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Palmer ready to improve Raiders

With time to master the playbook, he'll show why Oakland was so eager to get him

Originally Published: November 4, 2011
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

This is not meant to slight Jason Campbell. He had Oakland well on its way to a 4-2 record when two Cleveland Browns converged on him and his collarbone snapped. Were it not for Campbell's solid play and leadership through the first six weeks of the season, the Raiders would not be sitting at 4-3 and heading into Week 9 tied with San Diego and Kansas City atop the AFC West standings.

But Carson Palmer makes the Raiders better.

That is why coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator ...

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