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How many times must Brown say, 'No?'

Posted on: October 14, 2011 3:18 pm
I see where Cincinnati owner Mike Brown reiterated he has no plans to trade disgruntled quarterback Carson Palmer before next week's deadline. Well, of course, he doesn't. He's told us that a thousand times already.

Besides, it makes no sense.

As I've pointed out again and again, if Brown were to trade Palmer he sets a precedent for every unhappy Bengal. Basically, if you don't like the situation, demand to be traded ... and invoke the name of Carson Palmer while you're at it.

I've asked people close to the organization if Brown might relent and agree to deal Palmer a year from now -- figuring that getting something is better than nothing -- and I was told he might. But it would have to be the right deal.

In other words, this is not a fire sale. Brown doesn't want to trade Palmer unless he's offered a deal he can't refuse.

That's basically it, and it's hard to fault the guy. He paid Palmer big bucks, and Palmer took the money and now decides he want to run  ... somewhere, anywhere but Cincinnati. But the Bengals first have to agree to trade him, and they will not

If he'd been smart he would have worked behind the scenes and told Brown he'd play another season but wanted out in 2012. But he didn't. Now he's out of football and out of luck. Mike Brown holds all the cards here, and he's not playing.

Category: NFL

Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: October 17, 2011 5:07 pm

How many times must Brown say, 'No?'

it's not like we're talking about a washed-up TO here--Dalton's stepped in and played well for them, and Carson still has high value...Brown's being an idiot here (again) by passing up a chance to improve his team to win a pissing contest with a guy who doesn't want to play there anymore...(who, as another poster pointed out, quietly went to the Bengals and asked for a trade, onnly to have them leak it to the media...)  it's as dumb as sitting on Ocho when the Redskins offered a bunch of high picks for him when he wanted out--he he was never the same player from that point on...

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: October 17, 2011 2:28 pm

How many times must Brown say, 'No?'

He did tell the Bengals privately, they are the ones that leaked it to you worthless douches in the media. 

Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: October 15, 2011 3:11 pm

How many times must Brown say, 'No?'

And meanwhile Andy Dalton is showing the city of Cincinnati that the team is better off without #9.

Palmer thought the franchise would just fold without him. Guess again California Quitter ....

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