How Steph Curry inspires Josh McDaniels' coaching of Raiders' Derek Carr

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Why Raiders' McDaniels channels Steph moves when coaching Carr originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Just how powerful is the gravity of Steph Curry? His highlights are being shown after NFL practices.

Over the weekend, NBC Sports' Peter King sat in on a meeting between new Las Vegas Raiders coach Josh McDaniels and quarterback Derek Carr when a video of Curry was pulled up to demonstrate a lesson on double-move passing routes.

“We’ve just gotta be patient on the double-move,” McDaniels said to Carr. “If we’re not patient with the first part of the route, how can we expect the second part of the route to work? So we’re gonna show that film today. The Steph Curry film."

Enter the basketball mixtape of the Warriors' four-time champion.

“The way Curry has the patience and the discipline on his pump-fakes before taking those threes … that’s a perfect example of what I’m talking about,” McDaniels continued. “In a double-move, if you don’t run the first route well first, the defender never jumps the play, right? Today we didn’t even run the first route, so the defender never budged -- he knew the [receiver] was going up the field. Curry’s pump-fakes are real. They make the defenders go zooming by.”

“Flying out of bounds. It’s hilarious," Carr said while watching highlights of the Warriors superstar.

As Warriors fans know, Curry has an endless bag of tricks in his game, from step-back 3-pointers to floaters in the lane to no-look treys. Carr had the pleasure of viewing classic Curry pump-fakes like these:

Although the Raiders haven't played in Oakland in three years since they moved to Las Vegas ahead of the 2020 season, McDaniels is bringing a taste of the Bay Area to the organization by playing Curry highlights for his team.

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Curry already added Finals MVP and award-show host to his resume this summer. NFL coach could be next?

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