And he’s happy to allow plenty of time for that by quickly relaying the play call from the sideline to the field.
It all goes back to practice when, “I’d call the plays in to Derek with the walkie-talkie … and get plenty of reps at that,” Downing said.
It worked well in real-time this past Sunday, a 2017 season-opening 26-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Carr completed 22 of 32 passes for 262 yards with two touchdowns for a passer rating of 114.3.
“Yeah, even if it’s not a play where we expect Derek to make any adjustments at the line,” Downing said. “Even if it’s a call it and run it play, I’d like…
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