Romo: Raiders Need Derek Carr To Be Better
The Raiders have taken a step backwards this year, but with four games to play, they are tied for the division lead and the AFC West is somehow still there for taking.
What do the Raiders need to propel them to the postseason? Former Raiders linebacker Bill Romanowski says they need exactly what they had a year ago – a “better” Derek Carr.
“Carr has got to be better,” Romanowski said Monday during one of his weekly appearances on 95.7 The Game. “I don’t care what anybody says. This season, how I see it more and more, is on him. He has been erratic, he has not been consistent, and he has digressed.”
Whether it was the change at offensive coordinator or something else, the Raiders offense (with the exception of the Chiefs game) has only recently begun to resemble what it looked like a year ago.
Carr has improved in recent weeks, but his accuracy hasn’t always been great and errant throws are still happening more frequently than they did a year ago.
What the Raiders would love to see over the last four games is the same quarterback that willed and carried the team to the playoffs a year ago. If that Derek Carr shows up and hangs around for a while, you can bet the Raiders will once again be bound for the playoffs – and maybe just get a home game this year.