Rummaging through the internet to bring you latest news about the Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL so that you don’t have to do it – this is your Who Dey Dish for Thursday, November 19.
"So, they’re 8-1.Let’s face it, the Bengals’ performance on Monday night versus an underachieving Texans team was downright disappointing. The Bengals came into Monday night’s game the clear favorite and as the better team. As the game unfolded, Cincinnati all but gift-wrapped a win for the sub-.500 AFC South Houston Texans. In their last seven meetings, the Texans are 6-1 versus the guys in stripes, and Andy Dalton is 1-4 in that same stretch.Now, on the horizon, are the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals, led by former Bengals number one overall draft pick Carson Palmer, look to turn this into a two-game losing skid for the orange and black. Clearly, most of the national media think this will happen, and even Vegas opened this game with the Bengals a four-point underdog."
"“It’s not just another game,” Palmer said Wednesday, via Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I’m not going to bore you with that. There is definitely a lot on this one for me in particular.”Palmer acknowledged to NFL Media columnist Michael Silver in September that he still holds ill feelings about the situation in which the disenfranchised quarterback walked away from football to force his way out of Cincinnati.“I took an owner head-on, you know?” Palmer said. “That’s shunned in this league, and people don’t like it — and the NFL definitely doesn’t like it. That’s hurt me a lot, and I’ve been bounced around pretty good since it happened.”"
"Following a 4-12 campaign in 2010, ESPN reported that Bengals starting quarterback Carson Palmer had a meeting with Bengals owner Mike Brown to request for a separation from the team, coupled with a threat to retire if that demand was not met.Carson Palmer: “It ended in a very colorful, heated argument. We disagree with each other. That’s how it ended. Now’s not the time or place to get into what he said, what she said, type of deal.”Mike Brown, in 2011: “He was told that we are not in a position to trade him.”Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis: “We drafted Carson because of his character and his incredible abilities. And he is still showing them at age 35. He was a fantastic player to coach, always challenging everyone to be right. His decision not to continue here put us in what looked like a tough spot, but in the end it has worked out for all involved.”Jackson on whether the Raiders contacted the Bengals at this point: “No. That (Jason Campbell’s October injury) was the first time.”"
"The Cincinnati Bengals are now 8-1 after their offense hit a Texan-sized wall Monday night. Just when it seemed that Andy Dalton and the Bengals exorcised their prime-time demons, they reared their ugly head again in a stunning 10-6 home loss to Houston. Dalton didn’t get much help from his teammates as tight end Tyler Eifert had three crucial drops and A.J. Greencoughed the ball up on the final drive to seal their first loss of the season.Dalton and company will go right back under the lights Sunday night as they’ll visit Carson Palmer and the 7-2 Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals have the top-ranked offense in the NFL to go with the No. 3 defense. A loss in Arizona would give the Bengals their first back-to-back defeats since falling to Miami and Baltimore in 2013."
"Very few in the Queen City probably want to hear this right now, but their Cincinnati Bengals (8-1) still have a Super Bowl buzz about them, despite Monday night’s loss to the Houston Texans.With a win over the Arizona Cardinals (7-2) on Sunday night at University of Phoenix Stadium, the buzz would persist and the overwhelming support the Bengals had before their undefeated season was ruined would likely return.Of course, people in the Southwest believe their squad will rudely burst Who Dey Nation’s bubble. Fresh off a banner road win at Seattle, the Cardinals are flying high.Between their records and the history their personnel have (Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer was Bengals coach Marvin Lewis’ first draft pick, taken first overall in 2003), this game won’t be short on story lines. That said, how about another one: Could this prime-time game be a Super Bowl 50 preview?"
"“This morning my family experienced the tragic loss of my father, Dick and mother, Joan,” Flutie said. “My Dad had been ill and died of a heart attack in the hospital and my Mom, less than an hour later had a sudden heart attack and passed away. They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it.”Flutie’s parents had been married for 56 years and had four children, including Doug, who’s now 53.“I would like to honor my parents for all that they did throughout my and my brothers’ and sister’s lives,” Flutie said. “My parents were always there for their children, from the days my Dad coached us as kids and my Mom would work the concession stands, through to this morning. The most important part of their 56 years of marriage was providing opportunities to their children. They were incredible parents and Grandparents and my family and I will miss them both. On behalf of me and the entire Flutie family, I would like to thank you all for your well wishes and prayers during this difficult time.”"
"On Tuesday, the NFL announced that Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for a year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy after what PFT reported was a deal with the league that will allow Smith to avoid further discipline under the league’s personal conduct policy.It doesn’t look like something similar will take place with Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson. Richardson, who served a four-game substance abuse suspension to start this year, was arrested in July and charged with resisting arrest and several traffic violations.Richardson is accused of attempting to elude police while going 143 mph with a 12-year-old relative and a concealed loaded gun in the car. The police report also mentions the smell of marijuana in the car. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges and has a court date in January."
"“I had to address it, being the concern that was coming at me with my family, as well,” Mathis said. “Should the term be changed? Maybe so. I guess as the NFL, they might not like it if we do start addressing it as a brain injury, so therefore, that’s a different topic. But a light bulb goes off when someone says ‘brain injury’ in reference to concussion.”The Mayo Clinic, on its website, defines a concussion as “a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions,” and Mathis himself acknowledged the term “brain injury” is accurate.Still, after 13 NFL seasons, Mathis said he was shocked to see a “concussion” referred to as a “brain injury” in print.“The accuracy of a concussion being a brain injury, yes, that’s accurate,” Mathis said. “I’ve never denied that. But that term has never been linked or driven an article, a brain injury. It’s always been concussion, so when they say ‘brain injury,’ as a public, you would think, ‘OK, something else is going on.’ And that’s what happened. So the responses that my family responded to that, thinking that something was terribly wrong, it wasn’t good to hear.”"