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Casserly: Palmer back, no T.O. for Bengals in '11

Posted on: December 26, 2010 12:53 pm
Edited on: December 26, 2010 6:32 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Much has been made of the possibility that the Bengals could clean house after 2010, with Marvin Lewis, Carson Palmer, Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco all up in the air in terms of returning.

On Sunday, CBS Sports' Charley Casserly reported on The NFL Today that Palmer will return but Owens will not.

"First of all, Carson Palmer will be back as the quarterback next year," Casserly said. "Now, who he's going to throw to, I think you'll see some changes. Terrell Owens will not be back, the act has worn thin."

Casserly also commented on the status of Chad Ochocinco, who's quickly fallen out of favor with some public comments about his "mopey" nature.

"Now, our man, Chad Ochocinco -- he tweets last week that he'd like someone to pick up his option," Casserly said. "Guess what Chad? They picked it up three years ago. You're under contract for next year, $6 million, not guaranteed. I wouldn't bring him back, that act has worn thin."

Ocho's status as an expensive and older wide receiver make a tough pickup at $6 million and it seems really unlikely that the team would re-sign Owens as well.

They have young, talented receiving options with Jordan Shipley and Jermaine Gresham, and adding one more younger star to the roster would give them significant weapons going forward without crushing the team's chemistry.

Whether Palmer can improve on his 2010 performance remains to be seen, but it appears the Bengals believe they're at least in contention with him at quarterback.

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Casserly: Palmer back, no T.O. for Bengals in '11

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Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: December 27, 2010 1:08 am

Casserly: Palmer back, no T.O. for Bengals in '11

Im glad Carson played well today- really like the guy, and good for Jerome Simpson (about time)... he looked like the same kid catching balls from tyler thigpen at Coastal Carolina...    But i agree with many of the previous posters. The Bengals will never change, they will occasionally have a decent year, but they will never sustain or maintain a quality organization as long as Mike Brown is in control...  no scouting dept = coaches having to scout and failing to improve playbooks and research, no GM= poor draft choices and inability to actively trade draft picks for greater depth or need per year, no vision= a team without an identity, with a person tolerating guys like Chad (who have destroyed that locker room since 2006) and not allowing the coaching staff to properly discipline their players... 
It wont change until katie blackburn takes over, and that will take an act of God.  But good for Carson- I have heard nothing but great things about that guy from their medical staff. Hear he is a class act and quality individual.... hope he gets back on track-
Lets hope they hang on to benson as well!
take care

Since: Oct 23, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2010 10:08 pm

Casserly: Palmer back, no T.O. for Bengals in '11

LMFAO!  I love it!  That's exactly why this Cincinnati native has been a Colts fan for the past decade.  

Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: December 26, 2010 9:54 pm

Casserly: Palmer back, no T.O. for Bengals in '11

Palmer will return in 2011. T.O. needs to take Ocho 5 with him to the CFL.  Lewis will be back because he is inexpensive and a "class act" and good for the NFLs affirmative action program. (It's business, not personal!) Mikey B. doesn't really care if the team wins or not. A DIVISION TITLE every 15 years or so will keep the Cincy fans optimistic.  He will make his money.....and he will raise ticket prices, no doubt.  

Since: Dec 26, 2010
Posted on: December 26, 2010 8:56 pm

Casserly: Palmer back, no T.O. for Bengals in '11

Mike Brown is and has always been the problem. He refuses to hire a GM and increase the scouting department. Thus, he makes the decisions on talent, as far as drafting and the signing of free agents. Why is it that teams like Pittsburgh, who always draft low (because they win), find players to fit their system? They CAN evaluate talent!!! The Bengals always choose to pick players that have great physical ability, but don't fit what they are trying to do. I don't care how high a guy can jump, or how long his wingspan is. Give me an intelligent player with a motor that runs constantly!!! Until Mike Brown relinquishes control of the football aspect of this team, it's doomed to fail another 20 years. Oh, Bengal fans, stop going to the damn games!!! He UNDERSTANDS getting hit in the wallet!!!

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: December 26, 2010 8:46 pm

Casserly: Palmer back, no T.O. for Bengals in '11

Carson looked great today against the #1 pass defense in the NFL.  The problem hasn't been Palmer.  The problem hasn't been T.O.  The problem has been an offensive scheme that is 15 years old and as stale as last month's bread.  Even today, the Bengal running game was essentially crap because of the predictable play calling.  The Bengals are a playoff caliber team if they can get out of their own way-- especially on offense.  BTW, mike Brown did a fine job this off-season.  You can't bad mouth him because his F.A.s were productive and his draft class is obviously one of the best in 2010. 

Since: Sep 27, 2010
Posted on: December 26, 2010 8:44 pm

Casserly: Palmer back, no T.O. for Bengals in '11

I hate to say it but i think they are both done.Cool

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