I predicted that the Bengals will win 27-24 against the Jets for the New York Times -- this was before we knew Palmer would be out. Screw it. The Bengals still win.
James Walker agrees that the Bengals should sit Carson Palmer for the season.
Whether it takes two weeks, a month or more, Palmer needs to sit long term until his throwing arm feels 100 percent. His elbow injury thus far has been treated on a week-to-week basis and it shouldn't be.
Palmer is the present and future of the Bengals' franchise. Cincinnati is 0-5--likely 0-6 now with a backup quarterback playing on the road--so continuing to play this cat-and-mouse game with Palmer doesn't make much sense.
Walker also reviews this weekend's game.
Shayne Graham is likely still kicking field goals and PATs, suffering a groin injury during the week. However, the Bengals are auditioning kickoff specialists. "You'll see later (Friday) we're going to work some kickers out and we'll make that determination over the weekend, too. I believe he'll be good and ready to do field goals, but we may add a player to kick off."
Marvin Lewis on Pat Sims: "I'd like to get Pat up and going, but Pat got a little dinged on Wednesday. We'll see. He was better today than he was yesterday. He moved better. If not, I'll determination the other guy."
Jay Glazier examines some trade ideas. Specifically for the Bengals, he suggests the team should trade both Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh. On one hand, that's madness. On the other hand, it might not be that bad of an idea, acquiring draft picks that could rebuild our offense. Houshmandzadeh is a free agent after the season and not a soul in the world thinks the Bengals will re-sign him. Johnson is still talented as hell, but while he's in his prime, he could still command a good investment return. Not suggesting one way or the other, but it's an interesting thought.
This Pro Football Weekly fantasy football page suggests that you should sit Perry. Their comments about Perry are pretty dead-on.
With a league-high five fumbles and a dreadful 2.8 yards per carry, Perry quickly is falling out of favor in Cincy. You don’t want him anywhere near your starting lineup this week against the Jets, who are giving up only 75.5 rushing yards a game. Also, look for Perry to continue to lose carries to new Bengals RB Cedric Benson.