Efficient passing game
Obviously, they want their quarterbacks to not turn the ball over. The Raiders will get their first test at this via a stingy Cardinals defense.
Derek Carr needs to come in playing efficient. He needs to make the right reads and hit his guys in the chest. Carr enters his second-season with most of his key skill-players, so we want to see the chemistry.
More importantly, it is only the first preseason game. Therefore, Carr does not need to do too much.
Either way, this should remain a key for most of Oakland’s season.
Even when Carr comes out, expect Matt McGloin and Connor Cook to keep the consistency. Neither are much of gunslingers, but rely on a smarts and game management. Both players are in the middle of a competition for the second-string role, so it will be interesting to see who plays more efficient.
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