June 16, 2008 |
CINCINNATI -- Thirty-five minutes after workouts are finished -- and the vast majority of his teammates have departed the Cincinnati Bengals practice field -- Carson Palmer continues throwing to his young receivers. They're rookies, so, at times, Palmer actually must coach them. Here's how you run a route, he might say. Here's how you catch the pass I'm throwing. Here's how we do things in Cincinnati. Across the field, Jordan Palmer is working just as hard.
January 9, 2006 |
It took 15 years for Cincinnati to get back to the NFL playoffs, yet the Bengals didn't last 15 minutes Sunday before encountering a crippling setback. Pro Bowl quarterback Carson Palmer, shouldering the Super Bowl dreams of a downtrodden franchise, suffered a serious knee injury on his first pass in a 31-17 wild-card loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium.
January 3, 2006 |
It wasn't just a bad haircut. It was the worst worn by any Cincinnati sports star this side of Pete Rose. Bengal quarterback Carson Palmer, a guy with leading-man looks, returned to training camp this summer after a two-day break and was sporting a sue-your-barber buzz cut. Turns out, Palmer cut it himself. "I'm cheap," he said with a smile. He's also staggeringly rich, especially after signing a six-year contract extension worth $118.
September 12, 2005 |
The locker room was strangely subdued as Cincinnati players quietly peeled off adhesive tape, packed up equipment and dressed. The Bengals acted like experienced winners on Sunday. They played like them too. Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes and the Bengals opened a season they're confident will be a winning one with a 27-13 victory over Cleveland, spoiling Romeo Crennel's coaching debut with the Browns. "It's a huge win for us," Palmer said.
March 2, 2004 |
Carson Palmer did not play a single down as a rookie but he must have done enough to impress Cincinnati Coach Marvin Lewis, who promoted the former USC star and 2002 Heisman Trophy winner to the starting quarterback's job entering the 2004 season. In replacing Jon Kitna, the NFL's comeback player of the year and the only quarterback in the league to take every snap for his team in 2003, Palmer will take over a team that remained in playoff contention until the season's final week.
December 14, 2003 |
A dozen quarterbacks came before him, but none of them took Carson Palmer's path. With three games to play, Cincinnati's Palmer is poised to become the first quarterback selected No. 1 overall to go his entire rookie season without taking a snap. The other passers picked first since the 1970 merger were, in descending order, David Carr, Michael Vick, Tim Couch, Peyton Manning, Drew Bledsoe, Jeff George, Troy Aikman, Vinny Testaverde, John Elway, Steve Bartkowski, Jim Plunkett and Terry Bradshaw.