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Old 06-20-2004   #2
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I found this part very interesting... while I had known of Palmer's previous teams, didn't know they played out like that.

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Palmer’s like almost every offensive coordinator in that he’s a target for criticism. Here’s the deal, and Patriots’ fans should know this: When he was hired to coach the Patriots, one of Bill Parcells’ first moves was to hire Palmer from the Oilers. Parcells wanted Palmer so desperately that the Oilers filed tampering charges. Not only did Palmer coach receivers, but he also helped tutor Drew Bledsoe. They are still very, very close. Palmer helped the Patriots reach the Super Bowl.

When Parcells left for the Jets, he offered Palmer a job, but he went to Jacksonville instead. While Palmer was the Jaguars’ offensive coordinator, they had one of the NFL’s most prolific offenses. He parlayed an outstanding job with the Jaguars into a head-coaching job with the Browns. He got the shaft after two seasons when he was back-stabbed and fired unfairly. Several teams wanted to hire Palmer, and the Texans got him. Last season, Mark, injuries to Carr and Domanick Davis affected the offense. More important, injuries on defense forced the offense to alter play calling and try to be more conservative to keep the defense off the field. The Texans ended the season with more players on injured reserve than any team in the league. Palmer didn’t get stupid all of a sudden. When his players are healthy and more of a unit because of experience, you’ll see them become more consistent and productive.
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