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Rookie Carr Could Cause Trouble for Jets

by Gary Phillips | Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014
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Dee Milliner. Antonio Allen. Kyle Wilson. Phillip Adams. Leon McFadden. Josh Bush. Darrin Walls. Calvin Pryor. Dawan Landry. Jaiquawn Jarrett.

These are the players that the New York Jets will play at the cornerback and safety positions this season. Now, take into consideration that Milliner, Allen and Bush are currently hurting and have their statuses up in the air for Sunday’s opener against the Oakland Raiders.

Now, throw in the fact that Oakland, a team with no expectations to contend, will put rookie quarterback Derek Carr out under center.

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What you get is a recipe for disaster for the New York Jets.

Expect the Raiders to let Carr loose. With no hopes of the playoffs, why would they not? This is the time, the 2014 season as a whole, to see what Carr is made of. The Raiders are going to let him show off his skills because hey, what else do they have to lose? Look at what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did last year when rookie Mike Glennon took over for Josh Freeman mid-season. With the Bucs down and out, Glennon was permitted to make throw after throw, sometimes making 45 or 50 attempts a game.

The Raiders likely have the same type of play calling planned for Carr. With the secondary, or lack there of, that the Jets have, that could mean some serious trouble for a team who’s schedule will get harder and harder as the season goes on. What originally looked to be one of the Jets’ few winnable games is now posing a question mark as Sunday looms closer and closer.

While there are certainly more reputable quarterbacks lined up on the Jets’ schedule, Carr will serve as a formidable foe in what will be the first tests of many for a Jets defensive backfield that still has a lot to learn.

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Sports are my passion. I am a proud supporter of the Yankees, Jets and Knicks, but also a general fan of the three respective sports and leagues. In addition to Double G, you can find my work on Bleacher Report and The Setonian, Seton Hall University's award winning college paper. I can be contacted at gary.phillips@student.shu.edu or on Twitter @GPhillips2727.
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Sports are my passion. I am a proud supporter of the Yankees, Jets and Knicks, but also a general fan of the three respective sports and leagues. In addition to Double G, you can find my work on Bleacher Report and The Setonian, Seton Hall University's award winning college paper. I can be contacted at gary.phillips@student.shu.edu or on Twitter @GPhillips2727.

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