Oakland Raiders Roundtable: 5 Questions About The 2014 Season

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1. Who is the most important player going into this season?

oAug 28, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws a pass against the Seattle Seahawks at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Erik Lambert: Derek Carr.  Everything starts at the quarterback position in the NFL.  He may be a rookie, but if he at least plays efficiently, Oakland has a chance.

Cody Pasby: Darren McFadden. With a rookie QB and almost no offensive weapons to speak of, the Raiders will need McFadden to finally make good on his potential to have a chance.

Ben Greenberg: A week ago I would have said take your pick from among a handful of 2014 draft picks and free agent signings. Now, however, the answer is clear: Derek Carr.

Nick Hjeltness: It has to be the player at the most important position on the team, Derek Carr.  If Carr is legit, he can keep the Raiders in games and win the close ones.  If Carr plays poorly, the team will have a tough time putting up points.

Aaron Candelaria: I’m gonna go in a different direction here and say Matt Schaub. Why? He’ll have to be content with being the captain of the clipboard while helping Carr develop into a possibly elite QB. The starting gig was his to lose, and he lost it, so now he’ll have to keep quiet and live with it for the sake of the team.