Knapp does seem to get better results with veteran QBs like Hasselbeck, Garcia, and Schaub. So I think he and Palmer should be OK.
But the Raiders are still going to be a run-first team with Knapp calling the shots. The interesting thing will be if the odds that they deal McFadden this off-season go up or go down now that Knapp is there. They did draft D-Mac in '08, Knapp's last year there. But that year was the last year that Justin Fargas was the #1 RB.
Barring Dennis Allen is some great motivator, I don't see Oakland really doing much more than they have over the past two years, which is being a very talented team, but without the coaching and/or character to really coalesce that into a playoff team.
I guess ultimately, it will probably come down to how well Knapp and Palmer work together to get their OK receivers to play at a high level. Moore, DHB, Murphy, and Ford would all be good No. 2 and No. 3 WRs on most teams. The question is will one of them emerge to be the occasional No. 1 option they will need to take their passing attack to the next level.
"Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis" -- Maharbal, 216 B.C.E.