Paul & Kate: Don't put loss on Palmer
Raiders reporters Paul Gutierrez and Kate Longworth talk about Carson Palmer's performance and Marcel Reece's potential.
Well me and let me see you at the coliseum. The Raiders lost eighteen and it went -- and I -- insider oddity. And we're gonna talk about what you guys are talking about Carson Palmer. Obviously -- three interceptions and seeing Nazis especially -- of them at the mean and that crucial fourth quarter when I just need to come back. However that guy and the fourth -- -- in franchise history with over four yards for a touchdown how would you assess his performance. It's it's one of those things where. Quarterbacks always get too much blame when things about it too much credit when things are going well and but when you look at that it. He if he doesn't do what he's doing in the fourth quarter the Raiders or even in that position for him to make those mistakes so to speak but. He threw the ball 61 times it's only one off the the franchise record -- and in few years back obviously threw the ball sixty times in Pittsburgh. They only ran the ball eleven times so. Ten they know exactly what the Raiders were gonna do that -- drop back in a missile on the fact that he was still able to have so much success. That's what well when he was able to do now when it's on the ball that many times odds aren't trying to catch up -- get picked off and and when he's getting picked off those two times down the stretch. It looked like and from talking people -- from that the receivers running wrong routes the meeting they were reading something that wasn't there. And the quarterback was throwing the ball where they were supposed to go so. -- -- it that he was the only kept them in the game he was the only got them back within striking distance but at the same time you kind of live by the sword you die by the -- -- gotta think that this weekend I'll be talking about how everything went down with the receivers on the same page if they weren't even with their quarterback. But let's also talk about sometimes do I mean I IA at that from what it's like that feeling. There's three of them -- three coming in on this one because he is. A powerful what it seems like he has the tools to succeed. Today you start getting elected Phoenix's and in the -- norm now the Raiders are pretty easy -- are some. I think so he's a guy that we've been talking about since the offseason he's in my opinion one of if not the most dynamic fullbacks in the NFL. -- converted wide receiver a former wide receiver in college so he knows he's got to do and it's just a moment when you against stats. He was targeted nine times and he caught eight passes get 95 yards receiving. If Darren McFadden is now for any amount of time then he's the guy I think he's gonna have to step up. Not necessarily running the ball just been a dual threat to come out of the backfield and line up wide right wide left wherever he needs to go. And and to be a dangerous threat that the linebackers have to account for so. I think with McFadden being down -- injured. -- -- he's become much more important pieces off. I got the offense because they did come alive if you will in the fourth quarter but let's talk about. City and especially that third quarter and a dad and they had their way out there are 21 nothing just in the third quarter alone Doug Martin. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yeah and into. That's isn't it -- are talking about the kind of confused as a lot of fans put in this pinning this loss Carson Palmer. -- think Carson Palmer gave up over 250. Plus yards rushing himself. That Martin had those three huge long runs up. 47 yards sixty plus seventy yards. And you know at some of those numbers of exactly -- -- really -- wasn't exactly but there are long long long runs and and a lot of times what he got past that first line of scrimmage he went untouched so that is is. Very surprising from a defense that had. Played really really well against the run late and then you see you kind of it reverts back to form. So yes that Martin put on a show for the ages he's been really striking just sitting in the NFL rushing record. For the Raiders perception I guess -- from their perspective it's a good -- he did not but he took over the game in and really neat thing about it was amazing at the Raiders were even. In -- position in this game at all. Anything about ANC let's beat up for grabs it got hurt you when you look at the team. Being that I. There's the chance -- yet. I think are so more power but of course I mean it's not about to -- and that and that means for the Raiders last season so the team obviously -- mean this isn't. -- deal breaker for the season and good and also got hurt so I'll will follow this story closely to see is our seed and Albert gotten up. I'll be joining you on sports that essentially tonight and we'll have an excellent Raiders cut up -- on I'm.