Cary Emondson-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
The Jacksonville Jaguars will be facing off against Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer, someone the team should be very familiar with.
With the Jacksonville Jaguars heading into Oakland on Sunday to take on the Raiders, they'll be facing an offense that has speed all over the place and a quarterback in Carson Palmer who has plenty of talent, especially if he can get into a rhythm.
Palmer has been a mixed bag since he was traded to the Raiders last season, but has still shown flashes of being that quarterback who can put down a 300-yard passing day with relative ease and look like that guy who many thought was a Top 10 quarterback a few seasons ago.
Luckily for the Jaguars, they should have a pretty good handle on how to read what Carson Palmer is doing and some of his tendencies, since offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski was a big part in developing Palmer during the majority of his NFL career.
As Levi Damien of SB Nation's Raiders blog Silver And Black Pride notes, the Jaguars offensive coordinator should know Palmer inside and out.
He was there through his growth as a rookie riding the bench, watching Jon Kitna as he waited his turn as the next big thing in Cincinnati. He was part of the decision to hand him Palmer the reins in his second season when he took the team to a 6-7 record in 13 games.
And Bratkowski crafted the offense around Palmer which he took to two Pro Bowls in 2005 and 2006 and throw for over 4000 yards in 2006 and 2007.
Bratkowski's final game on the Bengals' coaching staff was also Palmer's final game as a Bengal.