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    Quote Originally Posted by mexitucky View Post
    Yes, but without knowing the financial situations and apparent character of the others (Pickes, Dillon, and Spikes) I would say that CP has by far the most leverage. Only a QB has the power that Palmer has right now. If Palmer retires, he only has to take one year off. Yes, he'll be 32, but will have a full year to rest his body. He will get a look with another team, a team of his choosing on the west coast. He can still get his way. Brown will lose him, and he will lose any value, just like he did with Chad Johnson. If a player doesn't want to play on your team and you can get decent value for him, let him go. That is the difference b/n New England and Cincy. Want out of NE??? Belicheck will drive you to the airport and get 4 draft picks for you. Want out of Cincy??? Nah, Brown loves the distraction.
    It was my impression that if he retired and sat out next year, then decided to pull a Brett Favre and come back, that the Bengals would still have his rights for the remaining three years. Can anybody clarify this? If he only has to sit out one year...then I think he's definitely gone. But, if it's four years that he has to say goodbye to...then there may still be that chance (albeit a slight one) that he comes back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mexitucky View Post
    Yes, but without knowing the financial situations and apparent character of the others (Pickes, Dillon, and Spikes) I would say that CP has by far the most leverage. Only a QB has the power that Palmer has right now. If Palmer retires, he only has to take one year off. Yes, he'll be 32, but will have a full year to rest his body. He will get a look with another team, a team of his choosing on the west coast. He can still get his way. Brown will lose him, and he will lose any value, just like he did with Chad Johnson. If a player doesn't want to play on your team and you can get decent value for him, let him go. That is the difference b/n New England and Cincy. Want out of NE??? Belicheck will drive you to the airport and get 4 draft picks for you. Want out of Cincy??? Nah, Brown loves the distraction.
    I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure the Bengals would still own his rights. Just like how if Barry Sanders had came back a year later, the Lions would have had his rights still. Just like with Bret Favre with the Jets. I don't know the exact rules on this, but this is how I thought it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurecoach View Post
    I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure the Bengals would still own his rights. Just like how if Barry Sanders had came back a year later, the Lions would have had his rights still. Just like with Bret Favre with the Jets. I don't know the exact rules on this, but this is how I thought it was.
    You guys may be right. I may have confused it w/ sitting out the year after being drafted and signing as a free agent. If that is the case, then I see him moving on to something else. He won't be a broadcaster (well, a very good one).

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    The Bengals own his rights until his contract runs out, which is 2014 I believe. Favre had to get the Jets to release him prior to signing with the Vikings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    I am not a fan of Mike Brown at all, but at some point you have to draw the line in letting the inmates run the asylum. The best leverage Palmer could have had was productivity and success, which he has not had enough of. You would think if someone was really serious about retiring with 3 years left on a deal, they would have gone on and done it. If he retires, his career is over unless something changes with the current CBA.
    The thing is, he doesn't want to retire. He wants to leave Cincinnati.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20 View Post
    The thing is, he doesn't want to retire. He wants to leave Cincinnati.
    Thanks, Captain

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedBlue12 View Post
    I hope he does come back, and throws the ball directly to defenders on purpose.
    I thought he did that last season

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    Quote Originally Posted by SvFan4life View Post
    Here is a tweet from Chad...

    ochocinco:
    Carson is pulling a power move, I love him, I wonder if i can play QB next year,throw the ball to my dang self.





    Sure you can Chad...but you still won't be open!

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    FC I here what you're saying and understand. I just think he's done with them. You don't get anything for him then you are set back even further. I don't see them winning it in the next year or two so why not build for the future. 4-12 to a serious contender is a HUGE jump IMO. They've got good young talent. Build on it I think.

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    If I'm the Bengals I start being really proactive about this. I'd be like: "There is no way that we would ever let Carson Palmer play another game for the Bengals". Or the classic, "You can't build a championship organization with a guy who throws half his TDs to the other team".

    Mike Brown could say, "I've got $500 million in the bank, whats losing $12 million this year if its at the price of getting rid of this Palmer jokester". Brown could have his buddies start blogs and giving interviews, making CP out to be the bad guy, the guy that can't win. Maybe Brown could threaten to sell the team if Palmer isn't traded?

    Flip the script on him, make him out to be the bad guy. Didn't Lane Kiffin say something to the effect of "Any publicity is good publicity"?

    Sorry guys, you know I just want to see CP end up with another team and still play awful. How is this punk any different from LeBron or Melo? At least LBJ waited until his contract was over to get out of a horrible franchise. If Cincy was such a garbage team, CP shouldn't have taken that huge deal............. Tons of guys around the league would kill for his contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatsCatsCats View Post
    If I'm the Bengals I start being really proactive about this. I'd be like: "There is no way that we would ever let Carson Palmer play another game for the Bengals". Or the classic, "You can't build a championship organization with a guy who throws half his TDs to the other team".

    Mike Brown could say, "I've got $500 million in the bank, whats losing $12 million this year if its at the price of getting rid of this Palmer jokester". Brown could have his buddies start blogs and giving interviews, making CP out to be the bad guy, the guy that can't win. Maybe Brown could threaten to sell the team if Palmer isn't traded?

    Flip the script on him, make him out to be the bad guy. Didn't Lane Kiffin say something to the effect of "Any publicity is good publicity"?

    Sorry guys, you know I just want to see CP end up with another team and still play awful. How is this punk any different from LeBron or Melo? At least LBJ waited until his contract was over to get out of a horrible franchise. If Cincy was such a garbage team, CP shouldn't have taken that huge deal............. Tons of guys around the league would kill for his contract.

    True Bengals' fans can only DREAM!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StickerMann View Post
    True Bengals' fans can only DREAM!!
    I threw that in there for my pals on here that are Bengals fans. Brown had better not make that a legit selection or people will be begging Palmer to say in Cincy. Bengals fans will pay to double his salary if that was a legit choice .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auxier RiverRat View Post
    I thought he did that last season
    I was waiting on someone to say that! Knew it would happen the second I posted it.

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    It only looked like that a lot of times because his WR's ran their own routes!

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    Palmer has sold his house.

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