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Bill Barnwell at footballoutsiders.com says here that Carson Palmer had the second toughest "schedule for a quarterback who played all season".
Despite this, Palmer had a decent season. Here are his stats:
Completion %: 61.8
Yards: 3,970 (6th best)
Touchdowns: 26 (9th)
Palmer may not have the arm that he had in 2005 but he still gives the Bengals their best chance to win.
Marvin Lewis removed all doubt about his 2011 quarterback when he confirmed here that it will be Carson Palmer.
They really had no choice unless they wanted to start over at the most critical position on the field. Finding a veteran who is better than Palmer is not going to happen. Using a high pick to draft a quarterback is too risky.
The Bengals exercised their club option to have Chad Ochocinco back for $6 million. Ochocinco would have received $3.5 million if the Bengals let him go.
To find out why this did happen, click here.
Profootballtalk.com reports here that Chad Ochocinco claims racism is involved with Terrell Owens.
Somebody please shut this guy up.
According to this, the most expensive free agent in Bengal history will likely be moving on.
Many viewed Antwan Odom as a game changer after his two sack game against Denver and his huge five sack performance against the Packers in 2009. However, if you take away these games, Odom more closely resembles a bust.
Odom has recorded a sack in only six of the 21 games that he played in for the Bengals. In four of those six, he recorded one sack. Including those games, he has averaged .52 sacks per game. Take those away and the number drops to .19 sacks per game.
In retrospect, the Bengals should have kept Justin Smith.
In March of 2008, Smith signed a six-year, $45 million deal with the 49ers. Odom signed a five-year, $29.5 million deal with the Bengals.
Smith has not missed a game with the 49ers. Odom missed four games and eight starts with a shoulder injury suffered during practice in 2008. In 2009, he missed 10 games with an Achilles injury. He only played three games in 2010.
This year, Smith has been named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster.
For a list of Bengal fails in 2010, click here.
John Kiesewetter reports here that Channel 12 has canceled their “Bengals Playoff Special” scheduled for Friday.