I'm not shocked at all, except at how much the Raiders gave up for a QB with spaghetti holding his elbow together. Two first round picks! That's ridiculous!Wow...I am shocked the Bengals parted with him and I feel bad for Jason Campbell, who was actually having a pretty good year.
Eh...David Garrard was out there, still unsigned. Kyle Orton could have been had for much less. This smells like a personnel guy wanting a specific guy, and willing to pay the cost no matter what. In other words, a Dan Snyder move.don't forget the Raiders have traded away most of their other picks as well. seems like a move borne of desperation.
Baltimore is definitely clearly ahead of the pack, including the Raiders.They gave up too much obvioulsy. But the Raiders must really believe they can make a run this year. And why not? In the AFC, who ya got?
Pats - horrible defense. And what wins in the playoffs?
Bills - Pats-lite
Jets - ugh, no.
Chargers - see: Turner, Norv
Texans - they've NEVER made the playoffs, can we really expect them to make the SB?
Pitt - interesting idea, but they have looked REALLY bad this year
Bmore - maybe.
So, why not the Raiders? If they think Palmer can continue their momentum, and they can make a deep run, why not?
I happen to disagree with them, for the record. Lanky is right, Palmer was done three years ago. But Hue Jackson was a coach in Cincy when Palmer was good, so maybe he thinks he knows something the rest of us don't. Who knows, really.
Right now, sure. But do you really want to bet on Flacco in the playoffs?Baltimore is definitely clearly ahead of the pack, including the Raiders.