Oakland Raiders’ quarterback Matt Schaub didn’t practice for the second straight day due to a sore elbow. Raiders’ head coach Dennis Allen fielded questions regarding his quarterback at his press conference today following practice.
His status for Thursday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks is still up in the air. “It’s still to be determined, if he’s you know, 100% ready he might get in there,” said Allen on the possibility of Schaub playing Thursday. “But we want to see Derek (Carr) play,” he added.
Regardless of Schaub’s health come game-time Thursday, rookie Derek Carr will get plenty of playing time. “I plan on seeing a lot of snaps out of Derek,” said Allen.
Fans and media alike might be feeling a bit of deja vu with the Raiders’ current quarterback situation. Last year the team’s presumed starter was Matt Flynn heading into the season, but elbow soreness slowed him down and the Raiders went with Terrelle Pryor moving forward for a while as the starter. Allen doesn’t see it that way though. “I don’t look at the two situations as the same,” said Allen.
It appears that only injury will keep Schaub from starting in the Raiders’ season opener against the Jets in New York on September 7. Allen was asked if Schaub is still the starter in his mind and he replied with no hesitation at all. “Yes, Yes,” Allen said.