With Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr inactive once again this preseason, Jarrett Stidham took the reins. The former New England Patriot had a solid outing again. Far from perfect, though, the signal caller pointed out some things from his most recent outing.
Speaking to the media following the game, Stidham mentioned that a win is a good thing, but he’s looking forward to the next film session.
“First of all, it was good to get a win. I’m excited to look at the film and see the things we could’ve done better, things I could’ve done better. But overall, good to get a win and good to get back out there.”
Stidham’s work on the ground continues to impress.Â He’s mobile and makes the most of his scrambling when needed, though watching him on film, it’s obvious that he’s holding onto the ball too long. Speaking of scrambling, Stidham was asked to elaborate on that.
â€œI’m excited to look at the film and see areas we can improve. I know that I can definitely improve on some of those plays. We’re all working hard to improve every day. We’ll take a look and see how it is.”
Jarrett Stidham and the Las Vegas Raiders’ O-line
It should be noted that despite needing improvement in some areas, the Raiders have been scoring when Stidham is out there. At the same time, the quarterback is cognizant of the fact that he needs to improve. He’ll likely need to address these concerns soon. By all accounts, the job is QB2 will surely be his. However, in his defense, it’s preseason, so he’s not playing with what will be the starting five offensive linemen. Stidham was also asked his thoughts on how he’s dealing with constant personnel changes regarding the O-line.
â€œIt’s really good. I have confidence in all those guys. In practice, we’re getting reps with all those guys, as well. Whoever’s out there, we’re just trying to execute and move the ball down the field.”
Right now, Stidham is getting invaluable playing time regardless of the O-line group. Being Carr’s backup (whether it’s by design or by default) will require him to be familiar with this group, and at the very least, we’ll all know he’ll make plays with his legs when needed. Let’s see if he improves between now and the upcoming third preseason matchup.
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