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Could Carson Palmer decide to quit again?

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A year ago at this time, it gradually became evident that quarterback Carson Palmer no longer was interested in playing football for the Cincinnati Bengals.  As weeks and months passed, it became more obvious that Palmer never would play for the Bengals.

As the regular season approached, Palmer didn’t show up and Bengals owner Mike Brown showed zero inclination to trade Palmer.

Then, when Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell suffered a broken collarbone only days before the annual trading deadline, the Raiders and former Bengals assistant coach Hue Jackson made an aggressive play for Palmer, sending a first-round pick in 2012 and a second-round pick in 2013, which will become another first-round pick if the Raiders make it to the AFC title game.

Now, Jackson is gone and Palmer remains under contract and G.M. Reggie McKenzie could end up hiring a coach who doesn’t want Palmer to be the team’s quarterback.  McKenzie said on Tuesday that Palmer will be the quarterback heading into the offseason; however, McKenzie also said that Palmer won’t be immune to being pushed by a good player.

Then there’s the question of whether Palmer wants to return.  The guy has already quit on a team once.  Would it be unreasonable to at least wonder whether he’ll quit again, now that the coach who brought him to the Bay Area has been fired?

That said, it will be hard for Palmer to pull off another trade-me-or-I’m-not-playing maneuver.  He somehow escaped widespread criticism for walking away from the Bengals.  If Palmer does the Veruca Salt thing for a second straight year, the fans and the media may begin to scrutinize him the way the fans and the media largely didn’t in 2011.

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104 Responses to “Could Carson Palmer decide to quit again?”
  1. sikkcaden says: Jan 12, 2012 4:22 PM

    Carson Palmer and Hue Jackson are the only two people on the planet that don’t realize Carson Palmer doesnt have “it” anymore, and hasnt for quite some time.

  2. rayguyreturns says: Jan 12, 2012 4:23 PM

    Still throwing stuff against the wall I see.

  3. xxwhodatxx says: Jan 12, 2012 4:24 PM

    I thought he already did…during the season

  4. nyyjetsknicks says: Jan 12, 2012 4:25 PM

    Raider fans are crazy. If he quit after the team gave up multiple high round draft picks, he might need the FBI and get protective custody.

  5. roamingabriel says: Jan 12, 2012 4:25 PM

    Maybe he wasn’t criticized because anyone in their right mind WOOD walk away from the Bungles…

  6. Vegas Guy says: Jan 12, 2012 4:25 PM

    *yawn*

    Has never been the same since his knee got took out and then the accuracy of his arm has been crap since 2 maybe 3 years ago? Doesn’t matter.. hang up the cleats dude.

  7. timstl says: Jan 12, 2012 4:26 PM

    He escaped widespread criticism because it’s the Bengals. You can’t blame anyone for walking away from that. Granted, they pulled it together a little bit this year. But it’s still the Bengals.

  8. pooflingingmonkey says: Jan 12, 2012 4:26 PM

    It’ll never happen.

    I realize that there are fewer things to write about lately, but I’m pretty sure you pulled this idea out of the same orifice you sit on.

  9. newenglandsports11 says: Jan 12, 2012 4:27 PM

    If a quitter quits quitting, is he still a quitter?

    Nope, he’s Carson Palmer.

  10. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jan 12, 2012 4:27 PM

    If Palmer quits the team and the Raiders make the AFC Championship game, does the 2013 pick still get upgraded to a first rounder?

  11. dcrespo24 says: Jan 12, 2012 4:28 PM

    This is pure sensationalism. Mark Davis already said that he would do the Palmer trade over again. But you left that out of your “article.”

  12. damnyoulinelliot says: Jan 12, 2012 4:28 PM

    Funny. Josh McDaniels’ lasting legacy in the AFC was Tim Tebow.

    Hue Jackson’s was Carson Palmer.

  13. easyeintennessee says: Jan 12, 2012 4:28 PM

    Karma

  14. threegriffons says: Jan 12, 2012 4:28 PM

    Has Palmer giving any indication that he wants to quit?

    I quit a job once, doesn’t mean I am any more likely to quit my current job.

    So please stop trying to make up news, wait for it to happen then report on it.

  15. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects says: Jan 12, 2012 4:30 PM

    best trade in history

  16. mrcosio says: Jan 12, 2012 4:31 PM

    I think as long as we keep Al Saunders as OC he’ll want to stay

    of course if for example Hue Jackson lands a job as an OC on a QB needy team (like lets say Miami) and he wants to follow him I wouldn’t mind trading him and then try to trade up in the 2013 draft for Matt Barkley

    #dreamscenarios

  17. tarquinfintimlinbin says: Jan 12, 2012 4:32 PM

    Quitters never quit quitting.

  18. hailvictory44 says: Jan 12, 2012 4:32 PM

    Dude got a pass because he was tired of the Bungles’ losing and the team constantly seeking out cancerous players to be on the roster. I still don’t agree with what he did, but I sort of understand it why he did it.
    Now, if he would try to do something like that again, he is absolutely fair game and I hope his peers let him have it!

  19. escoboltsfan says: Jan 12, 2012 4:33 PM

    Choakland! I remember one of you Raiders’ fans describing as Palmer clutch, would one of you still say that now? Just Choke Baby!

  20. skinsrock says: Jan 12, 2012 4:33 PM

    Do it again… You’ll never play in the NFL again… Make sure it’s forever, Carson!

  21. whynotusecommonsense says: Jan 12, 2012 4:34 PM

    “Would it be unreasonable to at least wonder whether he’ll quit again, now that the coach who brought him to the Bay Area has been fired?”

    – Uh, no. The better question is why did it take so long for you write this article? The thought should have crossed your mind the moment Hue was let go.

  22. ampats says: Jan 12, 2012 4:34 PM

    That would be classic Raiders,trade a first and second round picks to rent a QB for a half of a season who doesn’t get them into the playoffs.

  23. brenenostler says: Jan 12, 2012 4:34 PM

    He’ll stay. Raiders invested too much in him and I don’t think he wants the reputation of being a quitter. Besides he never said he only wanted to play for Hue Jackson. He just didn’t want to play for Cincy.

  24. horsemeat47 says: Jan 12, 2012 4:35 PM

    a Veruca Salt reference – nice

  25. jaggedmark says: Jan 12, 2012 4:35 PM

    Palmer can’t get away with this again. He doesn’t have Brett Favre’s level of cache.

  26. miamisaint3255 says: Jan 12, 2012 4:37 PM

    No evidence at all out there showing Palmer is even remotely considering retiring this offseason.

    For even more clicks, maybe write a post with title asking if Brady or Brees will quit after this season.

    Stick to the actual news or at least actual rumors please, not just baseless what ifs…

  27. shibbet says: Jan 12, 2012 4:38 PM

    LOL @ the Raiders.

  28. tikkanen10 says: Jan 12, 2012 4:40 PM

    Carson quit Mike Brown, the owner and GM, for the chronic mismanagement of the Bungles. I doubt he’ll quit the Raiders, esp without giving the new post-Al Davis regime a shot first.

  29. quizguy66 says: Jan 12, 2012 4:44 PM

    Mike Brown.
    Executive of the Year.
    True.
    Hard to believe.
    But True.

    -QG

  30. jr82632 says: Jan 12, 2012 4:48 PM

    Is this news or just something PFT is making up to start rumors?

  31. tatum064 says: Jan 12, 2012 4:58 PM

    sikkcaden says:
    Jan 12, 2012 4:22 PM
    Carson Palmer and Hue Jackson are the only two people on the planet that don’t realize Carson Palmer doesnt have “it” anymore, and hasnt for quite some time.

    =============

    He seemed to have “it” against San Diego

    422 yards passing

    and a 100 QB rating, 2 TDs vs. San Diego on NFL Network

    FAIL

    Bengal fan, you’re bitterness is duly noted.

  32. chatham10 says: Jan 12, 2012 5:00 PM

    With all the Green Bay people coming in and Flynn of GB being a free agent, maybe they do not want Palmer back.

  33. tatum064 says: Jan 12, 2012 5:02 PM

    escoboltsfan says:
    Jan 12, 2012 4:33 PM
    Choakland! I remember one of you Raiders’ fans describing as Palmer clutch, would one of you still say that now? Just Choke Baby!

    ========

    What happened in Qualcomm on Thusday Night?

    yeah, thats what I thought. Denarious Moore TOUCHDOWN….Denarious Moore TOUCHDOWN

  34. tatum064 says: Jan 12, 2012 5:05 PM

    ampats says:
    Jan 12, 2012 4:34 PM
    That would be classic Raiders,trade a first and second round picks to rent a QB for a half of a season who doesn’t get them into the playoffs.

    ===================

    You just worry about stopping Tebow this Saturday Night.

    Rest assured, if you are upset, you will be hearing about it for the rest of this year (3rd GAG in a row in the playoffs)

    Now that would be classic.

  35. neelydrew says: Jan 12, 2012 5:06 PM

    Wait, wait wait.

    The title of this article is “Could Carson Palmer decide to quit again?” Insinuation: Palmer is considering “retiring” again.

    I dive in expecting a quote or something from Palmer, Palmer’s agent, or perhaps even a teammate. Yet, there’s nothing factual whatsoever indicating that Palmer might quit on the Raideres or retire. Zilch.

    There’s a little blurb about mgmt possibly not being behind him 100%, but that’s entirely different than what intentions Palmer may have. Otherwise, it’s all just rank speculation as to what Palmer may be considering.

    BTW – No Palmer fan here. He hasn’t had a top 5, top 10, or even top 20 QB season in 5 yrs. Not sure how the Raiders even traded away anything more than a 7th rd pick for him.

  36. pskotte says: Jan 12, 2012 5:13 PM

    I hope he stays long enough to play in the game against the Bengals – we are bringing Kimo von O back from retirement.

  37. justwinbaby29 says: Jan 12, 2012 5:14 PM

    This is just absurd. Palmer is the Raiders QB of the next three years. At minimum. Period.

    Palmer was rusted by he threw for over 2700 and 13 TDs with no McFadden at all and Moore/Ford missing important chunks of the season. A so-so OL (other than Veldheer and little Wiz) oh and a terrible defense.

    -Palmer
    Vet free agent TBD
    -Pryor

    There’s your three Raiders’ QB in 2012.

  38. infectorman says: Jan 12, 2012 5:15 PM

    ” Bit I want THAT pony, Daddy!”
    V.S.

  39. zombierobotchucknorris says: Jan 12, 2012 5:16 PM

    Deleting my comments that didnt even use profanity or attack anyone… so much for freedom of speech!

  40. sosuhme says: Jan 12, 2012 5:17 PM

    So with absolutely no indication from anyone at all that Carson Palmer is even remotely thinking about quitting the Raiders, it was decided to write on article raising the possibility that Carson Palmer might quit the Raiders. Nice.

  41. stoogy says: Jan 12, 2012 5:18 PM

    If you look at CP3 game play this year it has been very solid esp. sense he didnt have all the warm up time as other elite QB’s in the training camp and preseason. Sure if it would seem that he threw alot of INT’s but 3 of them was in the first chiefs game when he was with the team less then a week. Alot of the other INT’s were the recievers fault for not fighting harder for the ball. I want him back in OAK as the QB for years to come and he will have a great career there throwing to these young up and coming WR’s. CP3 wanted out of Cinncy because it is a horrible city and a terrible fan base that is not the case in Raider nation. Who ever Mckenzie brings in will be able to work to CP3’s strenghts and bring this team to excellence. Remember CP3 didnt have the stud RB Run DMC in any of his starts.

  42. 1team1nation says: Jan 12, 2012 5:18 PM

    And in other news: Brett Favre is contemplating his return….

  43. tatum064 says: Jan 12, 2012 5:32 PM

    neelydrew says:
    Jan 12, 2012 5:06 PM
    Wait, wait wait.

    The title of this article is “Could Carson Palmer decide to quit again?” Insinuation: Palmer is considering “retiring” again.

    I dive in expecting a quote or something from Palmer, Palmer’s agent, or perhaps even a teammate. Yet, there’s nothing factual whatsoever indicating that Palmer might quit on the Raideres or retire. Zilch.

    There’s a little blurb about mgmt possibly not being behind him 100%, but that’s entirely different than what intentions Palmer may have. Otherwise, it’s all just rank speculation as to what Palmer may be considering.

    BTW – No Palmer fan here. He hasn’t had a top 5, top 10, or even top 20 QB season in 5 yrs. Not sure how the Raiders even traded away anything more than a 7th rd pick for him.

    =========

    He was the 20th rated QB this year.

    He threw 16 picks this year against 13 TDs without DMC (arguably one of the best RBs in the league, and massive injuries to their starting WR’s)

    Drew Brees threw 18 in 2010

    I think everybody knows this was a 10-6 team if they had a defense worth something.

  44. 808raiderinparadise says: Jan 12, 2012 5:34 PM

    A lot of people are troubled when they say a QB doesn’t have “it” and attacks his skillset in such an ignorant way.

    Lost all 3 starting WR for multiple games.

    Lost the #1 rushing and recieving RB in the league when he came in (run dmc).

    and thats coming off the couch mid-season, new teamate and playbook.

    His stats were ugly.

    But I will support him, he was a good enough to win many of those games we lost if it also weren’t for the worst defense in the league imo.

    He had to pull the trigger because the defense was terrible.

    A QB’s season isn’t just base don himself.

    Looks at Tebow, worst completion % in history of league and he is winning. Jamarcus Russell completed 52.1% of his career attempts. Tim is at 44.5%

    you win and your “great” ala…

    vince young
    tim tebow
    joe flacco

    when they all really suck

  45. hmpennypacker says: Jan 12, 2012 5:36 PM

    Most of the articles in this sight are pretty good. But seriously?!?!

    As another poster wrote, Carson quit on the Bengels because he’d had enough of Brown et al. He won’t quit the Raiders. Also for a guy who had even less practice time the anyone else he had a pretty decent season. I’d say if he’s the starter next year he should be judged after 4 to 6 games before we all decide he’s done.

  46. iknowurider72 says: Jan 12, 2012 5:37 PM

    stoogy, you clearly don’t know anything about fans in Cincinnati. I agree the owner sucks and i wouldn’t want to play there either, but the fans are great and most definitely into their team, just not their owner. As far as CP3, he doesn’t make good decisions and is a Pick 6 machine!

    What amazes me is that you actually think the Raider fans will put up with his poor performance more than the Bengal fans. The Bengals fans have endured 23 years of futility, so let me tell you a QB who throws a few Pick 6’s are nothing, because we don’t anticipate going to the playoffs anyway.

    If Carson didn’t like playing in Cincinnati, he’s going to like it less in Oakland. Still I want to thank Oakland for the 1st round draft pick and next years second.

  47. thomas2727 says: Jan 12, 2012 5:38 PM

    Bengals have made the playoffs 2 of the past 3 seasons.

    It would say that puts them far above being the worst franchise in the NFL at the moment.

  48. aaroncurryisbust says: Jan 12, 2012 5:41 PM

    If Palmer quits, he should change his name to Carson Cutler. Get it? Because Jay Cutler is synonymous with quitting!

  49. autumnwind999 says: Jan 12, 2012 5:51 PM

    damnyoulinelliot says:
    Jan 12, 2012 4:28 PM
    Funny. Josh McDaniels’ lasting legacy in the AFC was Tim Tebow.

    Hue Jackson’s was Carson Palmer.

    ————————————

    I assume you’re giving Hue credit here since Carson Palmer is 100x a better quarterback than Tebow, but you never can be too sure. A LOT of delusional Tebow fans out there.

    BTW, weren’t we talking about Tebow being benched for Brady Quinn this time last week?

  50. binarybulge says: Jan 12, 2012 5:51 PM

    jr82632 says:
    Jan 12, 2012 4:48 PM
    Is this news or just something PFT is making up to start rumors?

    Einstein, you ARE reading the “Latest News & Rumors” section.

  51. bengalsfan52311 says: Jan 12, 2012 5:53 PM

    roamingabriel says: Jan 12, 2012 4:25 PM

    Maybe he wasn’t criticized because anyone in their right mind WOOD walk away from the Bungles…

    ************

    Uhhh…. kind of hard to take THIS post seriously!

    The truth is the Bengals got better the day Palmer and his interceptions walked out the door, and MUCH better the day that Mike Brown got us 1st and 2nd round picks from the Raiders in exchange for a washed up quarterback wit no leadership skills.

  52. ampats says: Jan 12, 2012 6:07 PM

    tatum064 says,

    you just worry about stopping Tebow on Saturday night.

    Good point since your team the Raiders couldn’t and lost by 14 points to Tebow & the Broncos !

    By the way as a Raiders fan do you even remember what it is like to have your team in the playoffs?

  53. bigtganks says: Jan 12, 2012 6:13 PM

    bengalsfan52311 :

    Nobody ever takes the Bengals seriously. You could have 32 first round picks but you still have Mike Brown. Even if you draft well, your talent doesn’t want to be there because everywhere outside of Ohio is better than Cincy/Cleveland.

  54. farvefromover says: Jan 12, 2012 6:19 PM

    Its funny the guy with STL in his name made fun of the Bengals. Do you still cheer for the Rams when they move? Did you cheer for them when they were the LA Rams? If the Bengals are such an awful franchise, how come the have never switched towns?

  55. radrntn says: Jan 12, 2012 6:20 PM

    maybe this, maybe that, maybe yes, maybe no, maybe up, maybe down, maybe forward, maybe backwards, maybe could, maybe would, maybe should , maybe never, maybe always, maybe somtimes, maybe but really i dont know, so maybe i should just say maybe about everything about the raiders because that is maybe all i will ever maybe know about them since maybe they tell me nothing, or maybe i could listen to BSPN, and then maybe I could write about something that maybe they know about as much as yahoo does.

  56. efriedo says: Jan 12, 2012 6:26 PM

    Funny how all the Raider Haters come out to play…

    If any of you ACTUALLY WATCHED THE RAIDERS PLAY, you would see that Palmer played well, was VERY accurate on his down field throws, kepth the team competitive and put them in a position to win a lot of games.

    The defense was horrible. Carson Palmer does not play defense. the offense played well, especially considering they lost DMC and Palmer was starting from scratch with a bunch of guys he’d never met, let alone played football with.

    Any real football fan knows Palmer is still an above average QB. He doesn’t need to be great. We have a top RB (if/when healthy) and good receivers. Palmer just needs to manage the game and make a good down field throw once in a while…

  57. ern215 says: Jan 12, 2012 6:28 PM

    anything for a story, i see

  58. cannonballdookie says: Jan 12, 2012 6:30 PM

    I used to be a great quarterback, until I took a lineman to the knee…

  59. tdk24 says: Jan 12, 2012 6:35 PM

    If he’s smart, and i think he is, he’ll stay and compete and win the starting job and go on to have inflated stats being a “system” QB just like Rodgers.

  60. jmuro1234 says: Jan 12, 2012 6:35 PM

    Campbell>Palmer

  61. shlort says: Jan 12, 2012 6:35 PM

    If Palmer decides not to play for the Raiders, he will be done for his career. Not too many teams want a quitter on their team.

  62. joetoronto says: Jan 12, 2012 6:43 PM

    “He somehow escaped widespread criticism for walking away from the Bengals.”

    lol, somehow?

    Everybody said the same thing back then, I can’t blame him for wanting to get out of that mess.

    Anyway, not only is this not news, it’s not even a rumor.

  63. radrntn says: Jan 12, 2012 6:44 PM

    pure nonsense

  64. therealstats says: Jan 12, 2012 6:47 PM

    how many quarterbacks from USC have played in or won a SuperBowl. Enough said. The list goes on and on. Only one was a backup for Tampa in 2002 SB, Doug Flutie’s idol “Rob Johnson”…………..

  65. snnyjcbs says: Jan 12, 2012 6:53 PM

    Many folks that are stuck in those Garbage Cities in the Midwest and in the East act like they want to be there but are pulling the wool over their eyes.

    Cincy?, Palmer is just a name in a very long list of players who wanted out of there. Lets face it for years players also wanted out of Green Bay, Chicago and the list goes on and on.

    Palmer will play for the Raiders. It is a set up right down the road from his beautiful home in Del Mar California. Oh good old Del Mar, just writing your name brings tears to my eyes, see ya this June.

  66. patswhatsup says: Jan 12, 2012 6:56 PM

    I love how there’s all kinds of “well anyone would walk away from the bungles” comments…..

    ….. a rookie just took the team to the playoffs……

    nuff said.

    lol

  67. keeponhating says: Jan 12, 2012 7:07 PM

    My inside source says Palmer will stay provided Mark Davis publicly admits he was treated poorly by his father and that Hue Jackson is the greatest coach in NFL history

    signed Mike Silver

  68. jrsmits says: Jan 12, 2012 7:09 PM

    Let him quit, Matt Flynn is going to the Raiders!! For two first round draft picks.

  69. commitment2excrement says: Jan 12, 2012 7:13 PM

    Oakland = Bengals west.

    Isn’t it ironic how he quit on an inept owner who fielded a cancerous team, and found the exact same situation on the other coast? But hey at least Cinn. made something out of nothing. Oakland just got bent over.

  70. poprox13 says: Jan 12, 2012 7:14 PM

    jmuro1234 says:
    Jan 12, 2012 6:35 PM
    Campbell>Palmer

    _______________

    This is the dumbest thing posted here, and trust me there are plenty of other dumb things posted here including the headline story.

  71. dwight123 says: Jan 12, 2012 7:15 PM

    Would anyone Trade that much for Carson!? Apparently the Raiders (:

  72. bleed4philly says: Jan 12, 2012 7:19 PM

    This is comical

  73. raider23mike says: Jan 12, 2012 7:26 PM

    One thing is for sure.. Kyle Boller is gone

  74. brenenostler says: Jan 12, 2012 7:37 PM

    @ poprox13

    The Raiders were 4-2 with Campbell until he got hurt. They would’ve probably won the division.

  75. nomoreseasontix says: Jan 12, 2012 7:43 PM

    And what information led to this speculative post?
    I’m guessing it’s just for conversation’s sake.
    And to drive up the page views….

  76. dougydougdoug says: Jan 12, 2012 7:46 PM

    It’s okay. Hue Jackson will hire Palmer, just as soon as he gets the joint GM/head coach position he expects. Just waiting. Just waiting. Just a little longer.

  77. poprox13 says: Jan 12, 2012 7:57 PM

    @brenenostler

    Campbell had McFadden and healthy WR’s. Without them Campbell would have not gotten the Raiders to the playoffs much less one game short of getting there. Do you even watch Raider games? Palmer is by far the better QB.

  78. brenenostler says: Jan 12, 2012 8:15 PM

    poprox13, I watched Carson Palmer last year and he sucked, and he even had T.O. and Ochocinco to throw to. Meanwhile Campbell was 8-8 in Oakland with mediocre receivers.

    I’d say Carson was mediocre this year and Jason was decent. Carson threw 13 TDs and 16 INTs. I always thought Carson was pretty overrated. He had two winning seasons in Cincy.

  79. mikeeg says: Jan 12, 2012 8:16 PM

    I am more worried about Mcfragile. What is up with that guy?

  80. saintsfan1111 says: Jan 12, 2012 8:26 PM

    Oh com’on Palmer is the guy. Who’s gonna start? Jason Cambell? What BS.

  81. vincentbojackson says: Jan 12, 2012 9:02 PM

    Technically speaking, Carson Palmar hasn’t played in years.

  82. bigtganks says: Jan 12, 2012 9:03 PM

    The raiders demise was their defense. Anyone who watched the games knows how much worse they got each game. And that’s including the wins over the chiefs, texans, bears, Vikings, and browns. All of those we’re squeezed out at the end.

    And why? Because Al classicly reaches to the past glory days and has no grasp of the concept that the game evolves by forcing Hue to take on chuck bresnahan as his D coordinator (as well as Biekert and Woodson as coaches on the defense). Glad Al’s gone so he no longer forces coaches onto his coaches.

  83. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 12, 2012 9:06 PM

    When did Palmer NOT ever quit in the first place?

  84. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Jan 12, 2012 9:08 PM

    I love how everyone thinks the Bengals are so terrible when they’ve been to the playoffs 3 times in the past 7 years. There are at least 15 teams that can’t claim that.

    I get it, our owner sucks, but there HAS been (many) worse teams over the past decade.

  85. sportsmediacritic says: Jan 12, 2012 9:10 PM

    Palmer was Mark Sanchez before Mark Sanchez. Looks good in the uniform, but incredibly overrated. He’s been a bottom tier QB ever since he got injured. He’s rather be surfing than playing. The Raiders got fleeced by Cinci.

  86. Tom G says: Jan 12, 2012 9:23 PM

    You have to wonder how he would have fared had McFragile been healthy all season.

  87. davidokelley says: Jan 12, 2012 9:27 PM

    I don’t think he really wants to play anymore. Or he would have done a better job for the raiders

  88. eezyxyz says: Jan 12, 2012 9:32 PM

    Funny how many people have expressed the sentiment along the lines of: it was OK when he quit on the Bengals because I sort of understand why somebody would do that…but if he does it again he deserves whatever criticism he gets!

    Since Marvin Lewis took over the Bengals in 2003 and drafted Palmer the Bengals have won two division titles and made the playoffs a third year as a wild card team, even while playing in the same division as two of the league’s heavyweights. The Raiders have made zero playoffs over the same stretch of time and only even been serious playoff contender in December a single year. Oakland has Cinci beat hands down in terms of which is the more dysfunctional team!

  89. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 12, 2012 9:57 PM

    Could Carson Palmer decide to quit again?

    HE SHOULD.

  90. rajbais says: Jan 12, 2012 10:02 PM

    Don’t be crazy!!!

  91. poprox13 says: Jan 12, 2012 10:20 PM

    @brenenostler

    So what did TO and Ochocinco do this year? Less than what Palmer did. JC is a decent QB but that is all he will ever be. I watched Carson this year and while he did make some mistakes he made throws Campbell could never make. If Campbell doesnt get hurt the Radiers dont beat SD in the first game and arent even close to them in the last game. Palmer played great in both those games.

  92. ch8878 says: Jan 12, 2012 10:25 PM

    Well the Raiders won’t be in the AFC title game so Bengals only get one 1st round pick.

    Matt Flynn will come in and compete for the starting job which he might beat Palmer out of.

  93. cgalaxy says: Jan 12, 2012 10:27 PM

    Let’s not forget why Palmer “quit” on Cincy last year: the inept front office (the “executive of the year” award is a joke, c’mon). His play has declined a lot, don’t get me wrong, but he was never the main problem in Cincy. Granted, I wasn’t sure things would be much different if Hue stuck around, but at least Hue’s gone now and Mark Davis just handed over the keys to a credible, competent football man. Al Davis, RIP, was great at a time, but that time had passed. If anything, I think Palmer is less likely to complain or quit now than he was when he first became a Raider.

  94. jeremyb91 says: Jan 12, 2012 10:28 PM

    Palmer quit on Mike Brown because he spent 7 seasons in Cincinnati only to see in his final years the team relying on Ocho, T.O., and a slew of other players half-ass players. He got sick of the fact no matter what he put into the team, Mike Brown wasn’t going to back him and provide him with the talent he needed around him.

    Palmer shouldn’t have a reason to quit on the Raiders, not with the tools in place and finally some stability. He’s a west coast guy who is more likely to stay with the Raiders w/o quitting.

    Ask any GM in the NFL and they will say the Raiders are loaded with talent, they just need coaching to get them there. Without Al Davis, they’ll finally have the coaching staff in place to maximize these players’ talents. Palmer isn’t leaving, he’s going to enjoy the ride.

    Worst case scenario, Palmer for Sanchez straight up?

  95. 1fast84 says: Jan 12, 2012 10:48 PM

    [thomas2727 says: Jan 12, 2012 5:38 PM

    Bengals have made the playoffs 2 of the past 3 seasons.

    It would say that puts them far above being the worst franchise in the NFL at the moment.]

    You realize the bengals have had 3 winning seasons in 21 years right?
    I live about an hour outside of cincy my whole life i should know! But i’m really glad palmer quit because mike and marvin would’ve let him stay as long as he liked regardless off his play. Palmer has done the most since boomer unfortunetly the most is 2 winning seasons out of his 9

  96. 1fast84 says: Jan 12, 2012 10:55 PM

    And another note, other than mike brown and the front office, Carson’s biggest reason for wanting to leave is because he is from cali and him and his family live there and he wanted to play football but if he couldn’t keep him and his family happy he would rather retire.
    Not defending him but if i moved 2000 miles away for a job and it wasn’t working out and wanted to move back to my state to be happy i would too.

  97. anhdazman says: Jan 12, 2012 11:18 PM

    escoboltsfan says:
    Jan 12, 2012 4:33 PM
    Choakland! I remember one of you Raiders’ fans describing as Palmer clutch, would one of you still say that now? Just Choke Baby!

    Wow, a Charger fan calling Oakland chokers…now that’s funny from the land of one and done. SD Chargers and their fan created the word choke did they not?

    As for this piece of garbage article, it should be in the trash. I had more entertainment reading the comments rather than the article itself.

  98. thinwhiteduke76 says: Jan 13, 2012 12:48 AM

    Do you guys get it already?

    Carson Palmer is WASHED UP.

    Only Hue Jackson didn’t get that when he wasted his draft picks for him.

  99. bigtganks says: Jan 13, 2012 1:14 AM

    I can hardly wait until Carson goes into Cincy next year and owns the Bengals.

    Had AL not forced another has been successful coach from the past (Bresnahan the D-Coord) down Hue’s throat, this team woulda been 11-5.

    Hue shoulda fired Bresnahan the day after AL died.

  100. djflav303 says: Jan 13, 2012 8:50 AM

    Whether he stays or not the raiders made another bad move in a long line of bad moves for the worst organization in sports. Everything about the raiders is bound to fail from the fans to the front office.

  101. themediaisdumberthandirt says: Jan 13, 2012 9:40 AM

    escoboltsfan says: Jan 12, 2012 4:33 PM

    Choakland! I remember one of you Raiders’ fans describing as Palmer clutch, would one of you still say that now? Just Choke Baby!

    2 words for you……Norv Turner. hahahahahahahah

  102. jm91rs says: Jan 13, 2012 9:48 AM

    As a Bengals fan I can’t help but laugh as Bengals fans take shots from Raiders fans and vice versa. Both of our teams have faced decades of ownership by owners that have no clue. Yes Mike Brown somehow fleeced the Raiders for 2 big picks on a has-been QB, but we all know Mike’s not so great at deciding what to do with those picks. We can applaud the job he did this year, but even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in awhile.

    Sadly for the us, the Bengals are no where near getting a real GM and at least the Raiders can see some light at the end of the tunnel (until Al’s son starts going crazy like the old man).

    Bottom line, raiders and bengals (remember, I’m including myself here) fans are some of the saddest bunch of sports fans out there and taking shots at each other only adds to the misery.

  103. raiderapologist says: Jan 13, 2012 10:35 AM

    ampats says: Jan 12, 2012 6:07 PM

    By the way as a Raiders fan do you even remember what it is like to have your team in the playoffs?

    Vaguely. Remember when the Patriots got to the playoffs and didn’t lose? It’s been awhile.

  104. azm95 says: Jan 16, 2012 2:34 AM

    Everbody keep saying its ok he left the bengals cause they suck well this is a QB driven league but he can’t drive any team any where. P.S Tom Brady had a injury and he came back

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