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Raiders OC Greg Olson says QB play has ‘been real clean’

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The Oakland Raiders have employed a three-man group for the quarterback position in the preseason. So far, they’ve done well. Greg Olson knows this.

Through two games, a unit consisting of Derek Carr, Mike Glennon, and Nathan Peterman has thrown for a total of 522 yards and four touchdowns to two interceptions on a 77% completion rate. The cumulative passer rating of 110.14 would be above league average in 2018.

Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson talked about the quarterback play on Sunday. He said, via the Silver and Black Report,

“We’ve been happy [on the quarterback play]. We’ve been real clean in terms of our mechanics and getting in and out of the huddle. [And] getting to the line of scrimmage [with] no pre-snap penalties, which has been good.

But, just the way they’ve managed a game, the things Jon [Gruden] asked them to do — you’ve probably noticed a little bit different game plan between Glennon and Peterman — and they’ve both handled it very well.

They prepare and they produce and we’ve been happy with their development.”

Glennon struggled in his first preseason game as a Raider against the Los Angeles Rams. Though he threw for 200 yards, he had two interceptions. On the other hand, Peterman shined as he went 9-for-12 for 66 yards and a score and led the team in rushing with 56 yards on three attempts.

But, in the next week, Glennon put on a show against the Arizona Cardinals. The quarterback went 11-for-14 for 175 yards and two scores. Peterman threw 8-for-8 for 41 yards and no scores or turnovers. The starter, Carr, threw just two passes, but it was enough for 40 yards and a touchdown. Not bad.