The Grant Napear show today featured a combination of both 49’er and Raider fans that showed that they will stand by their team no matter what. Both teams are doing well with the 49’ers standing on top of the NFC West, and Oakland sitting at number 2 in the AFC West. Fans on today’s show voiced their concerns as well as what their teams are doing well.
Hue Jackson head coach of the Oakland Raiders joins the show to talk about last week’s matchup vs. the Kansas City Chiefs where they fell 28 to 0. Coach Jackson shared his thoughts on the game saying, “We don’t like losing.” Turning the ball over 6 times will never get it done. QB Carson Palmer made his Oakland debut last week, and to say the least it was nothing but a bad performance. Coach Jackson when asked what the positives on his QB’s performance were he said, just getting him on the field was a big step. He went on to say, I really was not expecting much from Palmer. I knew it could have gone really well or really badly. With the Raiders having a bye week this week coach Jackson said that the most important thing for his team to do is stay in shape. After last week, we need to come back after the bye, stronger. Oakland looking forward is going to stay positive but not only do they have issues with QB slot, but also with penalties. Coach went on to expand on his thoughts on his teams numerous penalties saying, “I’m very frustrated.” He went on to say that he feels that a lot of them were frustration penalties. He feels that the team will stay focused on the goal and that is to win.
Next Brian Baldinger with the NFL Network joins the show to talk NFL as we move into week 8 of the regular season. Baldinger expanding on the Palmer topic said, Palmer is in an impossible situation right now. He was rusty as hell; his arm is slow, his arm is slow, he is just out of shape. With any player coming into a new system as Palmer is, it is going to take some time to get used to the team. In Palmer’s case he has been out of the game for so long that it might take him past even December until he is totally on the same page with his new team. Baldinger feels that in two weeks when Oakland goes up against the Broncos Palmer will have no margin for error.