Palmer can’t wait to see Taiwan Jones run
Taiwan Jones was the fastest man at the 2011 NFL Combine, running a 4.33 40, but it’s taken a while for the running back to get his shot with the Raiders. It may come Sunday, what with injuries to starter Darren McFadden and No. 2 back Mike Goodson.
Quarterback Carson Palmer, for one, can’t wait to see what the second-year back out of Eastern Washington can do.
“I feel like I’ve been waiting forever. I can’t wait,” Palmer said. “He does amazing things in practice and he’s by far the fastest person on the field and he will be the fastest person on the field on Sunday.
“And not that you want to see guys get banged up, but I’m excited about the opportunity he’s getting. Feel like since I’ve been here I’ve waited for him to get his opportunity and it hasn’t worked out and here it is. He’ll get his touches and I can’t wait.”
Palmer called the 6-foot, 197-pound Jones “electrifying.”
“He puts his foot in the ground and goes,” Palmer said. “He wiggles out of hits, he wiggles out of tackles. Can’t wait to throw him the ball, get him in the open field. He’s so much fun to watch at practice it’s, like I said, a long time coming.”