Why is Palmer calling it a career? Palmer spent a chunk of the 2017 season on injured reserve after breaking his arm against the Rams in Week 7.
He was drafted by the Bengals with the first overall pick in the 2003 draft. Palmer spent the first eight seasons of his career in Cincinnati. The Bengals finished 2010 with a 4-12 record, and Palmer requested, and was denied, a trade by the team, prompting him to retire for the first time.
The Bengals eventually agreed to trade his rights to the Raiders. After the better part of two seasons in Oakland with middling success, the Raiders traded Palmer to the Cardinals, where he experienced a renaissance.
No doubt, there’ll be plenty of stories to come like these over the next few days, both good and bad. What’s for certain now is that the worst of times have brought out the best in a lot of people that work in that building. “We have a great group of guys,” coach Bill O’Brien said, via text Wednesday night. “They’ve concentrated on football when we asked them to, and then supported each other during time off. We have coaches’ families and players’ families that needed to be evacuated—we’re all home now and we’ll begin preparation for Jacksonville and also do our part to help the people of Houston as much as we can.”
Very few players will make such a crucial catch as Diggs did in a game that big. So it’s understandable when he’s at a loss for words.
Hopefully he’s able to enjoy this moment before the Vikings head to Philadelphia with the goal of making it back to Minnesota for the Super Bowl.
I’ve heard that, David, and I respect McQueary for the chances he took that basically ruined his football career. But tell me: In the 400 pages of the investigative report that former FBI head Louis Freeh oversaw on the Sandusky case, Schiano’s name was not mentioned. In the grand jury testimony McQueary gave, and the hours of testimony he gave in the case, he never once mentioned the Schiano/Bradley story.
The story was hearsay—McQueary said another coach, Tom Bradley, said it. After the 2015 McQueary deposition with the Schiano charge in it, no prosecutor went after Schiano for it. No attorney for a victim went after Schiano, a wealthy former NFL coach, for any damages. Schiano denied it. Bradley said it was not so. After all that, if you still want to believe Schiano saw something, you certainly can. But it would not be supported by facts.
The result of mainstream media is in turn a direct result of people on social media using their platform to announce a “guilty before proven innocent” verdict which is unfortunately the environment we live in now.