Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub says the struggling first-team offense needs more consistency.
During the team’s first two preseason games, Schaub has played seven possessions, resulting in five punts, an interception and a touchdown. He has completed 11 of his 20 passes in those games.
“We need to be more consistent and stay on schedule," Schaub said to the San Jose Mercury News. "You would think the most important down is third down, but it's really first down. You want to put yourself in a manageable situation. To have it second-and-medium or second-and-short really opens up the playbook."
Despite the struggles, NFL.com reports Schaub is locked in as the Raiders' Week 1 starter against the New York Jets on Sept. 7. He is expected to play into the third quarter Friday when the Raiders play the Green Bay Packers.
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Schaub was dealt to Oakland from the Houston Texans in March and has taken the majority of the first-team snaps, despite the team drafting Derek Carr in the second round.
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