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Derek Carr, Raiders, Ready for Jets on Sunday

Derek Carr, Raiders, Ready for Jets on Sunday

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr will get his first start on Sunday against the Jets on the road.

Carr was named the starter earlier this week over veteran quarterback Matt Schaub and is ready for everything that Jets head coach Rex Ryan has to throw at him.

“He’s got a great blitz package. He’s got, obviously, a lot of different looks that he’ll show. Me being a rookie, he’s probably going to want to show them all. I go in and expect, as much as I can, I expect everything. Then if something doesn’t happen, then I’ll be surprised,” Carr said Tuesday.

“That’s how I have to prepare. I have to prepare for everything, even maybe for something he hasn’t shown but could show,” he continued. “Obviously I reach out to anybody who can help me. I called my brother because he’s played them seven times. I called him and said, ‘Hey, let’s talk Jets. You were there, you’ve seen them.’ So we talked. I picked his brain, took notes and that was it. Now I went about my business for the rest of the week, picked [Matt] Schaub’s brain, picked the coaches’ brain, so I expect a lot.”

The Raiders have a brand new roster full of veterans to go along with Carr. Still, Ryan isn’t concerned about it.

“We’re just going to show up and do what we do. Again, we played the Raiders last year, we’ve seen their tape, they’ve seen us and everything else. That part of it is, it’s not like, oh, all of a sudden you’re going to run the wishbone, which by the way, we’re going to run this game. That part of it, ‘oh, we’re holding them back,’ I don’t believe that, everybody, you just play, and that’s really what you do,” Ryan said on Wednesday.

The Raiders have lost 12 straight games on the East coast, but Ryan doesn’t think geographic location has anything to do with it.

“I think at one point it’s overblown, because I think when you look at last year the teams that had the most success were west coast teams coming to the east coast. Now, obviously with the Raiders having bad numbers, they haven’t had the success of it, but I think it’s football is football, regardless of where you play it,” Ryan said of their poor record.

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Raiders Name Derek Carr as Starter

Raiders Name Derek Carr as Starter

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Oakland Raiders announced on Monday that rookie quarterback Derek Carr will start Week One for the team.

Carr becomes the 18th different starting quarterback since 2003, beating out veteran Matt Schaub.

“Not an indictment on Matt Schaub, Derek Carr is mature beyond his years,” coach Dennis Allen said. “We feel very comfortable with him helping us win football games. …Derek is the starting quarterback.”

A second-round draft pick out of Fresno State, Carr was 11-for-13 passing in the Raiders final preseason game with three touchdowns to help beat Seattle 41-31. The rookie is expected to be the only first-year player to start at quarterback in the NFL week 1.

Oakland will travel to MetLife Stadium on Sunday to take on the New York Jets in the season opener.

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Woodley: Raiders Are Still a Playoff Contender

Woodley: Raiders Are Still a Playoff Contender

Al Bello/Getty Images(ALAMEDA) — Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley still believes that this current roster is a playoff team in 2014.

The Raiders reported to OTAs on Tuesday and Woodley backed up his comments from March about the team being a playoff contender.

“People definitely reacted when I said this was a playoff-caliber team,” Woodley said. “That should always be the main objective. If your goal is to go 8-8, I don’t want you on my team. We’re aiming for the top. Anything less is unacceptable.”

Woodley believes that the team has a lot of potential, with new veterans brought in that include quarterback Matt Schaub.

“After going back and looking at Raiders games from last year, they were in a lot of close games and couldn’t seal the deal,” Woodley said. “During the offseason, they brought in guys who know how to win. You need that attitude to get to the next level.”

Woodley spent his first seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers before coming to Oakland this offseason.

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Raiders Take QB Derek Carr with 36th Pick

Raiders Take QB Derek Carr with 36th Pick

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Quarterback Derek Carr, the younger brother of the 1st pick of the 2002 NFL Draft David, was selected by the Oakland Raiders with fourth pick of the second round of this year’s draft Friday. The 6-foot-3, 218-pou…

2014 NFL Draft First Round Selections

2014 NFL Draft First Round Selections

Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL Draft Round 1:
1. Houston Texans – Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
2. St. Louis Rams – Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
3. Jacksonville Jaguars – Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
4. …

Raiders’ Veterans Looking to Fight for Respect in 2014

Raiders’ Veterans Looking to Fight for Respect in 2014

David Lee/Thinkstock(ALAMEDA, Calif.) — The Oakland Raiders are looking to turn around a 4-12 record from last season.
The Raiders brought in 12 free agents this offseason and made a trade for quarterback Matt Schaub with the Houston Texans.
Two-time …

Seahawks Acquire Pryor from Oakland

Seahawks Acquire Pryor from Oakland

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(ALAMEDA, Calif.) — The Seattle Seahawks acquired quarterback Terrelle Pryor in a trade from the Oakland Raiders on Monday for a seventh round pick in the upcoming draft.
Pryor was the last draft pick of the late Oakland owner Al…

Seahawks Acquire Pryor from Oakland

Seahawks Acquire Pryor from Oakland

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(ALAMEDA, Calif.) — The Seattle Seahawks acquired quarterback Terrelle Pryor in a trade from the Oakland Raiders on Monday for a seventh round pick in the upcoming draft.
Pryor was the last draft pick of the late Oakland owner Al…

N.Y. Jets Sign WR Jacoby Ford

N.Y. Jets Sign WR Jacoby Ford

David Lee/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The New York Jets signed free agent wide receiver Jacoby Ford on Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Raiders selected Ford out of Clemson in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft. In 38 games with Oakl…

ESPN: Raiders Set to Sign Running Back Maurice Jones-Drew

ESPN: Raiders Set to Sign Running Back Maurice Jones-Drew

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Oakland Raiders continue to load up on veteran players as ESPN reports the team is set to agree on a three-year deal with running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
Jones-Drew wanted to play for the Raiders, as he was born i…

ESPN: Raiders Set to Acquire Matt Schaub

ESPN: Raiders Set to Acquire Matt Schaub

Bob Levey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With the NFL Draft on the horizon, all signs point to the Houston Texans taking a quarterback with the first overall pick. ESPN reports that the team will trade former starting quarterback Matt Schaub to the Oakland …

Raiders Sign Wide Receiver James Jones to Three-Year Deal

Raiders Sign Wide Receiver James Jones to Three-Year Deal

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After a bumpy start to free agency, the Oakland Raiders have made a slew of moves recently, including a three-year deal with wide receiver James Jones.
ESPN is reporting Jones’ deal is worth $11.3 million
The 3…

OT Rodger Saffold Headed to Rams

OT Rodger Saffold Headed to Rams

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Offensive tackle Rodger Saffold is headed back to the St. Louis Rams after failing his physical with the Raiders on Wednesday, his agents confirmed.  
Saffold will now sign a five-year deal with the …

Raiders Re-Sign RB Darren McFadden

Raiders Re-Sign RB Darren McFadden

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Oakland Raiders re-signed running back Darren McFadden on Tuesday, reports ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. The deal is worth $4 million, according to sources.  
McFadden has been plagued by injuries throughout…

Broncos Crush Raiders, 34-14, Secure Home-Field in AFC

Broncos Crush Raiders, 34-14, Secure Home-Field in AFC

Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Peyton Manning and the Broncos (13-3) clinched home-field throughout the AFC playoffs after they cruised past the Oakland Raiders (4-12) 34-14 on Sunday.
Manning set the NFL single-season record for yards…

Nnamdi Asomugha Retiring at Age 32

Nnamdi Asomugha Retiring at Age 32

Chris Trotman/Getty Images(ALAMEDA, Calif.) — Three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will retire Friday.
The 32-year-old will sign a one-day contract with the Oakland Raiders Friday, the team he had most of his NFLsuccess with, and then w…

Raiders’ Terrelle Pryor Apologizes for Agent’s Comments

Raiders’ Terrelle Pryor Apologizes for Agent’s Comments

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — When Terrelle Pryor was named the starting quarterback for the Oakland Radiers’ Week 17 game against the Denver Broncos, his agent claimed that he was being set up to fail. Pryor has come out and refuted h…

Jamaal Charles Scores Five Touchdowns as Chiefs Clinch Playoff Spot

Jamaal Charles Scores Five Touchdowns as Chiefs Clinch Playoff Spot

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Jamaal Charles turned in the greatest performance of career on Sunday, and his entire team reaped the benefits.
Charles tied a team record with five total touchdowns as the Kansas City Chiefs rolled ove…

Jets Still Have Faith in Geno Smith

Jets Still Have Faith in Geno Smith

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Jets will look to snap a three-game losing skid on Sunday when they host the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium.
Jets quarterback Geno Smith will get the call again, despite his rookie struggles this s…

Murray Rushes Cowboys Past Raiders

Murray Rushes Cowboys Past Raiders

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) — DeMarco Murray ran for three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 14:20 left in the game, as the Dallas Cowboys corral the Oakland Raiders on Thanksgiving, 31-24.
Oakland started the contest strong…

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