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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: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: March 21, 2011 11:15 pm

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

Hey Bengals fans, how does it feel to know that you have the absolute WORST GM in the league?
How does it feel to KNOW that as long as Mike Brown occupies the GM's office at One Paul Brown stadium that you will have absolutely NO shot of EVER winning ANYTHING at all!
I mean really, what a complete joke! It's one thing to take a hardline with a player but he's taking it WAY further than he needs to and he's going to get NOTHING for Palmer because Palmer WILL retire.
If by some chance of a Christmas Miracle he does trade Palmer the value will be so low than he might as well just released him.
It's just amazing how shortsighted one man can be but tiem and time again Mike Brown shows that he didn't inherit one iota of the football team management genes from his dad, none whatsoever!

Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: March 21, 2011 11:15 pm

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

The MEDIA keeps pushing the Palmer trade story. Peter King cant go a week without carrying water for Palmer and his agent. CBS Clark Judge has 2 stories on the topic already on file. Every pundit with 5 minutes to spare has weighed in. Agents and real estate agents have been quoted. It's all so ridiculous. You know who HASNT been quoted? Carson Palmer. Funny how no pundit has really focused on that aspect.

You who has been quoted? Mike Brown. And he's been resolute from day one. Palmer is not going to be traded. That is that. Either Palmer suits up in Orange and Black or he can enjoy his golden years. How many men have attempted this futile showdown with Brown? Several. How many have won? Zero. Actions speak louder than words people. Always keep that in perspective.

Since: Jan 19, 2011
Posted on: March 21, 2011 10:26 pm

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

Let it go Cincy! Carson wants to leave why not let him? The fans have come to despise him and the feelings are mutual. Im surprised anyone wants to play in cincy in the first place!

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: March 21, 2011 10:19 pm

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

Palmer is not worth a 1st round pick no matter what.  A 3rd, ok, 2nd, no.  Palmer has serious age on his side and why would Arizona get a QB for a year or two again after Warner?  As for the Dolphins, I just do not see the fit there.

Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: March 21, 2011 10:17 pm

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

This is a tough one to call. I'd like to think Brown is being sly and not showing his hand waiting for an desperate potential suitor to come along and overpay for the talented Mr. Palmer. Reality is he's just a schmuck. He thinks he's going to call Palmers bluff and folks Ive played alot of poker, Palmer aint bluffing. What Brown really needs to be thinking about is why do all these players want the heck out? What am I doing wrong? The Bengals could realistically get a decent bounty from a team that needs a QB and believes Palmer is still elite.
If you (Brown) sit on your laurels because youre trying to send a message to current and future players about your organization and In the meantime get nothing for Palmer, well youve sent a message alright just not the one youre intending on. The message is you clearly could care less about winning than your ego. Stop blaming the players for wanting to leave and right the ship.

Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: March 21, 2011 10:17 pm

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

this is why the bungles will always

suck.  if brown was in a different industry,

he would be out of business.

no one would want to deal with him.

your an idiot.  trade palmer and get something

for him.  he's telling you. "i'm not coming back".

even the other owners are laughing.

Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: March 21, 2011 10:06 pm

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

i dont get it.  They could get a first round for him or something really good.  Either that he is gone.  if your gunna lose something, trade it for something that could help you improve

Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: March 21, 2011 9:18 pm

Bengals not ready to trade Palmer

Actually, it makes a lot of sense to 'look to trade.' Brown doesn't seem to understand what HE 'consider(s) to be value) is not what the rest of the league sees or considers for the value of Palmer. This standoff between Palmer and Brown seems to grow more and more in favor of Palmer doing one of two options (retire or get traded), either one of which he is ready to accept gladly (didn't he make a comment about having $80 mil in the bank if he retires?). If the Bengals are really looking at Ryan Mallett, then they seem to be at least moving toward the possibility of a post-Palmer era.

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