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Carr honored by Crabtree’s Favre comparison

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Derek Carr was honored by Michael Crabtree's comparison to Brett Favre. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Derek Carr was honored by Michael Crabtree’s comparison to Brett Favre. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was honored by the compliment paid to him recently by Michael Crabtree, who said last week that his quarterback reminded him a lot of Hall of Famer Brett Favre.

“Brett is somebody that I looked up to as a kid, the way he played the game,” Carr said. “So I wore No. 4 ever since I could remember, I always wanted to wear 4 somehow, some way. For him to say that, it was so cool because I don’t think I’ve told him that.

“But it made me think, ‘Do I take too many chances sometimes?’ But I think the wide receivers like that. They know that no matter what, I’m going to give them a chance. It doesn’t matter if you drop a ball, it doesn’t matter if I just sailed one eight rows deep, I’m going to throw the next one just as confident and give you just as much of a chance. If that’s what he sees, I’m very thankful and honored. But I have a lot way to go before I’m compared to Brett.”

Carr’s assumption is correct in that his receivers — Crabtree in particular — love that Carr is willing to take risks.

“He is always going to be a gunslinger and I love that,” Crabtree said.

 

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Jimmy Durkin

Sports writer for the Bay Area News Group, covering the Raiders.

  • xraided

    first!

  • R8der4evr

    Carr doesn’t throw ints like Brett

  • RaidingTexas

    RAIDERS!!!

  • Raider Bren

    The Silver & Black eat all their veggies and fruits, and they have good grades.
    I call this Raidernomics.

  • Jimmy Durkin
    ‏@Jimmy_Durkin

    Amari Cooper: “I know with every route I run, where Derek (Carr) wants to throw it.” #Raiders

  • inonewordraider

    He will throw pics because he trusts his wrs and takes chances and im ok with that. I think favre is a good comparison minus holding onto the ball

  • Ghost of Jeff Hostetler

    We are sooooooooooo over due for a strong season! Can not wait!!!

  • Ghost of Jeff Hostetler

    Eugene Monroe cut…said to be making too much noise about removing wanting medical from the NFL banned list

  • Big Banana

    Carr, the very opposite of Manziel. Love it.

  • Sam McDowell

    @SamMcDowell11

    Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh at Blue Springs South, wearing an Alex Smith jersey.

  • xraided

    HAHAH

  • RaidingTexas

    Favre’s interception problem is way overstated. There are only five HOF QBs with better INT/ATT percentages than him: Montana, Young, Elway, Marino and Aikman.

  • refresh for pic

  • RaidingTexas

    Lmao wow

  • xraided

    COOL get em
    he will beat out Penn at LT, move Penn to RT….Howard backs up RT and Watson backs up LT

  • ForHundred8

    Gunslinger! Like a Raiders QB should be.

  • DutchRaid

    You are going down week 1!

    Favre just had some really bad game/years?

  • R8der4evr

    Alexis is A B. I. T. C. H…….

  • inonewordraider

    Not one repub on board with stopping ppl on no fly list from purchasing guns. Fort hood shooter was on no fly list as was this recent orlando club shooter. NRA $ >lives

  • RaidingTexas

    I think it was mainly the timing of some of those picks. Crucial moments on nationally televised games.

  • DutchRaid

    You sure the shooter in Fort Hood was on the no fly list…I just see numerous articles arguing that he was not?

  • ElkGRaider

    Trying not to go full koolaid, especially without pads on. Boys should be good this year but they need to earn it! With this line and receivers, Carr should have a fine year.

  • Miamiraider78

    I love my Carr!

    Great kid, good heart and an even better teammate.

    GO RAIDERS!

  • inonewordraider

    He was on terrorist watch list, thats also part of the bill

  • Post to the Ghost

    JDR was asking about some warm-up music for camp?…….I vote this for our RBs. I pumped for our boy Lats to get another grand on the ground. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3EOTE1QWVQ

  • DutchRaid

    How? You know the Fort Hood shooter was active military…how can you be a major in the U.S. Army and be on the terrorist watch list? That is crazy…

  • inonewordraider
  • Post to the Ghost

    new post, people.

  • JML510

    He looks fat with his jersey tucked into his slacks.

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  • fonso gando