Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/21/11
Mike Brown worked one of the best deals in Bengals history on Monday when he traded quarterback Carson Palmer to the Oakland Raiders for their 2013 first round draft pick. The Bengals will also have a first or second round pick in 2014 based on the outcome of the Raiders record this season. Insiders are saying that Raiders coach Hue Jackson, who was a wide receivers coach with the Bengals from 2004 – 2006, worked this transaction personally with Bengals owner Mike Brown. The potential is huge for the Bengals if the team uses the number one pick next year to their advantage to build around quarterback Andy Dalton. Bengals Guard Bobbie Williams said that,  “Andy brings something that Carson didn’t, and I’m not knocking Carson. A little bit more passion. I’m not saying Carson isn’t passionate, but Andy brings a little bit more.” This lack of urgency had been seen from Palmer for the eight years as he attempted to run the Bengals offense. He did lead them to two division titles under Coach Marvin Lewis, so he does have some value to offer to the Raiders. What the Raiders fans don’t remember is that Carson could not keep [...]
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