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5 Takeaways From Oakland Raiders Choosing Derek Carr Over Matt Schaub

5 Takeaways From Oakland Raiders Choosing Derek Carr Over Matt Schaub

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The Oakland Raiders made a bold decision in starting rookie Derek Carr over veteran Matt Schaub. See five takeaways from this important choice as the Raiders are looking to rebuild for the future!

5. Commitment Towards Stability

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5. Commitment Towards Stability

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It's no secret that the Raiders haven't had a steady quarterback in about a decade. With this commitment to Carr, they can now focus on developing him toward a bright future. It's a smart decision that shows the dedicated fanbase that the Raiders want to take a step in the right direction.

4. Carr Gives Raiders Best Chance To Win

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4. Carr Gives Raiders Best Chance To Win

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During preseason football, Carr showed signs of brilliance when he was leading scoring drives on the field. Granted, it's just preseason, but he illustrated glimpses of greatness. His performance so far proves that he has the abilities to be a truly special player. Now that the games actually count, he is faced with putting the team on his back to turn the Raiders into winners again.

3. Schaub Available As Insurance If Carr Doesn't Deliver

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3. Schaub Available As Insurance If Carr Doesn't Deliver

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It's expected that Carr will be given a good amount of time to start delivering as a starting quarterback. If he starts to falter and this decision becomes a disaster for the Raiders, they have Schaub as insurance. Even though he was brought in to start, he's more of a short-term solution as the Raiders are invested to see if Carr has what it takes to be the future QB. Carr will deliver since he knows Schaub is waiting in the shadows.

2. Decision Brings Excitement To Raider Nation

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2. Decision Brings Excitement To Raider Nation

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It's been a rather long time since Raider Nation had much to cheer about in Oakland. With Carr having the commitment of the Raiders, it has inspired fans, and even his own teammates, to shake off the losing aura and start believing in the bigger picture. Carr brings a great excitement to everyone around him that should translate to his team playing harder and smarter than ever before. It's all about the execution now.

1. Carr Is Definitive Answer At Quarterback

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1. Carr Is Definitive Answer At Quarterback

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Let's face it, Carr has the pure raw talent to finally bring the Raiders back to being a playoff contending team. It's all about how great your quarterback is that separates the winners from the losers. Perhaps Carr can finally be the definitive answer at quarterback for the Raiders. Even if they don't do anything this season, Carr will only improve over time. Who knows -- he could very well change this franchise forever starting now.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.