Oakland Raiders Will be Much Better After Bye

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Sep 28, 2014; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws the ball during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

Rookie Quarterback Gets a Chance

If it’s really not too big for rookie quarterback Derek Carr, he shouldn’t be throwing 4-yard patters on a 3-step drop all the time. He should be able to chuck it down the field with that cannon for an arm that Allen wasted before getting fired. He had Carr playing to much not to lose instead of going all in on trying to score points and win games.

Allen seemed to think he had the ’85 Chicago Bears defense and tried to win each game by holding the score down and win the game late. He held the score down alright but unfortunately, he held the score down for the Raiders and not the opposing team. Allen insisted on the short passing game with the run but that doesn’t work together because you can defense both with the same defense.

But when Carr starts throwing deep, opposing defenses have to choose between stopping the run or the pass, starting with how they line up. That makes the game easier for Carr to check into and out of plays based on how they line up as one defense will no longer be able to stop two things. Carr is going to be the guy that benefits the most from Sparano and his philosophy the most because his skill-set will be used and the game will be simplified.

You have to throw long to be able to throw short plus you can’t throw 5-yard patterns on 3rd-and-15!