Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/21/12
For over a year, fans have been looking forward to Carson Palmer's return to Paul Brown Stadium as the Raiders face the Bengals. When it comes to the players though, they moved on from it all during the lockout. The focus this week isn't on why Palmer decided he wanted out after eight seasons -- even though during Wednesday's conference call the reason slanted a lot toward ownership -- but on which side will have an advantage. Will it be a quarterback who knows most of the personnel on this defense or does it lie with defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and assistant Hue Jackson? Zimmer has game planned for Palmer twice in the past as a defensive coordinator with the Cowboys and Falcons but Jackson knows Palmer the best. He recruited Palmer to Southern California and then was the driving force behind the trade from the Bengals to the Raiders last October. "He feels like he knows me, he knows Leon (Hall)," safety Chris Crocker said of the matchup. "He doesn't know the other guys ...
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