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Are the Arizona Cardinals considering benching quarterback Carson Palmer?

Oct 17, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws during the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals were thrilled when they acquired Carson Palmer, though just seven weeks into the season, head coach Bruce Arians may have just fired a warning shot to the Cardinals starting quarterback.

While Arians suggested that the first of Palmer’s interceptions in Thursday night’s loss was due to solid coverage (well, pass interference) from the Seattle Seahawks, he said the second was simply poor decision making and hinted that it’s something he and the staff will need to look at:

“It’s the reasons for the interceptions. Is it his decision-making?” the coach said. “If it’s his decision-making, then we make a change. But the first one to me was obvious pass interference and the safety makes a great play. The second one was just a poor decision. Those are the ones we have to look at.”

In fairness to Palmer, the Seahawks do have one of the premier secondaries in the league and his top target, Larry Fitzgerald, was hampered with another hamstring injury. That said, Palmer still has thirteen (!!!) interceptions through seven games, which simply isn’t acceptable.

Topics: Arizona Cardinals, Carson Palmer

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