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Lewis: If Palmer comes back he would be starter

Posted on: May 11, 2011 6:30 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

When the Bengals went out and drafted Andy Dalton with their second-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, they made a bold statement by calling Carson Palmer's bluff (you know, the one where he says he's retiring).

Then on Wednesday, Marvin Lewis did the total opposite of that on a call with Bengals' season ticket holders, by telling them that if Palmer comes back, he'll still start.

"If Palmer comes back he would be the starting QB and we would groom Andy to be the QB of the future," Lewis said, per Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

There normally wouldn't be a whole lot wrong with this, because you'd think Lewis and the Bengals want Palmer to come back and tutor Dalton. Actually, you'd know that because Lewis just said it. But if you're trying to bluff someone on retirement -- and that's what the Bengals appear to be doing with their draft plans -- you wait until the bluff's been seen through before showing your hand to the other player.

In this case, Palmer now knows, once again, that the Bengals are desperate for him to return. If he believed that they a) were fine with rolling with Dalton and b) would not trade him, things might be different.

But they're not. And why would you expect them to be -- this is the Bengals after all.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:23 pm
 

Lewis: If Palmer comes back he would be starter

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 1:34 pm
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Since: Nov 28, 2011
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Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2011 11:44 pm
 

Lewis: If Palmer comes back he would be starter

To be perfectly honest, I can't stand Mike Brown.

He is maybe the worst owner in Pro Sports but I do actually agree with him in some aspects.

When a player signs a contract it is almost like giving his word, no it is exactly like giving his word that he will follow through on an obligation. Carson Palmer signed a contract and should be held accountable for his actions. I do not blame Palmer one bit for wanting to get out of Cincinnati but he should have thought of that when he signed the dotted line.

The man is being paid vast sums of money to work for this company and is honestly acting like a whiny little child for threatening to retire if he does not get his way. OK, you are a millionaire Mr. Palmer, retire if you think it is what you want but DO NOT threaten ANYONE!

Last year Palmer was the guy who encouraged the Bengals to bring in Terrell Owens and the Bengals obliged, now he has the audacity to say that the organization has become a "Circus"? What did he think was going to happen with Owens AND Ochocinco?

The fact of the matter is that Palmer had a horrific season in 2010, fans booed him, and even threw trash on his lawn (classless by the way). Now he has had his feelings hurt and wants to move back out West and is trying to demand it.

Whatever, Suck it up Palmer or retire, at the very least you can come back and help Andy Dalton just like Jon Kitna Helped you.




Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2011 11:22 pm
 

Lewis: If Palmer comes back he would be starter

drps-

It's one thing to talk smack about the Bengals organization and it is a whole different story when you start bad mouthing it's fans.

What's the deal with most of you Steelers Fans? It's like because you are a fan of Pittsburgh, you think you know more about football because your team wins. Not only that but you somehow try and take credit for the Steelers winning record!

Do I wish that Mike Brown would retire and let someone else run this organization... UM YEAH!

Do I wish that the Bengals had the same track record as the Steelers... Absolutely!

So do us all a favor and get off your high horse. I would take all the Faithful Cincinnati Bengals fans over people like you ANYDAY! We may not root for a winning team but we ARE TRUE FANS.





Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: May 13, 2011 8:36 pm
 

Lewis: If Palmer comes back he would be starter

The Bengals have a new OC and completely new system, West Coast offense.
Palmer probably does not even have a new playbook but Dalton DOES. Unless Palmer decides to come back, and soon, Dalton will have a leg up on the new system.
If he does come back they need to trade him (Vikings?) and get what they can for him.  If he refuses to come back they need to sue his ass for the pro-rated signing bonus.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2011 7:53 pm
 

Lewis: If Palmer comes back he would be starter

tru,

And what did they do in the playoffs?They have not won a playoff game in what? 20 years?When I say win I mean like a conference or better yet a SB.Brown is more a zoo keeper than an owner but then most Bengal fan(s ?) don't know any better do they.



Since: Oct 16, 2010
Posted on: May 13, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Lewis: If Palmer comes back he would be starter

Man, I can't spell this morning. I meant $80 million dollars in the bank, not back. Wow it's been a long week.



Since: Oct 16, 2010
Posted on: May 13, 2011 2:03 pm
 

Lewis: If Palmer comes back he would be starter

Marvin, he's not coming back. The man has $80 milliond dollars in the back. He has put his house up for sale. He is gonzo. You better start working on Plan B.



Since: Dec 7, 2009
Posted on: May 13, 2011 1:50 pm
 

Lewis: If Palmer comes back he would be starter

Knucklehead, Bengals won the division and were in the playoffs the season before last!


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