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    Felger deserves a double flush from all of our diehards, guess he is trying to find people to listen to his show... in today's column he is comparing Carson Palmer to Tom Brady, and if I read this correctly he believes Palmer is better.. perhaps it is my Patriots Bias, but it read like we are doomed.. not sure why the Pats should even take the field.. just forfeit, take an early bye week and maybe next week they will be better. Maybe I will just watch what I tivo'ed at 4:00 as Felger knows the outcome...


    http://patriots.bostonherald.com/patriots/view.bg?articleid=160117

    you thought the Denver Broncos presented the Patriots with matchup problems, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

    Here come the Cincinnati Bengals, a team that while not as complicated as Mike Shanahan’s schematically, nevertheless features arguably the best offensive skill personnel in the NFL. The Bengals run it well and throw it better. Their primary receivers -- Chad Johnson, Chris Henry and T.J. Houshmandzadeh -- are big and fast. So is their running back, Rudi Johnson. Their quarterback, Carson Palmer, has the drive and mental capacity of Tom Brady, only with a little more size and arm strength.

    Scared yet? You should be.
     
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    Disclaimer: IMO, Palmer is a far more skilled QB than Peyton Manning. He's the 2nd best QB in the League.

    I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST CARSON PALMER.

    But God Felger, maybe all that firepower around him has SOMETHING to do with his flashy production??? Imagine what kind of numbers Twelve would put up in a jump-ball system like Cincy! They'd average 50 points a game.

    Felger KNOWS Carson's likely to put up bigger numbers against Brady today. He's had a woody for Palmer ever since his -- as Felger put it -- "coming out party" against the Pats two years ago.

    "drive and mental capacity?" -- let me guess, those are 2 out of Felger's 3 prongs of QB greatness.

    What the hell is mental capacity? Does he mean intelligence? Should we compare SAT scores? Bradshaw won 4 rings.

    The have the same "drive?" -- I thought that was an intangible quality and therefore impossible to quantify. Apparently Felger has "drive" down to a science. I'm really sad he didn't give us his numbers...I'm intrigued.

    I can't exactly put my finger on it, but I'd say it's pretty hard to be as "driven" as Twelve. Let's review:
    a: Never given a passing thought -- no pun intended -- for Heisman consideration
    b: despite OUTSTANDING performance on the field as a 5th year senior and captain at Michigan, he was consistently benched in the 2nd quarters of his games for a far lesser QB.
    c: drafted #199 by what was then a dead-end team and a dead-end coach...a franchise that was proclaimed "most set up for failure over the next ten years."
    d: even after leading one of the most pathetic offenses ever assembled to a historic championship, he was stigmatized as a dink and dunk specialist who was no more significant than the team's kicker (a moniker that has followed him to this day...see: Buddy Thomas)

    THOSE ARE THE FACTS, not the ignorant ramblings of a an insanely egotistical muckraker, so pardon me while I take this back to a question of FOOTBALL SKILLS...

    Bottom line is that Tom does one thing better than any other QB I've ever seen...the way he reads and reacts to the defense after the snap from within the pocket. This is the most significant distinguishing factor among NFL QBs past, present and future.

    Sure Carson has a great arm. So does Aaron Brooks. So does Tom (but he's great at short passes, and doesn't strain to throw it deep, ergo he has a weak arm). Perhaps Carson can lift more on a benchpress? who knows?

    In the NFL, it's more about who DOESN'T have a great arm. If you can't consistently make all the throws at this level you need to find something else to do.

    In the NFL, it's vision and toughness that separate the good from the great -- drive and intelligence are farther down the list.

    Carson's the complete package. I've got nothing critical to say about the guy. But NOBODY stands up to a rush for his receivers like Twelve does.

    And this'll really kill Felger, but I'll take Tom's arm over anyone's. They can both throw it through a brick wall when they want, but there's a lot more to physically throwing the ball than brute strength.

    Tom throws the most effortless deep ball I've ever seen.
     
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    he said last yr also that if he were starting a team he would pick palmer...who the heck will have felger form an NFL team ?
     
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    Why should we be scared ?we arent playing..we are watching :)..
    Felger's idiocy of pointing out the obvious is pathetic
     
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    His special friend Ron Borges tells him he can, can you have a circle jerk with only two misguided, butthole sportswriters???
     
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