Quarterback Matt Schaub’s first outing as a member of the Raiders wasn’t a particularly good one.
Schaub was 3-of-7 for 21 yards and couldn’t lead the Raiders to more than one first down in three series of work against the Vikings. Schaub wasn’t happy with how he played and coach Dennis Allen called the team’s effort disappointing, but it wasn’t disappointing enough for the Raiders to change up their plans for rookie Derek Carr. Allen said Sunday that Carr will not be playing with the first team.
“It’s not really part of the plan right now,” Allen said, via CSNBayArea.com. “We’ll evaluate everything as we move along, but the plan is to work Matt Schaub as the starting quarterback. I think he’s done a good job of doing that.”
Allen added that he was “not displeased” with Schaub’s play and said he saw things that the Raiders could build on in the coming weeks. They’ll need to if they are going to put forth the kind of regular season performances that will get Allen another year in his current job and, for now, Schaub is the man that Allen is relying on to get him there.