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Raiders off. coord. Saunders hints Palmer might start Sunday

Raiders offensive coordinator Al Saunders spoke with a Kansas City radio station Wednesday morning. Among the interesting tidbits, Saunders hinted that Carson Palmer might start against the Chiefs on Sunday.
“If he’s ready to go, that’s a real consideration,” Saunders said on “Fescoe In The Morning” 610-AM.
When asked later by the host, “What do you need to see out of Carson Palmer to tell you he’s ready to go in order to where he can put you in position to be successful?” Saunders had a quick reply.
“As long as he’s breathing,” Saunders said.
Naturally, the decision on whether Palmer starts Sunday rests with coach Hue Jackson. He said Tuesday that he hasn’t decided yet whether to start Palmer.
“I’m not going to let that out of the bag just yet,” Jackson said. “But you’ve got to be ready for anything from me.”
Jackson surprised many by starting outside linebacker Aaron Curry last Sunday, two days after he joined the Raiders via trade from the Seattle Seahawks and with only one practice under his belt.
Of course, playing quarterback entails knowing far more than linebacker. Palmer is about 20 minutes away from taking the field with the Raiders for the first time.
He worked out Tuesday and performed well enough to prompt a lot of superlatives, Saunders said.
“He walked out on the field yesterday, and everybody kind of looked at everybody and said, ‘You know what? This is a real quarterback,’ ” Saunders said. “That was the comment made by a couple people as they watched him throw. It just depends on how quickly he feels comfortable in what we’re doing, and that shouldn’t take too long.”

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  • John David Booty

    SilverNBlackPA Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    John David Booty Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 10:56 am
    Why all the predictions that Carson will throw at least a pick. Not against KC without Berry.

    ++++++++++

    Gotta figure starting on a short week he’ll make at least 1 mistake
    ________________________________________________
    I dont even think Boller would have thrown an INT this week against KC. This is a perfect week for Carson to start. KC is very bad, on both sides of the ball and are going to be dominated. 42-10. And the TD will come in garbage time. Dont let those two wins KC has fool you. Against IND and MINN, two teams that are just as bad. Our players are going to come out on fire for this game, and DMAC will have 200 all purpose, easy. Carson wont even have the opp to throw an interception.

  • http://www.AmyTraskshouldbeonmountrushmore.com Whats a Drexl?

    Method To My Madness Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Raiders 24
    Chiefs 21
    =============
    Really? With Shane qbing I would still go at least 30 on the Chiefs.

  • Method To My Madness

    194.exlaraiderseasonticketholder Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 11:05 am
    From the K.C. Blog:

    Question: Why does Oakland rarely get a home sell out?
    Answer: Its hard to get that many on probation at the same time!

    Make them pay Raiders!!!!!!

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

    Amazing a bunch of rednecks who watch re-runs of Dukes of Hazard on their 10 inch TV in a mobile home can talk about anyone on probation

  • StraitOutofComptonRaidr
  • J Hill

    I hope we tell Hard Knocks thanks, but no thanks.

    We don’t need that temptation around our guys.

  • LA to TheBay

    B,

    JC was 3-2.

    11-7 for his Raider career and I sincerely appreciate him for that.

  • HueKnows

    Who is gonna be Palmers favorite target? Guesses anyone?

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    Oops:

    *Giordano = 17pts
    W01: 8pts (4 for INT, 3 for FF, and 1 pass defense)
    W02: -1pts (4 for tackles, -3 for BlownTD, -2 for whiffed tackles/coverage)
    W03: 3pts (4 for tackles, -1 for whiffed tackle)
    W04: 2pts (2 for Tackles)
    W06: 5pts (4 for sack, 1 for QB pressure)

  • Method To My Madness

    Drex….afc west game between hated rivals

  • http://www.AmyTraskshouldbeonmountrushmore.com Whats a Drexl?

    J Hill Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I hope we tell Hard Knocks thanks, but no thanks.

    We don’t need that temptation around our guys.
    ===============

    Hue might disagree, I think he likes the camera.

    :)

  • Kirk

    Get ready boys, we are headed for a great ride.

  • Method To My Madness

    206.LA to TheBay Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 11:08 am
    B,

    JC was 3-2.

    11-7 for his Raider career and I sincerely appreciate him for that.

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

    4-2….come on…11-7= 7-5 in 2010….4-2 in 2011

  • John David Booty

    HueKnows Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Who is gonna be Palmers favorite target? Guesses anyone?
    _____________________________________________________
    Whoever is OPEN! Carson is a master at spreading the ball. This offense is going to step into another gear.

  • raiderinpa

    SilverNBlackPA Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 10:59 am
    Hate to say it bro, but…. Bruce Gradkowski!!!

    ++++++++++++++++

    LOLOLOLOL, okay.

    I was a Grads supporter. But Gradkowski giving us as good a shot as Palmer? HAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHHAHA…no
    ________________________
    I’m not saying as good as Palmer, I’m saying a shot at continuing to win this year….

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Hurd ?
    ___

    # hwnrdr Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    So Hurd takes Sho-Nasty’s spot..who clears Palmers?

  • JohnnyRaider

    Saunders should not have hinted about possibly that Palmer may start Sunday; let KC wonder and find out on Sunday. Palmer should start if he is ready, can not afford risk of losing to division rival. I hope Curry gets a lot of playing time, he was huge on plays last Sunday. Agree that Chuck B is not a real DC, can not wait to see how Hue will change that as I am sure he will.

  • mcfadden20.

    Raiders 31-9 over stupid chiefs

  • raiderinpa

    Never shouldve let Gradkowski get away… Not to be ‘the man’… just to have a serviceable back-up…
    Boller, not serviceable…

  • aig-raiders

    Bau$e,

    I know it pains you to see JC no longer part of the Raiders plan. There are some good reads on the net on how to deal with grief. I think a popular one is the 5 stages process: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance.

    Have you left the Denial stage and gone over to Anger yet? I think so.

  • J Hill

    DHB = 23pts
    W01: 2pts (2 for first-downs)
    W04: 8pts (4 for plays over 50y, 2 for plays over 20y, 4 for first downs, -2 for drops)
    W05: 7pts (5 for TD, 2 for >20y, 1 first downs, -1 for drops)
    W06: 6pts (2 for >20y, 4 for first downs)

    ——————————————————

    I think we are getting pencil whipped.

    DHB only caught one pass for a 1st dn in week 5?

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    HueKnows Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Who is gonna be Palmers favorite target? Guesses anyone?

    ***********

    DWOW

  • mcfadden20.

    Fvck those red necks

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    This is DVD’s week. Cassel’s water pistol arm will definitely underthrow a couple in his vicinity to Breaston. Pick 6 to the house…coming soon!

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    # J Hill Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 11:12 am

    DHB = 23pts
    W01: 2pts (2 for first-downs)
    W04: 8pts (4 for plays over 50y, 2 for plays over 20y, 4 for first downs, -2 for drops)
    W05: 7pts (5 for TD, 2 for >20y, 1 first downs, -1 for drops)
    W06: 6pts (2 for >20y, 4 for first downs)

    ——————————————————

    I think we are getting pencil whipped.

    DHB only caught one pass for a 1st dn in week 5?

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

    DHB needs TDs, not first downs.

  • raiderinparadise

    Palmer is a raider, I still can’t believe it and I truly think this COULD make us elite in the AFC by start of playoffs.

  • mcfadden20.

    DWOW been MIA lately

  • http://www.AmyTraskshouldbeonmountrushmore.com Whats a Drexl?

    HueKnows Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Who is gonna be Palmers favorite target? Guesses anyone?
    =================

    Boss

  • RedneckRaider

    new post.

  • mcfadden20.

    I think we’re so due for pick 6 can’t remembr any since last year against Donkeys

  • raiderinparadise

    Denarius Moore will be his favorite. He always had bigger WR in cincy: ocho, TO, Housh, simpson, henry …. Ford will take him some tim e to gel with and DHB catches the ball with his body still. Moore has the best hands and Chaz schilens.

    I say Moore and Schilens will be his favorite WRs out the gates. Boss will be blockin largely to protect our franchise QB until he settles in.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    At least with Palmer we might see more Moore. Instead of them force feeding DHB.

    Palmer can find his favorite WR now.

    This move also sends a message to other players in the league that the Raiders are set on winning and in the post AL Davis days we get more FA interests.

  • Kirk

    Hue Jackson will open up Sunday with Boller running the option.

    Then he will bring Carson in…

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    230. LOL

  • ghostraiders

    Dmoore or Boss will be his favorites. .. dmoore because he’s our best wide receiver….. and Boss because he’s the only other white Guy to throw to..

  • raiderinparadise

    Denarius Moore will get back into his groove downfield.

  • raiderinparadise

    AFC WEST blog on espn is too much. Everyone just tries to annoy eachother … buncha chargers, chiefs, broncos, raider fans with no ability to talk practically. this is a refreshing blog.

  • crazy_eyepatch

    Raiders abullity will prevail!

    Oak – 34
    KC – 17

    GO RAIDERS!

  • KRAWFDADD

    I READ THE RUSSEL COMMENT ABOUT HIS UNCLE AND THAT COULD BE TRU ABOUT HIS UNCLE BEING HIS CALMING INFLUENCE IN HIS LIFE THAT KEEPS/KEPT HIS HEAD ON STR8 ALA TIGER WOODS……..IJS

  • KRAWFDADD

    FOR THOSE OF YOU HOLLERING SERVICEABLE BACKUPS THEY ARE FAR AND FEW IN THE NFL.STOP FOOLING YOURSELF WITH GRADKOWSKI ONCE THERE WAS GAME FILM ON HIM HE WAS HOT STEAMING GARBAGE.KEEP IT 1OO ALREADY………..

  • KRAWFDADD

    DONT BE SURPRISED IF ITS NOT A BLOWOUT.THESE ARE OUR DIVISION RIVALS AND STRANGE THINGS SOMETIMES TENDTO HAPPEN WHEN WE PLAY THE CHIEFS.LETS NOT LET THIS BE A TRAP GAME BOYS,JUS WIN BABY,BY 1 OR 21 I WILL GLADLY TAKE IT

  • qodrn

    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
    exlaraiderseasonticketholder 34-10 Raiders.
    fingers Raiders 27…Chefs 17 Long live Raider Nation!
    HueKnows Raiders 42-28
    J Hill Raiders 27 Chiefs 13
    mcfadden20 Raiders 31-9 over stupid chiefs
    Method To My Madness Raiders 24 Chiefs 21
    Pretty Rick Raiders-27 Chiefs-13
    raidermarty RAIDERS 24 chiefs 13 CODE BLACK!!!
    The Realist Dirty Raccoon Al Davis Raiders- 31
    kc queefs- 13
    RedneckRaider 34-13
    rob_raider raiders 34 chiefs 13
    Ryan If Palmer starts: Raiders 34 Chiefs 10
    If Boller starts: Raiders 24 Chiefs 20
    SilverAndBlackBleeder Raiders 37 Chiefs 17
    SilverNBlackPA Raider 27 – Chiefs 16
    Sullivan44 Raiders 31, Chiefs 24
    StraitOutofComptonRaidr Raiders 24 Chiefs 10
    Tjbwall Raiders 38 Cheifs 13
    Try Some Reality Raiders 27 Chiefs 16
    Whats a Drexl? Raiders 24 Chiefs 21

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