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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 9, 2010
Posted on: March 2, 2011 10:54 am

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Look I don't really blame Palmer for wanting out of Cinci. He made a suggestion last year to bring in T.O and it worked to start the season for the offense until Chad " I don't know what my name is this year " Ocho Cinco Johnson the symbol next maybe started whining he wasn't getting any targets. Secondly the Bengals played from behind for most of last year because the Defense that was so good the previous year just upped and disappeared with the offensive line. Carson started throwing balls away to protect his ass from getting injured after the o-line vanished. His best 2 games of the season where when T.O and Ocho were out. Why because he had receivers that wanted to play for the team and not their stats. These young guys wanted a job. If Cinci wanted to keep Carson they would commit to him a better o-line and allow him to call the plays rather than feed the ego of 85. If Carson gets out I'd like to see him in Minnesota or even Ari but I can't see that happening if Fitz is in KC.

Since: Apr 3, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2011 10:52 am

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2011 10:52 am

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

OK so by Carson making these statements about how much he has in the bank and doesn't care if he plays or not, WHY would another team take a chance on him?  As soon as things go wrong, or he gets hit, or disagrees with the coach he may quit on them.  It's not like he's a proven winner, or in the elite QB status, or a guy people are dying to get on their teams, he's the Bengles QB, nothing big there, he has 150 TD passes but 100 INT's, an 86 QB rating, so he may, just may be a tad bit over average.  The good teams are set in the QB position, but the teams on the fnese or that actually need a starting QB, why would they take a shot at him?  A real good example of why one should keep his mouth shut.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2011 10:33 am

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

AS somoene who usually watches alot of football for vested interest, i think Carson Plamer, you are doling the Bengals a favor. Carsoon Plamer is an atrosious QB. Im not sure if this is all bc of (bc it seems like it all fell apart after..), the hit by Pitt dl kimo van ohlhoffen, in that playoff game a few years back. But Palmer is def the cuase for the loss of about 60000 4 team teaser losses across america. Home, away, rain, sunny, outside, dome- it doesn matter, you suck Palmer.  I know, bc i watch on the sunday ticket. The only thing u were good for, was a few laughs. The "why did he throw it there to that guy" and "are you serious" kind of laughs.

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2011 10:05 am

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

The Bengals are a junk organization.  Read this article... ... THey charge players for tvs in their room for crying out loud.  The boss is telling coaches to just change a players position.  THey are an absolute train wreck.  Carson Palmers holds all the leverage in this deal.  He has 80 mil in the bank and would be perfect for a pregame show.  With 80 mill in the bank would you work for an employer that you hated?  I would retire to.  And is Brown being smart to be so stubborn?  Keep employees who don't want to be there and then be stubborn by not getting value and shipping him out.  Carson is ready to retire if you don't trade him and he doesn't care if he does!  Which means you get zero for him. Nada, zilch,  when you could get some pretty good value for him.  Ok I know the situations are a bit different but Cleveland didn't trade Lebron and are now left didly for talent hence the record they are.  The Nuggets were in the same spot.  Carmelo said well maybe I would sign but I really want to be in NEw York.  Well New York is balking so maybe I will sign that extension...etc...They traded him and got some very good value.  Not great value but they got some draft picks, some good player and have been ok.  The Bengals are in the same postion...Just let him retire?  Get a few draft picks...Move up to get a qb...Do something but just don't let him walk.  Arizona would love to have him...take their pick in some sort of package and get Mallet or Locker or whoever but give yourself a shot.  I know Cleveland would have been critcized for trading Lebron and hindsight is always 20/20 but when you look your guy in the eye and he says/....ahhh umm I don't know...geesh that is a toughie...MOVE ON and gt what you can get!

Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2011 9:59 am

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Nice try, idiot. There are lots of broke white players.  Yes, even white qbs.  Bernie Kosar comes to mind.
That said, it is pretty impressive that he has that kind of money left in the bank...considering all the stories you see about current and ex players blowing through insane amounts of money.

Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: March 2, 2011 9:56 am

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

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.


Like it would matter much as he probably wouldn't be needed to beat the Bunguls!

Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2011 9:50 am

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

He played as bad as Matt Hassleback last year. He truly was a bottom teir quarterback. It's funny he has delusions of being viewed as a desired quarterback.

Don't look at the fantasy points, and don't just look at the numbers... Watch the games!!!

Cincinnati has not put Palmer in a winning situation.

-Ownership isn't committed to winning.
 They haven't made significant positive changes to fix what's broken.

-Management isn't building a good product around him on either side of the ball. 
 Poor talent and character.

-The coaching staff implements awful game plans.
 I'm often left wondering if they let little Johny in section 4 row 3 seat 16 call all the plays.

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: March 2, 2011 9:50 am

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Good. Maybe now the Bungles will completely overreach on Cam Newton and leave AJ Green for the Browns to pick.

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2011 9:44 am

Palmer really, really wants out of Cincinnati

Who camn lame Palmer for wanting out of that three ring circus in Cincinnati.   The ringmaster, er owner Mike Brown, has no clue as to how to run a football operation.  The fact that underachieveing Head Coach Marvin Lewis is still running the team is proof of that.  Last year, the side show (Ochoidiot and his buddy T.O) were bigger than the main show.  In 8 years with the Bungles, Lewis has managed just two playof apeaances, both at home, and both ending up in losses.  Terrible Head Coach.  Terrible owner.  If I were Palmer, I would be looking at Arizona seriously.  At least they have receivers who know how to catch the ball and run, ulike Cincinnati who had receivers who only knew how to run, their mouths.

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