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On the second day of the 2012 Oakland Raiders training camp, quarterback Carson Palmer is adapting well to the demands of the new offensive system that includes the ability to move inside and outside of the pocket to deliver throws. The benefit of a full offseason is showing what he is capable of this season.
“I think he’s doing exceptional,” Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said. “I think he’s got full command of the offense and I think he’s done a nice job of running it. You can’t win in this league on a consistent basis without a quarterback and we feel good about the one we’ve got.”
Until the pads go on tomorrow, the defense is at a disadvantage. However, some players were able to stand out. Cornerback DeMarcus Van **** put together his second straight solid practice with more pass break-ups. The offseason work he has done is showing in his development. Safety Mike Mitchell intercepted a Carson Palmer pass and returned it for a touchdown, while rookie linebacker Miles Bur...
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Owner Mark Davis and general manager Reggie McKenzie were in Napa, Calif. to watch the first practice under new head coach Dennis Allen. The new era of Raiders football got underway on a beautiful sunny day in wine country and finished on a positive note for the defense when rookie defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi picked off a Terrelle Pryor screen pass...
Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer lofted a tight spiral deep down the right sideline and appeared to have an easy completion to Darrius Heyward-Bey before cornerback DeMarcus Van **** came in to break up the pass and knock the receiver to the ground.
A day earlier, Van **** spent much of the morning jamming receivers at the line of scrimmage.
It's all part of Van ****'s...
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The Oakland Raiders have wrapped up their first 3 days of practice in preparation for the 2012 season at their training camp facility in beautiful Napa Valley. Two days of padless practices followed by a day of full pads and full contact. These players haven’t strapped on their pads in months, so you can imagine [...]
A few days into training camp and the Oakland Raiders' new coach and the team's veteran quarterback are reading from the same script.
"Absolutely," quarterback Carson Palmer said.
"Absolutely," Raiders coach Dennis Allen responded a few minutes and feet away.
The line that preceded the identical refrains was straightforward: Is Carson Palmer -- who...
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Running back Darren McFadden has opened training camp the way he looked in offseason workouts, showing the speed and ability that has made him one of the NFL&...
For the first time since week 17 against the San Diego Chargers, the Oakland Raiders put on the pads today at training camp. With the contact practice, the Raiders' defensive line was able to show their depth and ability to rush the quarterback.
Rookie defensive end Jack Crawford, who the Raiders drafted in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, showed his ability to disrupt...
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Comments on the Oakland Raiders by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
OAKLAND RAIDERS (23, TIE)
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 17): It will be interesting to see what Carson Palmer can do over whole season in Oakland.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 19): Carson Palmer had offseason to learn about offense and teammates, knowing, of course, he can always hand off to...
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