As all NFL eyes seem fixated on the ongoing CBA drama, here in the land of Stripes we maintain an equally close stakeout on another circus-like spectacle: Carson Watch 2011.
As the Number Nine Whine moves into its second month, we here at the Gab are getting an opportunity to further analyze Palmer’s motives and scrutinize his actions. We made the point last week that in retrospect his leadership skills are not on par with the best in the business and his mental toughness-once unquestioned-is now up for a healthy debate.
After all, Palmer’s legitimate complaints about the back asswards ways of the Brown family aside, he is still a starting NFL quarterback. There are only 32 of those jobs, they are in high demand, pay a mint, and come with them a huge amount of responsibility and power. To cast such a unique opportunity aside—one that takes a lifetime of effort to attain—without a spoken word and with such apparent nonchalance is disturbing.
We chewed over his long-standing reputation for being “calm” and “level-headed,” and while that attribute has been generally lauded by the “experts” it can be argued that it is not a desirable trait in one of those 32 jobs.
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