Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub has had a rough preseason, and it didn’t get much better on Friday night in Green Bay.
Schaub threw for just 110 yards, completing 13 of 27 passes, and he acknowledged afterward that the Raiders’ offense still has work to do.
“We better be close to getting ready for the regular season, obviously,” Schaub said. “We got off to a good start, which is what we wanted to do — that was our plan. Then we sort of stubbed our toe.”
That “good start” Schaub references was a 40-yard touchdown run by Maurice Jones-Drew on Oakland’s first drive. That was a good play by Jones-Drew, and it was about the only good play the Raiders’ first-string offense made: Oakland went three-and-out on its next five drives, and Schaub lost a fumble on the drive after that.
Still, Schaub expressed some confidence.
“We just didn’t execute — we need to be better than that,” Schaub said. “We had a good plan, we were in position to make plays, we just didn’t finish.”
Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr, who suffered both a concussion and a rib injury in the Raiders’ last preseason game, sat out last night. But backup Matt McGloin came in late in the game and gave the Raiders’ offense a spark, throwing two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter. So far in the preseason, McGloin has looked better than Schaub, who may need to worry about losing his starting job to one of the young quarterbacks behind him on the depth chart.