Regarding the Carson Palmer pickup, there are some rumblings that too much was given up in exchange for our new QB.
No one knows if the deal was good or not UNTIL it all plays out. IMHO, if the Raiders go to the big dance within the next couple of years, then the Palmer pickup was well worth what was given up. Hell, even if they make the playoffs the next couple of years, it was worth it!
Personally, I like the pickup! Even though he didn't do well in Cincinnati lately, I believe that he will do great here. He didn't want to be in Cincinnati.
Temper your expecations though, if he doesn't throw for 400+ yards and 3 passing TDs this week, don't throw him under the bus, he only had a few days to get used to the system.
Look at Gannon, people thought that he was washed up,and that's not the only Raiders QB that had this 'tag' of being a "has been". He could be another Gannon or Plunkett.
Hey, didn't the Mad Bomber sport the number 3?