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Derek Carr will be careful throwing in Marcus Peters’ direction

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 3:  Marcus Peters #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after defending against a pass at Arrowhead Stadium during the second quarter of the game agains the Oakland Raiders on January 3, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Getty Images

Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters leads the NFL with four interceptions. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr knows that well.

Carr said today that as he prepares to face Peters on Sunday, he’s doing it with the knowledge that Peters is as good as some receivers at going up, getting his hands on the ball and coming down with it.

“He’s aggressive, a playmaker, great hands, great ball skills as a DB. Any time a corner has great ball skills you have to be careful with those 50-50 chance balls. You’ve got to be careful in that aspect,” Carr said.

Peters intercepted Carr once last year and played very well against the Raiders, having success against both Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree in coverage. The Raiders may be looking to throw to the other side of the field on Sunday.

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32 Responses to “Derek Carr will be careful throwing in Marcus Peters’ direction”
  1. ariani1985 says: Oct 13, 2016 4:48 PM

    David > derek

  2. therealraider says: Oct 13, 2016 4:49 PM

    Peters is a really good corner.. I don’t think he takes away half the field yet. He’s still growing as a player. He is susceptible to double moves on occasion. I wouldn’t target him but I expect Carr to go through his progressions as normal and if Peters trips the ball goes that way.

  3. unbridledsexy says: Oct 13, 2016 4:51 PM

    The best compliment a QB can give a corner is to not throw to his side of the field.

  4. joetoronto says: Oct 13, 2016 4:58 PM

    I’ll bet they go deep on him early, I hope so anyway.

  5. pamperpro says: Oct 13, 2016 4:59 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Oct 13, 2016 4:48 PM
    Derek > David > teddy bongwater

  6. weepingjebus says: Oct 13, 2016 5:02 PM

    “Eh, just heave it up there and then drive home in a car that burns bricks of $100s for fuel.” — Joe Flacco

  7. blkandgld4eva says: Oct 13, 2016 5:13 PM

    If I were Carr I would send Crabtree deep early on. Coates had 2 steps on him and had to slow up to make the catch or it would have been a 95 yd TD. Peters in an excellent CB but if you don’t test him he’ll eventually jump an out route and be off to the races.

  8. cliffordt says: Oct 13, 2016 5:22 PM

    Chiefs RCB is weak. Gaines might pan out to ordinary, Nelson is really a slot guy, and White has potential but he’s two years away.

    Kevarea (sp?) Russell, the 3rd rounder let go last month, that pick was a real pity. Dorsey swung, Dorsey missed.

  9. greglloydrules says: Oct 13, 2016 5:27 PM

    Attack him deep early and often. He gives up a lot of big plays. Sling it a la Steelers

  10. militantgod says: Oct 13, 2016 5:30 PM

    Go back and watch game film when the Raiders played the Chiefs last year. Cooper was open all game against Peters, it’s just that Carr wouldn’t give him the ball. Peters plays far too off his man. If Carr pulls the trigger on Sunday, Cooper is going to have a huge game.

  11. edelmanfanclub says: Oct 13, 2016 5:33 PM

    David Carr was sacked 10 times in the time it took me to type this. His little brother is much better. We’ll never know what could have been with David or Tim Couch for that matter.

  12. firedup1 says: Oct 13, 2016 5:44 PM

    Smart man.

  13. r8rsfan says: Oct 13, 2016 5:49 PM

    Carr likes that 50/50 ball to Crabs. Doubt they will totally abandon it as it’s worked quite well so far this year. To Coliseum is gonna be turnt up this week.

  14. araidersfan says: Oct 13, 2016 5:51 PM

    So far this year, Carr looks like he’s taken the next step to becoming an elite QB. He’s playing more intelligently, with increased poise and rarely forcing the ball into tight coverage as he had in the past.

    Peters is a very good CB so Carr is right in his praise/caution. This Sunday’s matchup will be fun to watch with both teams having a lot on the line.

  15. tedmurph says: Oct 13, 2016 5:52 PM

    Marcus Peters is an excellent CB, but he reminds me of Asante Samuel. Nice ball skills and a lot of picks, but gets burned a lot too. Raiders have so many weapons , they can avoid Peters if they want to. Problem is, Andy Reid is 15-2 after a bye. Looking forward to the game, after the Pats beat Cincy.

  16. bighoser says: Oct 13, 2016 6:33 PM

    Whoever Peters is not covering is going to have a big game. After his half of the field is ignored for a while, hopefully Peters gets bored and then can be toasted on a deep route. Should be a good game and pretty high scoring cause the Raiders D has certainly shown they can be toasted.

  17. war27 says: Oct 13, 2016 8:09 PM

    This means Cooper will have 2 or 3 catches for 30-50 yards in the first drive.

    We all know the Raiders watched that film from last year when Cooper killed Peter’s 5 times but Carr went elsewhere with the ball.

    That film showed Cooper having to do as little as shuffle his feet to make Peter’s absolutely bail on the coverage.

    Cooper is already in his head.

  18. GO FOR TWO SPORTS says: Oct 13, 2016 8:29 PM

    LOL Carr will throw right to him in the first pass of the game. Carr loves the overly hyped CBs and goes after them and also has a 99.7% rate at doing so against pro bowl “shut down CB’s”
    I remember when he went right after Revis and Revis got BURNED all game. Why? 1 Revis is overrated
    2: Those CB’s don’t expect QB’s to go after them over and over again as most QBs will avoid them. Carr has different approach, he will test them early, if he throws a INT he will go right back at them! These CB’s MENTALLY breakdown… Carr saying this is just a tactic to make Peters think Carr’s going to avid him..People got to remember Derek Carr has been breaking down film since he’s been 8 years old. He’s like a QB prodigy

  19. nyoazz says: Oct 13, 2016 9:00 PM

    I don’t know if this has been mentioned yet and I hope it has, Peters is Sean Smith before he was tested deep.

  20. TomsulasMustache says: Oct 13, 2016 9:14 PM

    Believe Cooper had an injured foot in one of the games against KC last year as well

  21. radrntn says: Oct 13, 2016 9:40 PM

    Marcus Peters grew up in Oakland, went to McClymonds high , and grew up a Raider fan….he is paying his dues on his rookie contract until 2019 when he come back home to play….unless the chiefs play “tag your it” with him…then he laughs all the way to the bank.

  22. slick50ks says: Oct 13, 2016 9:47 PM

    nyoazz says:
    Oct 13, 2016 9:00 PM
    I don’t know if this has been mentioned yet and I hope it has, Peters is Sean Smith before he was tested deep

    ———————————-

    You wish Sean Smith was Marcus Peters. Smith is a scrub comparatively.

  23. leatherface2012 says: Oct 13, 2016 10:27 PM

    carr is complimentary of defenses he plays against. meanwhile, erin rodgers just says “yeah, the refs will throw the flag every time, so i’m good with that”.

  24. punxrawk124 says: Oct 13, 2016 10:46 PM

    Peters is very good but he loves to take chances sometimes it’s an interception sometimes he gives up a big play.
    Anyone who says they wouldn’t want him on their team is full of it
    I love watching guys who aren’t afraid to make a mistake & that’s Peters

  25. kcnative says: Oct 13, 2016 11:56 PM

    Peters has great instincts and great hands and ability to contest the pass. He will give up plays but will also make you pay. But he’s still learning. Sky is the limit for him if he can put the effort in.

    Only real weakness is he isn’t that fast.

  26. kcnative says: Oct 13, 2016 11:58 PM

    cliffordt says:
    Oct 13, 2016 5:22 PM

    Chiefs RCB is weak. Gaines might pan out to ordinary…

    Gains is a solid but not flashy CB. He just covers and does it well. His problem is staying on the field.

  27. silvernblacksabbath says: Oct 14, 2016 9:49 AM

    Run the ball RAIDERS! Come on.. Washington and Richard… Lots of play action fakes…Let’s go!

  28. rbreagan says: Oct 14, 2016 10:24 AM

    I love the Raiders fan base. I can’t tell if their average fan is really 8 years old, or if thats just all the ones on this site. Either way, they make me smile.

  29. war27 says: Oct 14, 2016 11:36 AM

    I can tell the Raider fans that actually watch the game. Every time there is a hyped DB, Carr attacks early and often.

  30. araidersfan says: Oct 14, 2016 11:43 AM

    rbreagan says:
    Oct 14, 2016 10:24 AM

    I love the Raiders fan base. I can’t tell if their average fan is really 8 years old, or if thats just all the ones on this site. Either way, they make me smile.

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    And of course I suppose it’s really ‘mature’ to be trolling on Raider threads under umpteen different name-handles, isn’t it? Even the Broncos’ current losing streak isn’t enough to keep you away, LOL. Your original name-handle babygaga is highly appropriate.

  31. justbegbaby says: Oct 15, 2016 4:51 PM

    A good qb never lets one player shut down half the field. Carr is scared!

  32. jdubkc says: Oct 16, 2016 11:16 PM

    radrntn says:
    Oct 13, 2016 9:40 PM
    Marcus Peters grew up in Oakland, went to McClymonds high , and grew up a Raider fan….he is paying his dues on his rookie contract until 2019 when he come back home to play….unless the chiefs play “tag your it” with him…then he laughs all the way to the bank.

    Home to Las Vegas… got it

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