Matt Schaub | QB | Oakland Raiders
Posted: 8/29/2014 8:49pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) is still recovering from an elbow injury. Head coach Dennis Allen said Friday, Aug. 29, that he still wants to see where Schaub is physically before making the final call on his Week 1 starting quarterback.
Huddle Up: Some reports have rookie Derek Carr starting against the Jets but the Raiders aren't saying anything officially as of yet. Schaub has been miserable this preseason and doesn't look like he has anything left in the tank. Regardless of who starts in Week 1, Carr will be the Raiders QB before long.
Posted: 8/28/2014 4:05pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) did some light throwing Wednesday, Aug. 28. The team will have him throw again Monday, Sept. 1, to see where his arm is at.
Huddle Up: Schaub's elbow has definitely been a bother late this preseason, but there's still enough time for the veteran to be ready for the Sept. 7 season opener against the Jets.
Posted: 8/27/2014 10:45pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) will be the team's starting quarterback in Week 1 against the New York Jets assuming his elbow is better and he can get in the requisite practice time, head coach Dennis Allen reiterated Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Huddle Up: Schaub may be the starter but he'll be on a short leash. If Schuab can't move the Raiders' offense, rookie Derek Carr will be under center sooner rather than later.
Posted: 8/25/2014 8:01pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) is expected to start in Week 1 against the New York Jets, according to head coach Dennis Allen. Allen is not worried about Schaub's injury and is holding firm with Schaub as the starter.
Huddle Up: There may be no concerns about Schaub's elbow, but there are major fantasy doubts about the Raiders' passing game as Schaub owns an ugly 55.1 passer rating this preseason and is still looking for his first TD pass as Raider.
Posted: 8/25/2014 10:34am et
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) had an MRI reveal no major structural damage in his right elbow.
Huddle Up: With Schaub dinged up the Raiders may be forced to accelerate their timetable on rookie Derek Carr; assuming they can protect him better than the expansion Texans did his brother, that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Posted: 8/24/2014 10:26pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) is dealing with a sore elbow, and QB Derek Carr worked with the first-team Sunday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: There's no indication it's anything more than general soreness at this point, and in any case, Schaub has 2 weeks to heal up and get ready before the Silver & Black open the season against the Jets.
Posted: 8/18/2014 8:34pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub will start the season-opener at the New York Jets. Despite a shaky start to his preseason, Schaub has the confidence of the coaching staff, and there is not a quarterback controversy in Oakland.
Huddle Up: Not a real shocker by any means, and the ball is in Schaub's court to show he's past his 2013 travails with the Texans (10 TDs, 14 INTs). If not and/or if the Silver & Black get off to a stumbling start, expect to see second-round pick Derek Carr sooner rather than later.
Posted: 6/9/2014 12:11am et
There is an internal belief that Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr could push QB Matt Schaub to start. He has already proven to the staff he won't need to sit on the sidelines in the 2014 season.
Huddle Up: There's no doubt Schaub will have a short leash with the team spending a second-round pick on Carr, an area college standout, and the rookie will get his shot if the veteran's 2013 yips start to resurface.
Posted: 5/23/2014 11:38am et
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub is excited to have more control of the offense in Oakland. 'To come to an offense where the coach is looking to give you more freedom, and looking to give you more control of things,' Schaub said. 'I had that in some aspects in Houston, but there are things I'm being asked to do here that I didn't have control of in Houston. I would have loved to, but we just weren't in control of it. To now be in that position, and being the quarterback, that's such a great place to be because you can get everyone on the same page.'
Huddle Up: Schaub struggled in Houston last season, but he'll get another opportunity in Oakland with an underrated receiving corps and a pair of talented, albeit injury-prone, veteran backs. If the Raiders can piece together an offensive line in front of him, Schaub might be a sneaky fantasy contributor this year.
Posted: 5/12/2014 12:43pm et
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is expected to sit behind QB Matt Schaub and learn from the sidelines in 2014. However, that isn't set in stone.
Huddle Up: Ideally the Raiders won't have to rush Carr into action, especially since their offensive line is a work in progress. Let's hope he doesn't pick up any bad habits watching Schaub.
Posted: 3/21/2014 8:32pm et
The Oakland Raiders acquired QB Matt Schaub (Texans) Friday, March 26, in exchange for a 6th round draft pick. Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said he believes Schaub could be the team's starting quarterback for more than one or two seasons.
Huddle Up: At minimum Schaub gives the Raiders flexibility if they don't like their quarterback options early in Round 1, or if they'd prefer to go another direction with that pick. Ideally he'll be a short-term solution/mentor for an incoming rookie, but if the Raiders opt to go with a pocket passer instead of a runner like Terrelle Pryor he could be a two-year option.
Posted: 3/21/2014 12:28pm et
The Oakland Raiders are expected to send a late-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft to the Houston Texans for QB Matt Schaub. Schaub will likely compete with Terrelle Pryor for the starting job in camp. Pryor has been slow to develop and enters his third, and likely, make-or-break season with the club. Schaub will have to perform well to hold him off.
Huddle Up: It's a curious combo for the Raiders, the statue-like pocket passer Schaub and the run-first quarterback Pryor. Maybe Schaub will be asked to help mentor an early 2014 draft pick, or maybe the Raiders truly believe he has something left in the tank.