How the Oakland Raiders Can Put Carr in Pole Postion

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Aug 28, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) passes for a first down during the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Go Deep!

With the one-on-one coverage and the play action I touched on in the last slide, Carr can use his cannon for an arm to go deep. The speed is there with guys like Denarius Moore and Brice Butler, whom I’m hoping the Raiders activate. As deceased Raider owner Al Davis used to say, “It’s one thing to be able to do it and another thing to actually do it.”

Connecting on the deep ball will not only energize the whole stadium but it will give Carr the confidence a rookie quarterback needs. At the same time, it takes the eighth man out of the box to and the Raiders can start running the ball again. We all know that throwing deep off of the running game works best as you have to pick which one you want to defend and that makes it easier for Carr to manage the game.