Palmer will work extra with receivers during the bye

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Oakland’s biggest two weeks of the season may come without any games being played.  Carson Palmer is about to take a crash course in the Raiders offense.

The team will practice the next two days during the bye week, and then Palmer will work separately with his receivers away from the coaching staff.

“Yeah, I think that’s more important than going home,” Jacoby Ford told CSNBayArea.com. “Everybody wants to go home, but you definitely want to get this thing right with Carson.”

Palmer said he hopes to get his timing and rhythm going with the young wideouts during the break. It clearly wasn’t there in Palmer’s first regular season showing.  All of receivers said they were staying in town to work with Palmer.

Of course, none of the receivers mean as much to the team as Darren McFadden. Oakland’s bye week gives McFadden a chance to recover from the foot sprain he suffered against Kansas City.

39 responses to “Palmer will work extra with receivers during the bye

  1. Denarius Moore could be a very good one for Oakland.

    Palmer’s problems in Cincinnati started when he lost his chemistry with all new young receivers coming into the fold. Shipley, Simpson, Gresham and company are all talented, but not experienced yet. He’ll have to be patient with young guys in Oakland. But the running game will certainly help.

  2. Go ahead and mock the Raiders, but this move shows some real dedication by the Raiders receivers. They want to help Palmer learn, they want to learn themselves. They want to get him the habit of his cadence, his style, etc. True professional move to stick it out instead of going home and relaxing.

  3. I was hoping to hear this news… Whats more, great to hear the WRs see the importance of getting reps in with Palmer…

    I love that going into the season everyone spoke about ‘Oakland doesnt have a true No.1 receiver’. Now all these young guys are looking better and better. Who cares about a No.1 if any of them can step in and play big… WR is definitely not a position of need anytime soon for the Raiders!!

  4. i think my chargers are going to get spanked by the raiders both games this year. I guess we will have to get use to the view from the bottom once again.

  5. lets right the ship and win the next 5 games
    Denver
    @SD thursaday night
    @Min
    Chi
    @Mia
    9-3 going into GB would be nice Then finish
    Det
    KC
    SD
    Im hoping and expecting 11-5

  6. dumbolt says: Oct 25, 2011 11:59 AM

    i think my chargers are going to get spanked by the raiders both games this year. I guess we will have to get use to the view from the bottom once again.
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    lol, that’s friggin beautiful.

  7. Excellent. Time for my waiver wire pickups (Carson Palmer and Darrius Heyward-Bey) to finally work in my favor!

  8. What a joke it is to still see people actually believe Carson Palmer is worth a damn. Raiders SUCK!

  9. Get ready to watch Carson Palmer and the Raiders WRs show Tim Tebow how to run an Offense in the NFL on their home field after the bye-week. Al Davis would surely enjoy this game too…

    AL RIP

  10. That is definitely something to be commended by both Carson and the Raiders wideouts…I know from having friends in the league that players often have their bye week circled on their calendars during training camp and plan a mini-vacation during that time to get away from football and relax…The fact that these players would cancel those plans to help the overall improvement of the team is a good sign for Raiders fans and a good sign for the future of this team….It looks like they are taking steps in the right direction, dare we say AFC West champion Oakland Raiders???

  11. It’s good to see. This past week’s debacle not withstanding the Raiders are headed in the right direction under the guidance of Hue Jackson.

    It will probably take 10 wins to get the Raiders to the playoffs which means going 6-3 down the stretch.

    As we saw with the KC game- you don’t show up (and have awful QB play) you will get ripped.

    But other than the game at Green Bay the schedule isn’t brutal for the Raiders.

  12. 11-5 u guys are some supreme optimist. Look the raiders have plenty of talent to win the division but when u commit as many personal fouls as they do its impossible to do so. Beyond that iwith no draft picks next year you guys might be the worst team in football in 2014- and beyond. Go chiefs I like our chances to win the division not only this year but for years to come.

  13. Raider nation looks desperate…..ITS CARSON PALMER…..you all said the same thing about JaMarcuss at one time, give it a break!

  14. Kyle Boller looked worse than Carson Palmer despite the fact that Palmer has only seen the playbook for 3 or 4 days.
    If a cheif fan had been promoted to starting QB for the Raiders vs the chefs, he/she might throw 3 ints & generally play AWFUL in order to help the chefs win…thus looking Like Kyle Boller on Sunday.
    I’m sure he had fun watching the film yesterday, now GO GET YOUR SHINEBOX, BOLLER.

    Oh, & it might be appropriate for you to also “Kick Rock”, Kyle. Jus’ sayin’.

  15. @paulbrownsrevenge – I have to disagree with your point about the young receivers on the Bengals being a problem for Carson – his best two games last year were when the TOcho show was canceled and Simpson, Caldwell and Shipley were at the top of the team’s chart – just ask the Chargers. Be it the injuries or frayed relations with the likes of Ocho ultimately the dropoff in Carson’s play was on Carson. Hope he gives the young wideouts for the Raiders a fairer chance than he did the Cincy kids.

    -QG

  16. Carson Palmer is fine guys, just put on a red and white jersey and he will throw it right to you.

  17. A first round pick, a conditional pick and $15 million for a 32-year-old QB with a gimpy elbow who throws three INTs and a pick six in less than one half of football. It’s the Raider way.

    I forgot, did the Raiders draw more flags or throw more INTs on Sunday?

  18. Carson Palmer = Quitter.

    So let me get this right; dude tells Mike Brown he’ll be traded or retire; because he was tired of the “disfunctional” Bengals organisation……… and then joins the Raiders LOL.

    Talk about jumping out of the frying pan into the fire……….

  19. Palmer’s bye and off weeks already occurred prior to him signing with the Raiders. I am sure he will use this time to study the playbook. DHB was seen on the sideline befriending Palmer, and hopefully talking game strategy. If DHB keeps up the work pace he is currently at, he definitely will become Palmer’s number one.

  20. They are going to put in a little work during their bye week? Really? From the looks of things last Sunday, I would have thought they would just go ahead and take both weeks off, and maybe even go into hiding for the rest of the season, like the Colts have.

  21. humb0lt says:
    Oct 25, 2011 2:19 PM
    A first round pick, a conditional pick and $15 million for a 32-year-old QB with a gimpy elbow who throws three INTs and a pick six in less than one half of football. It’s the Raider way.

    I forgot, did the Raiders draw more flags or throw more INTs on Sunday?

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    And the Chargers were just the epitome of discipline….

  22. As a vikings fan Ive always envied a QB such as Carson Palmer, but does he still have the “drive” and “motivation” to still get it done. I believe Carson has been a bit overrated relative to what he’s accomplished. And I think it comes down to him being a lil lazy. And if lazy at 24 what will 31 bring?

  23. Is this the team that threw 6 interceptions last week across 2 QBs against a team that was previously outscored 150-77?

    Just checking.

  24. humb0lt says: Oct 25, 2011 2:19 PM

    I forgot, did the Raiders draw more flags or throw more INTs on Sunday?

    Rivers only had 2 picks, and the Chargers only had 13 penalties. Oakland had 6 picks and 14 penalties. However, the outcome was the same.

  25. This Oakland team is the best I’ve seen all year and finally are starting to walk talk and act like a team, the best part finally a coach who knows how to coach

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