Broncos’ Von Miller preparing for Raiders QB Derek Carr’s quick release
Von Miller and the Denver Broncos will have their hands full this weekend trying to get pressure on Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Carr has one of the fastest releases in the NFL, which makes it hard for opposing defenses to have to time to get to him.
“People don’t really want to play Derek [Carr],” linebacker Von Miller told reporters on Thursday, per ProFootballTalk. “He’s not going to give you a chance to rush the passer. I think the average time to throw the ball to throw the ball last year was 2.5 seconds. They had Derek throwing it in 2.2 on Monday. He’s going to get the ball out very quick and he’s very accurate with his throws. They have a great offensive line, a great running back and great coaches over there. Pretty tough team that we’re going up against. We know that the ant pile is going to be stirred up a little bit, with the game they played the other day. It’s going to be tough one, but we’re looking forward to it.”
Miller said there are a few keys to keep him off-balance. The defensive line needs to try and get their hands up to bat down passes and they need to get the Raiders in third-and-long situations. If they get to third-and-long, it means Carr is going to have to hold the ball a little longer, giving the Broncos time to get pressure on him.
While the Raiders lost 33-13 to the Los Angeles Rams last weekend, Carr was sacked just once. Miller recorded three sacks in the Broncos’ 27-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks, and he’ll be coming hard after the Raiders quarterback.