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Benson: Wouldn't be healthy for Palmer to return

Posted on: May 12, 2011 10:17 pm
 
BensonPosted by Josh Katzowitz

You’ve got to love Bengals RB Cedric Benson – if not for his play, which has been more than solid since he moved to Cincinnati, then for his honesty. He had no problem ripping commissioner Roger Goodell, even before it was en vogue to do so, and though he’s extremely low key and talks softly when giving interviews, it’s only a front for the intensity of his words.

So, when Benson talks, it usually pays to listen, and when he’s talking about “will he return to Cincinnati or will he retire” Carson Palmer, he makes an interesting point.

“It wouldn’t be healthy for the team to bring him back,” Benson told SiriusXM NFL Radio, via Pro Football Talk. “To bring him back would be detrimental to the team. If he’s there [and] not happy he’s not gonna give us his best.”

I’m not sure I agree with that last sentence, because Palmer is nothing if not professional. Let’s face it, there’s little chance Palmer has been happy in Cincinnati the past few years, but he never said anything negative about the organization (though you could tell, at times, that he really, really wanted to spill it).

But Benson also is probably right that it wouldn’t be healthy for Palmer to return. As for Chad Ochocinco?

“For this team to be a winner, management needs to make changes,” Benson said.

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Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: June 27, 2011 8:59 am
 

Benson: Wouldn't be healthy for Palmer to return

If you can get Benson back in fold for no more than 4 mill a year on a 2 year contract. BET. doubtful he'll take less than 6 on a 3 though.. and he and his 3.5 ypc just aint worth it.



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: May 13, 2011 10:19 am
 

Benson: Wouldn't be healthy for Palmer to return

If is safe for Benson to be there?  With all of his past troubles, he should just shut up.  But he is right here. Palmer, Ohco, Owens all gave the Bengals a bad smell and they would be better without all of them. 



Since: Sep 6, 2010
Posted on: May 13, 2011 7:10 am
 

Benson: Wouldn't be healthy for Palmer to return

The bengals need to turn the page on carson and chad...showing bratkowski the door (finally) was a positive step for the offense.
Benson would be a positive to the team and I am all for bringing him back.


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