When I began watching the Raiders we had Jamarcus. Then there was Gradkowski, Frye, Losman, Boller, and even Pryor took one snap.
They all sucked.
When Carson Palmer came to the Raiders we finally had a chance.
2011 imploded, and the best team in the division lost the tiebreaker in first place, so the broncs went to the playoffs.
The death of Al, the most penalties in football history and the most injuries in our division made it a lost season, and a lost chance to achieve something good.
2012 has started off poorly. How anyone can blame Carson is beyond me. Least picks in the division, 400 yards a game, playing his heart out. This guy is our best QB in 10 years. It’s really not his fault that our team can’t seem to catch a pop fly out in the open.
When Knapp dynamited our Offense and installed his own playbook, Raiders started from scratch. The result so far has been 1 win and 4 losses. That is entirely on the coaching staff, and Raider fans are pissed. We had a good team at the end of 2011 and these guys chucked it in the trash.
Carson Palmer is a great player and a good leader for the Raiders. If he can’t do it, I just don’t see how anyone can.
Raiders have played their worst games of the season and will continue to improve as the year goes on. I suspect we will make up games against the AFCNorth, Palmer’s old enemies. No one knows their defenses better than he does. We will exploit this knowledge, and there is a good possibility that we go 4-0 against them, giving us a chance to get back in this division race.
The AFCWest is weak, but the Raiders are not yet strong. This weekend needs to change that!