AP File Photo: Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals kick it off tonight in Glendale for the first pre season game of 2017. On the cover, an overall inside view of University of Phoenix Stadium during an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Glendale. (Rick Scuteri/AP Images)
On the Raiders podcast with J Hawkes:
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has very good command of the offense right now he’s working with new Raiders offensive coordinator Tom Downing who was the quarterbacks coach last year and is taking over for Bill Musgrave who wasn’t retained. So far so good Carr has had a couple of practices and has thrown a couple of interceptions and it just takes time to work on a few things.
Carr has been working without Amari Cooper whose been out with a leg injury and he’s being held out as a precaution and of course there’s Marshawn Lynch has acclimated to the team fairly well and offensively a huge plus in the line up. One of Carr’s favorite targets Michael Crabtree is a veteran for the Raiders he’s been a great pick up for the Raiders over the last years. Crabtree has been a great receiver in helping develop Cooper.
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