I'm sorry. I really am.
But you know how it is. If there's something about the Bengals that you don't know about, floating on the vast Internet ocean, it's our job to scoop it up in our Cincy Jungle net and throw it in your face. Unfortunately, right now most of that information is about Carson Palmer. Trust me, it's just as hard for me to continually write about as it is for you to continually read.
So let's get this over with.
On Wednesday, I wrote an article about Solomon Wilcot's opinion on the Carson Palmer issue. He felt that the Bengals need to understand that Palmer is not bluffing and if they were smart, they would be proactive and trade him. He mentioned a trade situation in which the Bengals would trade their first round pick for the Eagles' Kevin Kolb and their first round pick and then trade Palmer to the Seahawks in exchange for their first round pick. If that were to happen, they would end up with two late first-round picks and Kevin Kolb.
Eventually, former Bengals defensive tackle John Thornton weighed in, saying that he agreed with Wilcots but thought that a better replacement for Palmer would be Kyle Orton from Denver instead. We allowed you to weigh in and it led to an interesting debate.
"They need a Plan B, because I agree, I don’t think he plans on coming back," Green said. "He’s at a point in his career where he’s frustrated with the Bengals’ organization. Not only with the talent they’ve brought in, the offense they’re running, but the wide receivers tend to be running the show. We know that T.O. and (Chad) Ochocinco, he gets frustrated with those guys, because sometimes they’ll change routes, they’ll move routes around. He’s not real happy with the discipline or the direction that the organization is going."
This was the comment on NFL Network that spurred the Twitter conversation between T.O. and Ochocinco that Josh mentioned earlier today.
Regardless of the reasons, the fact remains that it would be best for the Bengals to either trade Palmer now or get to work on fixing whatever the problem is. If they don't do either of those two things, they are likely going to get burnt when Palmer announces his retirement and leaves nobody other than his little brother, Dan LeFevour or a possible rookie in the huddle to take his place.
I think that we're actually beating this dead horse so hard and often that it may come back to life. If that happens, we'll just beat it to death again.