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March 16, 2011, 11:01 AM
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I really don't think the Titans have a legit QB on the roster... I like Collins as the back-up, but that's it.

What do you guys think of Carson Palmer? I think he'd come at a cheaper price than Kevin Kolb, since he's basically forcing the Bengals hand... or should we draft a QB at #8? Only Newton and Gabbert are worth that pick, and they'll probably be gone..
March 16, 2011  11:03 AM ET

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Sorry, didn't link it on the post - hope this works

March 16, 2011  11:13 AM ET
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March 16, 2011  12:48 PM ET
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gabbert wiil be gone in the first round for sure...probably before newton! Newton is a ***** diva!

Newton is not diva. Carson Palmer is not a good choice. His arm strength and decision making are poor. And if you trade to get him you have to give up a first and third rounder. Add to that you'll probably have to sign him long term. He's not a good fit for a team that needs clean players right now.

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March 16, 2011  03:26 PM ET

Say what you will about Palmer, but he's an obvious upgrade over their current QB's. While it's true that the Titans will have to surrender one or multiple draft selections, having a capable QB could do wonders for the Titans next season...if football is even being played. The options:

1.) Acquire Kevin Kolb
2.) Acquire Matt Hasselbeck from free agency, draft QB
3.) Acquire Carson Palmer via trade
4.) Acquire a cheaper free agent QB, draft QB
5.) Do nothing, and struggle to close games next season.

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March 17, 2011  01:53 AM ET
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Oh... a Diva taken out of context! we will see how he makes the change in footing under center in the NFL! I am skepticle of his "franchise" capabilities at this point!

Okay, so you wouldn't draft him. I don't blame you. But that doesn't mean that he won't work out. If the Colts took him. He would have Peyton to learn behind. And gain some good tutoring. Same with any other of the top qbs in the game now. I believe in his ability. And I think he can acquire the skills to get better. But I'm probably in the minority on this one.

March 17, 2011  01:57 AM ET
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Welp,With all the tools Carson had last year?Chad,TO,Benson as the front 3?,Did You notice they fired the offensive HC?,but not Marvin Lewis also?TO is Gone,Chad is Gone,Benson probably too,after this last season?ALOT of exess baggage is leaving,tata..But the Main Reason Carson want's out?Is because Marvin lewis wasn't fired,who should have been persona non grata after this last disaster.Carson after hearing 'Ole Marv' got an extention?,immediately wanted out of the Bengals,so what does that say too anyone?I think Carson can play on any Team ifn He respects the leadership of the team that may want too trade for Him,His arm strength isn't the problem,nor desision making was due too the HC's plays put in and with 2 divas TO and Chad?,what too do?He has still alot too offer for any team that needs a seasoned QB,Which there are a few,He sucked this Year badly,but I have too take into account the bad coaching as well.Is He worth the risk of trading for a higher draft pick?Who really knows?,but I do know that He's unhappy here,and we need another QB too.AND A HEAD COACH,Hey MARVIN go back too doing what You do best.'LOSING".for another 2 years.

Look at the tape of Carson last season. He forced passes into double, triple, and quadruple coverages. In a game they should have beaten the Ravens in he missed or under threw wide outs. Had a man running down the field on the Ravens and under threw it. The defensive back was able to tip it. And Ed Reed caught it. Carson is done right now. I wouldn't trade to get him. Not for what he would cost. I understand how you may feel about the state of the Bengals right now. But a lot of it was how poorly things have played out. And everyone has to take blame for that.

March 17, 2011  02:01 AM ET
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Say what you will about Palmer, but he's an obvious upgrade over their current QB's. While it's true that the Titans will have to surrender one or multiple draft selections, having a capable QB could do wonders for the Titans next season...if football is even being played. The options:1.) Acquire Kevin Kolb2.) Acquire Matt Hasselbeck from free agency, draft QB3.) Acquire Carson Palmer via trade4.) Acquire a cheaper free agent QB, draft QB5.) Do nothing, and struggle to close games next season.

I don't like Kevin Kolb. Though someone will trade to get him and over pay him. Carson is not an upgrade for a team that already has Kerry Collins. Matt Hasselbeck is a walking infirmary at this point of his career.

The Titans would be best served in drafting a qb and talking Kerry into staying for another season or two if they can. There is also Chris Sims if he can beat the whole drug charge as well. But Carson is not a good option.

March 17, 2011  06:51 AM ET

Carson Palmer said he's only interested in being traded to a team located out west, closer to his home in California.

March 17, 2011  07:50 AM ET
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I believe in his ability. And I think he can acquire the skills to get better. But I'm probably in the minority on this one.

Honestly, I don't believe he's too good to begin with - for at the NFL level. So IMO, it would be near impossible for him to not improve.

March 17, 2011  04:08 PM ET
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Honestly, I don't believe he's too good to begin with - for at the NFL level. So IMO, it would be near impossible for him to not improve.

I agree. But he has been compared to players who have not fared well due to their mind set. Cam has not been given a fair chance to prove what he can do. I think he'll turn out to be good with the right coaching.

March 17, 2011  05:25 PM ET
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Carson Palmer said he's only interested in being traded to a team located out west, closer to his home in California.

In that case Oakland, SF & Seattle could use him.

March 17, 2011  05:52 PM ET
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I don't like Kevin Kolb. Though someone will trade to get him and over pay him. Carson is not an upgrade for a team that already has Kerry Collins. Matt Hasselbeck is a walking infirmary at this point of his career. The Titans would be best served in drafting a qb and talking Kerry into staying for another season or two if they can. There is also Chris Sims if he can beat the whole drug charge as well. But Carson is not a good option.

Carson Palmer is a MUCH better option over Collins and Sims. So we are in strong disagreement on that.

March 17, 2011  07:54 PM ET
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I really don't think the Titans have a legit QB on the roster.....

That's an understatement if I ever saw one.

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March 17, 2011  09:47 PM ET
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Oh... a Diva taken out of context! we will see how he makes the change in footing under center in the NFL! I am skepticle of his "franchise" capabilities at this point!

If nothing else, Newton always has his "entertainer & icon" plan he can fall back on.

March 18, 2011  12:00 PM ET

I saw a couple of his games last season. And his accuracy and velocity were not sharp in games I saw him in. When crunch time came he got really bad. Kerry Collins is not a Hall of Fame qb. Neither is Chris Sims. But I feel that they are better than Carson at this point and time.

 
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