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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: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:22 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

Not a Raider fan but remember what Gannon did for them in the later part of his career? Am I saying Palmer is going to blow up? No. Palmer didn't exactly have much to work with in Cincy at times but he was a good QB. This is just something the Raiders do. Good move? I am not sure but is Palmer better than Campbell? yes. Is he better than Boller? yes. Name anybody else the Raiders could get and still have a shot to win now? They had to make this move to save the season. Jackson feels Palmer can play so let's see. ONE MORE THING! You people are pretty crappy for banging on Al. The guy is gone now, show some respect. The guy did more in his life than a lot of people and deserves some respect. He ran his team the "Raider Way". I would have done the same thing if it was my team. 3 rings speak for themselves. Yes, there are a few teams with more but there are a lot more with less. Ask the Lions, Bengals, Chargers to show you a SB ring. They could drive you to Oakland to see 3 of them. Wear those AL shirts with Raider Pride!



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

Greatest Trade?  Right... the Herschel walker trade is probably the greatest trade as it produced results for the team who gipped the other one.  This is yet to be determined but I'd say.. this is laughingly great for the bengals to be able to get rid of a guy who wanted out and pull off 2 first round picks out of it.  Raider fans are all excited.. like this was the ONE piece that they needed to go the distance.  Seriously some very deluded people out there.   The raiders are years away from doing anything and now that they've further set back their franchise but mortgaging the future for a often injured QB it'll be even more years.




Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

Favre was the king of the interception waiting to happen



Since: Feb 2, 2010
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

If the Raiders don't make the playoffs, they only lose one first rounder, not two. Hardly a big loss at all.
A single first round pick for Palmer would have been a stretch.  A first round pick plus a second or even third round pick would be a great haul...if they end up getting 2 firsts that is laughably insane.  And that doesn't even take into consideration the fact that the raiders already had few picks in the upcoming draft.  Now they won't pick until the 5th round.  This was a terrible trade.  The team is not there yet, and doesn't have a 2 year window for making the super bowl, just needing that one last piece.  This is going to set them back bigtime in 3-4 years when they have zero new talent taking the field.



Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:04 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

Brett Favre is a douchebag that played great football at a point in time. Now he's a washed up attention whore.



Since: Mar 24, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:04 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

This is the greatest NFL trade ever? I think not. Anybody out there old enough to remember the heist the Dallas Cowboys pulled off when they traded Herschel Walker to Minnesota for a whole bunch of Vikings starters & a boatload of draft picks(one of which was used to draft Emmitt Smith)? That deal ended up propelling the Cowboys to two Super Bowl titles in the early 1990's. As for the Vikings...well, that trade made their brain trust look dumber than a box of rocks.

The Raiders trading for Palmer MAY work out OK for them (particularly in the short run), but they overpaid. Two first round draft picks is a lot to give up for a thirtysomething QB with a surgically rebuilt knee.The Raiders are acting like they got Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers in this deal.It will become clear soon enough that's not what happened.Greatest trade ever? Not even close.



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Since: Oct 18, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:43 pm
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Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:41 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

you are right palmer is only 31. but some of the tards think 31 is washed up for a QB. hes not a running back. qb's can play until their late 30's. just look at brent favre lol.


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