HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr threw to large receiver Davante Adams 17 instances within the Raiders’ season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, tied for third-most towards one goal throughout his profession.
In Sunday’s residence opener in opposition to Arizona, Adams could be focused twice.
“I’m not thinking, ‘How many catches does he have? How many times have I thrown it to him?’ I leave that to (coach) Josh (McDaniels),” stated Carr, who accomplished 22 of 37 makes an attempt, together with two landing passes and three interceptions. “We’re not sitting here trying to count like, ‘We’re gonna get him 20, and him 10.’ A lot of it can dictate as soon as the ball is snapped, or even before. There was decisions I made in the game last week that happened before the ball was snapped. I already knew where the ball was going, and then we throw it there, we moved on.
“Whether it’s touchdown, complete, whatever — it didn’t matter.”
Unless the ‘whatever’ interprets to these 15 incompletions and three interceptions — the latter of which will be attributed to mechanics and timing Carr might want to tweak in time for Sunday.
“We gotta make smart decisions. I just want the ball to go where it’s supposed to,” McDaniels stated. “I’ve always said this, the defense gets a vote. I wish I could tell you exactly where it’s gonna go on every play, but they get a vote.
“They’ll have a vote this week.”
Carr’s main receivers the final two seasons — Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow — have been every focused six instances and mixed for seven receptions for 100 yards. Five others have been focused not more than twice.
“I really do not care if I have five catches the whole year, or 100,” Renfrow stated. “If we win, that’s all that matters. My job as a receiver is to go out there … and if I run a good route and I’m open, then I did my job.”
McDaniels stated the goal distribution will even out, having seen “Randy Moss (get targeted) 20 times, and then the next week he has three targets” when he was the offensive coordinator in New England.
After watching the sport tape, McDaniels stated he spoke with Carr and is assured the offense shall be significantly better this week.
It can’t get a lot worse.
The three interceptions Carr threw have been tied for second most in Week 1 together with Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, one behind Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. Carr’s 8.1% interception charge ranks worst within the NFL.
Better offensive line play may definitely assist with Carr’s choices. His 11.9% sack charge ranks fifth-highest within the league.
“You want to establish identity as fast as possible,” stated Adams, who had 10 receptions for 141 yards with one TD in his Raiders debut. “That doesn’t happen Week 1, whether it’s good or bad, regardless. It’s gonna take some time to get going and really figure out who you are as a squad, whether it’s on one side of the ball or all together.”
NOTES: RB Brandon Bolden (hamstring), C Andre James (concussion), S Tre’von Moehrig (hip) and LB Denzel Perryman (ankle) did follow. CB Nate Hobbs (again) was a full participant. … The workforce additionally introduced it signed WR Keelan Cole to the lively roster and C Billy Price and CB Nickell Robey-Coleman to the follow squad. WR DJ Turner was positioned on injured reserve.
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