With Palmer just getting acquainted to Oakland and having barely brushed the surface of the playbook, the Raider's coaching staff had no intentions of playing the quarterback in Week 7. But when Kyle Boller threw three first half interceptions there was really no other option.
Palmer's performance wasn't exactly notable, throwing three interceptions of his own and finishing with a passer rating of 17.3. With just three practices under his belt with his new team and having not played in over a year, it's whats to be expected.
Oakland has a bye in Week 8 and this is just what the doctor ordered for Palmer and the Raiders. One week probably won't be enough for Palmer to shake all the rust off but it will definitely help