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McKenzie: We took Carson Palmer

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at 7:16 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie ventured into the media area Thursday night to get a glass of lemonade right about the time the Cincinnati Bengals were on the clock with the No. 17 pick in the first round.

“I just wanted you guys to know we took Carson Palmer,” McKenzie said.

Assuming the Raiders don’t trade into the first round, and it’s extremely unlikely unless a frontline player is being dealt, it’s the second year in a row and eighth time in franchise history Oakland didn’t have a first-round draft pick.

The big difference this year is Oakland won’t pick in the second round either, barring trade. That’s unprecedented. If Oakland stands pat it’s first pick won’t be until No. 95, the very last selection in the third round.

That pick, as well as the two other compensatory picks, cannot be traded. Meaning only picks No. 148 and No. 189 can be used in trade. McKenzie has already said he has no intention of trading future draft picks.

At the pre-draft press conference, McKenzie said he would follow along the first round and determine in his mind who he would have taken at No. 17. McKenzie divulged the name to two of his scouts, but not to the media. It was suggested maybe that pick would fall to No. 95.

A wide smile split McKenzie’s face as he noted the absurdity of the notion.

“That’s be sweet,” he said.

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  • r8eray

    What boggled my mind was how they had all those jersey’s stitched up before the draft?

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    R8eray Says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 8:20 pm
    What boggled my mind was how they had all those jersey’s stitched up before the draft?

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

    They didn’t. Nike had a “hot press” backstage, and just made up custom jerseys on the spot.

  • Raidernationdave

    DJ Johnny Says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    For all those who miss KK and his insights I’ll give you your fix:

    -Raiders-6 playoff appearences in 25 yrs.

    -If you like anything about what Al Davis did in his life you’re a bootlicker.

    There ya go.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And those were the expanded Cliff notes!

  • Raidernationdave

    Reggie’s the shizz nizzie!

  • Bad News Dude

    Raidernationdave Says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 8:32 pm
    DJ Johnny Says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    For all those who miss KK and his insights I’ll give you your fix:

    -Raiders-6 playoff appearences in 25 yrs.

    -If you like anything about what Al Davis did in his life you’re a bootlicker.

    There ya go.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And those were the expanded Cliff notes!

    ………………………………………….

    LOL!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I’m glad KK is gone. He got me banned before. He started using insults, and then he complained and got me banned.

  • general rabbid coyote esq

    cornerback really has to be a pressure job. you got big time exposure to becoming burnt toast. you can be exploited like no other position. a good set of cornerbacks is huge. they can slow down even the best of qbs. if morris claiborne turns out to be that good, well, i’m gonna give jer jones mentor credit for that.

  • aig-raiders

    Dang, NE got some steals in this draft. Jones and Hightower are instant starters. I really like Hightower.

  • general rabbid coyote esq

    hightower is good.

  • Bad News Dude

    He got what he deserved. It really is amusing to see a couple of troubled souls come to his defense though, as if he’s the victim. The irony is that he’d rat them out in a NY minute if given the chance.

    His routine got old. Come in here starting crap, someone inevitably smacks him down, then he gets nasty because it’s all he knows.

  • general rabbid coyote esq

    what is the advantage of the seahawks trading down to 15 with the eagles to #12?

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Trade to draft DE/ OLB C Upshaw. Trade our 3rd next year, TK, and a 5th or 5th this year.
    Make it happen Reggie!!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    4th* or 5th

  • Raider guy

    In Reggie I trust!

  • Bad News Dude

    RAIDER WEAPON X http://www.raidernationstation.com/raider_nation_station Says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I pray, PRAY that Kool Kell has much more of a life than the ill person who baited him into getting banned from one of hundreds of blogs.

    ………………………………………..

    Yeah, sure. Kell was seen in here day and night, mostly spewing Davis hate, racial hate, and/or political garbage. I only have time to post mostly at night. He has more of a life alright.

    Funny. KK baits Beeecham and gets him banned, and you don’t take issue with that.

    I had no intention of banning KK, azz clown. What happened between KK and Beeech came AFTER KK acted a fool with me. If I wanted to ban him, I would have done it then and not waited. I merely gave him some of his own medicine after seeing what went down with Beeech, and for an offense that paled in comparison with KK’s momma rap filth; yet I’m the bad guy? Pull your head out of your azz. He got some of his own medicine and it was well deserved.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    BND,

    You did this blog a favor by getting him banned. Don’t listen to these people.

  • CanuckRaider

    #65: Kooky got banned?…A couple of things that instantly come to mind are: He reaped what he sowed…The Karmic wheel steadily turns.

  • xraided

    NAPALMER is way worth it. he’ll be good for the next 4+ years. he’s a tough competitor… he just semi-retired to get away from the BUNGHOLES … although i must admit i’d take Fitzpatrick right about now in our secondary.. that’s definitely a good trade off in my mind. Dennis Allen will work some magic with our D … at least middle of the pack …

  • http://www.addictedtoquack.com RaiderDuck

    Raider O Says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 8:54 pm
    Trade to draft DE/ OLB C Upshaw. Trade our 3rd next year, TK, and a 5th or 5th this year.
    Make it happen Reggie!!

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

    Not a big Upshaw fan. He sounds like a Curry clone.

  • CanuckRaider

    #68: Agreed…CP will light it up this season.

  • CanuckRaider

    Would have gladly given our 7th rounder for Samuel…Sigh…

  • CanuckRaider

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Yo Blog Brahs, whut whut?

    Man, I hope that zero Just Flame Out shows up, epic meltdown last night

    Tried to help that zero with his wack rapping by offering a beginner’s workshop that focused on dissing ho’s, brandishing weapons (or “gats”) and getting faded on inexpensive liquor

    Which reminds me, the new 2 Kewl 4 Skool jam – D.O.A.L. (Duece Of A Lifetime) is totally coming together, today we all practiced synchronized krapping on stage

    Lyrics to come after I choke down this bottle of Chianti we swiped from Olive Garden

  • beach

    71. I’m of the belief that if you’re front 7 is very good, you do not need overpaid prima donnas like Nnamdi or Asante Samuel. I hope Reggie agrees and goes for Mike Martin, the DT out of Michigan. I hope he is still around at # 95.

  • http://www.mrc.org Simon

    HEBRON FANGUPU NT BYU

  • Raider2DaHeart

    How do you know when someone gets banned from here??

  • http://www.mrc.org Simon

    Hebron Fangupo, DT
    School: Brigham Young
    Hometown: Santa Ana, CA

    Strengths: Possesses a girthy, wide-body size with a strong upper and lower body. Extremely strong with the raw power to overwhelm blockers at the point of attack. Anchors off the snap and holds his ground, staying stout in the run game. Has a coordinated frame to stay balanced on his feet through contact. Has very good awareness and always knows where the ball is, using his eyes to quickly locate and elevate his hands to knock down passes at the line of scrimmage. High character player on and off the field with top work ethic and a positive attitude … very good teammate. Versatile player, lining up at both defensive end and nose tackle in BYU’s 3-4 defensive alignment. Weaknesses: Has …

  • Chris in NY

    Round 1 takeaways:

    Best moves:
    - Andrew Luck, Colts: A no-brainer and Indy didn’t overthink it. Once in a decade prospect.
    - Rams: Turning the No. 2 overall pick into multiple 1st and 2nd round picks and getting a stud DT in Michael Brockers.
    - Whitney Mercilus, Texans: Love this guy. Best pass rusher in the draft, IMO. Texans got him at No. 26. Absolute steal.
    - Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower, Patriots: Pats get a couple of much-needed impact defensive players.

    Questionable moves:
    - Cleveland Browns: Nothing against Richardson, who is a good back. I wouldn’t say great, but very good. But did they have to throw away a pack of picks to move up one spot in the draft to take him? Strange.
    - Miami Dolphins, Ryan Tannehill: Felt like a desperation pick with the top two QBs off the board. Personally, I think it was a reach and Weeden is the better pro QB.

    Best remaining player:
    - Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech: Love this guy. Very surprised he made it out of Round 1. Could very likely be the first pick of Round 2. Which would be another bonus for the Rams, who should be on the verge of building a good foundation with all these acquired picks and Jeff Fisher as head coach.

    Regarding the Raiders:
    - Feel even better about the Carson Palmer acquisition now. How could you not. How many players taken tonight will have the kind of impact player we got in having a franchise QB for a team ready to win now, which the Raiders are. I could make the argument that, outside of Andrew Luck, there’s not a player selected tonight who I’d take over Palmer, even considering the age factor. Once again, thanks to Hue Jackson for a great move.

  • http://www.mrc.org Simon

    …seen his weight fluctuate over the years and it is something that needs to be monitored. Short in stature and doesn’t have great length. Has limited range and doesn’t have great lateral agility to move up and down the line of scrimmage in a flash … won’t make a lot of plays outside the numbers. Needs to clean up his technique and play with better leverage to consistently defeat blocks. Has some durability and conditioning concerns after missing most of the 2009 and 2010 seasons with injuries and doesn’t look like an every-down defender. An older prospect and will be 27-years old when the 2012 NFL regular season starts. NFL Comparison: Chris Nield, Washington Redskins — Dane Brugler

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    I don’t get people banned,. they get themselves banned. Losers always blame others for their shortcomings..

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    Good evenin Nation.

    Tell me, is there any player you would rather have than Carson Palmer taken at or after pick 17?

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    KoolKell Says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    I don’t get people banned,. they get themselves banned. Losers always blame others for their shortcomings..

    ::::::::::

    This is true. I got myself banned a time or two chat with you KK.

  • morilla

    Beach Says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 9:39 pm
    71. I’m of the belief that if you’re front 7 is very good, you do not need overpaid prima donnas like Nnamdi or Asante Samuel.
    —————-

    Amen to that.

  • Kirk

    In the 2012 NFL draft the Oakland Raiders chose…

    Carson Palmer, Joe Barksdale, Taiwan Jones, Terelle Pryor, and Aaron Curry.

    Looks pretty good so far.

  • xraided

    71. I’m of the belief that if you’re front 7 is very good, you do not need overpaid prima donnas like Nnamdi or Asante Samuel. I hope Reggie agrees and goes for Mike Martin, the DT out of Michigan. I hope he is still around at # 95.

    _______________________

    i’ve been saying it for years. the squeelers and ravens don’t need good corners to compete for a championship do they? well yea Troy and Reed are all world(not much anymore), but people should get the point.

    with DA’s direction only, we will get back to blitzing like we did with Marshall. that and getting CHAPMAN OR MARTIN will help plug the running lanes, and ba-da-boom this defense is respectable again for NAPALMER.

    i will say i’m jealous of the cowgirls with Carr and Claiborne … that’s pretty beastly with their front seven… good i hate ratface, eli and vick’s f4gazz’s

  • xraided

    84. yes you must think of it like that.

    on a random note.. why in gods name did the brownstains package a 4th and 5th rounder to move up one spot to pick a RB that MIN obviously doesn’t need?

  • AmysInCharge

    Because they new another team would trade with the Vikes. You really that dense?

  • JLofty

    Cuz the Browns are awful? And that ex9Ball Gm of theirs has his huge head jammed up somewhere even huger…

  • http://www.mrc.org Simon

    Hebron

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554714/BYU-football-Fangupo-knows-hell-get-drafted.html

    “The Colts recently switched to a 3-4 base defensive system, leading to a lot of interest in Fangupo and what he can add to their existing front. Fangupo, who is a Raider fan, would love the opportunity to play for either team.”

  • xraided

    Because they new another team would trade with the Vikes. You really that dense?

    _______

    there were no rumors about any other team. Richardson is a good RB, but not excellent. seems kind of stupid because they could have had blackmon … someone McCoy would have liked even better. that’s why i thought that it wasn’t being dense jackazz.

  • xraided

    88. yea well, Weeden may be a decent QB. better than McCoy. either way, we’ll take them out again this year. Richardson doesn’t scare me all that much, esp if Chapman is there to stop him up the middle, d@mnit!

  • AmysInCharge

    Lol there were no rumors. Ya ok Einstein. How were you in all those war rooms at the same time? Youre an idiot and it becomes more clear with each post here.

  • xraided

    DT’s were a hot commodity in the mid 1st rounds… hopefully it doesn’t continue through 2-3 … Martin or Chapman need to fall far!

  • http://i.b.a.buzzed/raidahs McKenzie: We took Carson Palmer

    McKenzie: We took Carson Palmer

    By Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer
    Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at 7:16 pm in Oakland Raiders.

    Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie ventured into the media area Thursday night to get a glass of lemonade right about the time the Cincinnati Bengals were on the clock with the No. 17 pick in the first round.

    “I just wanted you guys to know we took Carson Palmer,” McKenzie said.

    Assuming the Raiders don’t trade into the first round, and it’s extremely unlikely unless a frontline player is being dealt, it’s the second year in a row and eighth time in franchise history Oakland didn’t have a first-round draft pick.

    The big difference this year is Oakland won’t pick in the second round either, barring trade. That’s unprecedented. If Oakland stands pat it’s first pick won’t be until No. 95, the very last selection in the third round.

    That pick, as well as the two other compensatory picks, cannot be traded. Meaning only picks No. 148 and No. 189 can be used in trade. McKenzie has already said he has no intention of trading future draft picks.

    At the pre-draft press conference, McKenzie said he would follow along the first round and determine in his mind who he would have taken at No. 17. McKenzie divulged the name to two of his scouts, but not to the media. It was suggested maybe that pick would fall to No. 95.

    A wide smile split McKenzie’s face as he noted the absurdity of the notion.

    “That’s be sweet,” he said.

    http://www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders/2012/04/26/mckenzie-we-took-carson-palmer/

    :mrgreen:

  • http://i.b.a.buzzed/raidahs McKenzie: We took Carson Palmer

    :mrgreen:

  • http://www.mrc.org Simon

    Hebron Fangupo should still be there in the late round due to his age…thus my pick at #95 is Derek Wolf.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie ventured into the media area Thursday night to get a glass of lemonade right about the time the Cincinnati Bengals were on the clock with the No. 17 pick in the first round.

    “I just wanted you guys to know we took Carson Palmer,” McKenzie said.

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

    The Reggie is smooth as silk

  • Just Fire Baby

    Hate to say it, but the Pats killed it today.

    What do they need with all these late round picks? They got someone who can rush the passer, and a potential top-flight ILB prospect.

    Not good for the rest of the AFC.

  • xraided

    uhh whatever you say kid. rumors usually fly about multiple teams involved to want to move up… happens every year. i didn’t hear about any other team in the mix for that pick nor did i hear any network talk about why they moved up one spot. SO SORRY i didn’t think about it. you don’t have to beat it to death.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I guess the Angels thought Pujols would pitch the 8th and 9th as well.

    Nothing like heading into the 2nd month of the season with 20% save percentage, lol.