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Quick Hits: Bill Musgrave Talks About Derek Carr's Maturity And Growth


Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave

On Sunday, the Oakland Raiders produced the highest amount of offensive yards for the team since November 3, 2013. The Silver and Black were clutch against the New Orleans Saints, but it wasn't an easy victory. Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave addressed the media on Thursday, and shared his thoughts regarding the decision to go for the game-winning two-point conversion.

Here are the quick hits from his time at the podium:

Musgrave opened up about how the decision to go for the two-point conversion was made.

"We had talked about it as the game was going along. We had already gone for two twice before that. As we got the ball, there was almost five minutes left, so we had time to still run it and stay balanced and then get our thoughts together on what we would do for a two-point play once we did score. So, it's good timing. Everyone was on the same page and in sync."

He discussed the growth and development of quarterback Derek Carr, as he continues to mature.

"Yeah, well Derek has done a super job. We think back to the Pittsburgh game throwing that ball to 'Crab' [Michael Crabtree], the Baltimore game, finished strong there in Chicago, taking them down the field after 'Crab' was injured, so he's having a terrific start to his career these first three years. Keep building on it."

Musgrave praised left tackle Donald Penn for his versatility, and his ability to be a leader.

"Fortunately, Donald was willing to do that. It shows how team oriented he is and our whole team that something that he had never prepared for. As he said afterwards, hadn't done for a long, long time if ever. So many of the guys on our team really all of them are just team-oriented people. He did what's best for the team."

**He talked about how the running backs bring a variety of skills to the table.


"Well, I think everyone realizes that there's only one football, but we do have good balance and diversity back there where we have some size, we have some quickness, we have some brute strength in the form of Jamize [Olawale]. It's great to devise different concepts that fit their respective traits."

He shared his excitement to be playing at home this Sunday.

"It definitely feels great, really looking forward to it. Tough to go on the road. Tough to win any game home or away, but we much rather be at home. Looking forward to it."

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