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Dhani Jones: Jordan Palmer 'not the answer' at QB

Posted on: July 1, 2011 12:00 pm
Edited on: July 1, 2011 12:06 pm
 


Posted by Ryan Wilson

It is with some irony that Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones would suggest teammate Jordan Palmer "is not the answer -- absolutely not" at quarterback. After all, it was just last week that Brian Urlacher, another Jones offseason target, pointed out Jones wasn't in the best position to be leveling criticism.

"I think we were drafted in the same class, right? Is he a 2000 guy? I haven't heard anything about him since then,” Urlacher said. “I saw him on a TV show with a bow tie on though. So I know him better for how the way he dresses than what he does on a football field. Guys are going to talk. I've definitely had a lot worse things said publicly from guys, so I can live with it."

 (This also gives us a reason to bust out our Urlacher vs. Jones graphic, which is always good for a couple laughs.)

Jones, appearing on the Rich Eisen Podcast, said he "would question the decision, absolutely," should Palmer win the starting job. Of course, Jones will be a free agent as soon as the lockout ends, so it may not be his problem to worry about (although he says he'd like to re-sign with Cincinnati).

It's been a busy few days for (soon-to-be-former) Bengals players. Chad Ochocinco went NASCAR joyriding, but not before telling a radio station that he might have to "whup [Marvin Lewis'] ass." He also has plans to wrestle alligators.

As for who will be under center when the season begins, second-round pick Andy Dalton has to be the early favorite. Lewis said last month that Dalton could be the Week 1 starter. All we've heard about the Palmers is that Carson sold his house and Jordan referred to him as a "former teammate."

We don't think Jones has anything to worry about. At least in terms of the Bengals' QB depth chart.



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Since: Aug 19, 2009
Posted on: July 2, 2011 12:27 pm
 

Dhani Jones: Jordan Palmer 'not the answer' at QB

Ha funny, I love your passion, but you know squat about Football. My Vikings would love to have him. Our O-lines are both

not very good but at least we have a running game.




Since: Apr 5, 2008
Posted on: July 2, 2011 4:34 am
 

Dhani Jones: Jordan Palmer 'not the answer' at QB

Carson Palmer is an ungrateful jerk.  He has never been as good as he thinks he is.  He's had the best receivers in the league to throw to but apparently that isn't enough for him.  I've seen him throw a lot of bad passes despite his huge opinion of himself.  If I was Mike Brown I'd force him to retire out of sheer spite.  Palmer can take a long walk off a short pier into the Ohio River for all I care.  He's never been that good.  Maybe the Bengals can sign a good quarterback.  I mean really Palmer had some of the best receivers to ever play the game.  But I've seen far better QB's in Cincinnati.  He couldn't hold a candle to Ken Anderson.  Terrelle Pryor would be a better choice but I don't think he can make the grade either.  It's been too long since there's been a good QB in Cincy.  I've seen far too many off target passes by Palmer.  I sat in the stands and saw him miss way too many throws.  He's crazy if he thinks he's going to go elsewhere and have the advantages he's had at Cincinnati.  He's a big reason the Bengals haven't won.  I just love it when players from teams that aren't doing well think they aren't the problem.  If he's so great why haven't the Bengals done more than they have?  Two years ago they had the personel to roll through the division undefeated.  Remember that's a division with the Ravens and the Steelers.  It's not like the Bengals have been totally without talent.  Palmer has been a big part of their problem IMO.  I see better QB's all over the place than him.  Heck I saw two better QB's come out of Marshall while Palmer had a secure job.  Both of those QB's could have done better than Palmer.  I remember when they were running roughshod all over Big Ben in college.  Marshall was a far better team than Miami and it was a QB dominated team in Huntington.  They won 5 conference titles in a row and beat some big name college teams until they lost their second great coach.   If Palmer thinks he was better than either of those QB's he's dreaming.  I'm talking Chad Pennington and Byron Leftwich.  The Bengals should have drafted either of those players because they were both better than Palmer.  Injuries made both those Marshall QB's have less than spectacular success but a look at where they played tells a lot of the story of those injuries.  A QB has to be protected and Palmer has had far better proection in his career. 

The point is Palmer is replaceable.  And I doubt the Bengals will get anything out of him in a trade so just let the jerk retire.  It would be worth watching him try to sign on with someone after that.  It won't happen.  He's not that good and never has been.  I've always thought the Bengals gave him too much credit.  He had incredibly good receivers to throw to and he still couldn't lead the team to a consistent record.


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