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    Oakland Raiders: Comparing Carson Palmer to Other AFC West QBs




    With just 18 days remaining until training camp starts, news of the Oakland Raiders has been scarce. No no player signings, re-signing, cuts or acquisitions whatsoever. It is indeed, the "slow time" in Oakland.

    In this dead time, Raider Nation Times has been doing a series of articles called, Know Your Enemy. David Wilson is covering each team in the AFC West as a whole and Jerry Rump has been doing a position by position breakdown of how each team matches up with the Raiders at each spot on the field.

    Now, it's time to discuss the most important position on the field, the quarterback.

    Much has been made of AFC West quarterbacks recently. If you believe everything the mainstream sports media tells you, Peyton Manning has turned the Broncos into a Super Bowl contender, Philip Rivers is going to magically turn around his dismal performance in 2011 to lead the Chargers to the promised land and Matt Cassel is being considered one of the most under-rated quarterbacks in the league.

    Forgotten in all of this is Raiders' signal-caller, Carson Palmer. No one is talking about him, covering him, interviewing him or giving him any chance to lead the Raiders to the playoffs—or even respectability.

    Whatever! Since when has Raider Nation given a hoot about what the mainstream media has to say?

    Should Raider Nation expect Carson Palmer to get to the Pro Bowl? Maybe, maybe not. Should Raider Nation expect Palmer to throw for 5,000 yards, 50 touchdowns and zero interceptions? Absolutely not. But, can Raider Nation expect Palmer to perform as well as, or even better than the other quarterbacks in the AFC West?

    Absolutely!

    The Raiders have more offensive talent than every team in the division, more defensive talent than Denver and San Diego, and the Raiders have the most hungry coaches, the hungriest players and the most motivated general manager in the division by a wide margin. Don't think for one second that head coach Dennis Allen or general manager Reggie McKenzie are going to settle for mediocrity from this 2012 Raiders' squad.

    The team and coaches have been put on notice that the "Scholarships" are gone and that every player will have to fight for his job. If any of them think McKenzie and Allen are bluffing with this statement, go ask Stanford Routt and Kamerion Wimbley if the "New Era" of Raiders' management are serious or not!



    http://raidernationtimes.com/article.php?id=9003
    Last edited by Bronco Rob; 07-12-2012, 10:40 AM.

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    How could Tamba Hali be ahead of Von Miller?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by SoCalBronco View Post
      How could Tamba Hali be ahead of Von Miller?

      When the writer of refers to Von Miller as a "gem" might be your first clue.



      Just Sayin'

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SoCalBronco
        How could Tamba Hali be ahead of Von Miller?
        I don't know, wierd


        I don't know, wierd


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          • #6
            DJ at #4? How bad are the linebackers then for the AFC West?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Chris View Post

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SoCalBronco View Post
                How could Tamba Hali be ahead of Von Miller?
                It's Burger Bill, that's how.

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                • #9
                  Every time I think about Williamson being paid for this stuff I get dizzy and have to lie down.

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                  • #10
                    to play devils advocate,Hali has 27 sacks the last 2 seasons 53.5 for his career so far. Von will be better than Hali by far but miller has only played 1 yr.

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                    • #11
                      Nobody needs to play devil's advocate. There's nothing too ridiculous about Hali being #1, and most of the people here would be shocked and outraged if he were on our team and ranked lower.

                      I'm not sure he's really a 'true' linebacker like Miller can probably be, but that's where he plays.

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                      • #12
                        The real question is where on this list would Elvis Dumervil be? 1 or 2?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SoCalBronco View Post
                          How could Tamba Hali be ahead of Von Miller?

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                          • #14
                            Looking for the Bronco LB corp to have a great year. These are the guys we are rolling with, so get behind them. GO BRONCOS!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by broncocalijohn View Post
                              DJ at #4? How bad are the linebackers then for the AFC West?
                              that was my thinking as well. person who made the rankings probably just looked at stats, where DJ has a lot of tackles and thought, "wow this guy is good" but he didn't see that most of those tackles were the result of running ball carriers down after they have already broke off some nice yardage.

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