Tag:Carson Palmer
Posted on: October 13, 2008 5:52 pm
Edited on: October 16, 2008 4:32 pm

0-7 is in the bag -- No Palmer, No Point

The news for this Sunday is not good. Marvin Lewis has announced that Ryan Fitzpatrick will start versus the Steelers. The elbow expert who examined Carson Palmer has recommended a "further conservative approach" to caring for Palmer's throwing arm.

The white flag has been waved, and 0-7 is in the bag. The only way the Bengals have any chance in this game now is for the entire Steelers team to get lost on the way to Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday morning.

The prediction of 0-9 before the bye week that I made in an earlier blog is one more step toward coming true.

Posted on: October 13, 2008 12:39 pm
Edited on: October 16, 2008 4:31 pm

What now, Bengals fans?

Here we are, in the doldrums again. The season is nearly half over and the Bengals haven't won a game yet. Ya know the old saying, "One step forward, two steps back?" Well, the Bengals can't even get that one right. The team is just walking backward in lockstep.

For fans of professional sports in Cincinnati, we can't even say, "Wait 'til baseball season," because the Reds have been on a horrid run for several years, as well. They showed a bit of promise during the month of September, but, once Spring Training rolls around, we'll start to see what they may be made of.

So, where are we, Bengals fans? Are the boys in Orange & Black going to win a game before their bye week, which is Week 10? Between now and then, they have games against the Steelers, the Texans and the Jaguars. Of those three, the Texans may be beatable, but they are getting on a roll right now and their confidence is high, plus the game is at Houston. I would try to be positive, but it is safer to predict Bengals losses and perhaps be surprised if they actually do pull one out before they fall to 0-9. I believe I heard that if they lose to the Steelers this Sunday, the Bengals will tie their worst-ever start at 0-7.

And what about Carson Palmer? Most of us believe that the only time the team has a snowball's chance of winning is when Palmer is at the helm. He stayed in New York after yesterday's game to get his elbow looked at by a world-renown expert on elbow injuries. Is this the prelude to Palmer shutting it down for the rest of 2008? Is it a smart move if he does so?

I know in the last couple of years we have talked about the so-called "window of opportunity" slowing closing for the Bengals. I wasn't looking, but I think I may have heard it slam shut a couple of weeks ago.

Boy, do I hope I'm wrong.


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