Tuesday, August 24, 2004

The Preseason is underway...

and I'm still very busy, so, at least for the time-being, I will be cheating a bit by posting some quotes here and there to tide over until the real football begins.

Here's a little somethin' from their official website:

Palmer to go into second half

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Carson Palmer will get his longest stint of the preseason Saturday night in Atlanta when Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis plans to bring him back for at least one series after halftime.
Palmer seems to be getting plenty of work. His three touchdown passes are tied with Atlanta rookie Matt Schaub for the NFL lead, and his 27 attempts are fourth in the NFL. How good are NFL defenses in the preseason? It makes you wonder when Palmer’s 109 passer rating is 17th in the NFL.

Wide receiver Kelley Washington says he’ll be able to play against the Falcons despite leaving the field with ice on his ankle and knee after scuffling with cornerback Terrell Roberts in the aftermath of a blocking drill Tuesday morning. Washington walked stiffly after practice, but without the aid of crutches after both went down to the ground fighting.

“Those things happen when it’s physical like that blocking,” Washington said. “It’s all a part of playing football, though. You get caught up in things like that, and you have to protect yourself, and things happen like that.”

Some veterans weren’t happy with the way the two conducted themselves.

“You don’t get anything out of something like that. Hopefully Kelley’s not hurt and he can come back out, but it’s just an example of how bad things can happen when you go out there and do that,” said cornerback Tory James. “Who knows what happened, but someone has to be the bigger guy and back off.”

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