Trent Green sets off Bengals edition of blame game

These are some uneasy times in Cincinnati. Will Carson Palmer be back? Will he really walk away into retirement if Bengals owner Mike Brown doesn’t adhere to his quarterback’s trade demand?

Solomon Wilcots laid down a strong opinion Tuesday that he believes Palmer isn’t bluffing. It turns out fellow NFL Network analyst Trent Green agrees, and he cited some reasons for Palmer’s current state of discontent on Wednesday’s “NFL Total Access.”

“They need a Plan B, because I agree, I don’t think he plans on coming back,” Green said. “He’s at a point in his career where he’s frustrated with the Bengals’ organization. Not only with the talent they’ve brought in, the offense they’re running, but the wide receivers tend to be running the show. We know that T.O. and (Chad) Ochocinco, he gets frustrated with those guys, because sometimes they’ll change routes, they’ll move routes around. He’s not real happy with the discipline or the direction that the organization is going.”

Those comments by Green, not exactly a lightning rod of controversy, incited a flurry of activity on Twitter. It wasn’t long before … you guessed it — Ochocinco and Terrell Owens — began a pretty interesting exchange on just who is to blame for the Bengals’ problems and Palmer wanting out of town.

It all started when Ochocinco responded to a fan tweet that he was getting blamed on NFL Network. He soon turned the blame toward T.O., saracastically calling him a “diva.” T.O. shot back, and then dropped this classic: “And so much ur “Batman & Robin” idea!!”

So, you get the idea. While we try not to pass along everything we see on Twitter, this was a pretty epic exchange and enough to keep our minds off the current state of labor negotiations for a few minutes. Thank you, Ochocinco and T.O.

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