Unbelievable. This is actually a franchise that is making all of the right moves. And I don't know what in the world Oakland is thinking. One of the biggest desperation moves of all time. I don't think this move even helps them that much.
I am optimistic about the rest of the season this year but realize that any more success from here on out is a positive thing. From where we were just 2 months ago this season has been an overwhelming success. Dalton looks like the real deal, Green looks like a great WR, the defense is playing awesome, they aren't showing up unmotivated for games, and most importantly are improving each game.
The 2012 draft just got a whole lot more interesting as well. Its scary to say that the Bengals are building a team the way your supposed to build a team. They are starting to look like an organization who has a clue.
Since 2008, Jason Campbell is 23-27 with a QB rating of 85.0. Palmer is 14-22 with a 81.4 QB rating.
Would this trade have happened if the Bengals were 0-6 and Dalton was struggling?
(Even though it still would have been the right thing to do.)
When all is said and done more is said than done.
Oakland heads into Cincinnati next season. Think the boo birds will be out for that game?
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
If this trade actually happens as reported, (1st round 2012, conditional 1st round 2013 - and reportedly the conditions are very attainable) then we have to give some credit to Brown for setting the stage for this possibility. What an unbelievable haul! Boomer, under similar circumstances (declining production, questions about arm) was only traded for a 3rd round pick - and he was a former MVP that led the Bengals to a Super Bowl.
I wouldn't have traded Palmer for anything less than a first rounder or maybe two 2nd rounders; but I never imagined the likelihood of two first round picks. Gotta love it.
Thank goodness for baseball.
I think Carson is a better QB than Campbell but also think his glory days are well behind him. Its fair to question his arm strength, lack of mobility, and leadership skills.
next years 2nd rounder becomes a 1st rounder if the Raiders win a playoff game this season according to Chris Mortenson.