Check out a rather svelte Carson Palmer at his first press conference as a Raider. Palmer deserves some credit for taking the high road out of Cincinnati and being rather complimentary about his former team and their fans.
-Let’s be honest. If reports are accurate that the 2013 draft pick the Bengals receive only elevates to a first-round pick if the Raiders win a divisional round playoff game, it’s extremely unlikely that Cincinnati is getting two first-round picks in the trade. I’d put the odds at 5-percent. So the Bengals are getting a [...]
A few days ago, hardly anyone could have envisioned the events that would conspire to create such a healthy ransom for Carson Palmer. Consider this: 1) A starting quarterback (Jason Campbell) became injured for an extended amount of time, his entire season in jeopardy 2) That quarterback played for a team in playoff contention, a [...]
Lost a bit in the shuffle of today’s super awesome, terrific, fantastic and NOT surprising news about Carson Palmer (totally called it! Score!), is this little nugget on PFT.com: The NFL has reduced the suspension of Bengals running back Cedric Benson to one game. He’ll miss the teams post-bye trip to Seattle. Benson will miss the Seahawks game, [...]
Many Bengals fans find it as hard to say something nice about Mike Brown as it is for most Clevelanders to say something nice about LeBron James. But today, the day that the Immovable Object relented and traded Carson Palmer to Oakland, he deserves to be credited for putting his stubbornness aside, for recognizing an [...]
Earlier in the year the Bengals organization said that would not pick Andre Smith’s contract option; after not allowing a sack against one of the leagues best pass rushers (Mathis), do you think we should pick up his contract option? No question Andre Smith is a better player this season than any other time. After [...]