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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: Oct 19, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

Wes Welker was traded for 2 2nd round picks when he was signed as a restricted free agent by the new England patriots .so Miami wouldn't match the contract


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Since: Oct 18, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:39 pm
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Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:35 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

I believe this will be a great trade for the Raiders. Palmer is only 31 (I believe) and is landing with a team with talent at WR and RB.

Talk of the greatest trade of all time has to include Wes Welker. He was traded for...who? Good trivia.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

Great trade for the Bengals getting possibly two first rounders for a washed up QB!!!!!



Since: Oct 19, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:20 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

Sorry Hue ! Even being a Raiders fan the greatest trade ever has to be the new England patriots trading their first round pick ( ie Shaun Ellis ). To the New York Jets for Bill Belichik. It is not even close. Haha



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:13 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

As for Oakland, it was a huge upgrade to get Palmer rather than play Boller but Jason Cambell was doing a great job this year.  Totally sucks for Cambell and now he is probably out in Oakland unless Palmer gets hurt.  If the Raiders don't make the playoffs this year, it will be one of the worst trades in the history of the NFL.
If the Raiders don't make the playoffs, they only lose one first rounder, not two. Hardly a big loss at all.

Just when the franchise starts to show promise they pull the worst trade of all time. The world will be laughing about this trade for the next decade. Two 1st round picks for a QB who is washed up. The raiders are dumb there not going to win the super bowl this year or ever with Palmer. They should have just waited the year out and gone from there.
Yeah, just like how picking up Rich Gannon was a terrible decision, or trading for Richard Seymour was a bad move? Keep hating. Don't listen to reason, such as the fact that two first round draft picks for a veteran QB is actually a good deal (Chicago gave up far more for Jay Cutler).



Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

You're the dumb one. Who cares what the world thinks? This is Raider Nation! Laugh at these nuts in yo mouth.




Since: Dec 8, 2010
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:07 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

Cincinnati Bengals...



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

A great trade for the Browns? Dalton is doing great in Cleveland? Wrong part of Ohio, buddy.



Since: Aug 23, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2011 1:56 pm
 

Hue: Palmer 'greatest trade,' maybe starting?

Just when the franchise starts to show promise they pull the worst trade of all time. The world will be laughing about this trade for the next decade. Two 1st round picks for a QB who is washed up. The raiders are dumb there not going to win the super bowl this year or ever with Palmer. They should have just waited the year out and gone from there.


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