The first team offense failed to get anything moving at all. Carr was accurate, but he was Carr from his rookie year, checking down and not even cracking four yards per attempt. His one lone nice throw of the evening was a bullet to Amari Cooper in tight coverage, but that was it.
Carr’s interception was the perfect example of a lack of effort and sense of entitlement. Carr simply threw the ball up for grabs rather than trying to place it properly, and Cooper didn’t make any effort to catch it at all. It was like Carr just expected anything he threw up to be caught, and Cooper just expected it to magically fall into his arms without trying. The lack of actual football effort from both players was cringe-worthy, and more than a little frustrating.
Murray ran with no fire and made no good decisions, but it didn’t matter because the vaunted offensive line couldn’t open a hole anyway. They did protect Carr well in the pocket, but none of the lineman, be it starters, second team, or reserves, could move the Packers front seven and open anything up in the run game.
It’s well documented the Raiders need to establish the run game this season. Against the Cardinals there were some encouraging signs, but last night the entire offense looked, well, offensive.
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