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The other Palmer plans to throw with Bengals receivers

Carson Palmer, Jordan Palmer

Our dear friend Chad Ochocinco asked a question on Twitter Wednesday after learning of the latest Carson Palmer report.

“I wonder if i can play QB next year, throw the ball to my damn self,” Ochocinco said.

That could be tough to pull off, but Ochocinco could catch passes from a member of Palmer’s family this offseason if he wanted.   Bengals.com’s Geoff Hobson notes that Jordan Palmer plans to meet with his receivers later this month or next month.

The younger Palmer, who is a restricted free agent, has talked to Jerome Simpson, Jordan Shipley, Bernard Scott, and Cedric Benson.   While he won’t comment on his brother’s situation, the Bengals presumptive backup says he’s spoken to new Bengals coordinator Jay Gruden about his plans for the new offense in Cincinnati.

“No matter what happens with the lockout, we’ll be throwing,” Jordan Palmer said.

Palmer’s energy and leadership are laudable.  But Bengals fans surely hope Jordan Palmer isn’t the one throwing to Cincy’s young receivers when actual games start.

(Everybody now: “If they start.”)

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15 Responses to “The other Palmer plans to throw with Bengals receivers”
  1. coldtool says: Mar 2, 2011 11:21 AM

    I thought if Carson wasnt released or traded, Jordan said he would also retire???
    Apparently no one cares about Jordan’s statements.

  2. chapnastier says: Mar 2, 2011 11:39 AM

    “I thought if Carson wasnt released or traded, Jordan said he would also retire???
    Apparently no one cares about Jordan’s statements.”

    Have you seen him play? No one should give a damn about anything he says or does.

  3. hitdog042 says: Mar 2, 2011 11:57 AM

    Jordan never said anything about retiring. I think its a good idea to keep the receivers working and sharp. Whats wrong with that, chapnastier? Answer: nothing.

    Jordan knows he’s not gonna be the next starting QB in Cincinnati. He’s just getting work in for him and other guys.

    Last I heard, practice was a good thing.

  4. dgforreal says: Mar 2, 2011 12:22 PM

    I thought if Carson wasnt released or traded, Jordan said he would also retire???
    Apparently no one cares about Jordan’s statements.

    Iirc that was a joke.

  5. enders9 says: Mar 2, 2011 12:25 PM

    Why would Jordan Palmer, a restricted free agent, threaten retirement if Carson wasn’t released or traded? Jordan maybe has around 1% of the money that Carson has. I don’t know where you heard that from, but he never said that.

    Plus, you have to kind of be relevant to make ultimatums like that. Would the Bengals, or any other NFL team, really care whether or not Jordan Palmer retires?

  6. luckyjackaubrey says: Mar 2, 2011 12:29 PM

    To be honest, between Jordan Palmer and every QB in this draft class, I would choose Jordan Palmer.

  7. EJ says: Mar 2, 2011 1:06 PM

    This years draft class of QB’s is just as scary as the thought of Jordan Palmer starting…
    Its hit or miss when it comes to most of the draftees, at least most know what they are getting in the younger Palmer.

  8. quizguy66 says: Mar 2, 2011 1:25 PM

    So Jordan’s showing more leadership and dedication to the organization than his brother. +1 for Jordan.

    He kinda is stuck in the middle here, but he’s at least doing what a pro should do. That sense of professionalism certainly can’t hurt him.

    (One could also argue that if there’s a back-channel line of communication between Carson and the org, his brother would be a natural).

    No small part of me would like to see the underdog Palmer take the bull by the horns, win the starting QB job and do something his brother never could: win a playoff game.

    -QG

  9. enders9 says: Mar 2, 2011 2:00 PM

    EJ says: Mar 2, 2011 1:06 PM

    This years draft class of QB’s is just as scary as the thought of Jordan Palmer starting…
    Its hit or miss when it comes to most of the draftees, at least most know what they are getting in the younger Palmer.

    ——————

    Which is a terrible QB who will never be a successful starting QB. I’d rather take a chance on the hit or miss and hope to hit. Any QB drafted in the first 3 or 4 rounds will be better than Jordan.

    By your logic, no one should ever draft a QB because they can be so hit or miss. Even if your QB is on the level of Jordan Palmer.

    With Jordan all you’re getting is a losing season and a fanbase calling for his head within the first couple weeks.

  10. bigd4defense says: Mar 2, 2011 2:00 PM

    Once Carson is out the door, Jordan will be two minutes behind him. He was only ever brought in to be a friendly face for Carson. He can’t play a lick of ball.

  11. pftard says: Mar 2, 2011 2:10 PM

    The solution is Jordan Palmer? Hahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhhahahahahahahhahahahahah…., hahahaahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahhhah…, oh that’s good…, hahahahahahahahahahahaahhahahahahahahaha…, hahahaahhahahahaahahahaahahahahhaaha

  12. mostnutsever says: Mar 2, 2011 2:14 PM

    Isn’t this the point where you’re supposed to remind us that Jordan Palmer talking to his new offensive coordinator is in violation of the rules?

  13. lucky5927 says: Mar 2, 2011 2:21 PM

    I don’t blame Carson for wanting out of that three ring circus known as the Cincinatti Bengals. He has given a large chunk of his adult life to that organization and is done with the drama. I think it is commendable that Jordan is willing and trying to step up and fill his brother’s shoes. I wish the young man the best of luck. I also hope the Bengals do the right thing and try to get something in return for Palmer. Granted it won’t be much… but it is still better than playing the staredown game.

  14. samoanjungle says: Mar 2, 2011 11:46 PM

    If Jordan can get his INTs down he isn’t bad plus is mobile & charismatic.
    The other QB, Lefevour, could end up doing well also. His only questions are arm strength and operating in a pro systems. In the West Coast system, you don’t have to have a rocket arm.

  15. dukeofthedawgpound says: Mar 3, 2011 10:47 AM

    If Mike Brown /the Bengals front office have/has any sense, they should try to engineer a 3 way trade with Philly and Arizona/SF/Seattle/Miami. The Bengals get Kolb and The Eagles get their picks and the third team gets Palmer.

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