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QB switches are generally bad news

But Carson Palmer and Raiders can look to Jeff Garcia's success for inspiration

Originally Published: October 21, 2011
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

The midseason quarterback change is rarely a good thing. Coaches don't voluntarily choose to switch starters midway through a season. It's a decision that usually is made for them. Either the starter gets hurt or he isn't playing well or he's Rex Grossman.

Think Mike Shanahan wanted to pivot to John Beck this week? Think again. That decision was forced on Shanahan by the fact that the quarterback he chose a couple of months ago proved that he actually isn't up for the job. Things ...

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