Jon Gruden intends to ask more from Derek Carr at line of scrimmage

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL. New Raiders head coach Jon Gruden intends to put more on his plate in hopes of get the most out of Carr moving forward.

We’re going to ask a lot more from Derek Carr at the line of scrimmage,” Gruden said, via Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area. “We’re going to put him in a position to do some of the things we did in the past with his recognition of defenses, his ability to communicate and showcase his talented arm.

“We have to finish hiring the coaching staff first. I think we can improve the roster a little bit around him. I think the offense will demand more from him, which will really improve him (as a quarterback).”

It certainly isn’t a foreign concept for Carr to be highly involved at the line of scrimmage. Being able to make the correct audibles, protection calls and adjustments to effectively counter the defense across the football can be a critically important piece of high-level quarterback performance.

Carr has all the physical tools needed to excel at the position. If Gruden – and offensive coordinator Greg Olson – can unlock an additional level of mental acuity and command from Carr moving forward, the pairing of the two could result in big things for the Raiders.

10 responses to “Jon Gruden intends to ask more from Derek Carr at line of scrimmage

  1. Carr did that and made musgrave lol good getting to 12-4

    With this year and a good feeling 2-0 start they tried to get cute.

    Not anymore

    There will be purpose and consequences now

  2. Anyone who says Gruden won’t be a big help to Carr is either just hating or completely oblivious.

  3. Gruden will beat him down and tear him up then dump him for an old guy. He hates young players. See Buccaneers, Tampa.

  4. cuda1234 says:

    January 11, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Gruden will beat him down and tear him up then dump him for an old guy. He hates young players. See Buccaneers, Tampa.

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    AAAWWWW!! poor little babies can’t take someone screaming at the and correcting them. Tampa’s qb during Gruden’s time were straight garbage,yet no one ever brings that up when mentioning his carrer record. even the best chef’s can’t make chicken soup out of chicken ***T!

  5. Gruden is going to give all the current Raiders an opportunity to be great. He’s going to improve the roster, which means there will be plenty of competition. He didn’t say Carr would be his starting QB for the next five years. He is saying Carr will have to work hard to get better. This isn’t like when Jimmy Johnson took over the Dolphins and was stuck with an aging Dan Marino. Gruden is free to do whatever he wants. His only direction from his boss is the same as it’s always been. Just win baby!

  6. Let me say right off the start, I really like Carr and wish him nothing but the best. From what I have read about the guy, he is a great person.

    What hits me is that in articles like this one, they talk about him in the vein of, “will he succeed”, “Can Gruden turn him around”, etc. Carr is the highest paid QB in the league???

    I struggle to think of another QB that was ever the highest paid and talked about like he was a project.

    I am not saying Carr is a bad QB. I am just saying that if he is the highest paid QB, there should be no doubt about his abilities. If not, than Davis overspent.

    Much like paying a coach 100 million who has been out of coaching for 9 years, and close to a third (9 out of 32) of the active coaches in the league have a better winning percentage.
    -Belichick
    -Tomlin
    -McCarthy
    -Payton
    -Harbaugh
    -Reid
    -Carroll
    -Rivera
    -Garrett

    I will say it again, does not matter the last name of the Coach or QB, as long as the owner’s last name is Davis….the Raiders will be a dumpster fire.

  7. “We’re going to put him in a position to do some of the things we did in the past with his recognition of defenses, his ability to communicate and showcase his talented arm.”

    Sounds like he hasn’t left the booth yet.

  8. “Anyone who says Gruden won’t be a big help to Carr is either just hating or completely oblivious.”

    By and large anyone who disagrees is either a hater or stupid. That’s the standard comeback, and avoids having to do anything logical to defend one’s position.

  9. It will interesting what the NFL and the networks do when it comes to broadcasting Las Vegas Raiders games. Since there are four teams on the west coast you may never see a Raiders game televised in Oakland except for TNF, SNF and MNF.

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