Apr 12, 2007 2
I’ve flirted with the idea of ranking QB Carson Palmer and WR Chad Johnson #1 at this position this year because I feel the pair’s best season together is coming either this year or next. In a previous post, I wrote how Johnson and Palmer exploded over a five-game stretch in 2007 (Johnson’s production was sick: 37 catches for 771 yards and 5 TDs) and how I viewed that level of production as being much closer to reality than the lackluster numbers they put up earlier in the season, especially Johnson, while Palmer was working his way back from his serious knee injury.
I’ll have to think long and hard and analyze things closely on Palmer now because the loss of Chris Henry is a big one. Henry’s gone for eight games for sure, but he might be slow off the mark even when he returns because he’s not going to be able to practice with the team until he’s reinstated. Realistically, we can’t expect Henry to make a significant contribution until late November or early December.
Henry is a terrific player. He drops a key pass here and there, but he has the tools and the talent to not only [...]