Raiders' Derek Carr pumped to run more no-huddle


New Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave spent the last season as the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback coach, so he's very familiar with the quick-tempo, no-huddle offense. Oakland quarterback Derek Carr is pumped that he'll be working sans huddle more in his second season.

"We're not going to be all no-huddle, but it is going to be a big part of what we do," he said Tuesday, per's Bill Williamson. "And I'm really excited with the coaches' plans."

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Carr started every game in his rookie season and showed flashes of brilliance along the way; however, Carr got a little bored with the pace.

"Sometimes, the games were really slow for me," Carr said Tuesday. "It was almost like I was waiting for it to speed up."

Carr said the planning is still in the beginning stages, but with Musgrave running the show, the 23-year-old signal-caller expects to hit the turbo button more frequently.

"We want to play fast," he said. "We want to put pressure on the defense. We want to go 100 miles per hour and cause confusion for the defense. It can be a lot of fun."

If the Raiders give their quarterback some actual weapons this offseason -- through the draft or free agency -- the offense will be even more fun.

Carr said his comfort with no-huddle stems from his college days, when he threw for more than 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in his senior season.

"My last two years at Fresno State were 100 percent no-huddle, and I love it. I'm very comfortable in it," Carr said. "They are building this offense around me, and I'm really excited about it. I lit up when they told me."

Now he needs to light up the scoreboard in Oakland.

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