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Bengals to replace Palmer with Gradkowski

Posted on: July 27, 2011 5:27 pm
 
GradkowskiPosted by Josh Katzowitz

The past few months, we’ve paid quite a bit of attention to QB Carson Palmer and whether Bengals owner Mike Brown would trade him and get something of value for his estranged QB or if he’d let him retire.

Now that Brown has said he’d rather let Palmer rot in California than trade him (he said it a little nicer than that), the Bengals had to turn their attention to finding another veteran QB who can compete with rookie Andy Dalton for the starting spot.

As Rapid Reporter Paul Dehner writes, Cincinnati has agreed to terms on a two-year deal with former Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski.

The move makes sense on a couple different levels.

1) When Gradkowski played in Tampa Bay, he worked with Jay Gruden, who’s now in charge of the Bengals offense. Their familiarity with each other certainly will help Gradkowski, particularly since Dalton hasn’t gotten any practice time in Gruden’s offense.

2) Gradkowski is a legit starting quarterback, compiling a 6-14 record in 20 starts (a third of those wins came against the Bengals!). Yes, that record is not impressive, but he’s the kind of guy that can provide some veteran leadership to help a young quarterback (you saw that a little bit last year in Oakland with Jason Campbell).

Either way, Gradkowski was so excited, he tweeted the following: “Bengal fans let’s get ready to rock and roll! Can’t wait for this great opportunity!”

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Comments

Since: Apr 14, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:32 pm
 

Bengals to replace Palmer with Gradkowski

Who ?????



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:20 pm
 

Bengals to replace Palmer with Gradkowski

I don't think he is gonna be replacing Palmer. That would require throwing 20+ interceptions!!



Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: July 27, 2011 8:07 pm
 

Bengals to replace Palmer with Gradkowski

Gradkowski was so excited, he tweeted the following: “Bengal fans let’s get ready to rock and roll! Can’t wait for this great opportunity!”


Hahahahahahahahahaha....LMFAO!!!
My reaction was the same. Bruce may have had it rough in Oakland with Undead Al Davis, but it's about to get worse for him as a member of the Bungles.



Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 7:51 pm
 

Bengals to replace Palmer with Gradkowski

Imagine if Palmer had landed with a good team. I feel bad for the guy. Enjoy surfing, it's a million times better than playing for the Bengals.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Bengals to replace Palmer with Gradkowski

I love the Cinci owner telling Palmer to go suck it.  You retired did ya?  Good.... BYE !!!!



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 7:32 pm
 

Bengals to replace Palmer with Gradkowski

he should have said...can't wait to get my azz kicked by the Ravens and Steelers and win 2 games against the browns LOL



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 7:31 pm
 

Bengals to replace Palmer with Gradkowski

Gradkowski was so excited, he tweeted the following: “Bengal fans let’s get ready to rock and roll! Can’t wait for this great opportunity!”


Hahahahahahahahahaha....LMFAO!!!



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Bengals to replace Palmer with Gradkowski

I read that Jason Campbell wanted Gradkowski gone because Campbell is very insecure and he wants all the other QBs on the Raiders to be pathetic so Campbell keeps his job as starter. Jason Campbell is a loser. He never was a winner. He is not a winner. He will never be a winner. They guy makes Michael Vick look like a mature adult. Campbell whines and complains too much. He's a primadonna....no doubt about that!





Since: Feb 13, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 6:16 pm
 

Bengals to replace Palmer with Gradkowski

How can you cite Gradkowski mentoring a young quarterback such as Jason Campbell last year when Campbell is older than Gradkowski?  Just wondering...



Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 5:59 pm
 

Bengals to replace Palmer with Gradkowski

I don't think Gradkowski will be able to replace Palmer. However, When Grad stays healthy he is a good QB. He will be able to help out Dalton with Grueden. He will be a good fit in the queen city for the next two years. Who dey think gonna beat them bengals. Nobody. Who Dey.



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