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Leinart thinks he deserves to start, understands need to play Pryor

By Steve Corkran
Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 3:47 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Matt Leinart is like any other quarterback in that he wants to play and not spend every week preparing for an opportunity that never comes. Yet, he’s also cognizant of the fact that the Raiders need to take a long look at second-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor at some point.
Coach Dennis Allen said he is unsure whether to start Leinart or Pryor in place of injured regular Carson Palmer on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers in the regular-season finale.
“In this situation, I deserve to play, I deserve to start,” Leinart said. “But I’m not sure what’s going to happen. … If they want to start Terrelle and evaluate him and see what he can do, then I’ll support that and I’ll help him this week and help him during the game. But if they make me the starter and stuff, I’m just going to go out there and try to capitalize on that opportunity.”
Leinart last started a game Nov. 27, 2011, when he replaced injured Houston Texans starter Matt Schaub. Leinart suffered a broken collarbone that game and missed the remainder of the season.
Now, Leinart has one game to show enough for the Raiders to bring him back for a second season. Leinart is slated to be an unrestricted free agent after this season.
Problem is, the Raiders also have only one more game to take a long look at Pryor, a player that hasn’t played more than three snaps in any game during his two seasons with the Raiders.
“In Terrelle’s (case), he’s young, he’s had a big-time college career, and just given the unique dynamic of the situation, I don’t think they’re sure what they have in him,” Leinart said. “He hasn’t played in a game — just preseason. I do understand that football part of it and the business part of the game but I can’t control all that stuff.”
Getting a chance to play also would give Leinart an opportunity to put on tape a game for other teams to evaluate next offseason, if the Raiders opt to go another direction.
“I still feel I have a lot to prove at this point of my career,” Leinart said. “No matter what the naysayers say, I do feel like I still can play. I do feel like that, and I’ll play like that until the day I retire. But you’re only given so many opportunities in this league. That’s why this weekend would be awesome.”
Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp is faced with the task of preparing game plans for two quarterbacks with distinct skill sets — Leinart the pure pocket passer, Pryor the mobile, athletic quarterback.
Yet, Knapp isn’t fazed, given he once faced a similar situation when he had to do likewise with Michael Vick and Matt Schaub with the Atlanta Falcons.
“What we’re trying to do is o get both guys ready,” Knapp said. “Both guys need reps right now because they really didn’t have any reps going into last week when Carson got hurt. It’s always the starter that’s been getting a lot of reps. So, we want to have both ready. We’ll know after tomorrow’s practice. But we’ve been splitting reps both, and we have to have a little bit of a game plan for both available.”

– It’s likely that rookie Tony Bergstrom will make his NFL starting debut Sunday at right guard in place of injured regular Mike Brisiel (ankle).
Knapp said he is impressed with the progress made by Bergstrom so far. He’s also realistic about tempering expectations for a player making his first start, on the road.
“He’s going to go through some growing pains like any new player would,” Knapp said. “I feel good about him. I like what I’ve seen in practice. I also have seen the rookie mistakes that I know this might show up in a game. But I’m looking forward to get him some reps to see him play live if he has to play.
“He’s prepared. He’s one of the first guys in the building. When asked questions in meetings he’s always on top of his information and the right assignments. I feel like he’s ready to play now. He’s going to go through some growing pains but he’s certainly earned the right to be on the field.”
Bergstrom has played sparingly this season, mostly as an extra blocker on certain plays. He has worked at offensive tackle and guard as a means of making himself more versatile and thereby more valuable as a backup.
He said he is ready to take the next step toward being an every-down player.
“I feel confident in what I’ve been doing,” said Bergstrom, Oakland’s third-round draft pick in April. “I feel good at the position. We’ll see what happens. I feel ready to roll.”

– Allen said he feels as if the season turned in by kicker Sebastian Janikowski was impressive enough for Janikowski to earn a spot on the AFC roster in the Pro Bowl.
“A little bit,” Allen said, when asked if he was surprised Janikowski got beat out by the Browns Phil Dawson. “Obviously, those are tough situations, because Phil Dawson had a strong year also, but we certainly felt like Seabass was very deserving and very worthy of that honor.”
Dawson convetered 28 of 29 field-goal attempts through the first 15 games this season. Janikowski made 31 of 34, with his misses coming from 51, 61 and 64 yards.
Janikowski rarely makes an appearance in the locker room during the media-access period each day, so he was unavailable for comment.

– It’s not difficult to find clues into what the Raiders roster is going to look like in 2013 and beyond. Time and again, Allen takes the time to rave about certain players, no doubt sending a message to others about how they should comport themselves.
On Thursday, Allen sang the praises of rookie linebacker Miles Burris, who has started every game this season.
“In terms of his energy, it’s been there the whole time,” Allen said. “He’s the type of player that we’re looking for as far as a guy, he loves football, he’s willing to work and he’s got a team attitude. Those are the characteristics of the guys that we’re really looking for, and he fits that mold to a tee. You don’t anticipate a fourth-round draft choice out of San Diego starting for you for the whole season. But he earned that right and got himself into that position.”

– So far, we know who the Raiders are playing in 15 of their 16 games in 2013. The Raiders won’t know their final opponent until Sunday’s games are played.
Here’s a look at the 14 common games for the four AFC West teams:
1. Six home-and-away games against divisional foes.
2. Four games against the AFC South — Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.
3. Four games against the NFC East — Washington Redskins, New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.
The final two games are based upon where each team in the AFC West finishes. The Raiders are the third-place team out of the AFC West, so they play the third-place team from the AFC North — Pittsburgh Steelers — at home and the third-place team from the AFC East on the road.
As of now, the New York Jets are the third-place team in the AFC East. However, if the Jets beat the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots beat the Dolphins on Sunday, the Jets and Dolphins would flop places.
If things play out that way, the Raiders would play the Dolphins on the road for the third straight season.
Here are the games that are different for the AFC West teams:
Raiders — Steelers and Jets/Dolphins
Broncos — Patriots, Ravens
Chiefs — Browns, Bills
Chargers — Bengals, Jets/Dolphins
So, before anyone rails about the difficulty of the Raiders schedule, remember that the only difference in the schedules of the four AFC West teams is the two games based on where they finish in the standings.
Therefore, in theory, the Broncos have the toughest schedule for 2013, with the Chargers next, followed by the Raiders and Chiefs.

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  • hwnrdr

    Vick coming here will have PETA here every game…pass!

  • The_Judge37

    Might as well just keep Lienart next year if you don’t care about the QB position

  • RaidO

    At this point Vick and Palmer are definitely not worth their contracts.

  • The Big Banana

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:24 am
    Might as well just keep Lienart next year if you don’t care about the QB position

    —–

    Bite your tongue….errr fingers

  • poprox13

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Might as well just keep Lienart next year if you don’t care about the QB position
    _______________

    This ^^ If you want to save money and just have a QB that cant win you games, might as well just start Lienart or Pryor next year.

  • DutchRaider77

    792.Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:15 am
    DutchRaider77 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 10:58 am
    @Mistic1

    Read your post above: “Now palmer has been exposed once and for all fr a bungle stripped sad sack loser that cant get out of his own way. He is unfit and about as sought after as a one legged hooker with herpes.”
    ======

    this is called cold hard truth.

    Losers quit on their teams, palmer did that.

    Sad sacks turn the ball over and drown in losing plamer did that here.

    He is unfit, see plamers inactive status.

    He isnt highly regarded by most observers fans media and former players all see this. He is unattractive and wont bring much value in return in a trade.

    You were one of the idiots that tried to tell me that palmer was an instant upgrade over jc. i will not forget who you really are dutch.

    colorful language doesnt equal hate

    sorry that your hero flopped and my predictions and commentary hurt your feelings

    ________________________________________________________

    Please! Stop lumping all the white guy opinions together! Never said that, I thought JC did some things a lot better than Palmer does. I even wished we could blend the two QBs together. I was on board for the trade even though we got screwed, why because I thought Hue Jackson believed and know Palmer inside and out. The Raiders always seem to get screwed on trades, so I am used to it.

    Never have I said that Palmer is an elite QB, I have repeatly said that I thought if our team would be succesful it would be on the running game and not on the arm of Palmer.

    At the end of last year I wanted to resign JC and have and open competition between Palmer and JC. I support Palmer as the Raiders’ QB, if he leaves the team, I do not care in the least about Palmer.

  • DutchRaider77

    801.hwnrdr Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:24 am
    Vick coming here will have PETA here every game…pass!

    _____________________________________________________

    Raiders did win the most PETA friendly stadiums…

    “Raiders Score in PETA’s List of the NFL’s Top Five Vegetarian-Friendly Stadiums .”

    http://www.peta.org/mediacenter/news-releases/Raiders-Score-in-PETA-s-List-of-the-NFL-s-Top-Five-Vegetarian-Friendly-Stadiums.aspx

  • BOKNOWS

    All this “vick” talk is absolutely Ludacris!…So lets keep going backward with the bad decisions that have continued for decades now???…..What a joke!….For my money,…use a 7th rd pick on Mike Hermann from little RPI college and develop him…6-5 250 4.6 cannon arm….no risk-high reward…create chicken soup,or reheat chicken sh%t…Hmmm????

  • RaiderDebo

    Raider O Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:13 am
    RaiderDebo Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 10:48 am
    Raider O Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 10:45 am
    Vick: 56+ CMP %, 81 INTs, and 85 fumbles.
    CP: 62+ CMP %, 130 INTs, and 37 fumbles.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Please add rushing stats, victories and playoff victories please. Thank you.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I couldn’t find that stat (espn and NFL.com) without adding adding wins/ losses from every season.
    Can you please post these stats. I’m Intetested in the results.@

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    He’s rushed for 5,526 yards in his career and has scored 34 rushing TDs. For his career, he’s averaged 7.2 yds per carry!! The guy has taken TWO teams to the playoffs! Obviously, Palmer hasn’t, even though we gave up a king’s ransom for him to do just that. We’d be very lucky to get Vick here.

  • The_Judge37

    Damm i’m trying to think of a sarcastic joke of “Let’s bring in ____ QB” but i can’t think of any QB’s worse than Vick or Smith :(

  • RaidO

    BOKNOWS Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:30 am
    All this “vick” talk is absolutely Ludacris!…So lets keep going backward with the bad decisions that have continued for decades now???…..What a joke!….For my money,…use a 7th rd pick on Mike Hermann from little RPI college and develop him…6-5 250 4.6 cannon arm….no risk-high reward…create chicken soup,or reheat chicken sh%t…Hmmm????
    ——————————————

    Opposed to keeping Palmer and paying him $17 million next year? LOL

  • The Big Banana

    create chicken soup,or reheat chicken sh%t…Hmmm????

    ——–

    Lmao! Good analogy.

  • poprox13

    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Damm i’m trying to think of a sarcastic joke of “Let’s bring in ____ QB” but i can’t think of any QB’s worse than Vick or Smith :(
    _______________

    Tebow!

  • The_Judge37

    811.RaidO Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:33 am
    BOKNOWS Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:30 am
    All this “vick” talk is absolutely Ludacris!…So lets keep going backward with the bad decisions that have continued for decades now???…..What a joke!….For my money,…use a 7th rd pick on Mike Hermann from little RPI college and develop him…6-5 250 4.6 cannon arm….no risk-high reward…create chicken soup,or reheat chicken sh%t…Hmmm????
    ——————————————

    Opposed to keeping Palmer and paying him $17 million next year? LOL
    ———

    Restructur Palmer to take 12 million, take that 5 Million in savings and pay Vick to stay away from Oakland

  • The_Judge37

    813.poprox13 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:35 am
    The_Judge37 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Damm i’m trying to think of a sarcastic joke of “Let’s bring in ____ QB” but i can’t think of any QB’s worse than Vick or Smith
    _______________

    Tebow!
    ———

    No, i don’t want to jinx us.

  • DutchRaider77

    @RaiderDebo

    So what do you think of Andy Reid Playcalling for Vick? I haven’t seen that many Eagle games, but it seems like Reid puts a lot of pressure on Vick?

  • poprox13

    only other QB I could think of thats worse than Smith or Vick was Sanchez but thought Tebow would be a better choice with the sarcastic joke :)

  • BOKNOWS

    RaidO Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:33 am
    BOKNOWS Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:30 am
    All this “vick” talk is absolutely Ludacris!…So lets keep going backward with the bad decisions that have continued for decades now???…..What a joke!….For my money,…use a 7th rd pick on Mike Hermann from little RPI college and develop him…6-5 250 4.6 cannon arm….no risk-high reward…create chicken soup,or reheat chicken sh%t…Hmmm????
    ——————————————

    Opposed to keeping Palmer and paying him $17 million next year? LOL
    ============================================

    I personally think the Best Of Carson Palmer has already happened….I would rather cut bait on palmer and lienart…try Flynn…Pryor maybe as #2…Developmental #3

  • The_Judge37

    817.poprox13 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:38 am
    only other QB I could think of thats worse than Smith or Vick was Sanchez but thought Tebow would be a better choice with the sarcastic joke
    ——-

    Okay, bring on Mark Sanchez, after all he’d be cheap right? and that all that matters now i guess

  • RaidO

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:37 am
    @RaiderDebo

    So what do you think of Andy Reid Playcalling for Vick? I haven’t seen that many Eagle games, but it seems like Reid puts a lot of pressure on Vick?
    ————————-

    Yeah all the Eagles O line starters got hurt and they were having Vick throw 50+ a game.

  • The_Judge37

    820.RaidO Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:39 am
    DutchRaider77 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:37 am
    @RaiderDebo

    So what do you think of Andy Reid Playcalling for Vick? I haven’t seen that many Eagle games, but it seems like Reid puts a lot of pressure on Vick?
    ————————-

    Yeah all the Eagles O line starters got hurt and they were having Vick throw 50+ a game.
    ———

    Kinda sounds like what happened to Palmer. His O-line starters got Knapp’d and had to throw 50+ times a game.

  • dr_robert

    i am so happy most of u guys are not involved with making decisions or the raiders.

  • dr_robert

    vick sucks cock.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Mike Vick??

    Mike Vicks last 24 starts, 11 wins 36 turnovers
    Carson Palmer last 24 starts, 9 wins 36 turnovers

    Same crap, just repackaged.

    Plus Vick is getting hurt when he is breathed on these days, he can’t hold up half a season anymore.

  • LA to TheBay

    Yeah all the Eagles O line starters got hurt and they were having Vick throw 50+ a game.

    ——–

    How did he do?

    Palmer put up great numbers under similar circumstances. Wasn’t benched for a mid round rookie either.

    Palmer will restructure and be our QB next year.

    You guys are on Fantasy Island for real today.

  • RaidO

    Dr_robert Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:42 am
    i am so happy most of u guys are not involved with making decisions or the raiders.
    ——————————-

    That just disrespectful to all the guys on this blog.
    Decisions????? Reggie, DA, and Knapp?? Yeah these guys are great decision makers. LOL!!

  • dr_robert

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 10:17 am
    Mistic why the hate for Palmer? Seems like Pryor thinks the world of him and has been a great mentor (father/brother).

    I have no problem if you have the belief that he isn’t good enoungh to be the Raiders’ QB. But why all the character attacks and venom?

    I posted before the story about Solomon Wilcox speaking very high of the character of Palmer during his holdout. Isn’t Solomon Wilcox a man you respect?

    Would you think so low of Palmer if he wasn’t white?

    I really hope Pryor starts…
    *****************

    pryor isn’s a freaking nutcase. he’s a normal, sane person.

  • RaidO

    LA To TheBay Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:43 am
    Yeah all the Eagles O line starters got hurt and they were having Vick throw 50+ a game.

    ——–

    How did he do?

    Palmer put up great numbers under similar circumstances. Wasn’t benched for a mid round rookie either.

    Palmer will restructure and be our QB next year.

    You guys are on Fantasy Island for real today.
    ———————

    Palmer still had a “starting” O line. Big difference. That Foles kid is not that good. They did go 1-5 with him.
    There is a good chance Vick stays with the Eagles.

  • dr_robert

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 10:57 am
    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Palmer isnt a bust.
    ==============

    he isnt?

    Drafted number one by the bugles and left by quitting on the couch with out a playoff win in his entire stay?

    Certainly the trade that brought him her was a major bust

    8-17 37 turnovers?

    Id say this is a bust, you must have a different meaning for the word
    ************

    #18 qb of all time u retard.

  • LA to TheBay

    Cutting/trading Palmer for Vick, Flynn, Fitzpatrick?

    Are you guys high?

    Let’s see what Pryor can do. If he lights it up, he and CP can go at it for starter next year in camp. Otherwise, expect to see CP penciled in as starter the second the clock hits 0.00 this Sunday.

    Palmer put up 4000 yards, 22TD 14INT in a KNAPP offense with slackers like Moore at the very limited DHB at WR with virtually 0 running game and a below average O Line.

    That’s like 6000 yards and 40TDs anywhere else.

    I’m not saying he’s great but he’s better than the scrap heap you guys are digging up.

  • RaiderDebo

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:37 am
    @RaiderDebo

    So what do you think of Andy Reid Playcalling for Vick? I haven’t seen that many Eagle games, but it seems like Reid puts a lot of pressure on Vick?

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    You could definitely debate some of the playcalling given the state of their injury-riddled OL, especially in the redzone. But with Vick, this was a fast-break offense that was near the top of the league in 2010 and 2011, so I don’t fault Reid that much. They made adjustments; shortening WR routes and more three-step drops. You could see it in the Pitt game. Vick led a go-ahead, 17-play, eight-and-a-half-minute drive in the 4th qtr. Ultimately though, that line was just too bad. McCoy couldn’t run behind it and it got two QBs injured. Not too much Reid could do.

  • DutchRaider77

    823.dr_robert Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:43 am
    vick sucks cock.

    _________________________________________________

    Well how did he do? Was it expensive?

    Just kidding….no disrespct intended.

  • Just Fire Baby

    There is a good chance Vick stays with the Eagles.

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

    There is ZERO chance he stays with the Eagles.

    Z-E-R-O

    He produced more defensive TD’s than victories this year, and is due a ton of money.

  • The_Judge37

    At least aim high guys, Let’s bring in Matt Ryan or Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, etc….

    You guys just sound high with Smith, Vick, Fitzpatrick, Etc…

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    RaidO Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:10 am
    CP is owed $17 mil next year. If Vick is cut i would rather they try to bring in Vick than another year of INT machine Palmer.

    =====

    If INTs are your issue then it’s sure a great thing that guys with more ints than Palmer won’t be available. I’d hate the Raiders to get saddled with horrible int machines like Brees, Stafford, Eli, Dalton, Luck … those guys must be horrible based on single stat myopia because they all have more ints than the current “INT machine”

  • dr_robert

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:22 am
    im out too much whining from guys that cant just admit they were wrong

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

    nobody wrong here but u. pryor sucks. palmer is really good. u blow cock.

  • The_Judge37

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:49 am
    823.dr_robert Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:43 am
    vick sucks cock.

    _________________________________________________

    Well how did he do? Was it expensive?

    —–

    Judging from this season, he couldn’t hold on to the balls firmly enough

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    LA to TheBay Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:48 am
    Cutting/trading Palmer for Vick, Flynn, Fitzpatrick?

    Are you guys high?

    Let’s see what Pryor can do. If he lights it up, he and CP can go at it for starter next year in camp. Otherwise, expect to see CP penciled in as starter the second the clock hits 0.00 this Sunday.

    Palmer put up 4000 yards, 22TD 14INT in a KNAPP offense with slackers like Moore at the very limited DHB at WR with virtually 0 running game and a below average O Line.

    That’s like 6000 yards and 40TDs anywhere else.

    I’m not saying he’s great but he’s better than the scrap heap you guys are digging up.

    =====

    Therre you go with rational thinking again. Better be careful because the next step is accusations of racism.

  • LA to TheBay

    837.The_Judge37 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:51 am
    DutchRaider77 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:49 am
    823.dr_robert Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:43 am
    vick sucks cock.

    _________________________________________________

    Well how did he do? Was it expensive?

    —–

    Judging from this season, he couldn’t hold on to the balls firmly enough

    ==========

    Goes down way to quickly these days.

  • Just Fire Baby

    In that Pitt game, Vick fumbled three times, lost two of them, one at the 2 yard line stalling a great McCoy drive, another inside the 30 yard line setting up a Pitt TD.

    They win easily with Nick Foles that day.

  • RaidO

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:49 am
    There is a good chance Vick stays with the Eagles.

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

    There is ZERO chance he stays with the Eagles.

    Z-E-R-O

    He produced more defensive TD’s than victories this year, and is due a ton of money.
    —————–

    If Reid gets fired and according to “Rumors” they hire Chip Kelly then there is a good chance Vick stays. He will have to restructure his contract.

  • dr_robert

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:49 am
    823.dr_robert Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:43 am
    vick sucks cock.

    _________________________________________________

    Well how did he do? Was it expensive?

    Just kidding….no disrespct intended.
    *************

    lol. i’ve read here that palmer, an american who is free to pursue his business interests and is intelligent to do so, is a bad guy for “quitting” on te bengals, but those same people think we should bring in the dog killer, a sick sociopath who enjoys seeing animals suffer death.

  • John David Booty

    LA To TheBay Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:48 am
    Cutting/trading Palmer for Vick, Flynn, Fitzpatrick?

    Are you guys high?

    Let’s see what Pryor can do. If he lights it up, he and CP can go at it for starter next year in camp. Otherwise, expect to see CP penciled in as starter the second the clock hits 0.00 this Sunday.

    Palmer put up 4000 yards, 22TD 14INT in a KNAPP offense with slackers like Moore at the very limited DHB at WR with virtually 0 running game and a below average O Line.

    That’s like 6000 yards and 40TDs anywhere else.

    I’m not saying he’s great but he’s better than the scrap heap you guys are digging up.
    ——————————————
    Co-sign.

    But, clearly, there is nothing “common” about sense.

  • dr_robert

    here’s a fun fact: doesn’t matter what happens sunday. palmer is our starting qb next season and there is no competition whatsoever. and good thing too. he’s our best player and a good qb. we can’t do any better. pryor will be lucky if he is even a qb by next season.

  • RaidO

    The Eagles “Vick” situation should have played out the same way with the Raiders. Palmer should have been benched weeks ago and they should of let TP take over just like Foles. I would guess TP would have done pretty good and people would be talking about Palmer getting cut now.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    POST-830,WELL PUT..

  • dr_robert

    missdick the black nazi. funny how he doesn’t see his own dumb hypocrisy. calling everyone white supremacists, while he throws out nazi terms like “wave of the future”.

    he’s the most pathetic little man on the blog.

  • dr_robert

    RaidO Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:56 am
    The Eagles “Vick” situation should have played out the same way with the Raiders. Palmer should have been benched weeks ago and they should of let TP take over just like Foles. I would guess TP would have done pretty good and people would be talking about Palmer getting cut now.
    ************

    u mean like foles did so well? why would a team replace the #18 passer of all time with an unknown who can’t pass the ball?

  • theghostronin79

    The Palmer bashing is too much……

    See Matt Cassel starting for New England

    See Matt Cassel Starting for Kansas City

    Palmer is a BUST?……….The FUC*IN TEAM was a bust. C’mon man… Get off it already.

  • RaiderDebo

    RaidO Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:47 am
    LA To TheBay Says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:43 am
    Yeah all the Eagles O line starters got hurt and they were having Vick throw 50+ a game.

    ——–

    How did he do?

    Palmer put up great numbers under similar circumstances. Wasn’t benched for a mid round rookie either.

    Palmer will restructure and be our QB next year.

    You guys are on Fantasy Island for real today.
    ———————

    Palmer still had a “starting” O line. Big difference. That Foles kid is not that good. They did go 1-5 with him.
    There is a good chance Vick stays with the Eagles.
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    People railing on our pass protection are living on “Fantasy Island”. That’s one thing you have to give Knapp. By moving the pocket around, Palmer has had all day to throw on numerous occasions. Comparing our OL to Philly’s is madness! THREE starters lost to injury by game 6! And one of those losses was arguably the best LT in the game BEFORE the season! He was replaced by Foles due to the concussion he got against Dallas. No big deal. Just happened here in Oakland on a play where Palmer clearly held the ball too long. Kind of like Foles though. Have a hard time understanding how he could have gone after Locker, Gabbert and Dalton.