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Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

Posted on: March 21, 2011 8:17 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

We’ve noticed lately that it appears the Bengals might be cracking a bit in regards to QB Carson Palmer’s demands to be traded. There’s been talk he could land with the Cardinals or the Dolphins, and it makes sense that Cincinnati would rather get something of value for Palmer instead of letting him retire.

Trading Palmer?
According to owner Mike Brown, though, nothing has cracked at all.

Speaking with the Cincinnati Enquirer’ s Joe Reedy and’s Geoff Hobson, Brown said, “I want him back and I will just leave it at that. I haven’t talked to any other team about him and I have no plans to trade him.”

Right, but what happens if/when Palmer retires, and you lose your nine-figure investment in him?

“I’ve seen any number of players who at one point did not want to reenlist come back and be quite happy about it,” Brown said. “It depends how it goes. As far as getting value, I don’t see any opportunity to get what I consider to be value. Having said that it doesn’t make sense to look to trade. It only makes sense to wait and hope Carson comes around.”

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Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: March 22, 2011 12:57 pm

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

Well said BigKatz.  I'm a life long Bengals fan who recently moved to the St Louis area (work reasons) and I totally agree with your assesment of Mikey and the Bengals in general.  The fact remains,  Mike Brown has no interest in ever puttign a winning football team on the field in PBS.  I love your comment to the players.  I agree 100%.

Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: March 22, 2011 11:22 am

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

Make no mistake about it. No real Bengals fans think Brown knows what he is doing with regards to running a winning football team. But however, he is a great businessman. He along with Wilson from Buffalo were the only two owners to vote no for the current crap CBA that got the NFL in this mess. He knows how to make money and that is it. With all that said I do admire his will to stick to his guns and not let the players run the team.

 All NFL players need to go rent the movie Gladiator and watch it very carefully. That is all you are is high paid gladiators and we the people appreciate the fact that you put your body on the line, but you are very well compensated for it. We do not feel sorry that the owners may be keepeing 9 billion or whatever in TV money hiden from you. They own the product and you work for them (for ridiculous amounts of money). As for the short life of an NFLer goes here it is plain and simple. You all go to college. Stay there and get your degree, go to the NFL if you can, get as big a contract as you can, live a very nice life (but don't go stupid with it), and retire a rich person with a good degree to fall back on. If that isn't enough for you, you could always enlist in the military like me, give up some of your basic freedoms, and put your life on the line for way less money.

Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: March 22, 2011 10:44 am

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

For all the heat that Mike Brown gets for running this organization poorly, most of it deserved, I think he is playing his cards right in this one.  He is right, Miami will likely give them a lowball offer, and he won't likely get "value" in return for Palmer.  While not in the same division, Miami is certainly a team that Cincy could conceivably have to contend with for a wild card spot in the coming years (recognizing that both took steps backwards this year).  Palmer is under contract.  Let him retire.  I don't know the rules well, but I'm assuming under no circumstances could he simply retire and go to Miami, as Cincy would still own his rights.  This is just Mike Brown letting Miami know that he won't take garbage in return.  As far as I'm aware, with the lockout, they couldn't make a trade now even if both sides wanted to (true?).

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: March 22, 2011 10:15 am

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

Mike Brown is as dumb as he is stupid. Nothing that comes out of his mouth makes sense and sure doesn't give fans the idea that he cares about winning. He needs to take some lessons from Bob Castellini (Cincinnati Reds Owner) on how to run a sports franchise in Cincinnati. Bob cares about winning and he shows the fans that he cares about winning. He also puts the right people in place to win. Mikey Boy learned nothing from his father. He is the saddest excuse of an owner. Being a Bengals fan sucks watching him destroy our team because of his own stupidity. <br /> <br /> Not trading Carson Palmer is just dumb. He is a smart guy. I'm sure he has $80 mil in the bank because he got tons of money up front and he hasn't thrown it away like some NFL players. He knows what's going on in the front office and therefore wants out. Who can blame him?<br /> <br /> I know this much... If the Bengals draft Cam Newton then I will officially become a Colts fan... at least until Mike Brown dies or sells the team.<br /> <br /> <br />

Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: March 22, 2011 9:09 am

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

Yeah, you keep thinking that, just keeping thinking that Brown is being "Clever" and no, no team is going to pony up anything higher than a very low second round pick at the most which Brown will then use to draft a bust or a player that will get arrested and spend more time ijn and out of court or being injured than being productive on the field.
If Brown is so "Clever" and if he's such a great football mind/GM how come the Bengals have never won a thing in his tenure?
How come their drafts are a bust year after year? It's sad, very sad when fans will stand by bad management but if you want to fine, go ahead and stand by the most inept GM in the NFL and all you'll get season after season just as you have throughout his tenure is the right to bemoan your station & hieracy in the NFL.

Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: March 22, 2011 9:05 am

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

Dopesn't matter how long it took for him to get out of town because in the end he got something that Mike Brown doesn't and will NEVER have - a Superbowl ring so I'd say he won that won.
He may not have won the year after year battles but he won the war and had the last laugh.

Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: March 22, 2011 8:19 am

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

How long did it take Dillon to get out of town? You ONLY know of the one instance. HOW Long had he been begging to get out of town before he was traded? YEARS!


Since: Feb 16, 2009
Posted on: March 22, 2011 3:58 am

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

Brown is for a change being clever, he is pushing up the price for Palmer and some dumb team will pay the price for this overrated QB who has done absolultely nothing lately...

Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: March 21, 2011 11:28 pm

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

I think you're being dumped Bengals...

Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: March 21, 2011 11:20 pm

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

Oh yeah? I'd say that Corey Dillon won, yeah you traded him for a second round pick to my Pats and what happened? Oh that's right he won a Superbowl ring.
Oh yeah that's not "winning", not at all...that's "winning" so much that's where Charlie Sheen was inspired to use that word and the manner in which he said it because Dillon gave a big F-U to Mike Brown and his pathetic football management ways.
Bengal fans deserve MUCH better than Mike Brown has given them, it's just a shame he's going to screw them out of some great compensation because he wants to be a bonehead and stubborn.
Even Bill Parcells - one of the most stubborn guys to walk the sidelines or work the phones as an NFL GM knows when to cut bait and get what he can for a player.
So when you say ZERO have won, think back to Corey Dillon there big pimpin' and rethink what ZERO means.

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