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Boomer could give Palmer some lessons

Posted on: January 25, 2011 10:30 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Bengals.com Geoff Hobson is your kindly history professor today* as he compares the trade request/demand of QB Carson Palmer to that of former Bengals star Boomer Esiason.

*If your history professor happened to have a thick Boston accent and couldn’t stop talking about Jim Bouton’s “Ball Four” more than 40 years after its release.


Writes Hobson:

When Boomer Esiason secretly slipped into Mike Brown's office to ask for a trade after coach Sam Wyche left following a 3-13 season in 1991, Brown responded by drafting Houston quarterback David Klingler in 1992 and trading Esiason to his hometown New York Jets for a third-round pick after the '92 season.

There were niceties Monday, so maybe that could be in play here.


Although Brown said Monday he would not trade his franchise QB, that’s not necessarily the end of the matter. He could change his mind, I suppose. But there’s also this: as WR Chad Ochocinco will tell you, demanding a trade through the media is not the way to convince Brown of anything.

And there’s this: the trade of Esiason certainly didn’t help the Bengals, a fact I’m sure Brown remembers. Klingler was a disaster, going 4-20 as a starter in Cincinnati and lasting only five more NFL games during the next three seasons after he lost his position.

And FYI Bengals fans, if you need something to distract you from your current malaise, you could always check out this video feature on the oldest cheerleader in the NFL, a Ben-gal. Honestly, I hope I look that good when I'm 42 (um, you know what I mean).

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Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: January 25, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Boomer could give Palmer some lessons

What is Brown thinking,  Trade him while you can get something.  He is not the QB of the future anymore!!!



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 25, 2011 12:28 pm
 

Boomer could give Palmer some lessons

Boomer is awful.  I usually cringe when I have to listen to him.

Simms is definitely better.  Not perfect, but better.  Nantz can be awful sometimes but is usually solid.  Whatever happened to Gumbel?  He was a good announcer.



Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: January 25, 2011 12:04 pm
 

Boomer could give Palmer some lessons

The Bengals are a joke.  I hear they're searching the state prisons for their next WR. 



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: January 25, 2011 11:06 am
 

Boomer could give Palmer some lessons

Boomer could give advice on how not to ever win a superbowl but act like you know everything when being on TV....otherwise what does he have to offer!!
Very true. I can't stand his twin d-bag albino brother, know it all Sims either. They deserve a week on the equator without sunscreen or shade. What makes Sims worse is his submissive girlfriend Jim Nantz constantly stroking him in the booth.  



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2011 10:46 am
 

Boomer could give Palmer some lessons

Boomer could give advice on how not to ever win a superbowl but act like you know everything when being on TV....otherwise what does he have to offer!!


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