SEATTLE – Derek Carr is well known for throwing at top-tier cornerbacks.
It got him in trouble during Sunday’s 30-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Carr was picked off by elite cornerback Richard Sherman, who made a one-handed grab for his first interception of the season.
Carr said there was a miscommunication with the receiver, and that the play was doomed from the start.
Carr threw a pass toward Andre Holmes, who seemed to extend the route farther than anticipated. Sherman came back to the ball and snagged it expertly.
“That was a great play,” Carr said. “He caught it with one hand. He’s an All-Pro. You’ve got to give him credit. He’s a great player and made a great play there.”
That’s tough to argue, but it’s a play that can only be made when he’s targeted. Carr respects the corners he faces, but takes no issue with throwing toward players like Sherman.
While Charles Woodson didn’t call that interception a rookie mistake, the veteran free safety suggested that Carr shouldn’t have attacked Sherman in that situation.
“That’s something Derek will have to learn from,” Woodson said. “(He has) to pick and choose when he goes at a player like Richard. Maybe he should have went somewhere else or thrown a different type of ball.
"Those are things he will continue to get better at as he continues to grow as a player in this league.”