We've heard this before about Derek Carr. He’s got some athletic skill, and perhaps he should take advantage of it from time to time and move around a little bit. No one is asking him to be Michael Vick or even Rich Gannon, but a rushing first down every now and then would be advantageous toward moving the chains.
“I need to do it better. In the second year of a system, you can get through progressions faster,” Carr said. “In my head I can eliminate certain coverages and then get out and extend it whereas last year I was trying to do it so perfect. And we had too many sacks, and they weren’t all on the offensive line. That’s my fault. I take the blame.”
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Carr said coach Jon Gruden has told defensive backs on occasion to jump routes, forcing Carr to consider running. The ancillary benefit is that Brown (once he returns from injury) excels at getting open when a quarterback has been extended. Of course, Carr hasn't always been completely healthy as of late either.