Cincinnati, OH (FOX19) - After being beaten by 24 points and physically battered by his former team, Carson Palmer was still tight-lipped about his exit from Cincinnati. Asked if he feels like Bengals fans have a true understanding of him as a person, Palmer said, "No." Pressed for an explanation as to why, Palmer only said, "because I'm not going to talk about what went down."
Despite the smallest crowd of the season at Paul Brown Stadium, boos directed at Palmer were loud and consistent. A sign hanging in the upper deck read "Winners Never Quit."
"Our whole thing this week wasn't about Carson leaving here," said safety Chris Crocker. "Guys played with him so it's more about bragging rights. Yeah I wanna pick you. Yeah I wanna sack you. We got the best of him today."
About the chilly reception he got from fans, Palmer said, "You obviously hear it and can't block things like that out. But I prepared myself for it and knew that's what I was coming into."
Still, Palmer had nothing negative to say about the city and the fans he played for during eight seasons with the Bengals. "Cincinnati fans are phenomenal. They know football and support their team - diehard."
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