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08:01 AM ET 03.22 | Should Carson Palmer become available, something Mike Brown said on Monday is not going to happen, the Dolphins are interested. Palmer doesn't want to return to Cincinnati and says he'd rather retire than play for the Bengals again. The Bengals swear he'll play for them or retire. No one knows who will blink first. ... Miami GM Jeff Ireland and coach Tony Sparano, scouts and anyone else with a voice within the organization, must know which veterans could be available when the lockout ends. And Palmer is atop that list of possibilities for Miami. The others on the list of possibly available quarterbacks -- Kevin Kolb, Vince Young, Donovan McNabb, Kyle Orton, Alex Smith -- also have to be considered. But none of them rates higher than Palmer. All the others have been identified by the Dolphins as a group of has-beens, could-bes, or never-weres.

The Miami Herald

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March 22, 2011  08:02 AM ET

Miami would be a nice landing spot for him.

March 22, 2011  08:11 AM ET

What would we do without a Palmer story? That group of qb's should get everyone excited! If your team is the Cardinals anyway (and apparently Miami).

March 22, 2011  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What would we do without a Palmer story? That group of qb's should get everyone excited! If your team is the Cardinals anyway (and apparently Miami).

Palmer is the new Favre.

March 22, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Mike Brown is an idiot. The Dolphins just need to make him a good enough offer.

March 22, 2011  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Mike Brown is an idiot. The Dolphins just need to make him a good enough offer.

I can't say I blame him... Pay a guy all of that money and he's under contract, but decides to take his ball and go home, or go play elsewhere? Nah.... Just like Haynesworth make him suffer. Players don't run franchises, owners do.

March 22, 2011  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Mike Brown is an idiot. The Dolphins just need to make him a good enough offer.

Mornin' Babe. Word on Mike Brown. Not sure the Dolphins have enough to trade with.

March 22, 2011  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I can't say I blame him... Pay a guy all of that money and he's under contract, but decides to take his ball and go home, or go play elsewhere? Nah.... Just like Haynesworth make him suffer. Players don't run franchises, owners do.

Well said.

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March 22, 2011  08:26 AM ET

Since when is Carson Palmer unhappy in Cincinatti? Gee, you think we'd have heard about this before now.

March 22, 2011  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Players don't run franchises, owners do.

This particular owner doesn't run his franchise very well. The only things that seem to run smoothly in Cincinatti are TO and Ocho's mouths.

March 22, 2011  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

This particular owner doesn't run his franchise very well. The only things that seem to run smoothly in Cincinatti are TO and Ocho's mouths.

It's a disfunctional franchise, no doubt, but they even brought in his brother as backup to keep him happy, and that guy sucks.

March 22, 2011  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I can't say I blame him... Pay a guy all of that money and he's under contract, but decides to take his ball and go home, or go play elsewhere? Nah.... Just like Haynesworth make him suffer. Players don't run franchises, owners do.

If Palmer feels the Bengals workplace is so oppressive he has no recourse other than forcing a trade or "retiring"

Owners run the team, but the system is weighted in their favor. They can cut Palmer whenever they want and void the remaining contract. Palmer can not quit and move to another workplace.

March 22, 2011  08:37 AM ET

Carson Palmer... Carson Palmer... must be deja vu .... this sounds vaguely familiar....Carson Palmer.....hmmmm need coffee to ponder this

March 22, 2011  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Miami would be a nice landing spot for him.

Agreed!

March 22, 2011  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Palmer is the new Favre.

Palmer has a lot of waffling to do before he approaches the status of The Uncoachable One.

March 22, 2011  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

If Palmer feels the Bengals workplace is so oppressive he has no recourse other than forcing a trade or "retiring"Owners run the team, but the system is weighted in their favor. They can cut Palmer whenever they want and void the remaining contract. Palmer can not quit and move to another workplace.

True, and good point... But he maybe should've factored in a clause (not likely) stating he would like to walk at some point, if he's not "happy". What defines happiness? Remember, he signed a contract.

March 22, 2011  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Palmer has a lot of waffling to do before he approaches the status of The Uncoachable One.

Waffling - and texting.

March 22, 2011  08:45 AM ET

Also, although he and Haynesworth's beefs with their teams is similar - Palmer's no Haynesworth. He showed up and performed, as well as giving the team a heads up on his plan, however, he still is under contract.

March 22, 2011  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Palmer has a lot of waffling to do before he approaches the status of The Uncoachable One.

I'm talking about the sudden frequency of Palmer stories.

 
March 22, 2011  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Remember, he signed a contract.

You've gotta admit, though, that these are very one-sided contracts. He's owned by the team for the duration, and even for a season after that if they choose to franchise him, but the team can cut him at any time.

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