10.24.2011

Carson Palmer Debut, Not Great

For as much hoopla surrounded the Oakland Raiders trade to acquire quarterback Carson Palmer, there was little to celebrate about on Sunday in his season debut.

Palmer looked rusty as expected and the Raiders offense performed terribly. Granted star running back Darren McFadden only carried the ball two times before leaving with a foot injury, but the Raiders didn't look like themselves.

When you bring in a new quarterback, the team begins to lose its identity a little bit. While I think Palmer can be a good fit for the Raiders, it may take a little time.

Starter Kyle Boller struggled heavily, going 7-of-14 for 61 yards and three interceptions before Palmer entered the game, going 8-of-21 for 116 yards and three interceptions. It was hard to see who did better of the two because they were both terrible.

[Image: Football Sickness]

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