Sure, Carson Palmer is settling in as the Raiders’ starting QB. But keep in mind that just a few weeks ago, that most certainly was not the case.
An era came to an end Tuesday, and a new one began, as Carson Palmer, who spent the first eight years of his career with the Bengals, was traded to the Raiders in exchange for a 2012 first-round pick and 2013 conditional second-rounder.
Michael Lombardi told “NFL Total Access” that Carson Palmer has been in direct contact with Bengals owner Mike Brown, but those phone calls “have proven to be fruitless.”
While Andy Dalton and Jordan Palmer throw the passes at the workouts organized by Bengals players, the Carson Palmer-Mike Brown stalemate hangs over the organization like a dark, polluted cloud.
To the surprise of few, Bengals owner Mike Brown refuses to back off his stance that he won’t trade QB Carson Palmer. Brown hasn’t wavered since Palmer’s request to be traded, and few expect him to do so.
Most league observers agree that Bengals owner Mike Brown won’t budge off his stance that he won’t trade QB Carson Palmer, who has threatened retirement if he doesn’t get a ticket out of Cincinnati.
Posted: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 | Lisa Altobelli Tags: Carson Palmer, Chad Ochocinco, Cincinnati Bengals, Doug Flutie, Eli Manning, Jordan Palmer, Marvin Lewis, Peyton Manning, Ronde Barber, Terry Bradshaw
t’s pretty clear that despite being under contract, Carson Palmer is serious about bailing on the Bengals when he not so subtly stated that “he will never set foot in Paul Brown Stadium again.”
I don’t believe that Carson Palmer is bluffing in his demand to get traded out of Cincinnati, and the right move is for the Bengals to be proactive in dealing with the situation.
Carson Palmer wants out of Cincinnati. Bengals owner Mike Brown says he won’t make a trade. So will Brown budge? NFL Network information man Michael Lombardi doesn’t see it happening. “I stress this strongly: Mike Brown is a man of his word,” Lombardi said. “When he says he’s not going to do something, he won’t do it.” But let’s just suppose … if Palmer did leave, where could he end up? Lombardi suggests the 49ers, who have several members of the front office represented by agent David Dunn, who also represents Palmer.
Well maybe it was his receivers fault. No Chad Ochocinco and no Terrell Owens has been no problem for QB Carson Palmer as the embattled signal caller has already tossed a pair of touchdowns vs. the Chargers.