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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: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: March 1, 2011 6:46 pm

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Looks like the Bengals and Marvin Lewis are getting pawned. They should have learned already never to force a player to play for them. It never works out well for everyone involved.

Since: Feb 10, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2011 6:46 pm

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

When players would rather quit the game rather than play for your team, wouldn't you think there is a severe problem with the coaching staff. Palmer has stood in the pocket and gotten pounded for years in Cincy without complaint so he must finally believe the situation is hopeless.  If Cincinnati wants to keep good players they need to change the coaches and give the players hope they can win.

Since: Jun 7, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2011 6:45 pm

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

how about throwing $500,000 my way? that's not asking for much.Laughing

Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2011 6:38 pm

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

 I have $80 million in the bank...........damn

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