Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/19/12

CINCINNATI - JANUARY 9: Quarterback Carson Palmer #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks down at his helmet late in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium on January 9, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
1. Assessing the Carson Palmer trade fallout On the surface, there's not really much reason to expect Carson Palmer to be any better in Oakland than Jason Campbell was before suffering a broken collarbone Sunday. Be it because of a 2008 elbow ligament injury, a 2010 shoulder issue or something unrelated to injury, the 2010 version of Palmer simply didn't look like the top-notch quarterback he was in 2005 or 2006. While Campbell's hit-or-miss play this year was far from ideal - his YPA bounced from 4.8, to 9.8, to 5.8, to 8.8, to 5.4 in the first five weeks - it's similarly concerning how Palmer's per-game YPA ranged anywhere from 3.6 to 12.8 last year, falling to 5.8 or less in six games, with only five above 7.0. Below the surface, there might be reason to expect Palmer to improve from his 2010 season. Not only does he exchange Chad Ochocinco, Terrell Owens and Cedric Benson for Jacoby Ford, Darrius Heyward-Bey (or Denarius Moore, if you prefer) and Darren McFadden - the latter...
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