My three favorite NFL teams have always been (since the late 1960s) (1) the Raiders, (2) the Bengals, and (3) the Packers. I am therefore thrilled for the Bengals but, my gosh, is Al Davis making trades from his grave?
Al Davis was brilliant when he was in his prime but he most definitely had not been in his prime during the last decade. This trade smacks of "Just win baby this year and forget all the seasons to come." I'm guessing that it takes Palmer at least a few games to get in mid-season form and I question how good his mid-season form is anymore.
A terrific trade for the Bengals.