Carson Palmer: Oakland Raiders QB Proves Critics of His Trade Right

It may be early, but it is always important to make a good first impression.

Carson Palmer did the exact opposite this past Sunday in his debut against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Oakland Raiders gave up a lot to receive Palmer. The Cincinnati Bengals received a first-round pick in the 2012 draft and a conditional second-round pick in the 2013 draft, which could become a first-round pick depending on how the Raiders do in the 2011-2012 postseason.

It must be taken into consideration that Palmer did not attend voluntary practices during the lockout, nor did he show up to training camp as a Bengal.

Following the trade between the Raiders and Bengals, Palmer only had five days to learn a brand new offense after being out of the game for a very long time.

Kyle Boller started the game for the Raiders, but it was ugly from the get-go. On the first offensive drive of the game for the Raiders, Boller threw an interception to Kendrick Lewis. Lewis successfully returned the interception all the way to the end zone for the first score of the game.

Boller threw two more interceptions as the Black Hole began to heavily boo the product that was put together on the field.

Coming out of the locker room at halftime, Boller remained on the field for the Raiders. Fans at the stadium began chanting Palmer’s name early in the second half. Fans stopped chanting and began to cheer when they saw Palmer warming up on the sideline during Kansas City’s first offensive drive of the second half.

Palmer received a big ovation from Raiders fans as he walked with his team to the field for his first drive. While the Raiders were down 21-0, there were a lot of faithful Raider fans thinking that things could not go worse.

However, Palmer was just as bad as Boller.


Palmer went on to throw three interceptions in the second half against the Chiefs. P...

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