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Report: Carson Palmer won't take pay cut

Posted on: December 18, 2010 10:51 pm
Edited on: December 19, 2010 9:19 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

If Carson Palmer truly loved the Bengals, he'd take less money to help the team next year. Of course, maybe this means he's finally realized (and he's the last one to do so) that his arm is a malfunctioning trigger, with a percentile of the talent it once held.

If the latter's the case, you can't fault Palmer for wanting to get as much money as he possibly can. And according to a report from ESPN's James Walker, he won't be taking less than the $11.5 million he's owed next year.

Which means one three things will happen. Either the Bengals will pay him the money and hope he somehow hops off the bell curve that is his career and goes back to being a Pro Bowl-type player. (This seems unlikely.)

The second is that the Bengals find a trading partner for him. Now, I'm not entirely what they'd ask in return, but it certainly can't be much -- maybe a third- or fourth-rounder at the very best?Any team that took his salary would be required to hope he could salvage his career.

And finally, the Bengals could cut him. With Marvin Lewis likely gone (his contract ends) this seems like a reasonable time to see some serious changes with the Bengals. Those changes will involve getting rid of anyone who causes a lot of noise AND gets paid a lot money and probably anyone who makes a lot of money but isn't really young.

In other words, Mike Brown will tighten up his belt even further.

The good news is that if sucks it up and cans his once-up-a-franchise quarterback, he'll save a ton of money, a lot of heartbreak in Cincy, and give the team a chance to make a run at a youngster in the draft.

But the bad news is that either the rookie or Jordan Palmer (Carson's bro, who is MUCH better with iPhone games than he is with actually playing football) for the entirety of the 2011 season.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Report: Carson Palmer won't take pay cut

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Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2010 12:05 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer won't take pay cut

Thank you @scbull0303 and @adgmod3 for pointing out this article’s poor writing. Just like Palmer’s play this year, it’s inconsistent, incomplete and painful to watch read.

 

As for the story itself, it’s a joke to start it with “If truly loved the , he'd take less money to help the team next year,” only to follow it up in the next paragraph with “…you can't fault Palmer for wanting to get as much money as he possibly can.”  With the exception of Lebron James and Dwyane Wade, I don’t know of any players that would be that gracious towards their teams.  

 

Palmer can’t be totally blamed for the Bengals’ woes. That O-Line is horrible. There’s no run or pass blocking, which greatly contributes to his problems. But I don’t believe he’s washed up. One can draw a comparison on Palmer to Kurt Warner, both of which have similar styles, possess good arm strength, and have/had the ability to produce 300+ yard games. Warner was written off by the Giants, only to lead Arizona to its first Super Bowl. I’m sure a team like Arizona would welcome Palmer next year to help correct their QB issues.




Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: December 19, 2010 3:24 am
 

Report: Carson Palmer won't take pay cut

Even David Garrard and Matt Cassel are outplaying Palmer right now.  Think about that before you make a specious claim that Palmer's better than half the league.



Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: December 19, 2010 2:32 am
 

Report: Carson Palmer won't take pay cut

I am glad someone else noticed that.  I had to read the last few sentences back to make sense of it.  I wonder it the writer is better at iphone games than writing?  As far as the Bengals go; don't get their fans hopes up at all.  I am sure Mike Brown will be finding more criminals to employ.  He is probably Rae Carruth is tied up for so long with that darn jail sentence for murder.  He has his eye on him in case of an early release.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2010 2:30 am
 

Report: Carson Palmer won't take pay cut

Why would he take less money.  Who the heck wants to take a pay cut to play for Cincy?  Carson will get his share somewhere else.  He may not be what he once was but he's better than half the QB's in the league right now.  Don't think the Dolphins, Cardinals, or 49ers wouldn't pay Carson some serious cash to get him - I bet they would.




Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2010 12:06 am
 

Report: Carson Palmer won't take pay cut

Is it just me or is this article riddled with mistakes(like the Bengals, haa!)? In fact, it doesn't even look like it has an ending.  An interesting tidbit of information, but maybe could ya spend a little bit more time on the article?



Since: Sep 7, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2010 11:24 pm
 

Report: Carson Palmer won't take pay cut

I think you see him cut for next year.  The Bengals aren't going anywhere and you can get better value with Jordan.  I'm not saying he's Carson, but he can certainly "manage" the game and maybe they use the extra cash to help the defense.


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