Originally Posted by hebroncougar
People on here listent to Lance McAllister too much. He used to gripe that Palmer couldn't lead the team to victory (when we has throwing for 300 yards a game), and always said he like Roethlisberger better, even though he didn't have the stats, he "led" his team to victory. Now, Palmer doesn't throw near as much, but the team wins, and he puts on his blog how bad "Superman" Palmer is, and how he gets a free pass. The local talk show circuit drove me to XM, and thank goodness I've got it. People forget, he plays against the Steelers D, and the Ravens D twice a year.
You get two balls in the endzone and Carson's performance looks a whole lot better. But to be honest that has plagued the Carson led Bengals for years. The only time they really scared the end zone was on the deep TO pass which should have been PI. But the throw the Chad was awful, the dump off the Shipply 8 yards short of the goal line was bad, the near int at about the 3 yard line was bad.
That game reminded me a lot of the Ravens game last season in which the Bengals dominated the entire game, the Ravens broke one big play, and the Bengals were forced to come from behind. The Bengals pretty much dominated every aspect of that game but couldn't score TD's. If you can't score TD's you leave the other team in the game. I thought TO would help that out tremendously but I just don't see it yet.
As for Brat I wonder how much is him vs how much is Palmer. Some of the run plays are maddening but you have to keep the D honest. Brat went from a great offensive coordinator a couple of years ago to someone no one wants now? I think its a mutual effort between his play calling and his offense's production.