OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 23: Cornerback Brandon Flowers #24 of the Kansas City Chiefs returns an interception for a touchdown against quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders in the fourth quarter on October 23, 2011 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Chiefs won 28-0. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
After the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Todd Haley said that when people are talking about the great corners in this league they need to be talking about Brandon Flowers, who had two interceptions -- one of which went for six -- on Sunday.
Flowers joined Mike Florio on Pro Football Talk Live on Monday and talked about Carson Palmer -- Flowers thought he was going to start the game -- and Darren McFadden -- he wasn't complaining when he left with an injury.
On Palmer, Flowers said he did think the former Bengals QB was going to start the game.
"I actually did think he was going to start the game," Flowers said, "just because he had been with Hue [Jackson] for a little second in Cincinnati. I thought the Raiders were going to try and get a spark with their star quarterback being out but our coaching staff did a great job of preparing for us for whichever quarterback played, and it showed on the field."
Six interceptions? Yeah, I'd say it showed.
Flowers went onto say that, whenever Palmer gets his feet under him in Oakland, he expects him to start playing at a high level.
"Carson Palmer's a great player and always has been a great player in this league," Flowers said. "We just wanted to give him different looks because he hasn't been in a game situation for a year so we wanted to give him different looks to confuse him out there but I have no doubt of knowing that when he gets himself up to speed, and his timing down with the Raiders receivers this bye week, he'll go back to the old Carson Palmer and continue being a great quarterback in this league."
And on the topic of players who we thought were going to make an impact that didn't, Flowers said he wasn't complaining when Darren McFadden left the game with an injury because they were expecting a heavy dose of him on Sunday.
"To be honest," Flowers said, "I didn't know what happened to him. I just noticed he wasn't coming back into the game and I didn't even see when he got hurt. But I wasn't complaining he was out of the game. It made the Raiders one-dimensional, we went up and that's a great thing for DBs when you know they have to throw the ball all the time."
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