|Carson Palmer confident in Jacoby Ford -- Wed Aug 15 10:50 pm --|
Despite WR's multiple drops in preseason opener
|Jacoby Ford provided an example of how not to handle a golden opportunity on Monday night. With Denarius Moore sidelined, Ford slid into the starting lineup in the Oakland Raiders' preseason opener. Carson Palmer targeted Ford three times. The result was an interception and two egregious drops. He also muffed a punt, and Palmer could be seen pulling Ford aside on the sideline. "I was excited to get back out there and I just want to go out and just perform better for the team," Ford said Wednesday. "I didn't perform at all the way that I wanted to, but that's preseason. So whenever it comes to the regular game, we'll be ready."His back-to-back drops in the game's second series would be enough to put some receivers in their quarterback's dog house. But Carson Palmer remains confident in his teammate. "It's nothing that needs to be talked about," Palmer said. "I have complete faith in him... I told him right after it happened I'm coming right back at you to give you another chance." (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: Ford's shown flashes of brilliance several times during his 24-game NFL career. The 25-year-old speedster has three 100-plus receiving yard games and four special teams touchdowns, but his consistency is something that'll need to improve if he is to become a reliable fantasy option.