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Palmer move a mistake for Raiders

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08:01 AM ET 10.19 | The Raiders pivoted quickly after losing Jason Campbell, and now it's a matter of how prudent the move to land Carson Palmer was. As the team's first huge personnel move since the passing of owner Al Davis, however, it is a desperate decision that will only be met with disappointment. ... Consider the Raiders now don't have first-, second-, third- or fourth-round picks for 2012, although they do have compensatory picks coming from losing key free agents over the summer. So if they fall short of the postseason, or worse, dip below .500, they will be limited in getting help to correct what didn't work. On top of losing the two high picks, they will also need to restructure a contract that's worth $50 million through 2014.

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October 19, 2011  08:02 AM ET

A big mistake... He's the white version of Jason Campbell, and they don't have another draft pick until 2014 for it.

October 19, 2011  08:02 AM ET

Mistake for Raiders, but big win for Bengals.

October 19, 2011  08:02 AM ET

PALMER is going to excel in Oakland!!! GO RAIDERS!!!

October 19, 2011  08:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

big win for Bengals.

when was the last time that was said?

October 19, 2011  08:04 AM ET

The contract has been restructured... No problem.

Start Boller the next two weeks and have Palmer ready for the Bolts.

Beware the Raiders!

October 19, 2011  08:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The contract has been restructured... No problem. Start Boller the next two weeks and have Palmer ready for the Bolts. Beware the Raiders!

like the avatar man!!! GO WASH!

October 19, 2011  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

when was the last time that was said?

Sometime before Mike Brown became owner I guess.

October 19, 2011  08:08 AM ET

The Rai-duhs just paid a Bentley price for an '86 Yugo with bald tires. A firm first-round pick and a conditional that could become a first-round pick ... for Carson Palmer? He'd better perform better than he has the last couple of years or this is an epic fail.

October 19, 2011  08:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

like the avatar man!!! GO WASH!

Old School Brother!

October 19, 2011  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

The Rai-duhs just paid a Bentley price for an '86 Yugo with bald tires. A firm first-round pick and a conditional that could become a first-round pick ... for Carson Palmer? He'd better perform better than he has the last couple of years or this is an epic fail.

The Ghost of Al Davis approves this trade.

October 19, 2011  08:11 AM ET

The Palmer trade is proof that Mike Brown can do the right thing for his team when he really tries.

October 19, 2011  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

The Ghost of Al Davis approves this trade.

Al Davis picked up another qb one time who had bombed out with the Pats and was called an idiot by everyone for it, until Plunket won two superbowls

October 19, 2011  08:12 AM ET

Let's face it, the Raiders kicked the tires and think they got a good deal, it ain't like the Raiders draft history is full of HOF'ers.

October 19, 2011  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Al Davis picked up another qb one time who had bombed out with the Pats and was called an idiot by everyone for it, until Plunket won two superbowls

Amen.

October 19, 2011  08:12 AM ET
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you think? I heard Al never would have done the deal with Cincy

I heard that too, but people thought Al was crazy when he went for Plunkett, so this seems like his kind of move.

October 19, 2011  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Let's face it, the Raiders kicked the tires and think they got a good deal, it ain't like the Raiders draft history is full of HOF'ers.

This...

And the Raiders have weapons. It's pretty clear now that the weapons Carson had in Cincinnati may have been frauds...

Especially Ocho Stinko...

October 19, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Raiders gave up too much. Especially for a mid season trade. I can't picturing him making n impact in the next game.

October 19, 2011  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#22):

Raiders gave up too much. Especially for a mid season trade. I can't picturing him making n impact in the next game.

He'll be ready in a couple weeks. Give it time.

October 19, 2011  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#24):

He'll be ready in a couple weeks. Give it time.

Just in time to introduce him to the Chargers...

 
October 19, 2011  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Al Davis picked up another qb one time who had bombed out with the Pats and was called an idiot by everyone for it, until Plunket won two superbowls

That was a different Al back then. If Palmer somehow plays up to the level he was on before the knee injury, he's worth it. Hopefully a fresh start is all he needs.

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