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Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

Posted on: October 19, 2011 9:27 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson



Now that Carson Palmer day is over and he's finally found a home in Oakland, it's time to solemnly reflect on the importance of this deal and wonder whether or not Palmer can step in and start for the Raiders right away.

Or we could break down Hue Jackson calling it the "greatest trade in football." What?

"We were able to put together what I think is probably the greatest trade in football, in my opinion," Jackson said. "Obviously, I think everybody knows that we needed to go out and address our quarterback situation."

OK, look it was a great trade. And I don't mean "we bamboozled a team and got superb value" great, or "the biggest names in football involved blockbuster" great. I mean "where the hell did that come from and man that's crazy but they gave up WHAT?" great. That's great for the media and fans and blowing up everyone's Tuesday, but I'm not sure it's great for the Raiders.



We'll know that when Palmer gets on the field. Which leads us to wonder when, exactly, that will happen. Because Jackson was asked Tuesday if Palmer could start as early as Sunday versus the Chiefs, but declined to give an answer.

Palmer to the Raiders

"You think I’m going to tell you that right now?" Jackson said to reporters on Tuesday. "You know me a little bit better than that. OK, you do try. All you guys try; I’m not going to let that out of the bag just yet but you guys be ready for anything from me. I think you know that.

"We’ll see as we continue to move through the week exactly where we are."

This weekend is a perfect time for the Raiders to have an impossible decision -- the Chiefs are 2-3, thanks to wins against the Colts and Vikings, are now just 2-3, and need this game badly to get back into the AFC West race.

Playing Kyle Boller will benefit them, and they'll probably end up getting to play against him -- expecting Palmer to be ready to start five days after being traded to Oakland just seems too crazy to be real.

But we also said the same thing about the Raiders trading for him in the first place.

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Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: October 20, 2011 11:05 am
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

IF Oakland can keep Darren McFadden healthy, Carson can get the playbook down, and stop the stupid 15 yard personal foul penalties. this will be one the best teams in football. Too much size, speed, and talent. I cant believe im saying this but Oakland can now put up points in a multitude of ways.
Uhhhh -- You don't have Tom Brady as your QB or Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers.  Saying Palmer makes Oakland "one of the best teams in football" is crazy.  They have a defense giving up over 400+ yards a game and this is WITH a run based offense, so you are eating up alot of clock and STILL give up that many yards.

Palmer hasn't been the same since 2008 and his arm strength is nowhere near what it once was.  Oakland fans are talking like they just traded for a premiere QB.  You traded for a QB who will be 32 and his best years are behind him.

I'm not even a fan of either team -- This is just my honest opinion. 



Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 7:11 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

IF Oakland can keep Darren McFadden healthy, Carson can get the playbook down, and stop the stupid 15 yard personal foul penalties. this will be one the best teams in football. Too much size, speed, and talent. I cant believe im saying this but Oakland can now put up points in a multitude of ways.




Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

Is there anyone else who feels Oakland got fleeced?  Palmer was never the same after the knee injury.  I can't remember when the elbow got hurt but didn't he play 2 years after that?  He had good WR's in Johnson, Houz, and Chris Henry and was lousy.  His career is average at best.  I don't understand why he's so overrated.



Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2011 6:49 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

The Dallas Cowboys raping of the Minnesota Vikings was the greatest and the worst trade of all time depending on how you look at it. Herschel Walker for a ton of draft picks. This built a mini Dallas dynasty in the 90's and set the Vikings back for years.



Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

You say he had Chad and TO like that is a good thing. They were CANCERS to the Bengals all last year, and look at them now, Chad is doing NOTHING with arguably the best QB in the league, and TO is nowhere. Palmer had a decent season last year even with those d-bags holding the whole team back. He had over 3900 yards and completed over 61% of his passes with 26 td's. He did throw 20 picks. But that was his only bad stat. You act like he was the worst QB in the NFL, and he was really middle of the pack. Again, middle of the pack, with what he had to work with isnt all that bad IMO.



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

 I wouldnt call it the greatest trade in football but it is a good trade for both teams.  As a Raider fan I have watched them make terrible picks in the early rounds-ie Jamarcus Russell.  They may potentially give up another first rounder depending on how far they go with Palmer.  A chance to win this year is worth it for a team that hasnt won anything since 2002.



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