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Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Posted on: March 1, 2011 6:23 pm
C. Palmer wants out of Cincinnati quite badly, it appears (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It sounds like Bengals QB Carson Palmer is adamant about not returning to Cincinnati to play football. As in really, really adamant.

According to my buddy, Dennis Janson of WCPO, Palmer told a confidant that “I will never set foot in Paul Brown Stadium again. … I have $80 million in the bank. I don't have to play football for money. I'll play it for the love of the game but that would have to be elsewhere. I'm prepared to live my life."

So, that sounds like he’s serious, and he makes a good point. He has tons and tons of money – in 2005, he signed a six-year extension worth about $118 million – and after starting at QB for the Bengals for seven seasons, he’s probably determined that he just doesn’t need the aggravation anymore.

That’s not to say he wants to retire if he can play for another team. For a squad like the Cardinals – who brought us the trio of Derek Anderson, John Skelton and Max Hall last season – Palmer could be a useful player.

Normally, owner Mike Brown has a habit of saying, “Screw you,” (but in a nicer way) to players who demand things, like trades, to him. Chad Ochocinco knows what I’m talking about. But apparently, the Bengals think Palmer is serious.

And they’ll most likely want to get some kind of return on their investment, so they might very well listen to trade offers for Palmer.

By the way, I assume if Palmer is playing for another team that has to play a road game in Cincinnati, he will actually show up at Paul Brown Stadium on gameday. But, if he can get that written into a new contract, maybe not.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 9:47 pm

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 10:21 am
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Since: Jul 6, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2011 4:51 pm

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

TORRESTERRER - What's that? I can't hear you.
I like Palmer - but he should have put his foot down with TO and Chad.

Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2011 1:48 pm

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

I agree with you completely!!  Excellently stated.  Nothing personal against Marvin Lewis or Mike Brown but the organization has failed.  They have not only failed on the field but with their chemistry and public relations.  I recommend that they learn a little more from Tony Dungy's philosophy on building a successful organization through mentor leadership.  I have read the book and I have learned a lot from it.  Even if the team is not winning games they can be successful at building leaders, building people into positive contributors to the community and society in general.  There would not be so much dysfunction in the organization, regardless of their record in the standings, if they had a winning culture as the foundation of their organization.  AND FELLAS, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT, IT ALL STARTS AT THE TOP!!

Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2011 1:32 pm

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

I don't want Carson Palmer to quit.  I wouldn't want professional athlete to quit before it's time to retire.  If he is still good enough to be on an NFL roster as a starting QB, back up or 3rd string then he should be out there.  Why would I want a lesser product on the field?  I would be better entertained with the best of the best out there competing.  But, we all have choices in life.  And Carson Palmer can retire and live comfortably because he has $80 million in the bank.  I wish all professional athletes were playing out of passion and desire to play instead of for the paycheck.  If there are any sports fans, football fans or Bengals fans out there that are judging Carson Palmer it is most likely because they are envious of his fame and fortune.  If that is what you want then pursue it, don't just rag on a guy that is standing up for himself and his family.  If he quits then that means he is giving up millions of dollars to not play and do something else.  I see honor in that.  It would be dishonorable if he just kept his mouth shut and continued to play for the Bengals for the money, without any passion or enthusiasm.

Since: Jun 17, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2011 12:50 pm

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

To jl9685RedsFan:

I know Palmer wanted T.O, but it shows that this organization doesn't care who you are, and what baggage you bring. Ochocinco isn't even a top-25 receiver in the game, so he had no choice to bring T.O aboard.

Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2011 11:55 am

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

The Redskins will welcome you with open arms.
We will trade Daniel Snyder and an unspecified amount of cash for your services.

Since: May 24, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2011 7:36 pm

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

I wish Mike Brown would just get it over with already. Please ship this ME-FIRST player off where he can find out just how hard it is to find that greener grass.  I wouldnt want him for a teamate, he basically is throwing all his former teamates under the bus, saying "its not my fault we didnt win, I want out!" I say good riddance! You are no leader, and you never made anyone around you better. Ask Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, etc about that subject, they could teach you a thing or two.  Oh yeah Carson, if you do continue playing football somewhere, I bet the runnung backs would appreciate it if you didnt hold the ball out in space for an eternity before a hand-off. Maybe the runner might be able to hit the hole without a defender having a 10 second telegaph that it is a run play.  Bye-bye Girly-Man.

Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2011 6:06 pm

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

LOL...yeah Marino would have thrown the ball through them. Recievers need to shut the hell up and play.

Since: Mar 2, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2011 6:04 pm

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

I blame Mike Brown for not paying for scouts or a GM to surround him with a quality team and coaching staff. Really how is Marvin still the coach after hitting the 1 million loss mark? I bet that is what Carson is thinking. And now we have Chucky's no experience brother as the offensive coordinator solution after it took 10 years to figure out that our offensive cooridator sucked? I guess I'll give him a chance because I have to, but come on, couldn't we have at least got Bill Parcell's brother? Either way, I'm done with season tickets. I'm looking forward to watching the losing from a couch or a sports bar somewhere so I can direct my money away from cheapo Brown. I wonder when I can buy a 49ers Palmer jersey?

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