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Did Raiders bid against themselves for Palmer?

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09:18 AM ET 10.23 | A lot of teams can't believe the high price the Raiders paid -- possibly two first rounders --for Carson Palmer. One of the reasons the Bengals appeared to have no interest in trading Palmer prior to last week is there wasn't much of a market for him. One front office man who was in need of a QB looked hard at Palmer in the summer and wasn't doing cartwheels. He pointed out Palmer will be 32 in December. Palmer wasn't coming off a great season. Last year he tied his career high with 20 interceptions and also was sacked 26 times. What's more, he said Palmer doesn't move as well as he used to.

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October 23, 2011  09:30 AM ET

Raidahs needed to make a move.

October 23, 2011  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Raidahs needed to make a move.

That they did. Though I did think initially it would only cost one good pick to pry Palmer from the Bengals.

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October 23, 2011  09:38 AM ET
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They did what they had to do to try and save their season. Kyle Boller would have led them to a 7-9 or 8-8 record, even with their super easy schedule.

Even if they did overpay, they had to make a deal. I agree.

October 23, 2011  09:42 AM ET

The only way they were getting Carson out of Cinci was to offer up a #1 pick. Then it comes down to the second compensation pick. Was it overspending? Yes.

But you have a Raiders team that is finally looking like it is getting good and they lose their top QB. Their backup probably should be a 3rd stringer.

The Raiders haven't been to the playoffs in what? Nine years.

I say this is a great move for the fan base and for the team. Carson only needs to be as good as Jason Campbell to keep this team moving in the right direction. He can do that.

October 23, 2011  09:47 AM ET

It's a **** getting old....

October 23, 2011  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It's a **** getting old....

bit ch...

October 23, 2011  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The only way they were getting Carson out of Cinci was to offer up a #1 pick. Then it comes down to the second compensation pick. Was it overspending? Yes.But you have a Raiders team that is finally looking like it is getting good and they lose their top QB. Their backup probably should be a 3rd stringer. The Raiders haven't been to the playoffs in what? Nine years. I say this is a great move for the fan base and for the team. Carson only needs to be as good as Jason Campbell to keep this team moving in the right direction. He can do that.

I just wonder if the Bengals were holding out for a second pick and how serious they were about wanting a second pick after they were offered the first rounder.

October 23, 2011  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It's a **** getting old....

better than the alternative.

October 23, 2011  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I just wonder if the Bengals were holding out for a second pick and how serious they were about wanting a second pick after they were offered the first rounder.

Never know how serious Brown was in saying he'd never trade Palmer.

October 23, 2011  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

better than the alternative.

Being traded to the Raiders?

October 23, 2011  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

better than the alternative.

+1

October 23, 2011  09:57 AM ET
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Never know how serious Brown was in saying he'd never trade Palmer.

It was Mike Brown... he was probably making it up as he went along and hoping for the best. The only thing that saved Brown from looking like a total maroon was the fact that Andy Dalton is playing well.

October 23, 2011  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Raidahs needed to make a move.

Exactly. Didn't matter what the "bidding" was...

They had a need and they filled it.

October 23, 2011  10:10 AM ET

They had a need but it will cost them for years to come. Carson is good but not 2 #1 picks good.

October 23, 2011  10:35 AM ET
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They had a need but it will cost them for years to come. Carson is good but not 2 #1 picks good.

Remains to be seen. Half of all number one picks are duds and wasted money. It is not like they were going to get a top ten pick anyways.
They did the right thing. They gave a number one to the Pats for Seymour, worked out well for the Raiders and the Pats are still looking for a pass rush.

October 23, 2011  10:41 AM ET
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It was Mike Brown... he was probably making it up as he went along and hoping for the best. The only thing that saved Brown from looking like a total maroon was the fact that Andy Dalton is playing well.

I truly think that a couple other Bengals exec's like Marvin Lewis and a couple of Brown's children needed to beg him to take the deal the Raiders offered.

Mike Brown does not care about the Bengals franchise. He sets personal vendettas above on field performance.

October 23, 2011  10:45 AM ET
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Remains to be seen. Half of all number one picks are duds and wasted money. It is not like they were going to get a top ten pick anyways. They did the right thing. They gave a number one to the Pats for Seymour, worked out well for the Raiders and the Pats are still looking for a pass rush.

Yeah, I keep coming back to that. The Raiders will probably have a pick in the 15 to 20 range for 2012. Its a nice pick but its not a guaranteed home run.

Lets say the Raiders don't win a playoff game this season, but have a moderately good season next year. Then the Bengal are looking a pick around 50 in 2013.

None of this "cripples" the Raiders for years to come.

October 23, 2011  11:02 AM ET

And one final comment about the Bengals. There is this sense that a resurgence is taking place. Andy Dalton and Green look like very good players.

BUT the Bengals are 4-2. They've beaten the Browns, Jags, Bills, and Colts. They've lost to Broncos. Lets not "crown'em" yet.

 
October 23, 2011  11:25 AM ET

Duh

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