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Raiders Not Thinking About Sitting QB Derek Carr

The Raiders are not considering benching rookie quarterback Derek Carr despite the horrendous 52-0 drubbing the team took at the hands of the Rams on Sunday according to Michael Wagaman of ESPN.com.

“There hasn’t been really any thought about that,” interim coach Tony Sparano said. “I didn’t get a lot of those questions (when the Raiders won), so there really hasn’t been a lot of that kind of thought.”

Surely Sparano cannot be that surprised by the questions after Carr had arguably his worst outing as a pro in St. Louis. He threw two costly interceptions while failing to engineer a single scoring drive. He failed to complete a pass longer than 18 yards and finished with a season-low 50.5 passer rating. Sparano removed Carr early in the fourth quarter and replaced him with veteran Matt Schaub, who had an even rougher time than Carr. Schaub lost a fumble on his first drive then threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown on his second drive.

Even more alarming than Carr’s numbers is the punishment he is taking behind Oakland’s abysmal offensive line. Apparently the Raiders are not worried about their rookie QB losing confidence or taking a beating. As a cautionary tale, perhaps they should look at some game tape of Derek’s older brother David Carr with the expansion Houston Texans.


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