I'm actually really glad. From a physical standpoint, Clausen was clearly superior in almost every way to Palmer. It was just the point of him being able to grasp the offense, and it's clear he was at the very least equal to Palmer in that regard.
Jordan is a good dude and he played well last year in the preseason. Clausen is simply a better quarterback and I wouldn't be surprised if he does play better than McCown should Jay miss time.