SFGATE: Raiders' Carson Palmer considers season a failure

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FightOnRon
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Carson Palmer was asked after the Raiders' season-ending loss Sunday whether the midseason trade for him - at the cost of a first-round pick and a second-rounder - was a failure.

"It was this year," he said. "It didn't work out for us this year. I always feel like when you don't win, the quarterback can always play better, and I can definitely play better. It stinks to sit here and say next year, what are we going to do next year.

"We'll get back together, look at film, find ways to get better, find a way to get to the playoffs next year."

Palmer was brought in from semi-retirement, holding out from the Bengals, at midseason after starter Jason Campbell sustained a broken collarbone. He kept the Raiders in the game Sunday, throwing for 417 yards and two pretty touchdowns. His yardage was third most in Raiders history, behind a 424-yard game by Jeff Hostetler in 1993 and 419 by Cotton Davidson in 1964.

The first was a 3-yard touch pass that Palmer placed over Darrius Heyward-Bey's shoulder to go up 7-0 in the first quarter. And the other was a 22-yard strike to Kevin Boss that brought the Raiders back to within 31-26 in the fourth quarter.

He also threw a perfect 78-yard bomb to Denarius Moore early in the third quarter, but Oakland had to settle for a field goal, as it did four times Sunday.

"We have a lot of things to figure out how to get more touchdowns," Palmer said. "Because when it comes down to it, when you're playing a team that is hot on offense like they are, field goals don't get it done. You have to get seven when you get down there."

The Raiders missed a chance at another field goal with 11 seconds left in the first half when Palmer threw an ill-advised six-yard pass to Louis Murphy in the middle of the field at the 32, and the clock ran out.

Carson Palmer was asked after the Raiders' season-ending loss Sunday whether the midseason trade for him - at the cost of a first-round pick and a second-rounder - was a failure.

"It was this year," he said. "It didn't work out for us this year. I always feel like when you don't win, the quarterback can always play better, and I can definitely play better. It stinks to sit here and say next year, what are we going to do next year.

"We'll get back together, look at film, find ways to get better, find a way to get to the playoffs next year."

Palmer was brought in from semi-retirement, holding out from the Bengals, at midseason after starter Jason Campbell sustained a broken collarbone. He kept the Raiders in the game Sunday, throwing for 417 yards and two pretty touchdowns. His yardage was third most in Raiders history, behind a 424-yard game by Jeff Hostetler in 1993 and 419 by Cotton Davidson in 1964.

The first was a 3-yard touch pass that Palmer placed over Darrius Heyward-Bey's shoulder to go up 7-0 in the first quarter. And the other was a 22-yard strike to Kevin Boss that brought the Raiders back to within 31-26 in the fourth quarter.

He also threw a perfect 78-yard bomb to Denarius Moore early in the third quarter, but Oakland had to settle for a field goal, as it did four times Sunday.

"We have a lot of things to figure out how to get more touchdowns," Palmer said. "Because when it comes down to it, when you're playing a team that is hot on offense like they are, field goals don't get it done. You have to get seven when you get down there."

The Raiders missed a chance at another field goal with 11 seconds left in the first half when Palmer threw an ill-advised six-yard pass to Louis Murphy in the middle of the field at the 32, and the clock ran out.

Carson Palmer was asked after the Raiders' season-ending loss Sunday whether the midseason trade for him - at the cost of a first-round pick and a second-rounder - was a failure.

"It was this year," he said. "It didn't work out for us this year. I always feel like when you don't win, the quarterback can always play better, and I can definitely play better. It stinks to sit here and say next year, what are we going to do next year.

"We'll get back together, look at film, find ways to get better, find a way to get to the playoffs next year."

Palmer was brought in from semi-retirement, holding out from the Bengals, at midseason after starter Jason Campbell sustained a broken collarbone. He kept the Raiders in the game Sunday, throwing for 417 yards and two pretty touchdowns. His yardage was third most in Raiders history, behind a 424-yard game by Jeff Hostetler in 1993 and 419 by Cotton Davidson in 1964.

The first was a 3-yard touch pass that Palmer placed over Darrius Heyward-Bey's shoulder to go up 7-0 in the first quarter. And the other was a 22-yard strike to Kevin Boss that brought the Raiders back to within 31-26 in the fourth quarter.

He also threw a perfect 78-yard bomb to Denarius Moore early in the third quarter, but Oakland had to settle for a field goal, as it did four times Sunday.

"We have a lot of things to figure out how to get more touchdowns," Palmer said. "Because when it comes down to it, when you're playing a team that is hot on offense like they are, field goals don't get it done. You have to get seven when you get down there."

The Raiders missed a chance at another field goal with 11 seconds left in the first half when Palmer threw an ill-advised six-yard pass to Louis Murphy in the middle of the field at the 32, and the clock ran out.


BraveRaider
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Carson was good the last couple of games. Still needs to work on forcing the ball into bad situations resulting in interceptions, but overall he made the offense move. We are still not a very good redzone offense. But that may be play calling.



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