10.18: Raiders press conference -- Carson Palmer and Hue Jackson Pt. 1
Carson Palmer meets the media for the first time as an Oakland Raider.
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An. Unbelievable. 1213 hours letters and it was contracted it does sleep deprivation going through. But. Obviously we hear force would have reason. First take an opportunity to think so many people who. Hope. At this thing comes to conclusion. I think it was a report -- -- -- sometimes this is known that that's so -- -- does not funny. Mark Davis is the person that Spears did this whole thing we have such. A great team of people right now that we work through headed up by mark. And myself. And then. Mark but -- Tom going in and been truly. Those guys they made enemies in the last several hours as we were able to put together. When when I think is probably agree street football my. Obviously -- everybody knows that we needed to go out address our quarterback situation. The days ago with them continue to search look. Do everything -- Help this football team to become only can be at my job as coach and leader of this team so. What I set out to do is find the person that I would feel comfortable way. Coming in here. Open means this football team as we continue to move forward and give us the best team win. And -- very lucky economy back in my path and -- them I am very familiar -- being part. In order to do that. It took a lot of teamwork and to corporation from the Angels -- teamwork here but in this Raiders organization it is gone and again I think mark. Davis all he's done obviously there's been so many first for us you know says the losing coach Davis go for the first game in Houston. We've lately get that done and missed out -- one game. Our first game here last week you know after. Losing coach in winning that game from -- and to you know. -- which direction it. And and have an -- coming here and get the second player we've acquired since he's been. There currently suffers. And now Carson Palmer obviously -- you know people more significant -- occurred because the quarterback. There's no question about that in Hitler was miserable looking in my opinion is gonna be someone that can help us in our goal. Which is when He came in in that element -- mentioned winning. I told the team to the organization much doubt that to -- To make sure that we did. Today so. We obviously talked a cart world but -- about our future where we had it well with trying to go. And it. They're very you're okay big Dallas. Pitcher they believe -- -- -- for the chronicle I'm Carson start our summer. That He -- start of forever if the government tell you that right now you know middle of the bettered that. Okay you do it -- you guys Stroud and I don't let that out of the -- yet. But. You get you got to be ready for anything for me I think you know that we'll see as we continue to move two -- that -- well. -- to all of not a 57 the game Carson some fans maybe a little bit worried that because of -- you have in Cincinnati in saying you're willing to retire. How much of your heart is still in this and then when you see the Raiders pay a high price do you feel sort of a responsibility to let them know they made the right decision. And. I was telling somebody. Just a little while ago went to bed last night at 1030. A retired football player got a text messages for an and was told to get on the -- Oakland. So it's it's been a whirlwind. And I understand what's expected of me. Play in this league three years and knowing what it's about you know playing quarterbacks about this -- it's about winning in. I want to comment can contribute and do everything I can do it. Whatever can help this team. Hendry will -- with Comcast sports net Bay Area congratulations Carson. Question for you and coach. How do you get your mindset back to playing football when you were convinced you are ready to retire. And coach did you hesitate. At all with the price tag. How long did you have to think and with this that's been a move prior to. Jason Campbell being injured. It. My my mind has been in football it's been a typical six weeks. You know football -- -- -- -- It's what I've been doing since I was 5567. Years old and I've followed the game -- worked out. Continue to stay focused on football and and keep my mind in football so I haven't been away from the game -- played it for six weeks. Compared comparatively speaking to guys who have gone on to comfort. The -- and we're gonna miss you know which is Jason did so many good things here just on this football team but also in the community and then you take account bowler. And what He did just this past week of helping this team get a win. And that's what they are those guys are pros and I'm really glad to have had opportunity to. You know work with Jason -- -- Jason did and -- He led this team will miss and we wish them a very speedy recovery and hope He gets back in the building soon. Obviously -- got to go to work tomorrow. You know He He got some work to do. But as far as the draft picks what we had to give up to get this young man I never hesitated because again I know exactly what I'm getting. You know when you go back I think you guys know my history with Carson I was I recruited and -- Carson in college. And was -- in Cincinnati at the -- so I have. A long standing history with him and I know what would put known -- for both teams I went to mark and Amy and said hey look this is the person. But I think that we need to act in order to get to where I wanna take this organization. Being that Jason is not here obviously you said what without it would this have happened is Jason that have been here probably not. Yeah I mean no question I mean we were moving had a pretty good pace were for two football team and now we're getting better but. You know I guess it was unfortunate that happened but then you have to respond in again I go back to the commitment from the organization. The commitment from mark to commit commitment to our players that my job is to do everything I can't make sure I'm put us in the best situation to win. And that's what I'm always gonna do it.