"Oh, the Ravens, that's a tough match-up." I told myself. As a Carson Palmer owner I never used to look at the opponent, or for that matter, even question whether or not I was going to start him. But something was different this weekend. "Better put in Kurt Warner, It's safer."
I got Chad John.. excuse me, Ocho Cinco in the ninth round. I agonized over the pick. I didn't want him. But it was the ninth round and I was looking at either him or Reggie Brown. You just can't pass up on that kind of value. *Sigh* Someone had to draft him.
Maybe I should have taken Reggie Brown.
I didn't start Ocho Cinco either. I had Hines Ward (who actually fell even later) and once again, I felt it was the "safer" start last weekend.
What happened. The Bengals were the new St. Louis Rams. They threw the ball all over the place, and scored tons of points. Best of all, their defense had more holes than the O.J. Simpson defense. They were easier to score on than Brittany Spears off her medications.
Carson Palmer completed 10 passes last weekend. He had 6 touchdowns in a game last season.
I see that Tennessee is on the schedule this weekend. Chad Johnson lit them up for 3 touchdowns last season. But it seems to me like a very tough match-up.
Palmer had his worst passer rating ever this past week. The offense was god awful, looked very rusty. We will get the kinks worked out, just give it some time. Defensively...we'll that's a different story.
We are no longer an offensive powerhouse, plain and simple. We haven't been for awhile. From afar, that's probably hard to see, but when you live here, it's pretty easy to see. We have no line, are running backs are all mediocre at best, and our playcalling is awful. As of right now, there is not one single "must start" Bengal. Hopefully that changes.
I won my money league in 2005 with Carson Palmer, Chad JOHNSON and Houshmandzadeh. Don't have a single Bengal on my team this year. Drafting Rudi in the first round last year was the final straw that, for me, broke the Cincy camel's back. What a difference a few years makes...