“He’s Licking His Chops”

November 1st, 2012

Former Bucs QB Shaun King weighs in on Carson Palmer, who surely will let his speedy Raiders wideouts test the likes of E.J. Biggers and Leonard Johnson.

Shaun King, one of three quarterbacks to lead the Bucs to the NFC title game, says there’s drool falling off the chin of veteran Raiders QB Carson Palmer.

King, however, is hopeful the Bucs pass rush can disrupt Palmer enough to prevent the Raiders from putting up video-game numbers Sunday.

“He’s licking his chops,” King said of Palmer on WDAE-AM 620 this morning. “And right now, when you look at our won-loss record and defensively what we’ve been able to do, if we play a team that has an average or below quarterback, then we generally have done really well. When we’ve played guys that have above-average quarterbacks, then we’ve had a lot of difficulty.

“Up to this point [the Raiders] haven’t been real effective running the ball and they don’t have a great offensive line, so we should be able to get enough pressure on Carson where he just doesn’t kill us.”

The Raiders offense is a strange brew, so Joe is confident nobody can know what to expect Sunday. Oakland’s new offensive coordinator has come under heavy fire, and the Raiders seem to changeup their attack regularly. They’ve already scaled back using their new-for-2012 zone blocking schemes, and Palmer has run a load of no-huddle in some games and not much in others.

Perhaps the most consistent element has been Palmer himself. He ranks in the NFL’s top tier in numerous statistical categories and his speedy receiving corps is healthy.

This game is no cake-walk. It still troubles Joe that the Falcons needed a late 55-yard field goal and turnover to beat the Raiders earlier this season in Atlanta.

21 Responses to ““He’s Licking His Chops””

  1. holymoly Says:

    Licking his chops,huh ? Shaun enjoys hearing himself talk at times I believe . Personally , I think palmer will be spending alot of time watching Hamster running and V-Jack and Mr . Williams catching TD’s . seymour is old and slow and even with Carl out the Bucs will run the ball and control the clock .

  2. Vic Says:

    Leonard Johnson may not be up to what’s coming his way Sunday. #justtooslow

  3. raphael Says:

    Carson Palmer should start to practice falling down today….cause he will be on the ground alot Sunday ! loling @ King

  4. Pete Dutcher Says:

    I believe Carson Palmer is just on the wrong team. I bet on a team like the Cowboys or Jets, he would excel again.

  5. Jbyrd Says:

    Joe love your site but I wish you would stop with the one of three quarterbacks crap….he didn’t lead anyone anywhere. He was the weakest link on the team.

  6. Andrew Says:

    bs. Carson Palmer is a washed up, has been. Ive seen there games and he is main person at fault for their problems.

  7. Brad Says:

    Shaun King said Freeman needed a sports psychologist and that the team had already started tuning Schiano out. Why is 620 giving him the time of day and why are you reporting his crap Joe!

  8. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @Brad – First, perhaps Freeman did consult with a sports psychologist. You or Joe don’t know. Second, King never said the team already had started tuning Schiano out. What King said was the same thing Dave Moore, Derrick Brooks and others have said, that winning is critical to a hard driving coach not losing the locker room. King expressed concern that the Bucs would be close to that point without more wins soon.

    As for King, his playing career and diverse broadcasting career make him an interesting quote. Joe will always share what Joe finds interesting.

  9. Joe Says:

    Jbyrd:

    Joe love your site but I wish you would stop with the one of three quarterbacks crap….he didn’t lead anyone anywhere. He was the weakest link on the team.

    First, it is factually accurate.

    Second, yes, Shaun King was the Bucs quarterback who came within a whisker of getting the Bucs to a Super Bowl. Quarterbacks lead. To suggest otherwise goes against the very tenants of every two-bit coach or player that stepped on a football field.

    Funny, King threw for seven touchdowns in six games the year he led the Bucs to the NFC championship, that’s a tad more than one a game, mathematically, a hair better than Doug Williams in 1979 (18 TDs in 16 games). Joe has yet to read one word of people b!tching about including Doug Williams in his “three quarterbacks to lead the Bucs to an NFC title game.”

    Strange, huh?

  10. bucobruce Says:

    Joe,
    People need to understand most of the time your just telling us what was said by whom ever not what you truly believe.Dont shoot the messanger.
    Palmer will get laid out sunday and withe extra rest the offence will still be clicking.

  11. Joe Says:

    bucobruce:

    People need to understand most of the time your just telling us what was said by whom ever not what you truly believe.Dont shoot the messanger.

    :)

  12. bucobruce Says:

    Palmer will not be licking his chops he will be licking the Buc balls when they hit him in the mouth.

  13. OAR Says:

    “As for King, his playing career and diverse broadcasting career make him an interesting quote.”
    Joe
    I’ll give you his ‘broadcasting career’ as an excuse, but his ‘playing career’? That is too funny!!! The man only played one full season and only averaged 3 games a yr for the other 5 years of his NFL playing career. He couldn’t cut it with the Arena league 1-5 before his release and couldn’t even make the roster of the Canadian Hamilton Tiger-cats.

  14. Steve From Oregon Says:

    Joe…..The Raider game against the Falcons was by far the best game that they have played and the worst the Falcons had played. I have watched every game of the Raiders, they have not looked good/complete in any of their wins.

    No game is a given in this league, but one thing that we have shown is the ability to beat the teams that we “should”. I truly believe that we are superior to the Raiders, talent and coaching wise. This is a game that I believe we should win and will by forcing Carson into turnovers.

    I also think the offensive trend continues with Josh throwing it around and simply outscoring the Raiders.

  15. ksneil2000 Says:

    Carson Palmer is trash. Carson Palmer pre-knee injury would have been. The guy puts up big stats because they’re playing catchup every game because they’re always losing. And a lot that being because of his play, he’s prone to pick 6′s all the time, our ball hawking DB’s should be licking their chops on jumping his routes.

  16. Justin Says:

    Joe,

    Cut out the “one of three QBs to lead.” The guy led nothing and any point in his Bucs career.

  17. dp4life22 Says:

    Palmer is not an above average QB maybe one year 4 yrs ago he had a great season. He always throws a pick at crucial times (you can hear his coaches in cincy say it on hardknocks) check raider games this year he has done the same.. If they are so great why arent they 500% team.
    Bucs have chance they gotta play like thursday cause crowd/trip/and raiders are there to play as well. sorry shuan but your evaluation of great QB is off, actually you have gotten farther than him so guess you were a great one aswell

  18. Joe Says:

    Justin:

    Cut out the “one of three QBs to lead.” The guy led nothing and any point in his Bucs career.

    Nope. King led the Bucs. It’s a fact. Joe’s sorry that this disturbs you so much.

    Quarterbacks lead teams. Therefore, King led the Bucs to the NFC championship. Get used to it. History doesn’t change.

  19. SteveK Says:

    Shaun King couldn’t even stock Kurt Warner’s groceries (His hands are too small and he always fumbles).

    “Dented cans are half price… Microsoft went down 3 points.”

  20. SteveK Says:

    Joe Says:

    November 1st, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    Justin:

    Cut out the “one of three QBs to lead.” The guy led nothing and any point in his Bucs career.

    Nope. King led the Bucs. It’s a fact. Joe’s sorry that this disturbs you so much.

    Quarterbacks lead teams. Therefore, King led the Bucs to the NFC championship. Get used to it. History doesn’t change.

    Joe,

    King threw 2 INT’s, the Bucs had 12 1st downs, the Bucs lost 3 fumbles, and we only lost 11-6 @ “The Greatest Show on Turf”.

    Should read: “Shaun King, sole reason why Dungy doesn’t have a ring with the Bucs.”

  21. CanadianBucsFan Says:

    Prediction: Bowers gets his first sack of the year on a third down and forces Palmer to fumble.

 
 

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