Curtain Call for Carson?

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  1. Nate says:

    To me, this one is more about Andy Dalton and the future than Carson Palmer. My fear is that Dalton will get forced into action too quickly if Carson isn’t around. Thus, I’d like to see Carson back for one more year to prevent irreparable damage in Dalton’s first year. A quarterback’s psyche and confidence are delicate things. The team needs to be careful with Dalton, especially considering he’s coming from TCU, where he wasn’t playing against top-flight competition on a regular basis.

  2. Lee says:

    Personally I think they need to try and trade CP for something while there is possibly a market for him. From what I’ve read maybe SanFran, Seattle, Minn, Ariz (only Seattle and Arizona not drafting a QB this year). I think one of those teams would be willing to part with a semi high draft pick for a starter who in the past, has proved he can play at a pro bowl level. But with MB in charge it seems the chance of this happening are slim. It would be a shame to see CP retire without getting anything in return. I don’t think they could bring him back though, based on comments of some of the players have made. I always liked CP but the past couple of years it just looked like he didn’t play with any passion or fire. He looked like he was going through the motions at times. Although we’ve seen several rookie QB’s start and have success over the past couple of years, I don’t know if Dalton is that guy, especially with the talent around him. Best to leave it an open competition between the QB’s we have for the strat of the season. And cut JP just to spite CP.

    1. Bill says:

      I agree with you 100%, Lee. Take what you can get while you can get something of value. This whole If-I-Let-Carson-Go-Then-Others-Will-Do-The-Same-Thing mindset that Mike Brown has is too smart by half. Other teams move troublemaker players, and they don’t get copycats. Even despite MB, most Bengals players want to be here because they are loyal to each other.

      Imagine this scenario: the Bengals trade CP to SanFran. Carson gets SF going again, while the Bengals use that pick to solidify their OL. Both teams blossom, and the two meet in SuperBowl XLVIII, where the Bengals exact revenge on SF with a 17 point blowout win.

      A fella can dream, right?