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Inside Bengals' plans to pacify Palmer

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09:24 AM ET 01.30 | Carson Palmer's dissatisfaction with the Bengals is a one way street. In fact, the team is taking Palmer off the hook for performing below expectations in 2010. People at Paul Brown Stadium tell me they believe the team didn't give Palmer the best chance to succeed last year because of what they surrounded Palmer with. If they keep Palmer - and they want to pacify him and make it work - they will try to rectify the situation by making sure the locker room understands that Palmer is the only leader. They also plan to give him a chance to hit more downfield throws.

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January 30, 2011  09:27 AM ET

Burp him ever other hour.

January 30, 2011  09:28 AM ET

The guy put up with enough of the Bungles BS, trade him...

January 30, 2011  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The guy put up with enough of the Bungles BS, trade him...

I'm sure someone will pick him up. Minnesota for one.

January 30, 2011  09:30 AM ET

he had terrell owens and chad jhonson and won 4 games he's a bum.

January 30, 2011  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm sure someone will pick him up. Minnesota for one.

Aren't they talking Vince Young in Minny?

January 30, 2011  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

he had terrell owens and chad jhonson and won 4 games he's a bum.

Seriously? One idiot and one cancer and it's all Palmer's fault? Puuuuuhhhhlease!

January 30, 2011  09:52 AM ET

If your QB wants out you might as well let him go. You can't run a team like that. He is going to have to give up that big contract though.

January 30, 2011  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Aren't they talking Vince Young in Minny?

Minnesota will pick the worst one for their team and than pat themselves on the back and start telling people their going to the super bowl.

January 30, 2011  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

he had terrell owens and chad jhonson and won 4 games he's a bum.

Palmer also had a couple of very good games while both of those headaches were out with injuries.

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January 30, 2011  10:01 AM ET
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Why did they rehire Marvin Lewis?

There were a few coaches who were expected to be fired who were retained. If there was no uncertainty over the new CBA and the potential of a lockout, Marvin Lewis, Jack Del Rio and Gary Kubiak would have cleaned out their desks a few weeks ago.

January 30, 2011  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

he had terrell owens and chad jhonson and won 4 games he's a bum.

That's why they won only four games.

January 30, 2011  10:21 AM ET

This guy is getting a free pass. He has sucked too the last few years and now he is whining.

January 30, 2011  10:24 AM ET

^^^^^^^THAT"S NAUGHTY!!!!^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

January 30, 2011  10:24 AM ET

(Wish I had posted it!)

January 30, 2011  10:27 AM ET

If my HS English teacher had used this type of teaching I might have paid more attention!

January 30, 2011  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

If my HS English teacher had used this type of teaching I might have paid more attention!

Indeed!

January 30, 2011  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

he had terrell owens and chad jhonson and won 4 games he's a bum.

Correction--he was a bum because he had Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson or whatever his name is this week.

January 30, 2011  10:39 AM ET
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If my HS English teacher had used this type of teaching I might have paid more attention!

. . . until he was fired.

 
January 30, 2011  10:54 AM ET

they should have known that Ochocinco + TO doesnt not = success

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