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.