Derek Carr won’t play this week


Raiders quarterback Derek Carr made a quick return to practice after suffering a concussion and rib injury during last weekend’s game against the Lions, but he hasn’t recovered enough for the team to play him against the Packers.

Steve Wyche of NFL Media reports that coach Dennis Allen said that Carr won’t play on Friday night because his bruised ribs are still sore. Allen added that Carr has been cleared after his concussion.

The injury likely eliminates what little chance Carr had of starting for the Raiders when they face the Jets in Week One. Barring an injury of his own, you can put Matt Schaub’s name into the lineup for that game.

His performance there and in the following weeks will determine how long it is before Carr gets his chance to lead the Raiders offense. If Schaub looks anything like he did with the Texans last season, it probably won’t be long.

20 responses to “Derek Carr won’t play this week

  1. I hope Carr works out for the Raiders. He’s a good kid, cannon arm, however his entire game revolves around bubble screens. His percentage of screens in college was like 35% of the time or something crazy like that, and on Grudens QB camp when he was creating plays in the huddle he ALWAYS had a bubble screen to check down too. I think they need to take the leash off this kid and let him start making mistakes downfield, until than you’ll never know what you really have.(Unless you are a huge fan of bubble screens(and who isn’t))

  2. Matt McGloin is gonna roxk this opporttunity. No offense to Carr, I want him to get well soon. But MGloin has the best chance to win right meow.

  3. watched a lot of the young guys so far. Carr hasn’t impressed. that kid Murray from Georgia that KC took about 3 rounds later seems to be the real deal though. possibly proving again they put too much into height with today’s shotgun based league.

  4. The guy who crunched him Webster might end up pretty good too. Great size and speed… only played 2 years of DII college ball after originally being a basketball player so his ceiling is much higher than where he is now. Carr showed potential too its only a matter of time before he is starting for the silver and black.

  5. I love how everyone underestimates Matt McGloin. Guess what? McGloin will be the starter before you know it. After Schaub sucks it up in preseason or the first two regular season games. Carr won’t start this year unless McGloin is injured.

  6. It’ll give us more time to laugh at the pathetic trainwreck that is Matt Schaub. How much did the Raiders pay him again? ‘laughs’

  7. humb0lt says: Aug 21, 2014 5:45 PM

    It’s smart to protect this investment. The Raiders don’t want to be No. 32 forever, 11 years is long enough.
    No. 32 implies that Oakland has drafted first for 11 straight years. That has happened once. Add “bad at math” to humb0lt’s list of accomplishments.

  8. I’m glad that the Raiders are showing due diligence with regard to Carr. Even if he is pronounced medically sound, he should be brought along slowly – which is why having a vet starter like Schaub makes sense.

    Of course we all know that Raiders have been very bad over the last 11 years while the Chargers have been decent over that same period (their opportunity for a Super Bowl squandered when they fired Schottenheimer and brought in Turner). But then again the Bolts were among the perennial doormats of the league (in terms of W/L) for most of the 30+ years after the merger (70s, 80s, 90s, early 00s) with the exceptions of the early Coryell years and the brief Bobby Ross period. So the frustration/envy of some of their fans is not a shock.

  9. No sense bringing him back in hurt to potentially get more hurt in a preseason game. We want him 100% for WHEN Shaub looks like crap and he comes in to take over. In the meantime McGloin will take this opportunity to solidifty that he is a badass in the making. I’m a huge Bulldogs fan so I may be a bit partisan but I think Carr is going to be awesome and I see him having a long successfull career. Regardless McGloin deserves to go somewhere he can start (even though I would love to keep him as a very solid #2).

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