Carr Will Drive Oakland Raiders to Week 1 Win

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Aug 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Raiders 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

All Right There For Carr

Ryan likes to blitz the you-know-what out of opposing teams and that requires you to have single coverage on the outside. He no longer has corners Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie to jam opposing receivers at the line too. So Ryan’s defense will be there for the taking for Carr as Matt McGloin had some success as a rookie against them.

McGloin was 18-31 for 245 yards with two touchdown passes and one interception, totaling a quarterback rating of 91. Carr, as a rookie, is much better than McGloin so I don’t believe he will have major problems with Ryan’s blitzing defense. He’ll also have a now healthy David Ausberry and a focused Moore while Millner isn’t so healthy.