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Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:43 am
Edited on: October 18, 2011 10:50 am
 
I was going to be mad. How mad? Ballistic. The Bengals were trading Carson Palmer today to the Raiders, that was the news, and I was going to be furious with Bengals owner Mike Brown for letting Palmer get what he wants.

But then I heard what the Bengals are set to receive for Palmer.

Two first-round picks? Two? OK, anger subsided. Palmer gets what he wants, yes, but the Bengals got more than they deserved. Palmer isn't worth two No. 1 picks, not anymore, not with his knee surgically repaired and his elbow a question mark and his pilot light flickering where a competitive fire ought to be raging.

Two No. 1's?

Two?!?

Sometimes the bad guys win, and Palmer -- quitter, baby -- is the bad guy in this scenario. Mike Brown is rarely the good guy in any scenario, but he's the good guy now. He played hardball with Palmer, and won. Brown will want to remember this day. He hasn't won like this since he was born, silver-spoon style, into one of the first families of football 74 years ago. And I doubt he remembers that.

But Brown won this go-around. The Raiders get a quarterback and Palmer gets to play some more, but I'm not concerned with those guys. I'm a Cincinnati guy, and Cincinnati owner Mike Brown just used Carson Palmer to crush the Raiders.

Now, if only Brown would quit while he's ahead and hire a general manager to make those picks for him ...



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Comments

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:50 am
 

Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

The Raiders will at least make the playoffs the next 4 years, meanwhile the Bengals will probably in those 4 years win a combined as many games as 1 season for the Raiders in that timespan.  I think the Raiders win.  They were a QB away from being a serious SB contender.  They were competing with the Pats until Campbell just couldn't measure up.  They have crazy talent and SPEED on offense, Palmer is a great deep ball guy and loves the SoCal area on the coach. 



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:33 am
 

Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

Do you think the Bengals will make a run for Luck now with these two first rounders?
Are you insane, or just totally ignorant of what Dalton has already accomplished?



Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:32 am
 

Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

Do you think the Bengals will make a run for Luck now with these two first rounders?
They drafted Andy Dalton last year in the 2nd and he has led them to a 4-2 record thus far and looks good while doing it.  Why would they even consider drafting Andrew Luck?!?  Some people just don't think before they post...




Since: Sep 27, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:21 am
 

Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

'What happens if Carson Palmer refuses to unretire?"

I can only assume that the Raiders contacted Palmer to make sure he would unretire and play for them before making the deal. Hell, they probably even made him sign something saying that he would, in fact, play.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:09 am
 

Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

Do you think the Bengals will make a run for Luck now with these two first rounders?



Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:03 am
 

Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

He won't. Palmer played a game of chicken with the Bengals and he lost. He has to be elated that he has a chance to play football again, regardless of where it is. 



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:56 am
 

Carson gets what he wants. So why am I happy?

What happens if Carson Palmer refuses to unretire? 


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