Dhani Jones is mostly popular for being a more culturally curious about other cultures that he travels the world and learns new sports for a reality television show on the Travel Channel. On Wednesday Jones appeared on the NFL Network's Total Access talking about Carson Palmer and believing, like many of his other teammates, that if the franchise quarterback doesn't want to return, then the team should just let him go.
"I think he's had enough, I think he's ready to move on to a different situation, and it's time for him to go," Jones said. "He just wants a change … "I think they need to bring in a vet quarterback that's going to replace the leadership qualities and capabilities that Carson had. I'm not sure Jordan [Palmer is] the answer."
This is a decent debate we've had for some time. There's the obvious point that Andy Dalton will become the team's starting quarterback at some point. We're not sure if he'll start the first game of the year. Hell, the coaches don't know that because by the rules of the lockout, they probably haven't spoken to him since drafting him. Jordan Palmer is showing incredible leadership skills, but we're far more uncertain about his ability to keep the Bengals competitive during games.
The Bengals middle linebacker also made a list of the best linebackers in the game today, omitting Brian Urlacher from his list saying, "When was the last time Brian Urlacher got off a block?" To which we're sure Urlacher is asking, when was the last time Jones actually covered someone in pass coverage.
With Jones becoming a free agent when the new league year begins, Rey Maualuga is working out during player-only practices as the team's middle linebacker, preparing for the long-expected move inside.