Oakland Raiders to Show Their Carr Off in 2015

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Aug 28, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders guard Gabe Jackson (66) against the Seattle Seahawks at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive Line Upgraded

Carr was sacked an NFL second best 22 times in 2014 but that doesn’t mean his offensive line was great. Carr’s quarterback rating was only 76.6 because he only averaged 5.4 yards per attempt. That’s because he threw a ton of short passes and when he was pressured, the stat from the last slide means Carr saved himself 89. 7 percent of the time.

Left tackle Donald Penn proved he still had it last year and left guard Gabe Jackson was a rookie stud. Center Stefen Wisniewski was average then right guard Austin Howard and right tackle Menelik Watson weren’t up to standard. So the Raiders fixed the right side of the line up so Carr would have time to throw the ball down the field in 2015.

Watson showed he’s not ready yet last year so Howard, a top free agent at right tackle in 2014, has been moved back to his natural spot. And Jon Feliciano, a nasty boy from Miami, was a pick in the fourth round offensive line coach Mike Tice wanted to start at right guard. The Raiders went from average to great at center in free agency to upgrade the offensive line for the run and pass.

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