Derek Carr says he can make plays with his feet

AP

In his three NFL seasons, Derek Carr has totaled 300 rushing yards, averaged 3.0 yards a carry, and never scored a touchdown. He’s not exactly known for making plays on the ground.

But while Carr may never be a running quarterback, he says he can scramble behind the line of scrimmage to buy himself time, and he plans to do more of that this season.

“I want to be able to put stress on people, not only from the pocket,” Carr said. “Obviously, I’ve been able to do that for three years, but if I can break contain, if I can see, it makes it easier this year because the game’s slower. Every year the game gets slower. I know where the coverage is, I know what route beats that coverage and as soon as I see it, if it’s not there then I can make something happen with my feet.”

Carr was trying to escape a collapsing pocket when he was sacked and suffered a season-ending broken leg last year. The Raiders would prefer that Carr not have to escape the pocket, but if he does, he thinks he can be a little quicker about getting himself out of harm’s way.

31 responses to “Derek Carr says he can make plays with his feet

  1. he is going to have to use his feet ALOT when he plays the Kansas City Chiefs and gets swept AGAIN this year.
    The Chiefs have a top 5 defense this season, and will be punishing QBs.

    Carr is overrated, has accomplished nothing, but the media keeps on promoting the mascara queen as an upper tier QB.
    The Kansas City Chiefs OWN the AFC West, AND Derek Carr.(the less talented brother)

  2. lunarpie says:
    August 5, 2017 at 8:17 am
    Stay in the pocket and pass Derek. Super Bowls are rarely won by QBs concerned with mobility

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    They are also rarely won by Raiders

  3. 700levelvet says:

    Dude looks fat as a house in that picture… Scramble???? How about getting in shape
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    He would destroy you in any type of physical activity. He would break you.

  4. Anybody that says that their car is not a good quarterback has lost their mind this guy is the best Young quarterback I’ve seen in a long time with many of Super Bowls in his future as long as the Raiders can put a decent defense around him watch out for this guy Mark these words…

  5. “he is going to have to use his feet ALOT when he plays the Kansas City Chiefs and gets swept AGAIN this year.
    The Chiefs have a top 5 defense this season, and will be punishing QBs.

    Carr is overrated, has accomplished nothing, but the media keeps on promoting the mascara queen as an upper tier QB.
    The Kansas City Chiefs OWN the AFC West, AND Derek Carr.(the less talented brother)”

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    There are teams that have a franchise quarterback and those the don’t. KC does not. You need to get some good receivers too.

  6. Nice! While DC4 is an outstanding pocket passer, adding more roll outs and moving the pocket will only add new wrinkles to an already potent offense. This is a sign that Todd Downing is going to diversify and broaden the playcalling. With creative playcalling, adding a solid tight end and Beast Mode…Farewell to Musgrave’s predictability and hello to the best offense in the league.

  7. Steve Young, Ben Rothlisberger, Elway… some of the most successful QBs use their mobility to make it harder on defenses, it isn’t like he is talking about running an option.

  8. stay in the pocket, no need to risk stupid injuries. nobody cares if you can scramble, they care about rings. Everyone knows the Raiders were one of the favorites to go to the bowl last year, then Carr breaks his leg. I think Carr is just getting ahead of himself, he knows he has a stellar team, he just needs to come back down to earth

  9. QB’s should pass the ball. Period. They are not running backs. The RB should be the best rusher on the team, not the QB. The stat geeks and the fantasy freaks love scoring, not winning. I propose that fantasy points be halved if the team the player plays on loses the game in which the points were accumulated. Then the scoring would match success, not failure.

  10. Del Raider and Reggie are building a solid team of great charter guys no more felons or castaways and Derek is a great leader …….finally were back on the right track!!!

    FOREVER A RAIDER !!!

  11. jets4life says:
    August 5, 2017 at 9:52 am
    Anybody that says that their car is not a good quarterback has lost their mind this guy is the best Young quarterback I’ve seen in a long time with many of Super Bowls in his future as long as the Raiders can put a decent defense around him watch out for this guy Mark these words…
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    My car is not a good quarterback. It can’t even take a snap.

  12. He will get to prove it. The afc west has lots of good pass rushers. Houston in kc, miller in den, bosa in sd, of course Mack to.

  13. Carr has had some great runs in the last 2 years. The front flip over the saints a classic one.

    Ya hes no coward kapernick but when he has to he can run pretty good. He ran a 4.6 40 so that already puts him above 80% of the LB in the league and easily 95% of DL too.

    Hes everything Luck wishes he was.

  14. jagsfanugh says:
    August 5, 2017 at 8:21 am
    You better then Bortles in almost every way but running is not one them.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++It is “Better THAN Bortles” not then. I have trouble believing posts by people that don’t know basic English…

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