Re: Carson Palmer signs Extension
I guess what we come down to is that I don't think anyone believes it is a foregone conclusion that with Palmer, all things are possible. I haven't seen Bengals fans saying that. What we are saying is that there is a pretty darn good chance based on a season's worth of evidence, including two games with Pittsburgh and the way the game started out. All you can talk about is making up a margin that was all predicated on a total 180 degrees change in circumstances that likely affected both sides of the ball. That is where I see the disagreement.
It is not all things equal on the other side of the ball either. Play down the psychological effect all you want, but that affected both sides of the ball and the home field advantage. In other words, what you would expect to happen did happen in such a situation. It would have been remarkable and historic (Earl Morral historic) if the opposite had occurred (Kitna leads the Bengals to victory as backup QB). So, my conclusion is that the win was tainted as soon as the knee popped. And just like that is a circumstance the Bengals could do nothing about, neither can the Steelers. It is also worth nothing, but it seems important to you that it be considered a fair and square win. Next time, tell your lard butt DLman to avoid steamrolling a QBs knees, including grabbing said knee just for effect.
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