Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman expects Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr to throw right at him this Sunday when Oakland visits CenturyLink Field in Seattle in Week 9.
"He's not afraid to take shots. He's a gunslinger," the All-Pro cornerback told the Tacoma News Tribune. "They've made [Carr] throw the ball a lot more in these past couple games."
Asked if it was a surprise that Carr didn't avoid him in their preseason matchup, Sherman said, "I'm not really surprised at all. I mean, he doesn't know any better. If you don't know any better, you don't know any better.
"He's going to sling the ball around. I don't think he thinks about who is guarding anybody or anything like that. He just slings it. Got nothing to lose."
After taking his weekly jab at the opponent, Sherman let up a little, and broke down the first-year player's game in terms of the matchup.
"He's got a lot more reps, a lot more experience under his belt," Sherman said, analyzing Carr through the first seven games. "He's done a good job taking care of the ball, for the most part.
"[The Raiders] have talent. They're in just about every game they've lost."
The Raiders are 0-7 entering this weekend's game vs. the reigning Super Bowl champion Seahawks.
They are the only winless team in the NFL.