What journalists are saying about Derek Carr


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Josh Dubow

Associated Press Sports Writer
Alameda, CA
Sports Writer — Associated Press
Oct 20, 2014

Derek Carr is the only QB since the merger to start and lose the 1st 6 games of his rookie season #Raiders

Oct 15, 2014

RT @PFF_Rick: Oakland's Derek Carr is the only QB to earn a positive @PFF grade against the San Diego Chargers this year.

Oct 13, 2014

Derek Carr 3 sacks on first 167 pass attempts. Brother David sacked 41 times on his 1st 167 #Raiders

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr gives #Raiders 28-21 lead with 4th TD pass. Only rookies since merger with 4 TDs and 0 INTs in game are RG3 and Trent Edwards

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr 3 TDs and no INTS. Only 3 #Raiders have done that past 9 seasons (McCown 07, Gradkowski 09, McGloin 13)

Sep 29, 2014

How bout a reunion with Derek Carr? RT @JohnMiddlekauff Wow @RavensInsider: Jets cut Jalen Saunders”

Sep 28, 2014

Derek Carr is only #Raiders player with run longer than 12 yards this season

Sep 28, 2014

Derek Carr takes 3rd sack of season in 2nd qtr of Game 4. Brother David was sacked 4 times in 1st half of his 1st game as pro #Raiders

Sep 25, 2014

Dalton 0 sacks RT @JohnMiddlekauff Of QBs that have started all 3 games, #Raiders Derek Carr has been sacked the least amount of times (2)

Sep 23, 2014

Derek Carr is looking to join RG3 and Rick Mirer as only rookies to complete 60% of passes in each of 1st 4 games of season #Raiders

Sep 23, 2014

Per @PFF Derek Carr faced 7th most pressure of any QB but sack rate is 2nd lowest to Dalton #raiders

Sep 21, 2014

Updated numbers, Derek Carr sacked twice in first 108 attempts. Brother David sacked 27 times in first 108 #Raiders

Sep 21, 2014

Derek Carr has been sacked twice on 1st 111 pass attempts. Brother David was sacked 26 times in 1st 101 attempts #Raiders

Steve Corkran

Raiders blogger for Contra Costa Times/Bay Area News Group
Oct 20, 2014

RT @JoshDubowAP: Derek Carr is the only QB since the merger to start and lose the 1st 6 games of his rookie season #Raiders

Oct 19, 2014

Derek Carr attempts pass for Kenbrell Thompkins. Broken up. Big third-down play coming up for #Raiders

Oct 19, 2014

Derek Carr lofts a pass over Cardinals defender, into Andre Holmes' hands. First down, #Raiders.

Oct 19, 2014

Derek Carr pressured, desperation pass incomplete. Marquette King on to punt for #Raiders.

Oct 19, 2014

Two Cardinals run right past Derek Carr on strong rush, Carr steps up, hits James Jones for a first down. Nice throw, catch.

Oct 19, 2014

Derek Carr connects with Brice Butler for a long gain, to the Cardinals 3-yard line. Great throw.

Oct 19, 2014

Derek Carr to TE Mychal Rivera for 18 yards and a first down, as #Raiders catch Cardinals in a blitz.

Oct 19, 2014

Carson Palmer 13 of 16 for 154 yards and two touchdowns for Cardinals so far today. Derek Carr is 3 of 7 for 13 yards, no touchdowns.

Oct 19, 2014

Derek Carr sacked on third-down play. #Raiders punting for the fourth straight drive. Marquette King getting a pretty good workout.

Oct 19, 2014

Derek Carr tackled shy of first-down marker. Marquette King on to punt for third time today. #Raiders

Oct 19, 2014

Andre Holmes clanks a pass from Derek Carr. Have to make those plays.

Oct 19, 2014

Rookie Derek Carr off to a rough start on first two drives. He has completed 1 of 4 passes for 3 yards. #Raiders

Oct 19, 2014

Cardinals rushed three on that play, Derek Carr had all day, no one to throw to, though.

Oct 19, 2014

Derek Carr misfires for James Jones once again. #Raiders held without a first down on opening possession. Here comes Marquette King.

Oct 19, 2014

Derek Carr airs it out for James Jones on first play of the game. Going for an 86-yard touchdown. Not a wise move against Patrick Peterson.

Oct 16, 2014

#Raiders QB Derek Carr, LB Sio Moore (ankle) and S Usama Young (foot) were full participation at practice today. Look good to go for Sunday

Oct 13, 2014

Derek Carr had TD passes of 77, 47 yards Sunday. That's the first time since 10-13-1996 Raiders had two TD passes of 40+ yards in same game.

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr on whether he would attempt same throw to Butler again: "Absolutely. I trust Brice more than anything. I’d throw it 100 times."

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr on game-clinching interception: "Just trying to find a one on one. ... I was just giving Brice (Butler) a chance there."

Oct 12, 2014

#Raiders QB Derek Carr on opening drive touchdown pass: "Every week I go into it, I know people are trying to mess with the rookie."

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr throws up ball for grabs, intercepted by Chargers rookie cornerback Jason Verrett.

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr sacked, fumbled, ball recovered by Chargers.

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr has 1 minute, 56 seconds, one time-out to march Raiders down field. Chargers leading 31-28.

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr pressured, throws away the ball. Called for intentional grounding. Marquette King on to punt.

Oct 12, 2014

Philip Rivers with 310 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions, 124.6 passer rating so far. He and Derek Carr going toe to toe.

Oct 12, 2014

RT @JoshDubowAP: Derek Carr gives #Raiders 28-21 lead with 4th TD pass. Only rookies since merger with 4 TDs and 0 INTs in game are RG3 and Trent Edwards

Oct 12, 2014

Rookie Derek Carr with 262 yards, four touchdowns passing so far. #Raiders lead 28-21.

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr rolls right, finds WR Andre Holmes for 6-yard touchdown. #Raiders regain the lead.

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr pressured, floats a pass for TE Mychal Rivera, who can't get there in time. Marquette King on to punt.

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr throws up pass for Andre Holmes, but it's Chargers CB who looks like the intended receiver. Carr fortunate that wasn't picked.

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr to Brice Butler for a 47-yard touchdown. That gives the Raiders a 21-14 lead midway through the third quarter.

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr completed 11 of 21 passes for 187 yards and two TDs in the first half. Five of those 10 incompletions came on clanks by receivers

Oct 12, 2014

Andre Holmes clanked another pass from Derek Carr. Two catches, two clanks.

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr making a living on back-shoulder throws to receivers. Be interesting to see if Chargers adjust. Nice throw to James Jones for 1st

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr rolls right, no one open, so he runs for a first down.

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr throws deep for TE Mychal Rivera. Batted away by Brandon Flowers. Obvious that Carr is going to take numerous shots deep.

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr with a dart to WR James Jones for a game-tying touchdown, assuming Janikowski converts the extra-point attempt.

Oct 12, 2014

#Raiders have clanked four catchable throws from Derek Carr today. Andre Holmes is the latest to do so.

Oct 12, 2014

TE Mychal Rivera flat-out clanked a well-thrown pass from Derek Carr. That's the third drop today for Raiders receivers.

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr throws deep for RB Darren McFadden, who clanks well-thrown pass.

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr sails a pass over the head of WR James Jones on third-and-5. On comes Marquette King to punt for Raiders.

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr with a nice throw to Brice Butler for a first down. Marcel Reece then clanks a nice throw by Carr.

Oct 12, 2014

Great protection for Derek Carr, perfect throw, easy catch and run for Andre Holmes, who got behind his man in single coverage.

Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr to Andre Holmes for 77 yards and a touchdown. Great throw.

Oct 10, 2014

Just checked in with Derek Carr. He said, "I'll be good" to go Sunday. So, there you go. The man is starting.

Oct 10, 2014

Raiders coach Tony Sparano said quarterback Derek Carr looks good at practice and that Carr will start Sunday barring any setbacks.

Oct 10, 2014

Derek Carr seems to be moving around just fine. Can't imagine him not starting Sunday.

Oct 08, 2014

Raiders coach Tony Sparano told QB Derek Carr that, "We don't have time for you to be a rookie right now."

Oct 01, 2014

Derek Carr said he is confident that his left ankle will be healed enough for him to play against the Chargers.

Sep 28, 2014

RT @JoshDubowAP: Derek Carr is only #Raiders player with run longer than 12 yards this season

Sep 28, 2014

RT @JennyVrentas: LONDON--Derek Carr says he has high ankle sprain and sprained MCL. He had crutches, but shuffled on his feet out toward the team buses.

Sep 28, 2014

Now QB Derek Carr is limping. Guess it can get worse for #Raiders.

Sep 28, 2014

If Derek Carr, Gabe Jackson and Khalil Mack are all McKenzie can point to in his three years on the job, that speaks volumes.

Sep 23, 2014

RT @JoshDubowAP: Per @PFF Derek Carr faced 7th most pressure of any QB but sack rate is 2nd lowest to Dalton #raiders

Sep 21, 2014

RT @JoshDubowAP: Updated numbers, Derek Carr sacked twice in first 108 attempts. Brother David sacked 27 times in first 108 #Raiders

Sep 21, 2014

RT @JoshDubowAP: Derek Carr has been sacked twice on 1st 111 pass attempts. Brother David was sacked 26 times in 1st 101 attempts #Raiders

Jerry McDonald

Beat writer for Oakland Tribune/Bay Area Newspaper Group. Covering Raiders in some way, shape or form since 1995.
Oct 19, 2014

Not a good first series for Derek Carr. Misfired deep over Jones. Third-and-6 pass not close.

Oct 08, 2014

Derek Carr going through drills with QBs.

Sep 28, 2014

RT @JoshDubowAP: Derek Carr is only #Raiders player with run longer than 12 yards this season

Sep 28, 2014

If you had Brian Leonhardt in your pool for first TD (and you can bet on anything here), you win. 2-yard TD pass from Derek Carr.

Vic Tafur

Dennis Allen on the paddleboard ... I cover #Raiders #NFL and #Boxing #UFC for San Francisco Chronicle
Oct 20, 2014

"Matt Schaub has done a tremendous job with Derek Carr," Sparano said. "Now he's doing a tremendous job with Seabass." #newholder

Oct 15, 2014

Palmer on Derek Carr: "The fans there deserve to have a good young quarterback to build around. I am happy for them." #Raiders

Oct 14, 2014

Philip Rivers on Derek Carr: "You could tell he was making checks & handling things at the line with a lot of our blitzes, doing a nice job"

Oct 12, 2014

Breakout game for Derek Carr. Carr is now 12 for 23 (with 5 drops) for 234 yards and 3 touchdowns. #Raiders

Oct 08, 2014

Both Sparano and QB Derek Carr are high on new WR Kenbrell Thompkins. "Big kid that can run" and "hard worker who wants to know everything"

Oct 01, 2014

#Raiders rookie QB Derek Carr (ankle) said he expects to play against Chargers after bye week

Sep 28, 2014

Derek Carr said he thinks he will be ready after bye; X-rays on ankle were negative and we'll see on his sprained knee

Sep 27, 2014

#Raiders rookie Derek Carr is 1 of 2 QBs in #NFL with at least 100 drop-backs to have taken just 2 sacks, per @PFF Peyton Manning is other.

Sep 22, 2014

@ChadParsonsNFL: Starting QBs with sub-6.0 YPA: Ryan Tannehill, Derek Carr, Tom Brady.” >> The London Dink and Dunk Bowl on tap #Raiders

Chris Lehourites

Hard Knox and Durty Sox
Deputy European Sports Editor — Associated Press

Tim Kawakami

Tim Kawakami is a Mercury News sports columnist
San Jose, CA
Sports Columnist — San Jose Mercury News
Oct 12, 2014

Derek Carr will come out firing. Just a matter if he gets the time and if a receiver or two can make a play.

Oct 12, 2014

Yes. And at a fairly important position. RT @chilifritos Who are the Raiders good players? Derek Carr.

Oct 01, 2014

If you have a young QB like Derek Carr, the tendency is to try to maximize his value by hiring a proven offensive mind. Just generally.