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Carson Palmer: Is He the Bengals’ Cornerstone?

Published by on June 10, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Carson Palmer, the number one pick in the 2003 NFL Draft from USC, was considered a golden boy. Why not? He had a golden arm, intelligence, and grooming in a pro-style offense while quarterbacking the Trojans. He led USC to an impressive Orange Bowl victory, leaving many asking if USC was the best team in the nation. Carson Palmer had it all.

Then he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals. The beaches and warmth of Southern California were replaced by the snow and sauerkraut of the heavily German heritage of Cincinnati. Gone was the winning tradition of USC and in was the Cincinnati Bengals, an organization infested with losing.  

Palmer was protected his rookie season b...

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