Prior to the season during the Carr discussions, I suggested the appropriate mark for judging Carr's progress this year was not his year as a whole last year, but his pre-injury performance--a tougher standard as he did much better pre-injury last year than post-injury. So here is the comparison through the 1st 4 games of each season: 2003 56.9 comp. % 880 yds 6.77 ypa 3 TD's 5 INT's 69.39 QB rating by quarter 82.8 1st 90.4 2nd 76.9 3rd 34.0 4th 7 sacks for comparison on down field I don't have the 1st 4 games but the improvement is pretty evident. 2003 total 22 20+ yd completions 5 40+ completions. 2004 64.5 comp. % 1003 yds 9.37 ypa 4 TD's 4 INT's 91.8 QB rating by quarter 37.6 1st 89.7 2nd 91.4 3rd 140.9 4th 11 sacks 17 completions over 20 2 completions over 40 So far looks like Carr has taken a big step forward despite the fact that he has taken 4 more sacks this year. Now if he can just step up his 1st qtr play--although I will take a slow start with a big finish over a decent start and awful finish anyday.