Originally posted by Paul:
Originally posted by 49erRider:
He's asked to do too much. A lot of raider fans that I know are hating on Palmer (probably because they don't really know football and don't see it's not his fault). I think it's mostly because of the trade circumstances, which were downright stupid, but still.
I see that... certainly 3,100 pass yards with 18 touchdowns to just 12 picks.. on a horrible team. Let's see a new coach and a new QB next year? Who knows.
There aren't many teams on which a QB as good as even Tom Brady would fail, but the raiders are likely one of them. Their O-Line sucks, their defense lets them fall behind early, their run game is non-existent, their receivers are inexperienced, their offensive coordinator is awful, their coach is a defensive coordinator who has never been a head coach at any level, among other things. Add all that up and you have a QB trying to force things to happen in order to try to keep the team in the game. But what do raider fans see? "We aren't winning so it's Palmer's fault! I refuse to look at the situation and realize my entire team is garbage! The Niners suck! raaaaaiiiiiiiiddeeerrrrrs! Where's my beer? Is that my ankle bracelet going off? DAMN IT."
[ Edited by 49erRider on Nov 29, 2012 at 5:12 PM ]