Originally posted by Vonjohnson80:
I was all for this about a month ago, but I have had time to think. Here is why he will never end up here:
1. Mike Brown is the worst owner in football. You think the Yorks are bad? I have lived in Cincinnati for the last 8 years and I can tell you that he spends the less than any other franchise on scouting, refuses to make upgrades to his coaching staff, and makes almost every football decision based on possible immediate profit rather than long-term sustainability of success. He is also ridiculously vindictive when it comes to "disloyal" players. He has come out and said that he refuses to trade Palmer. Even if there is no hope of Palmer playing for him again, he would rather win a staring contest than make a viable football trade.
2. Palmer's biggest issue for the last 4 seasons has been his accuracy. He consistently misses wide open targets. He has battled knee and, more concerning, elbow issues and it has taken its toll on his arm strength and velocity. He has thrown an alarming number of interceptions because he is trying to make throws he once made with ease but now lack the zip necessary.
3. He is a statue QB that fits much better in a vertical passing attack rather than a WCO. If his arm strength ever does come back, he throws a ton of deep outs and almost never uses his TE. He doesn't fair well in a system that calls upon him to make quick reads and check down through multiple options. He has a maximum of two reads per play bevore he throws the ball away.