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Woodson: Derek Carr should have avoided Sherman

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Derek Carr has turned heads this season with his fearless play, but the rookie's strength has also been his weakness.

The Raiders quarterback threw a pair of early picks against Seattle on Sunday that helped bury Oakland in a two-touchdown hole they wouldn't dig out of in a 30-24 loss.

Carr's first errant lob turned into a pick six for Seahawks pass rusher Bruce Irvin; his second went to Richard Sherman, the All-Pro cornerback who made a gorgeous one-handed interception on the following possession.

Veteran Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson called the latter toss a throw Carr should have avoided.

"That's something Derek will have to learn from," Woodson said, per Comcast SportsNet Bay Area."(He has) to pick and choose when he goes at a player like Richard. Maybe he should have went somewhere else or thrown a different type of ball."

It's worth noting that Carr went on to bring the Raiders back with two touchdowns and 24 completions spread out to nine different targets.

Rookie passers learn by spitting out picks -- especially gunslinger types like Carr -- but Oakland fans should see the glass half full: The winless Raiders, by all accounts, have found a quarterback to hang on to.

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