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Arizona Cardinals: Is Carson Palmer a better banker than quarterback?

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer may be a better banker than he is a football player.

Palmer was brutal in Arizona’s Week 7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, completing 30-of-45 passes for 258 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He is the 24th ranked quarterback in the NFL. For the year he has thrown seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He’s so bad, Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is ranked ahead of him.

“We knew we needed to be great,” Palmer said after the loss, “and we were not great today.”


The Cardinals struggle to run the ball, can’t protect the quarterback and their best player, receiver Larry Fitzgerald is hurt. Other than that, they are in good shape.

Coach Bruce Arians said after the game that he never considered benching Palmer in favor of backup Drew Stanton.

Palmer “retired” a few years ago from the Cincinnati Bengals when the Bengals were just as horrendous as the Cardinals are now. At the time, Palmer said he was in no hurry to return to football because he said he had “$100 million in the bank.”

Perhaps it’s time for a change of career and another one of Palmer’s “retirements.”

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  • Fish2Much

    I watched that game and the 49ers game before. I would not place so much blame on Palmer when, like you noted above, the Cardinals struggle to run the ball, can’t protect the quarterback, (Palmer was sacked 7 times), and their best player, receiver Larry Fitzgerald is hurt. Add that to to playing against the divisions best defenses and what we say happen was just about what one would have expected. The Cardinals, while very good, are not as talent laden as the teams they have been pitted up against in recent games. Looking at their losses one has to realize their schedule has been a tough one. Losses to the Saints, 49ers, Seahawks are losses most teams will suffer this year, The opening loss to the Rams was the only one against a team that they should have beaten in my opinion; but still a 24 – 27 loss is not a blowout. Now Carson has to face another formidable defense in the Texans. Their only hope for a win is to is to shut out the offense as that defense will dominate his front line once again.