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Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

Posted on: October 21, 2011 4:30 pm
Edited on: October 21, 2011 5:03 pm
 
The Raiders could feature some combination of Palmer, Boller and Pryor Sunday against the Chiefs(AP)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

CBSSports.com's Clark Judge was in the minority a day ago, when he didn't believe that Carson Palmer would start immediately for the Raiders after almost a year on the couch and just a week of practice. "It just seems as if starting a quarterback who hasn't played in over nine months, has no history with your team or his teammates and isn't in football shape isn't such a smart idea," he wrote.

A day later, Judge looks pretty smart because as it turns out, Palmer might not be under center when Raiders host the Chiefs Sunday.

Palmer to the Raiders

"I'm 95 percent sure he is not going to play," a source close to the situation told ESPN's Adam Schefter Friday afternoon. "Practicing Wednesday and Thursday, he felt he's not ready to make those high-velocity throws yet. Maybe they could decide something at the last minute, but I don't think he's going to play."

According to the NFL Network's Steve Wyche, Kyle Boller will start instead of Palmer.

It was those "high-velocity throws" that most troubled Palmer's skeptics. The former first-overall pick had lost considerable arm strength since suffering an elbow injury during the 2008 season but as recently as Thursday, one Raiders beat reporter said that Palmer's "sideline throws arrive in a hurry, and with plenty of zip."

But as we mentioned at the time, any questions about arm strength will linger until Palmer has to make a stick throw under pressure during a game.

Raiders head coach Hue Jackson hinted during a Friday radio appearance that the game plan could feature multiple quarterbacks. And according to the Oakland Tribune's Jerry McDonald, Kyle Boller, who replaced Jason Campbell last week, took first-team snaps to open Friday's practice.

McDonald added that "Jackson indicated he could reach a decision on whether Boller or Carson Palmer would start against the Chiefs on Friday, but that’s unlikely to happen in an open forum. He said he’d probably make the call while having his weekly 'Irish coffee' Friday evening. Chances are, that means the only people who find out are the CBS TV production crew on Saturday."

Perhaps giving more credence to the notion that more than one quarterback will play Sunday: rookie Terrelle Pryor has also taken first-team reps this week.


The Kansas City Chiefs will battle the Oakland Raiders this Sunday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Which team has the advantage? NFL.com's Pat Kirwan joins Jason Horowitz to preview this AFC West matchup. Watch the game at 4:05 PM ET on CBS. Also: don't forget to check out the Pregame: Chiefs-Raiders edition.

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Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 11:04 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

Palmer just needs to manage the game not win it with mcfadden there



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:49 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

Alright, Carson Palmer is not the same quarterback he was once upon a time. We needed a quarterback and the Bengals needed draft picks. It's a win/win situation. Don't get too cocky, let's see what happens in the near future. We need someone to manage a game and not make too many mistakes. McFadden's running plus our control of the line of scrimmage should be enough as long as Palmer is at least as good as Jason Campbell. Who doesn't believe that ?



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 9:54 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

I cant wait to see all you raider haters eat your own words we havnt had a decent QB since gannon and he wasnt even that good now we have a pro-bowl  QB coming off a good year with a new start and a chance to prove himself you will all see us in the play offs
Coming off a good year? He had the 19th highest QB rating in 2010 and threw 20 interceoptions..... Real good year???? You can have him, he hasn't had a good year since 2006.

You will see us Bengals in the playoffs while you will be scratching your heads at your lost draft picks!!!

 


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Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 8:04 pm
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Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 7:49 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

I cant wait to see all you raider haters eat your own words we havnt had a decent QB since gannon and he wasnt even that good now we have a pro-bowl  QB coming off a good year with a new start and a chance to prove himself you will all see us in the play offs



Since: Sep 20, 2010
Posted on: October 21, 2011 7:43 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

I would love to see Terrelle Pryor and Darren McFadden split in the backfield running a dual wildcat with a three wide/te set.  That would really make my day.
 



Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: October 21, 2011 7:15 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

Clearly you must be unemployed to take that risk. With a divisional game and a bye week, they'll be much better off giving him the two weeks to develop chemistry and learn the playbook. It's the NFL, not Thanksgiving Day pickup ball.
All that said, it won't matter much which QB is handing the ball to McFadden 80% of the play calls.... 



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 7:10 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

I still dont understand why the Raiders gave up a two high draft picks for this guy. After the elbow injury in 2008, he lost accurracy and zip on the ball. Every analyst was writing about it. And don't listen to what Houshmanzadeh is saying now. Housh is pining for a job right now and will say anything to get one. Palmer came back in 2009 to sweep the division but it was done with a top 3 defense and a running game. Just look at the numbers for Palmer that year. He just managed the games. Then in 2010 they tried to throw the ball again and Palmer threw for a lot of yards but tied his career high for INT's (which alot of those int's were pick 6's). He just doesn't have it anymore and the Raiders spend 2 high draft picks on this guy. Does anyone else see that the Raiders got swindled!




Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 7:05 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

This makes no sense.  I fully expect to see Carson Palmer on the field this week.  He will start.  The Raiders did not sign him and give up as much as they did to have him not start right away.  I'd bet my paycheck on it!



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 6:59 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer may not start for Raiders

I don't know if I would say that a QB's prime years are 32-35.  That would put most in their 11-14th year???  What basis beside Warren Moon, and maybe Brett Favre do we go on here. I think prime years are 27-31 maybe 32 for the highly elite QB's.  Palmer is older but well rested.  I am sure he has been throwing and working out this whole time (just not at game speed of course).  He will be starting by next weekend.  He is not expected to come in and throw the ball 35 times a game.  They want him to hand off to DMac and Bush, and maybe throw 18-25 passes a game.  Sure, he will air a few out with the speed he has on the edges. It will take him a few weeks to get back into more of a game shape, assuming he stays healthy.


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