Newly-Hired Raiders Head Coach Dennis Allen: Carson Palmer "Absolutely" Week One Starter

Remember in the months between January and October here at Cincy Jungle, when you couldn't visit our site without getting some sort of Carson Palmer update? It has now been a full year since Palmer's trade demands and retirement threats became public (can you believe how time flies?), and he is now going into his second season with the Oakland Raiders.

It appears that Carson fled one perceived dysfunctional organization for another that has been in "rebuild mode" for the past decade. Because of the Raiders' late-season collapse, a total house cleaning has taken place in Oakland, including the firing of last year's head coach, and biggest advocate for Palmer, Hue Jackson.

With a new General Manager and new coaching staff, many close to the team have begun to wonder if Palmer's days in Oakland are numbered. New Raiders head coach, Dennis Allen weighed in on the situation.

According to www.profootballtalk.com, Allen proclaimed that Palmer will "absolutely be the Week One starter at quarterback for the Raiders". It's a wise decision for the time-being, seeing as how much they gave up for Palmer, as well as the fact that Jason Campbell will likely be leaving the squad and they have the unproven Terrelle Pryor on the roster.

When interviewed in Hawaii this week on NFL Network, Raiders Pro Bowl defensive tackle Richard Seymour said that he thought that Palmer and the Raiders will be much improved with the benefit of a full offseason together. We'll see if that's the case--it obviously couldn't hurt. However, despite all of the staff turnover in Oakland, it looks as if Bengals fans will still get to look forward to the 2012 game versus the Carson Palmer-led Raiders.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker