Derek Carr calls debut start a learning experience

Sep 10, 2014 7:12 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Rookie Derek Carr's first NFL start as Oakland Raiders quarterback was a learning experience.

He saw new defenses, exotic blitzes and got to see firsthand what playing in the NFL is like after years of watching big brother David do it.

Perhaps the most important thing Carr learned was that he belonged on that big stage already at the start of his rookie season even if the end result against the New York Jets wasn't quite what he hoped with a 19-14 loss last Sunday.

Carr had an up-and-down performance that would be expected from a rookie making his first career start going up against a Rex Ryan defense.

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