Found October 26, 2011 on Shutdown Corner:
  SEATTLE, Wash. — There was little doubt that TCU rookie quarterback Andy Dalton would be taking the reins of the Cincinnati Bengals' offense in 2011 — with team owner Mike Brown and former franchise quarterback Carson Palmer at loggerheads about where Palmer would ply his trade in the future and Palmer threatening to retire, the move to take Dalton in the second round of the draft and bring him along on a team that has had two winning seasons in the last 20 years. In other words, not much was expected. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens have been the bullies of the AFC North for long enough, and most everyone expected that to continue this season. What very few people did expect was for the Bengals to get off to a 4-2 start, nipping at the heels of the Ravens and Steelers while those two teams developed issues of their own. All of a sudden, the Pittsburgh run defense has been vulnerable for the first time in about 50 years, and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco has be...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Must-Read Piece From Yahoo On Dalton, Palmer, Bengals

There are great stories ... and then there are must-read pieces like this one from Yahoo on the new-look Bengals led by Andy Dalton and how Carson Palmer quit on the team during the season last year. Yes, you read that correctly: Palmer didn't decide after the 2010 season that he was done in Cincinnati; he made his intentions known while there were still games left to be played...

Raiders QB Palmer sees no room for T.O.

If Terrell Owens does find a new employer this season, it's unlikely he'll be catching passes from a former teammate. Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer said he can't envision Owens being on the receiving end of his passes for a second straight season. “The problem is that for him to get here there’s not anybody that we could let go," Palmer said referring...

Palmer: Raiders debut something to learn from

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- As bad as Carson Palmer's three-interception debut with the Oakland Raiders looked, he views it as a valuable teaching tool.

Raiders' Palmer to get crash course

ALAMEDA – As the Raiders catch their breath with a bye week, they will do all they can to help Carson Palmer catch up. Paul Sakuma Associated Press New Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer played in the second half Sunday because coach Hue Jackson, right, said it would help the team in the long run.

INT-Fest: Will Carson Palmer Bounce Back?

Newly acquired Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer threw for three interceptions in his debut. FN contributor Nick Houghtaling isn't worried, and he'll tell you why.

It’s safe to say the Raiders sucked Sunday

Two legit to quit throwing picks. Six epic interceptions of catastrophic results . It’s like Carson Palmer and that Boller bum were throwing balls in a hurricane. The defense outscored the offense of the Raiders by two TD’s. Am I worried? Maybe a better question……was that horrendous trade for two first round picks the last request of Al Davis? Success, not quite. The...

Typical Oakland Raiders

It has been a reoccurring theme this year in the NFL of top teams and players crushing their teams’ hopes. Whether this is through injury or disappointing play, the Oakland Raiders got the best of both worlds in Week 7. Being the most hyped and analyzed team going into this Week 7, the Raiders were ready to make a statement as a true playoff contender in the AFC. With the loss...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.