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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: Mar 2, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2011 1:10 am
 

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Is it just me or has Cincinnati done everything it could to accomodate Palmer?
I mean they have his brother as his back-up. They tried giving him a variety of assets to give the ball to. Now he decides that he wont play for a team thats given him everything he would ever want.
Am I just being Canadian when I ask why are you mad at the owner? I mean the owner gave him a load of money. I mean he could sit and do drugs for the rest of his life... I'm sure Ricky Williams is jealous....



Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2011 12:46 am
 

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

the comment below was in response to a person of little football wisdom  named  OBVIOUSLY.  It was a feedback don't know how it became it's own section.  So OBVIOUSLY  if you can read, I hope you get the message. 



Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2011 12:39 am
 

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Dude,  you are suppose to be an All Star level.  Do you not keep up with Stats.  Take away screwed up plays by bumbling recievers and running backs.  Look into the mind of the man.  Carson Palmer knows just as much about the strategy of the game as your  " Big Ben ", Joe Flacco (early for him), Michael Vick etc.  Don't down the man because of an owner who is a child with a toy.  Get with it.



Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2011 12:31 am
 

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

I am a die-hard Patriot fan.  That said, Carson Palmer is one of the smartest QB's in the NFL.  Carson humbled himself to Mr. Brown (cough) long enough for him to position himself into a valuable asset player.  Just about all the coach's know it so getting a new team for Carson is a no brainer.  Carson, every year you are my fantasy QB.  You rock and keep racking up those yards and TD's. 

Good Luck,
Poppyx6



Since: Feb 19, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2011 12:18 am
 

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Palmer should have done this last year when he was facing having to throw to those two reality TV idiots that call themselves WRs. That said, Carson Palmer is horrible and I'm guessing most Bungle fans really don't care if he plays for them or not.



Since: Jul 28, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2011 12:09 am
 

Don't blame Palmer... blame Mike Brown

The author states, "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. 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
"

Unfortunately, the first part of this statement is the only correct one.  Mike Brown is clueless and does not care about winning football.  All he cares about is trying to prove that he's as good as his daddy was by doing things the "Brown way", and he will refuse to trade Palmer just to teach him a lesson about loyalty.  Mike Brown thinks every player, coach,etc. should kiss his feet just for giving them a job, and will only reward those yes-men who follow him like little puppy dogs.  Marvin Lewis does it, and that's why he kepy his job when his contract expired in a year his team had a 4-12 record.  Palmer has done it for years since he was one of the highest paid players in the game.  He's finally growing a set since he doesn't need the money any more.

Who knows how good Palmer is/can be?  The Brown way is a losing way, pure and simple, and the two years out of the last 20 when they have had decent years have been in spite of the owner and coaches, not because of them.  I have been a Bengals season ticket holder for years, and it has taken me that long to learn that Mike Brown doesn't care about the fans, about Cincinnati, about winning, or about any of his players that don't pucker up when he bends over.  I'm not renewing my tickets, even though I'll end up losing a couple thousand dollars from my seat license fees.  Mikey B. won't get another dime from me.

As far as Palmer goes... I'm indifferent to him leaving.  Who cares?  The Bengals will be awful whether he stays or goes.  If he does well elsewhere, then good for him... it's not like he didn't try in Cincinnati.  If he goes elsewhere and is still horrible, it's only because he's been Bengalized and will forever be a loser.  If he retires, I hope he enjoys his family and relaxes for the rest of his days.  God knows enough of my money has been transferred to his pockets over the last 7 years, but at least it didn't all go into Mike Brown's!






Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2011 12:01 am
 

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Uhhhh - did you mean to say the Bengals should apologize to Cincy?

No, he meant the Brown family.

The owners of the Bengals and the original Paul Brown started both the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Thanks for the clarification. I usually hear references to Michael Brown's poor stewardship of the bengals but not the entire family.



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2011 11:38 pm
 

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

I hope Carson Palmer gets a chance to be on a decent team.

The guy has immense talent in my opinion and he was just a victim of circumstance.

I really don't know how half the people on here can call him "overrated", a "loser", or whatever. He was a great QB in college and was well on his way to becoming a great NFL QB overall. Palmer was a guy spoken with the likes of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Then there were just too many series of unfortunate events. I don't think 99% of the people on this forum remember how good he was in 2005, just his second year as a starting QB. Even after his knee was shredded in the playoffs, Palmer had a really good year in 2006.

The problem in Cincy was NEVER Carson Palmer!

The problem in the past, the present, and in the future is and will be Mike Brown.

The owner was too cheap to keep Eric Steinbach, Willie Anderson, Stacy Andrews, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, etc. but at the same time thought it was agood idea to draft and acquire players like Odell Thurman, Andre Smith, Ahmad Brooks, a washed up Laveranues Coles, and of course Chris Henry. 

Here is an owner that should have fired Bob Bratkowski 7 years ago, an owner that refuses to hire a GM and actually pays himself a salary and yearly bonuses for a job he does not EVEN DO!!!

I could go on and on about the incompatence about Mike Brown but the simple fact is that he has not done anything to support his "Franchise QB". How in the world are you going to spend $130 Million dollars on 1 player and not perform what is required to protect your investment?

Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to make Palmer out to be a superhero or anything. In fact I think it is extremely tacky that he goes around telling people how much money he has in the bank and going about with his trade demands. 

I just think he needs a chance to be on a team that wants to run a legitimate business and win some football games. He sure heck is right about The Bengals organization being a complete "Circus".&n
bsp;

The Bengals are an absolute TRAINWRECK!!! 




Since: Feb 2, 2010
Posted on: March 1, 2011 11:31 pm
 

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

This is one reason for a lockout, to satisfy a mediocre QB's wishes.





Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Being a Steelers fan, I hope he comes back. Palmerr is great!


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