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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Derek Carr has been groomed to be a starting quarterback in the NFL ever since he was an 11-year-old breaking down film with big brother David. It may come as a bit of a surprise that he will reach that goal in the first game of his rookie season. Carr used an impressive preseason to put himself on the fast track to becoming an NFL starter, beating out Matt Schaub for the No. 1 quarterback role on the Oakland Raiders heading into the season opener Sunday against the New York Jets. But having watched his brother go from No. 1 overall pick and rookie starter to being run out of Houston, Derek Carr knows well to heed the advice from offensive co-ordinator Greg Olson that getting the opening day start is just the beginning. "As Coach Olie says, Dont let this moment be your best moment as an NFL moment," Carr said. "Just being told youre a starting quarterback and then everything else is downhill after that. We want to make more great moments but it was definitely a great thing. It definitely was." Carr joins his older brother, David, as rookies to start in the season opener. According to STATS, they are the only brothers to do that since at least 1950. David won his debut for the expansion Houston Texans against Dallas in 2002 but never developed into the quarterback the Texans were hoping for when they picked him first overall. Derek Carr, a second-round pick out of Fresno State in May, looks to have more success as he becomes the 18th starting quarterback for the Raiders since the start of the 2003 season. Carr played well in the preseason, completing 66.7 per cent of his passes with four touchdowns, one interception and a 108.2 passer rating. He showed the strong arm needed to stretch the field, completing 11 of 18 passes more than 10 yards downfield for 234 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He sealed the starting job when he threw three TD passes in the exhibition finale against Seattle last week. "I really wasnt thinking about being the starter, being the backup," Carr said. "I was really focused on learning the offence the best that I could so that way, when I got out on the field, whenever that time was, I could help this team win. Because thats all I care about, the Raiders winning." In an odd bit of coincidence, it was Schaub who replaced David Carr as starter in Houston in 2007, ending a disappointing tenure with the Texans that began when David Carr was picked first overall in 2002 to be the cornerstone of the expansion franchise. David Carr had a rough going in the NFL as he was hampered by an expansion team that struggled to protect him. Carr was sacked 249 times in five seasons, including an NFL-record 76 as a rookie in 2002. David Carr has been a mentor for his younger brother throughout his career, teaching him how to be an NFL quarterback both on and off the field. David also could give some advice for how to deal with Rex Ryans defence, having played against Ryans teams several times as a pro. "Hes got a great blitz package," Derek Carr said. "He has obviously a lot of different looks that hell show. Me being a rookie hell probably want to show them all." Carr also credits Schaub for helping his development the past few months. He said Schaub congratulated him after hearing the news and has been a helpful sounding board during preparation for the opener. But this wasnt how Schaub envisioned his career in Oakland starting. He had been immediately anointed the starter after arriving in March and still had that role just a week ago. But Carr eventually forced the hands of the coaching staff to make the change. Schaub said he was surprised by the move but would do his best to be a good teammate. "Im definitely disappointed but it wouldnt do me or the team any good if I just stood here and felt sorry for myself," he said. "I only know how to handle things one way. Thats to move forward and stay productive and get myself ready each day so Im prepared if called upon." NOTES: Khalif Barnes will start ahead of Menelik Watson at RT with rookie Gabe Jackson taking Barnes spot at LG. ... CB Taiwan Jones (knee) was back at practice and should be ready to play Sunday. ... MLB Nick Roach (concussion) and CB Chimdi Chekwa (knee) remain sidelined. Wholesale Pirates Jerseys .com) - Jahlil Okafor had 21 points, Tyus Jones scored 16 with 10 assists and No. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . -- Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale searched more than three quarters for five guys who would play well together. suffered fractures in his face and other injuries when he was hit by a pitch Sept. 11. 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