The Oakland Raiders had one of the NFL’s best offenses during the 2016 season. Behind the emergence of Derek Carr, the Raiders ranked sixth in yards, seventh in points, and seventh in Football Outsiders’ DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average, which adjusts performance for down, distance, and opponent). The offense took such a big step forward and Carr’s development was so impressive that the Raiders actually promoted their quarterbacks coach, Todd Downing, to offensive coordinator (and let Bill Musgrave walk) so that they wouldn’t lose him to another team.

Downing says he won’t be making many big changes in his new role, but one thing that will change is that Carr himself will have more of a role in crafting what the offense will look like on a week-to-week basis.


Read more at CBS Sports


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