10.18.11

Cincy Scribe Asks, “What Have The Pod People Done With Mike Brown?”

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If the Bengals have indeed, traded disgruntled QB Carson Palmer to the Raiders for a pair of number 1 draft picks, the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Paul Daugherty declares the swap, “an incredibly great move for the Bengals, who had moved on without Nine, especially since Red Dalton has been so good to this point,” while at the same time noting, “it’s entirely out of character for (owner) Mike Brown,”, who’d previously vowed Palmer could rot if unwilling meet his contractual obligations.

Whether it helps the team isn’t the point. Winning is. If Mike B. can’t win a Super Bowl (not saying he won’t, but he hasnt yet) he can win a negotiation. And I didnt think he would be leveraged into a corner by anyone, let alone someone he made fabulously rich.

Mike seems to have lost the battle. He has “rewarded” Palmer for not honoring his commitment. And yet it seems impossible to say that Brown has not won the war.

As for the notion that The Men might meet the Raiders in the playoffs, so what? That possibility is still way off the radar. If it did occur, the result wouldnt validate anything. The Bengals would still have at least one extra top pick, and the QB they really want, anyway.
is. If Mike B. can’t win a Super Bowl (not saying he won’t, but he hasnt yet) he can win a negotiation. And I didnt think he would be leveraged into a corner by anyone, let alone someone he made fabulously rich.

Mike seems to have lost the battle. He has “rewarded” Palmer for not honoring his commitment. And yet it seems impossible to say that Brown has not won the war.

As for the notion that The Men might meet the Raiders in the playoffs, so what? That possibility is still way off the radar. If it did occur, the result wouldnt validate anything. The Bengals would still have at least one extra top pick, and the QB they really want, anyway.

If you’re curious, the Raiders no longer have a first, second, third, or fourth round pick in 2012.

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