Originally Posted by GIDP
Mardy Gilyard said that Palmer compared him to TJ and that of all ther recievers that visited the Bengals he was the only one Palmer personally threw to.
I don't really see the TJ comparisons. Maybe it is just me, but Mardy was more of a big play reciever than third down guy at UC. TJ was a very good possesion reciever especially over the middle. It takes a tough gritty player to do what TJ does. I'm not sure Mardy is in that mold. I love Mardy and I think he can really help any team, but I don't think TJ is a good comparison. I don't know why Palmer would say that if it is in fact what he actually said.
Having said that, I'd love to see Mardy with the Bengals next year. The fact that he loves Cincinnati is just icing on the cake as far as I'm concerned. It'd be great to have him close to the UC program. That is however a completely homer point of view. Mardy is one of the greatest stories and best personalities to come from the UC Football team. No matter how many times you hear his story, I never get tired of it. Hopefully it keeps him grounded throughout his career.