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Time To Cut Ties With Carson Palmer

Carson Palmer doesn’t want to be an Oakland Raider. That is beyond obvious. He’s unwilling to take a pay cut even though said cut is reported to still keep him in the eight figure club. He’s also said to be more interested in being a backup for a contender instead of a starter for a non-playoff team.

Whatever the situation Palmer’s time in Oakland is over. Reggie McKenzie should just sever ties and move on.

To be sure cutting Palmer still keeps the Raiders in a lurch as his departure will count for more than $9-million in dead money. But if this is about rebuilding then you can’t have a foundation filled with quicksand and one could argue even if Palmer were playing for Oakland next season his salary is dead money anyway.

Since arriving in Oakland the Raiders have gotten worse under Palmer. His record as a starter for the Silver and Black is just 8-16. Not entirely his fault but not at all worth the heavy price paid.

And for those of you quick to throw out his stats from last season let me remind you of Atlanta, Tampa Bay and Cleveland to name a few instances in which CP3 wet the bed in the clutch. Hardly the stuff franchise QBs are made of.

Palmer whined his way out of Cincinnati and now’s pouting to push out of Oakland. We should have seen this coming and McKenzie might as well do the deed now. The Raiders are going nowhere with Palmer so holding onto him makes about as much sense as trading for Matt Flynn

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  • Tim Martindale

    If what is being said is true let his ass walk he has no belief in the team or himself

  • Robert Ruelas

    I laugh every time Pryor is brought up. If he was anywhere near ready to start then Palmer would’ve been cut a long time ago and we wouldn’t be shopping for Flynn or considering Smith

  • Daniel A Martinez

    Palmer should go, but TP6 isn’t ready. The Raiders would have start him if he was. We either pick up a journeyman QB to compete with Pryor, or we bite the bullet and bring Palmer back.

  • Kent Rice

    let Carson go. All we could possibly achieve w/ him is the upper echelon of mediocrity

  • disqus_ZdvLvZMWRb

    Palmer is still our best option at QB. Period. Best chance at playoffs with Palmer. It’s coaching and Defense that lost most of those games, even with a few QB mistakes. He is not the future but definitely can do few seasons.

  • kenny p.

    Go After Colt McCoy from Cleveland screw Matt Flynn what the hell is RM doing instead of the Raiders West Coast Packers Stop It Cleveland did McCoy wrong playing him while suffering from a concussion I think he is better than Kolb or Flynn I like to see him wear #12 instead of Geno Smith!!!