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  1. From what I can tell, he has been great. Search Rashan Gary on Twitter and select media. Looks like he has been very impactful so far. I don't have Game Pass this year so I can't watch him snap-to-snap.
  2. Speaking of Ferrell, Rashan Gary--a player I would have taken over Ferrell--has looked great to start this year.
  3. I kept one eye on this game. For those saying this is 2016 Carr, it’s not. This is an evolution of 2018 and 2019 Carr. He has been a better player last season and two games into this season than he ever was in 2016.
  4. Is your argument Carr didn't have enough attempts to meet the criteria of the Sportsinfo Solutions Blog? Hand counting from weeks 1-17 from the Next Gen Stats link provided suggests Carr had at least 38 attempts over 20 yards. It's more likely that QB Data Mine and the the Blog have different criteria of what a deep pass is. They may also differ as to what an accurate pass is. From my point of view, Carr was an accurate passer when he targeted receivers on go routes and routes deeper down the field.
  5. What does below show? Carr's stats in a single win from 2019? Would you prefer more 20+ completions in a loss?
  6. I think the biggest culprit is lack of downfield opportunities. Carr thrived in a vertical offense with two talented receivers in 2016. Gruden's offense is horizontal, instead relying on route combinations to create separation. The problem is that Gruden isn't Kyle Shanahan, and the Raiders offense lacks overall receiving talent. Apparently, the dearth of talent at receiver stunted what Gruden wanted to do on offense, but we will see.
  7. First, looking at the raw metrics, Carr has a superior passer rating, yards per attempt, and completion percentage compared to 2016. Advanced metrics really show home much Carr shined in 2016: But, more importantly, the film shows Carr has improved as a player since 2016. The film shows a quarterback that is more accurate at all parts of the field. Further, he has markedly improved his pocket presence and rush avoidance. Since 2016, Carr has been playing in a less talented offense with more conservative play-calling. He's not playing a QB friendly system (high rate of shotgun, RPO, spread) so his raw production is going to be suppressed until the playcalling changes.
  8. The fact that Carr only attempted 15 passes from the RPO is telling of how QB-unfriendly Gruden's system was last season. Also, charting RPOs is an inexact science since it is becoming increasingly more difficult to distinguish PRO from a simple play action. In passing metrics with larger sample sizes, Carr has routinely shown up at the top or near the top of the list. I would argue that despite Carr playing on worse offenses since 2016, he is a better player today than he was in 2016.
  9. The only element that irks me is the patch on front, especially on the aways. Seems like an overly trendy element for an NFL uniform. These definitely have a soccer feel to them. The patch, the number font, the multi-textured numbers, and the home and aways being very different by NFL standards. I imagine LA has a large soccer fanbase so maybe some of these elements appeal to that group.
  10. One of the arguments for taking Arnette at 19 was his pro-readiness and the immediate need at corner. I think there's a good chance Amukamara outplays Arnette in training camp. I also think the reception to the Arnette pick would have been worse had Amukamara signed before the draft. Also, Arnette is a low-ceiling prospect. I don't think he's a Pro-Bowl talent, and if he doesn't start right away his appeal is lessened because of the aforementioned. And there's also the chance Mayock and co. think Arnette is an elite prospect--which would be a mid-evaluation in my opinion.
  11. Good signing. Ironically, Amukamara is who I comped Arnette to. Honestly, this makes the Arnette pick look even more awkward.
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