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After a tumultuous 2011 season, Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer is excited to be back with the Raiders and looking forward to working during training camp. With a full offseason thus far, Palmer is optimistic about the upcoming season.
“Can’t wait for camp,” Palmer said after mini-camp. “We got a lot of good work in, and you never know what to expect as you’re coming out of this last mini-camp, after the OTAs and off-season workouts. I can’t speak for everybody, but I’m definitely pleasantly surprised with where we are. We got a lot done. We put in a lot. We executed very well. There weren’t a lot of middle mistakes. There were some young guys and rookie guys that need to catch up. But for a new offense, a new system, really a new regime, we’re in a good place with this time we have coming off to get ready for training camp.”
Palmer had a whirlwind 2011 season. After threatening to retire from the Cincinnati Bengals, Palmer was traded to Oakland. He has forced into playing almost immediately because of poor quarterback play. He ended the season starting nine games, completing almost 61 percent of his passes for 2,753 yards, 13 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, leading the Raiders to a 4-5 record as a starter. Even with learning a new offense, Palmer is more comfortable this year.</p>
“Very comfortable, considering we just put it in, in six weeks, but I still have a long way to go,” Palmer said. “I have a lot of work to do this next couple of weeks before camp. I have a lot of preparation to do before training camp. But I’m very comfortable with what our mindset’s going to be and what’s expected of our offense and what’s expected of different positions, obviously including mine – but just very, very excited about the future and this upcoming year.”</p>
Now Palmer has a full offseason to prepare as the starter. He has been present and working throughout the Raiders organized team activities to learn the system and build chemistry with his teammates. The 10 year veteran has also taken on more of a leadership role for the Raiders.</p>
“He’s been an outstanding leader,” head coach Dennis Allen said of Palmer. “He’s taken to the new system, has a good command of what we’re asking him to do. He’s coaching the young guys. You couldn’t ask for anything better than what we’re getting out of Carson right now.”</p>
The more prepared Palmer becomes through training camp and into the regular season, the better the Raiders will perform. The <a href="http://www.bet365sportsbookonline.com/football">NFL</a> is a quarterback driven league and Palmer is working back to a top tier level. With an arsenal of weapons at his disposal, Palmer has a chance to have a big 2012 season.</p>
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