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The 90s Redux?

Not that this is surprising, but this is what Peter King said in this week's Monday morning QB:

"8. I think the Bengals are doing their due diligence on the quarterback position, which tells me they might grant Carson Palmer his wish to be traded when the NFL finally gets a labor deal done. Talking to one Bengals official over the weekend, I was surprised to hear that whenever trades are allowed after the signing of a new CBA, the team will listen to offers for Palmer.

9. I think if I were Jim Harbaugh and Trent Baalke, I'd be strongly considering a good puzzle piece for my defense in this draft -- and then make a call to Mike Brown for Palmer when the market opens up, whenever that is. I'd love to see Palmer in the West Coast scheme, especially with a smart guy like Harbaugh at the helm. I don't think Palmer would miss Ohio for a second."

 

Maybe I still (stupidly) think that Palmer will somehow be back, but this is not exactly good news.  I'm just afraid that if Carson's jettisoned then we may experience the entirety of the 90s again.  To wit:

1) The loss of an established QB (Esiason vs. Palmer)

2)  Drafting a potential replacement (Klinger/A. Smith vs. ?)

3) Mike Brown existing and owning the team (both eras)

 

I'm not optimistic right now about the Bengals next year.  

Maybe, if we even have a season next year, the following things will happen for a successful 2011 :

1) We get a veteran QB that can manage the game.

2)  Our defense shows up next year.

3)  Running game carries offense.

4) Soft Schedule helps us.

 

I don't want to cause a panic the size of a Chinese fire drill, and it's not like we didn't know about the possibility of no Palmer next year, but...  I just don't know. 

Why do the Bengals make me sad?

 



This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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