Derek Carr thinks Jordy Nelson is rubbing off on other Raiders receivers

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Jordy Nelson hasn’t played in a game for the Raiders yet, but a couple of months of practice has been enough for quarterback Derek Carr to understand why Aaron Rodgers was so fond of the wideout.

Carr said Nelson “wants to do everything exactly how you want it done” and that attention to detail has left Carr feeling like he knows “why Aaron loved throwing him the ball.” Carr is looking forward to doing the same and he’s also noticed the impact that Nelson is having on the rest of the receiving corps.

“When you add a guy like that, it just trickles down throughout the whole room of guys just their study habits,” Carr said, via NBC Sports Bay Area. “You see Jordy off to the side when another group is in, if you just look over there, he is probably just telling somebody something about a route or a technique or a coverage. He’s very smart. He can read coverage like a quarterback.”

The Raiders are betting that Nelson’s smarts and the change of scenery will help him bounce back from a disappointing 2017 season with the Packers. If that happens and his presence helps spark a rebound for Amari Cooper as well, the move will go down as a major positive for the Raiders.

38 responses to “Derek Carr thinks Jordy Nelson is rubbing off on other Raiders receivers

  1. Pretty sure that was the thinking behind signing him. Crabtree does not set a good example for Cooper, so they went out and got a guy who would. Another great move by Reggie and Gruden. Man can’t wait for this season to begin

  2. You’d think WRs understand that if they cater to their QB they’re more likely to get the ball.

  3. Jordy Nelson was such a pro and very hard worker at perfecting his craft.
    The single biggest reason why he’s on an NFL roster, and Dez is not.
    He will still be quite effective on and off the field for the Raiders this year.
    His presence will be greatly missed in the Packers’ locker room.

  4. Vargas doesn’t know what he’s talking about, Jordy still separates because he’s an excellent route runner and has great instincts. He never was a speedster. One down year where his starting QB misses half the year and suddenly he’s bad now LOL casual fans.

  5. I’m sure Jon Gruden had no idea that was going to happen. There are lots of things about a football player that can’t be weighed or measured with an instrument.

  6. Parnell Rigsby says:
    June 8, 2018 at 9:28 am
    That sounds like a felony
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    In any other city it is a felony.

  7. I’ll never understand why we let this guy go when he would’ve stayed for a very reasonable price. Love all of GB’s offseason moves but this one.

  8. To bad D Carr won’t be able to get them the ball snce he’ll probably get injured by week 5. Just like big bro this guys gnna flame out of the lg. Now Vegas fans who know nothing about football can come and start talking about a team they don’t even have yet.

  9. Vegas loves the Golden Knights, because they were winners and they were born in Vegas. Not sure if they like the Raiders, which has been moving from town to town and was a losing team in 2017. It will be interesting to see how the Raiders will be received.

  10. Go look at Jordy’s stats from last year after Rodgers got hurt and compare them to Davante Adams’ stats. His best game was 35 yards, while Adams kept going the same with either QB. If it takes Aaron Rodgers to get production out of Nelson, I don’t think he’s going to be that great in Oakland. Last I checked, Rodgers wasn’t playing in Oakland.

  11. He may have slowed down, but he has good hands and runs precise routes — that’s good enough to succeed if the QB can get him the ball. Rodgers sure would have.

  12. its sad to go on the net and see all of the Packer fans burning his jersey… Seems like a great guy…

    No one is burning Jordy jerseys…go find a hobby

  13. Pretty sure that was the thinking behind signing him. Crabtree does not set a good example for Cooper, so they went out and got a guy who would. Another great move by Reggie and Gruden. Man can’t wait for this season to begin.
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    GOOO REGGGGIE has nothing to do with personel anymore. It’s all Chucky!

  14. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    June 8, 2018 at 10:44 am
    Go look at Jordy’s stats from last year after Rodgers got hurt and compare them to Davante Adams’ stats. His best game was 35 yards, while Adams kept going the same with either QB. If it takes Aaron Rodgers to get production out of Nelson, I don’t think he’s going to be that great in Oakland. Last I checked, Rodgers wasn’t playing in Oaklaand.
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    Yes, that obviously was a major factor.
    But the coaching staff went further than that.
    They studied the film on Nelson last year and compared it over the last couple of years and were convinced he lost his quickness in creating separation.
    Though I do believe his route running ability will serve him well in Oakland.

    When Davante Adams signed his big contract towards the end of last season, it all but sealed Jordy’s fate in Green Bay.
    Gute felt it was necessary to recruit new (ie: cheaper) blood in the receiving corps.
    Hopefully his insight pays off or this will be a topic of conversation all year long.

  15. Jordy Nelson is a class act who Green Bay kicked to the curb. Its good from him to get out of Green Bay and go to an up and coming team rather than being on a team whose window has closed.

  16. Anyone who thinks that Nelson can still get open didn’t watch him last season. Love the guy and what he was at WR for many years, but last season was just hard to watch. any CB or S in the league can run with the guy and cover him in man. His legs are gone. No burst. No deep speed.

    Has good hands though but as last year showed you have to be open to get your hands on the ball, and he couldn’t get open. 33 year old WRs with a major knee injury in their file are probably not going to regain the speed they once had. And they are probably going to lose speed as the days progress.

    Happens to them all. Some go slowly and others simply hit the wall. I think Nelson hit the wall.

  17. farewellfaircruelty says:
    June 8, 2018 at 9:16 am
    Vargas doesn’t know what he’s talking about, Jordy still separates because he’s an excellent route runner and has great instincts. He never was a speedster.

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    Jordy was never a speedster?

    You just lost all credibility. He was a top track star in school and about the only WR AR couldn’t overthrow.

    He made the team based on speed and learned to be a WR.

  18. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 8, 2018 at 11:49 am
    Jordy Nelson is a class act who Green Bay kicked to the curb. Its good from him to get out of Green Bay and go to an up and coming team rather than being on a team whose window has closed.
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    No cheese, this is how Green Bay’s managed to stay competitive all these years.

    Last year was just their 3rd losing season in 26 years and they’ve collected a couple of Championships along the way.
    When dealing with the salary cap, the revolving door of the draft and free agency, you’ve got to make tough calls and difficult decisions to replenish your roster with fresh, young talent.
    You simply can’t keep and pay everybody.

    You’ll come back and try and post some nonsense that Green Bay’s only successful because of their last two QBs.
    Which is true to a point.
    But, you guys always try and frame it like they won the lottery or something.

    It definitely helps an organization to have the ability to draft, sign or trade for a quality QB, but the real trick is to develop and surround them with good enough talent to sustain long term lasting success.
    Some teams can do it, while others struggle with it. (Yes, I’m looking at the Barneys)
    But this has been something that Green Bay has been quite adept at.

  19. wafflestomp says:
    June 8, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    It definitely helps an organization to have the ability to draft, sign or trade for a quality QB, but the real trick is to develop and surround them with good enough talent to sustain long term lasting success.
    Some teams can do it, while others struggle with it. (Yes, I’m looking at the Barneys)
    But this has been something that Green Bay has been quite adept at.
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    I know I was quite impressed with all that talent the Packers put around Rodgers when we saw how well they did when Rodgers wasn’t in there.

  20. Jordy is a pressies rout runner his speed has slowed down, but his knowledge and skill set has gone threw the roof. So stop with the slow step crap. JN is quality at its finest. Oakland will reap the rewards.

  21. Real Jordy ran a 4.5 at the combine, that’s very fast compared to us but not all that fast in the NFL. What credibility? It’s a blog comment section, none of us have credibility because none of us care what the other says. Wake up kiddo.

  22. If Jordy isn’t in Green Bay, I’m happy he’s in Oakland. Good knowledgable fan base. Only best wishes to Jordy and his family. See you at your induction to the Packers HOF.

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