Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer isn’t worried about making friends. What he is worried about is leading, putting his team in the best situation on each play and that younger players see him doing the right things.
If he has to step on toes to do that or rub someone the wrong way, Palmer isn’t really worried about it.
“I haven’t really worried about whether guys are buying in,” Palmer said in an interview with Marvez and Gil Brandt on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I’m going to lead by example and vocally. I’m going to run the offense and do what I have to do. I’m not going to worry about maybe making people uncomfortable or stepping on toes.
“That’s not my job to worry about that. My job is to worry about making sure we’re in the best circumstance possible on each play, make sure I’m doing things right, and the young guys are watching me and seeing me do things right.”
There has to be some component of friendship and understanding though, you just can’t go around yelling, I mean being vocal, at your teammates.
But nevertheless after last season’s quarterback situation the Cardinals have to embrace Carson Palmer and however he chooses to lead, whether it makes you uncomfortable or not.