Carson Palmer Talks His Coach into Winning

Posted: 5th October 2009 by Russell Wight in NFL
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Carson Palmer deserves a lot of credit for this one. áFacing fourth-and-11 from the Browns 41-yard line with 1:04 left in overtime, Marvin Lewis sent the punt team onto the field, only to call them back to the sideline after some serious lobbying from his quarterback. Palmer could be seen shouting, "No! áNo!", as he made his way toward the sideline. áHe and left tackle Andrew Whitworth were trying to convince their head coach to give the offense a chance to win the game rather than playing for a tie. It worked. Palmer dropped back, saw an opening, and ran for the first down. áThe Browns had good coverage on the play and did not expect Palmer to run with the football. It did not appear to be a called play, just a heads-up decision by the Bengals quarterback. It kept the drive going and ...

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