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Bengals say they rejected Palmer's trade request

Posted on: January 24, 2011 11:26 am
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

Carson Palmer, frustrated with the state of affairs in Cincinnati, is reportedly threatening to retire if the Bengals don’t trade him. Well, Palmer had better start looking into country club memberships in Arizona or Florida. Or start denying that he ever requested a trade.

Bengals owner Mike Brown said, via the team’s Twitter account, “We are not trading Carson.” Brown, for some reason, also said that Palmer did indeed request a trade last week. (This will make it much tougher for Palmer to deny his trade desires.)

So what the Bengals have is an overpaid quarterback whom they’ve publicly acknowledged does not want to be there. Palmer, unlike Chad Ochocinco, did the organization a favor by keeping his request quiet. The organization repaid him by publicly rejecting his request.

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Since: Jan 25, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2011 1:42 am
 

Bengals say they rejected Palmer's trade request

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Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 7:07 pm
 

Bengals say they rejected Palmer's trade request

It's not a pissing contest between Palmer and Mike Brown...  It is a poker match and Mike Brown is calling his bluff...  Palmer can still make $50,000,000.00 with his current contract. 

Palmer might want to be carefull what he wishes for, by the way.  Because if he does walk away or eventually gets traded and he plays like he has the last couple of seasons, his career in the NFL could be seriously shortened.  He'd take a serious pay cut first of all and possibly become a journeyman quarterback. 

Don't forget, the Bengals didn't make the playoffs last season because of Carson's arm but because of a running game and a good defense.  Period.  This season, no consistent running game and a depleted defense turned into a 4-12 season.

A month ago, everyone and their brother were calling for a replacement for Palmer next season.  I was not one of them.  I think he is good enough to play at a pretty high level but the ill-advised interceptions killed the Bengals in 2010.  You can say what you want about the receivers whining and crying around about getting the ball but in the end it comes down to the quarterback making decisions.  The final few games of the season Carson played pretty well without T.O. and Chad which shows he has it in him but he has to learn to play under pressure.  The pressure was off by then...

Carson just put himself into the same category as T.O., Chad, Carl Pickens, and Corey Dillon in my book.  I appreciate what these players did as Bengals, including T.O. who had a pretty good season this past season.  But the garbage that these players bring on themselves is unbelievable.

Leading is easy when you're winning. You find out what kind of leader you really are when disaster strikes.  Game after game this past season the Bengals found themselves behind then they'd make a comeback, only to fall short in the end.

There was not one point in 2010 that Carson looked like a leader.  He is a talented quarterback and I think he has a lot left but the fire isn't there.  Maybe that's what he is looking for in an instant change but it is the NFL where absolutely nothing is a guaranteed.  He could ask to be traded, go to another teams, and go 6-10.  It's the NFL...

Mike Brown thought enough of Palmer at the time he signed him to give him "Franchise Quarterback" money.  If Carson Palmer doesn't have the mental toughness to try to right the ship after a bad season why would anyone put that same type of money out there again?  He'll have to start over with another team to earn that type of money and he isn't exactly a youngster anymore...  

There are a lot of teams out there that would give him a shot but don't for a minute think those teams didn't see Carson faulter at critical points during the season.

It's going to be a strange off-season in the NFL with the lock-out looming and the storyline coming out of Bengaldom will just add to the agony of this off-season. 

Baseball season can't get here soon enough...



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2011 6:12 pm
 

Bengals say they rejected Palmer's trade request

I would get the hell out of there also



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2011 5:40 pm
 

Bengals say they rejected Palmer's trade request

I can’t say that I disagree with Carson Palmer, you do not have a football team in Cincy you have a traveling circus. There can never be a team when you have a couple of players that place themselves above the team and the teams goals.

No matter how much talent you have the entire energy of the individuals must be directed to the team and the goals. Individual side goals are a bi-product of the team achieving success.

I suppose Carson is tired of baby sitting and getting the same ole questions why did you not pass the ball to me I am open 200%of the time and then I can always beat my cover guy, so just throw me the ball I will go up and get it. I have to get my stats up and clown in the end zone so I will have something to place on my face book page and to twitter about. You don’t understand I am the man.

When the Bengals want to be serious about football, get rid of the clowns and bring in those that would want to be team players, catch the damn ball, give it to the Ref and go back to the side lines in stead of making cell phone calls, wearing formal evening attire and other stunts not made for a football team. Then you bring in the other clown to be on the team.

The Bengals should have looked at the traits demonstrated in Philly, Dallas and San Francisco. This should have told the managers something, but nope just bring in these clowns and disregard the past experience demonstrated on the last teams.

I hope Carson would stay a Bengal his entire playing career, but then everyone get tired of being laughed at around the league and not being taken seriously as a team. Around the league and not as a traveling circus each time they come to town.

“ONE MAN’S OPINION”

   



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