How the Oakland Raiders Can Put Carr in Pole Postion

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Aug 15, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) looks to throw a pass against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Move Him Around

Also off the running game, Carr should  use his mobility and ability to throw well on the run with bootlegs and waggles. Getting him out of the pocket against a good pass-rush is a good way to give him extra time to go deep down the field. Rushing the passer is tiring so the further you make the rushers run to get to the quarterback, the more you can slow the pass-rush down.

And even though Carr has the mental capacity to scan the whole field from the pocket, it’s good to give him breaks from it. Cut the field in half so he can think, “Progression one, two, three, no one’s open, throw it away.” or run if that’s open. That’s a part of Carr’s skill-set that was wasted when the Raiders played the Jets last Sunday and the Raiders could have won with it.