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What Raiders trade for Palmer means for Campbell

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Raiders coach Hue Jackson talked about what a whirlwind 12 or 13 hours it was before his team secured a trade for veteran quarterback Carson Palmer. Imagine what the past 48 hours has been like for quarterback Jason Campbell.
On Sunday afternoon, Campbell was the unquestioned starter of a resurgent Raiders team, no longer fearful of being replaced by Bruce Gradkowski at the slightest provocation or misstep. This finally was his team.
Just before halftime, Campbell scrambled downfield, with Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita in pursuit. Fujita and a teammate tackled Campbell, as Campbell dived for extra yardage. Fujita bounced to his feet. Campbell stayed down.
Campbell had suffered a broken right collarbone, which set about a remarkable chain of events.
Campbell learned that he needed surgery to correct the damage and that he would be out for six weeks or so.
Surely, he would be back in time for the final month of the season, ready to retake the reins from Kyle Boller and finish what he started.
Wrong. No next man up here.
Boller apparently wasn’t good enough, in Jackson’s estimation, to hold down the fort, either. That, or Jackson simply found the opening he needed to find someone better than Campbell.
It’s worth noting, and remembering, that Jackson had a hand in Campbell being benched at halftime of the Raiders second game last season and that it was Al Davis who orchestrated the trade that brought Campbell to the Raiders last year.
Enter Carson Palmer, a player Jackson recruited to Southern Cal many years ago and later worked with when both were with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Jackson hit the phone Monday, broke through Bengals owner Mike Brown, ponied up two high draft picks and sealed the deal for Palmer in advance of the league trade deadline Tuesday afternoon.
“Jason was the starting quarterback on this football team and did a fantastic job,” Jackson said. “Very unfortunate that he got hurt and had surgery (Monday). He is resting comfortably, and we’re going to miss him. Jason did so many good things here, not only on this football team but in the community.”
Jackson’s tone smacked of someone who had moved on. He certainly didn’t talk about Campbell as if he were part of the future.
“I am really glad to have had the opportunity to work with Jason, watch what Jason did and how he led this team,” Jackson said. “We’re gonna miss him and wish him a very speedy recovery. And hope he gets back in the building soon.”
Once Campbell returns, he’ll have to decide if he wants to be Palmer’s backup, play out the string and evaluate his options after this season. The Raiders didn’t trade two high draft picks for Palmer to have him be a backup.
Campbell’s contract is up after this season, and he turns 30 in December. Palmer turns 32 in December. The Raiders have Palmer under contract through 2014.
No one has heard from Campbell since his surgery, which took place Monday. It’s a safe bet that he isn’t thrilled by the Raiders bringing aboard Palmer after he had worked so hard to keep the starting job.
Can’t wait to hear what he has to say about what he thinks of the past few days’ events, especially those 12, 13 hours that Jackson called “unbelievable.”
That might be one of the few things Jackson and Campbell agree upon now that Palmer is the new flavor of the month.

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  • RaiderRetribution

    Hue should start TP for the first play just to make t haley sheit bricks.

  • Method To My Madness

    Bo….sup with Michigan? Tough game last weekend

  • HueKnows

    I think I am getting pretty good at making Sullivan shut up.

  • Method To My Madness

    851.RaiderRetribution Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:37 am
    Hue should start TP for the first play just to make t haley sheit bricks.

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    That’s not a bad idea Ret…seriously

  • autopalm77

    The “secretive”…..Oakland Raiders…….

  • LA to TheBay

    Looking forward to Campbell coming and and taking a few snaps against the 9ers in February when we’re up by 28.

  • Method To My Madness

    853.HueKnows Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:37 am
    I think I am getting pretty good at making Sullivan shut up.

    ******************

    Obviously

  • 851.RaiderRetribution Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:37 am
    Hue should start TP for the first play just to make t haley sheit bricks.

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    If he is going to make him sheit bricks, I suppose he need TP. LMFAO

  • Gunther would just blitz the doors off him.
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    # RaiderRetribution Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Hue should start TP for the first play just to make t haley sheit bricks.

  • Chris in NY

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:35 am
    A backup QB is for finishing games, not finishing seasons when you are over .500. Unless you have no choice, which the Raiders always seem to have.

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    Well said. Now tell it to Jerry Mac. He can’t seem to grasp that fact.

  • LA to TheBay

    J,

    Ndukwe was probably brought in to spell Mike Missle in the big nickel.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    This staff is a bunch of cold blooded professionals, businessmen and cutthroats. I love it. It’s as it should be.

    Even a hobbled Palmer could make throws Campbell could only dream about. I’m not a Campbell hater, but facts is facts.

  • LA to TheBay

    The happiest group of MFers are the Raiders WRs.

  • Chris in NY

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:37 am
    Hue should start TP for the first play just to make t haley sheit bricks.

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    I was actually thinking something similar: send McFadden out there in the wildcat for the first series, or at least until we get a first down or two.

    Maybe best not to get too cute and risk messing with your QBs rhythm though.

  • LA to TheBay

    Hope Hue still throws to score and runs to win, though.

    Gotta lean on McFadden.

  • daraider09

    Sullivan44 Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:26 am
    Ha ha ha!!!

    Yeah.

    Where’s priest?

    Come on, priest. Aren’t you out there in the tree with your binoculars watching Palmer? Can’t the kid play? Doesn’t the kid just have a perfect throwing motion and good posture? Doesn’t the kid just have a nice touch on the football?
    ______________________________________________________

    That was priceless. It had accuracy like few other posts in here. Accuracy like Priest is watching right now out at practice.

  • Method To My Madness

    862.SilverNBlackPA Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:42 am
    This staff is a bunch of cold blooded professionals, businessmen and cutthroats. I love it. It’s as it should be.

    Even a hobbled Palmer could make throws Campbell could only dream about. I’m not a Campbell hater, but facts is facts.

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    Palmer is only better at throwing deep ball….but that means alot

  • hwnrdr

    854.Method To My Madness Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:37 am
    851.RaiderRetribution Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:37 am
    Hue should start TP for the first play just to make t haley sheit bricks.

    **********************

    That’s not a bad idea Ret…seriously

    I agree…

  • SilverNBlackPA

    This youtube highlight reel that someone upthread posted: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEzdoVGFgIY

    Worth noting that’s from 2009, one of the years Palmer was supposedly so terrible.

    Again, there are throws there that JC cannot make.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    MTMM,

    Bresh must have heard you beating the Hendu drum.

    Coaches always talk about putting their players in “position to make plays”.

    Hendu makes this possible.

    Hendu allows Wimbley to shed his LB duties and concentrate on dropping the QB.

    Hendu allows for the D to roll with two Linebackers and a roving safety shut down the Tight End (something I dread watching Wimbley do…).

    Hendu puts our best players in positon to make plays.

  • We should have done this deal before the season started we might be 5-1 or 6-0 and sittin pretty! Could have sent Murphy or Bush and saved a pic….If AL was here M Brown wouldn’t have pulled our pants down for two 1’s

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Also note his ability to move in the pocket. Not mobile? Not in a Mike Vick sense. But he can step up to avoid the rush just fine, thanks.

  • I bet he can slide better than JC.
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    # Method To My Madness Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Palmer is only better at throwing deep ball….but that means alot

  • Yeah B, MSU has our number. Denard is a so-so passer and we paid. But time is on our side. Hoke is the shizzit. A Mich man all day, every day. Not a weak punk like RichRod.

    Re: Hoke, I loved when that POS Kyle Turley whined about him leaving SDSU. Like that is a comparable job!

    “I’m going to retire as an Aztec” – never ever been said.

  • Method To My Madness

    Seymour last played like a monster last year vs KC in oakland….can he please wake up and do it again?

  • aig-raiders

    For the JC fan club,

    In our 3 wins, JC got 105 yds, 156 yds, and 190 yds. Alex Smith in 3 wins got 124 yds, 170 yds and 125 yds. Ebony and Ivory baby.

  • Method To My Madness

    870.Lowdown_in_Beijing Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:47 am
    MTMM,

    Bresh must have heard you beating the Hendu drum.

    Coaches always talk about putting their players in “position to make plays”.

    Hendu makes this possible.

    Hendu allows Wimbley to shed his LB duties and concentrate on dropping the QB.

    Hendu allows for the D to roll with two Linebackers and a roving safety shut down the Tight End (something I dread watching Wimbley do…).

    Hendu puts our best players in positon to make plays.

    ***********************

    wow we agreeing? i must be sober

  • J Hill

    861.LA to TheBay Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:41 am

    J,

    Ndukwe was probably brought in to spell Mike Missle in the big nickel.

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    I hope he was brought here for STs.

    I think it’s more a case of Mitchell is finally healthy and we are going to see him getting all the snaps that Boyd got.

    Between Huff, Branch, Mitchell, and I guess this Gio guy, there is no reason to see Ndukwe on the field other than STs.

  • RaiderDuck Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 8:37 am

    La Milicia Negra Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 8:31 am
    exlaraiderseasonticketholder Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Herrera is know for crunching #’s since learning the car business and assisted AD in cap matters.
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    Bwahaha, assisted yeah, assisted as in he worked the copy machine! thats all that low IQ monkey abilities will amount to

    ================================================

    Now, now, now. He’s also good at picking fights with bay area beat reporters (like Tim Kawakami). Give the guy SOME credit.
    ______________________________________________________

    ahh true, well i was talking about his paid assignments, not his non-curricular stuff?

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Let us celebrate by adding liqour to our liver.

  • just got palmer for my FFL team =)

  • I think R Seymour already played his 1 game of the year he is on idle mode until his next injury.
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    # Method To My Madness Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Seymour last played like a monster last year vs KC in oakland….can he please wake up and do it again?

  • aig-raiders

    If AL was here M Brown wouldn’t have pulled our pants down for two 1’s
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    Greg Papa hinted yesterday Al wanted to wait for the price to drop on Palmer. Couldnt do it this past offseason and thought Palmer’s price would drop to a 2nd or 3rd at some point.

  • Method To My Madness

    876.aig-raiders Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:50 am
    For the JC fan club,

    In our 3 wins, JC got 105 yds, 156 yds, and 190 yds. Alex Smith in 3 wins got 124 yds, 170 yds and 125 yds. Ebony and Ivory baby.

    **************************

    4-2 start for Raiders….nice to see you post more that JC got injured….coward

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Any word yet on the roster move for Palmer? Or are they waiting to see if they get a 1 week exemption?

  • Method To My Madness

    yeah AIG youi said JC would fail during summer cuz u knew it…4-2 start….eait it you bz

  • HueKnows

    MistaBrown Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:47 am
    We should have done this deal before the season started we might be 5-1 or 6-0 and sittin pretty! Could have sent Murphy or Bush and saved a pic….If AL was here M Brown wouldn’t have pulled our pants down for two 1’s
    **************************************
    True dat

  • J Hill

    Method To My Madness Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Seymour last played like a monster last year vs KC in oakland

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    Seymour and Kelly rated out as the top 2 DTs IN THE LEAGUE through week 5.

    Just don’t see why you bash them.

    Finally get a LB to play WLB for us, we protect the edges, and our run defense looks pretty good.

    Henderson is a PART of he good run defense. So are a lot of other guys.

  • Palmer also has a much quicker release. Can take advantage of open WRs faster, with fewer strips.

    JC brought the ball way down south like Valenzuela or Tiant.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Palmer sporting Mad Bomber’s #3.

    Hope it’s not a tribute to Geoff George…….

  • kellygreenninja

    On top of that Seymour rotates in and out quite often. Wasn’t even on the field for the last play against the Texans. Also recall, him giving effort and not putzing around against the Jets caused Sanchez to come up short when he was diving towards the goal line.

  • lenman

    The comments here are delusional, this is the first time in a long time the Raiders have been relevant going into the 7th week of the season in almost 10 years. Jason Campbell led your team to a 4-2 record which should have been 5-1 if not for the debacle in Buffalo. While Hue may think he is chasing a championship with the linebacking and defensive backfield he has, they are several players and several years away from championship much less Super Bowl contention. (Stop Dreaming).

    Mow you have waisted a ton of money and two much needed draft choices on a 32 year old gimpy quarterback. Stupid. Palmer’s statictics are gaudy but he threw the ball on almost every play and had 20 picks in his last season. I believe they were 4-12 his last year there. The Raiders won despite their horrific defende because they did not turn the ball over (Campbell had 3 picks in 6 games-the pick at the end of the Buffalo game was irrelevant). You guys better hope your O-Line holds up otherwise Palmer is going to be in serious trouble).

    While I can understand Hue’s gamble with only Boller as an option, I wonder if the comments on this blog relative to Jason Campbell would be different if he were not black.

  • qodrn

    And the winner with the exact score is:
    Rosenthal’s pick: Raiders 24, Browns 17 (talking head)(Maybe he is an expert)

    Blog Winners:
    Zymurge Raiders 23, Browns 17
    LA for PAIN

    THE RAIDER PREDICTION BOARD
    Dedicated to the legacy of Al Davis
    Protected by the rally squirrel and Coliseum rodents

    First: Ghostraider (exact score)
    Second: Sullivan44
    Third: Pretty Rick
    Fourth: Sullivan44
    Fifth: Fingers
    Sixth: Zymurge Raiders 23, Browns 17
    Honorable Mention: LA for PAIN

    antispy3 Raiders 23 Chefs 13
    Blackmamba_20 Raiders 34 Cheifs 16
    Chris in NY Raiders 31-10
    fingers Raiders 27…Chefs 17 Long live Raider Nation!
    Pretty Rick Raiders-27 Chiefs-13
    raidermarty RAIDERS 24 chiefs 13 CODE BLACK!!!
    The Realist Dirty Raccoon Al Davis Raiders- 31
    kc queefs- 13
    rob_raider raiders 34 chiefs 13
    Ryan If Palmer starts: Raiders 34 Chiefs 10
    If Boller starts: Raiders 24 Chiefs 20
    Try Some Reality Raiders 27 Chiefs 16

  • TheToozFan55

    Yo –

    Raiders – 24, Chiefs 10

  • Mongoose_king

    In four weeks we will be begging Campbell to get back on the field. This is a team sport can Palmer make the fit?

  • alspals

    I was not a big Jason Campbell fan going into the season. I knew he was a good guy, but I wasn’t a fan of his performance on the field. Clearly, he proved to me that he can be a leader through his play up until Sunday. I feel he is a guy that often ends up at the wrong place at the wrong time. He went through too many coaching changes in Washington and was never able to establish consistency. He enters Oakland and this was the year he was supposed to do it. the consistency was beginning now this. Don’t get me wrong I like the aggressive move to pick up Carson Palmer because I did not believe we could last with Boller, but I do feel awful for Jason Campbell. I just have a picture in my head of him packing his things and headed somewhere else trying to make it work again. I hope the best for you Jason, and I hope you land somewhere and win a superbowl. It took Rich Gannon a long time to find the right fit but once he did he was great. I hope this happens to you some day!!

  • dcraiderfan

    If JCampbell is on the open market next season so should Palmer. If Marvin Lewis couldn’t coach him what makes this team have any faith in him. He quit on the Bengals and he” quit on the Raiders for sure!