Friday, May 13, 2011

Big Series, and Cedric Is So Right

The Reds series against the Cardinals this weekend is big. Even though it is early, it's always big when first place meets second place. That's the deal this weekend at Great American Ball Park. But it goes beyond that. As explained in this article on our main web site Marty Brennaman thinks the Reds need a big weekend from a mental standpoint. It should be fun, and there should be big crowds. The Reds need a three-game sweep to take over first place. But winning two out of three would leave Cincinnati just a half game back.

From the "Hammer, meet Nail" department: Cedric Benson hit the nail on the head with his comments about Carson Palmer. Not long after Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said Carson Palmer would be the Bengals starting quarterback if he returns to the team, Benson said it's a bad idea to bring back a disgruntled quarterback. Why do some coaches and front office people and owners find it so hard to see the obvious? Why? Carson is mentally checked out. Even if Carson has a change of heart (like figuring out walking away from so much money is foolish) the Bengals already know his true feelings. They completely blew it a few years back with Ochocinco. Don't blow it again.

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