Schaub carving the Dallas Cowboy’s defense up. So now we’re on to Round 3, to break the tie.
Turn the page to see my analysis of it.