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Antonio Bryant prefers Carson Palmer to Jeff Garcia

Two months after he signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, wide receiver Antonio Bryant says he’s thrilled to be playing with quarterback Carson Palmer.

And in the process of explaining what he likes about Palmer, Bryant threw one of his previous quarterbacks, Jeff Garcia, under the bus.

“He does the same thing every time,” Bryant said of Palmer, per Bengals.com. “Garcia’s a good player, but you had to run two routes. The route and then the Jeff route.”

Bryant is hardly the first wide receiver to criticize Garcia, but his comments are a little surprising. After all, in Tampa Bay in 2008, Bryant had career highs in catches (83), yards (1,248) and touchdowns (seven), and Garcia was the Bucs’ starting quarterback for most of the season.

Bryant and Garcia also played together in Cleveland in 2004, although only for a few games, as Bryant was traded to the Browns prior to Week Seven, and Garcia lost the starting quarterback job after Week Eleven.

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13 Responses to “Antonio Bryant prefers Carson Palmer to Jeff Garcia”
  1. silverreign says: May 11, 2010 2:30 PM

    this is throwing someone under the bus?

  2. ethan robert says: May 11, 2010 2:30 PM

    Well, I suppose the league’s DBs will be happy to know that Palmer “does the same thing every time”, even if no one else is interested.

  3. Slow Joe says: May 11, 2010 2:31 PM

    I don’t think he was slamming Garcia. He just stated a fact: Garcia, for all the pluses about his game, still ran around too much, causing his receivers to have to adjust.
    Part of the problem is the Bucs offensive line did not play up to their potential, causing Garcia to lose faith in them. But there were times when he ran from a perfect pocket, breaking the timing of the play and causing all the receivers to have to adjust.
    Of course, any NFL team would prefer a mobile QB to a statue, but mobile QBs tend to create more work for receivers. So he could just be preferring Palmer over Garcia because he doesn’t want the extra work.

  4. SonsCompass says: May 11, 2010 2:35 PM

    Jeff Garcia ALSO prefers Carson hehehe

  5. Actlikea2yrold says: May 11, 2010 3:12 PM

    Whatever, ask Jeff Garcia, and i bet he would say he would rather have alot of other WR’s then Bryant. So what? Bryant just needs to produce, or Carson is gonna say he liked Coles better, and I dont think he could ever replace T.J.

  6. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: May 11, 2010 3:16 PM

    Bryant also prefers steak to hamburger, charmin to sandpaper, and pepsi to rc cola.
    in other news, TO prefers Jeff Garcia to Ryan FitzPatrick.
    rc cola’s gross.

  7. HarrisonHits says: May 11, 2010 3:17 PM

    “Garcia, for all the pluses about his game, still ran around too much, causing his receivers to have to adjust.”
    Oh boo hoo, the receivers actually had to pay attention instead of mindlessly running routes. So harsh to make them actually use their brain and have to think about what they were doing.
    2008 w/Garcia Bucs were 9-7, last year no Garcia 3-13. He must have been doing something right.

  8. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: May 11, 2010 3:33 PM

    “Oh boo hoo, the receivers actually had to pay attention instead of mindlessly running routes. So harsh to make them actually use their brain and have to think about what they were doing.”
    you’re a douche.

  9. shaunypoo says: May 11, 2010 3:46 PM

    I think whether or not a team or player prefers a mobile QB or a pocket passer depends on the system. Some receivers are very good at breaking from the routes and getting open, and others are better at running the routes and have a good rapport with the QB, leading them to know exactly where and when the ball where be where it should be.
    Frankly, I think most teams would prefer a pocket passer. The OL would know where the QB is, and more often than not the passes are more consistent.

  10. Gautam says: May 11, 2010 3:53 PM

    do you realize that he also said that Palmer doesn’t improvise that much ? Even a noob like me can do better at making a story out of nothing than you guys.

  11. cover2blitz0 says: May 11, 2010 3:55 PM

    come on harrison im a garcia fan but you cant compare that 08 veteran filled team with the 09 young guns roster… there was more talent and alot more experiance on that 08 team even though they were in decline

  12. Torfino says: May 11, 2010 7:12 PM

    This sounds a lot like the receiver in Florida saying the same thing about Tebow: he prefers a pocket passer to a scrambler.
    Nothing new or noteworthy. Receivers who are trained to run precise, crisp routes for a living enjoy receiving passes at the end of said routes. Not really a surprise or news. This site is like the TMZ of football news sites.

  13. Slow Joe says: May 12, 2010 2:52 AM

    Frankly, I think most teams would prefer a pocket passer. The OL would know where the QB is, and more often than not the passes are more consistent.
    I think you are confusing “teams” with “receivers and linemen.” NO team prefers an immobile QB; just certain players like it because it makes their jobs easier. But overall, it’s always better if a QB can avoid sacks or gain yards with his feet.

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