Andy Reid impressed by Derek Carr
The Raiders have lost double-digit games in 10 of the last 12 seasons, and they have not made the postseason since 2002.
However, Chiefs coach Andy Reid believes new Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has landed in a favorable spot, and it has something to do with the presence of second-year quarterback Derek Carr.
“That kid can play. Like, really play,” Reid said of Carr on Tuesday, according to Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star.
The Raiders were 1-1 in Carr’s starts vs. the Chiefs a season ago, with Oakland’s November upset of Kansas City the rookie passer’s first-ever regular season win. Overall, Carr connected on 58.1 percent of his passes in 2014 (348-of-599), racking up 3,270 yards through the air with 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Cynics might say that all coaches praise the opposition; after all, compliments don’t cause any waves. On the other hand, Reid has a knack for developing quarterbacks, so a compliment from the Chiefs’ head coach to an opposing passer carries a little extra significance.
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