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Warner: Best fit for Cards would be Palmer, not Bulger

Kurt Warner, Anna Trebunskaya AP

With the Cardinals and Seahawks both still needing quarterbacks, we are starting to expect the two NFC West teams to compete for the services of Kevin Kolb once the lockout ends.   The fallback to Kolb could be Marc Bulger, especially for the Cardinals who were believed to be interested in Bulger last year.

Like Kurt Warner before he joined Arizona, Bulger is a cerebral and accurate quarterback that took a pounding over the years.   Bulger seems like a good fit for Ken Whisenhunt’s offense.  Bulger’s career is at the point there are doubts he can be a starter again, just like Warner when he arrived in Arizona.

Despite all those similarities, Warner doesn’t think Bulger is the best fit for the Cardinals.  Given the choice on the Dan Patrick Show between Kolb, Bulger, Donovan McNabb, and Carson Palmer, Warner said he thought Palmer would be the best fit for the Cardinals offense.

Considering Warner’s knowledge of Bulger and Whisenhunt’s offense, it’s an opinion we put a lot of stock into.   We’re not convinced the Bengals will move Palmer, but it’s fair to wonder if Whisenhunt has heard Warner’s take.  And whether he agrees with it.

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41 Responses to “Warner: Best fit for Cards would be Palmer, not Bulger”
  1. tombradyswig says: May 3, 2011 1:00 PM

    Priceless pic!! Ol Kurt looks like he just left the gay bar!

  2. facebook.com/joesimmonscomic AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: May 3, 2011 1:25 PM

    Just because Palmer would be a better fit, doesn’t mean that Warner thinks Bulger would be a bad fit.

  3. JackLeone says: May 3, 2011 1:26 PM

    The Bengals will call Carson Palmer’s bluff. Therefore, he’ll retire. So even tho he’ll be the best fit, it’s likely we’ll never get a chance to actually find out.

  4. duanethomas says: May 3, 2011 1:27 PM

    Maybe Kurt doesn’t want Bulger to replace him in a second place.

  5. cengelman93 says: May 3, 2011 1:30 PM

    Obviously one would take Palmer over Bulger. Palmer is a much better QB. Also, Bulger is 34 vs Palmer being 31 – So Palmer has a few more years to play in him and he has not taken as much as a beating as Bulger.

    Palmer is the best QB out of the 4 listed. Kolb is highly sought after but has not proved anything yet in the NFL. I would like to see McNabb have a good season, but not sure he has anything left.

  6. snowpea84 says: May 3, 2011 1:36 PM

    Bulger is not a cerebral and accurate QB. That is ridiculous. He’s a guy who put up decent numbers in Martz’s offense when they still had a ton of their star pieces aropund him. He was not impressive, and he was not a legitimate starting QB.
    Of course Palmer would be a better fit, he’s a much better QB who has simply been stuck in one of the worst orginizations in football.

  7. centexhorn says: May 3, 2011 1:46 PM

    Mark Bulger is a loser and has been for a long time now.

  8. poodawg says: May 3, 2011 1:47 PM

    I think Cincinnati will let Palmer go. He will end up in either AZ or Miami.

    The Bengals have 4 QBs now, and they’re going to need money to keep Cedric Benson around. They can’t risk Palmer pulling a show-up at the last minute only to sit on the bench for 10 million dollars that they could use elsewhere.

  9. maddenboy says: May 3, 2011 1:50 PM

    JackLeone says: May 3, 2011 1:26 PM

    The Bengals will call Carson Palmer’s bluff. Therefore, he’ll retire. So even tho he’ll be the best fit, it’s likely we’ll never get a chance to actually find out.

    —-

    Actually, Jack, the Bengals arent just calling his obvious bluff. They RAISED when they drafted a quarterback.

  10. minormillikin says: May 3, 2011 1:51 PM

    So, as interesting as it is what the dad from the Twilight movies thinks about Arizona’s QB situation: Is there anything going on with the lockout today? Any progress, negotiations, or hope of something on the horizon?

  11. dwoofer says: May 3, 2011 1:52 PM

    On the other hand, Warner thought he would be a good fit on Dancing With The Stars, and we all know how that turned out.

  12. gwylie1 says: May 3, 2011 1:52 PM

    And the best fit for Palmer would be SF, not AZ.

  13. mac3333 says: May 3, 2011 1:57 PM

    I very seriously doubt Brown will deal Palmer before next season, if at all. Since the draft is over there is no real impetus to trade Carson. The likely compensation is going to be a 2012 draft pick. An undetermined 2012 pick at that. So why trade Palmer to either Seattle or Arizona when it yields nothing tangible for 2011? (And BOTH teams are on the 2011 schedule …) The only reason to trade him now is if you receive a player as compensation, a rarity in today’s NFL. The Cardinals could try to package Beanie Wells and a 2012 1st round pick for Palmer. (Brown wont make the deal unless he feels he’s going to get more than his fair share) Also, Brown has a soft spot for Ohio State and the Bengals need a RB with Benson headed to free agency. The Bengals did scout Wells heavily 2 years ago. This is all conjecture as Brown might just dig his heels in so far that Palmer never sees light of day. (Most probable outcome knowing Brown’s stubbornness)

  14. wvuandsteelers says: May 3, 2011 1:59 PM

    Out of those 4, I think Palmer is by far the best QB. However, I think Bulger in AZ and Palmer in Seattle make more sense.

    McNabb in Tennessee would make some sense since they want to bring Locker along slowly. That leaves Kolb. Not sure who would pay the price for him now.

  15. jpmelon says: May 3, 2011 2:03 PM

    I’m sick of all the talk about Kolb. He’s been for sale so long that teams have to start wondering why the other franchises are passing on him.

  16. blackqbwhiterb says: May 3, 2011 2:03 PM

    Good!! That way maybe he won’t be available for the Redskins to waste 80 million and 4 first round picks on……..

  17. beelicker says: May 3, 2011 2:05 PM

    McNabb & Kolb matriculated in the same WCO scheme in Philly, whereas Bulger & Palmer came through the same Gillman/Coryell/Zampese/Martz offensive family tree (as pros), so that automatically qualifies the latter 2 as “more suited” at an easy glance if you actually know what you’re talking about.

    Given that, the next choice in answering that specific question is easy.

  18. Tim says: May 3, 2011 2:08 PM

    Takes a Werner to know a Palmer? But not a Bulger? Errrr

  19. smacklayer says: May 3, 2011 2:13 PM

    Just want to say that Bengals are idiots if they don’t trade Palmer. I am all for sticking it to overpaid players who hold out and cause disruption (Revis, Haynesworth). But Palmer gave it a good run in Cinci. He never complained publicly, he did what was expected of him. And he only has a few more prime years left, I don’t blame him for wanting taste something else.

    Secondly, WTF? So instead of maybe getting a first plus, or a a second and third pic plus a trade, you are going to just let him retire and get NOTHING? Bad management. Bad Karma. This upsets the football gods.

    I know my comment is more about Palmer than AZ QB situation, so I will thumbs down myself, but I wanted to just put that out there.

  20. 52sackmachine says: May 3, 2011 2:17 PM

    Minnesota will get Mcnabb, Kolb probaly gets dealt to the Seahawks, or Dolphins. So it’s a toss up if Palmer gets traded, is he the right fit for Arizona? I wouldv’e actually liked to have seen Seattle trade for Palmer. Arizona, might be the best fit for him to outshine what he did in Cincy. Kurt Warner, does know what Bulger can or can’t do. So I trust what Warner says, he knows his stuff!

  21. schmitty2 says: May 3, 2011 2:26 PM

    Kurt Warner should have said “The best Qb for the Cardinals is Kurt Warner”

  22. rgwhodey says: May 3, 2011 2:29 PM

    Tom Brady and Peyton Manning would also be a good fit but like Palmer they aren’t available and like Palmer neither one will be traded… so what’s the point of this story?

  23. seahawk77 says: May 3, 2011 2:39 PM

    Carson Palmer just bought a house IN seattle….he is making it very clear. Seahawks or retire. So the Palmer to Tards…Palmer to fins talk is basically pointless. Hawks get him for a second next year or even a third. Feel bad for Matt!

  24. brutus9448 says: May 3, 2011 2:42 PM

    someone tell warner that PALMER IS NOT AVAILABLE.

  25. dclogicatlast says: May 3, 2011 2:44 PM

    Why is there all this love for Carson Palmer? Last I checked he wasn’t the same since he tore up his knee. He is a soft tosser now. Bulger and McNabb are past their prime as well. These three should only be looked at by teams who just drafted a QB and want to bring them along slowly.

    Best QB available for teams looking for starters:
    Kevin Kolb
    Vince Young
    Matt Flynn

    What teams in need of a QB should do: Punt the season and aim for Andrew Luck.

  26. mac3333 says: May 3, 2011 2:54 PM

    seahawk77: “Carson Palmer just bought a house IN seattle….”

    I call BS on that one. Show any credible link to validate that statement. Personally I think you pulled that RIGHT OUT of your posterior.

  27. thephantomstranger says: May 3, 2011 3:10 PM

    jpmelon says:
    May 3, 2011 2:03 PM
    I’m sick of all the talk about Kolb. He’s been for sale so long that teams have to start wondering why the other franchises are passing on him.
    _________________

    Ummm…Could it have anything to do with the inability to make trades during the lockout?

  28. thephantomstranger says: May 3, 2011 3:13 PM

    52sackmachine says:
    May 3, 2011 2:17 PM
    Minnesota will get Mcnabb, Kolb probaly gets dealt to the Seahawks, or Dolphins. So it’s a toss up if Palmer gets traded, is he the right fit for Arizona? I wouldv’e actually liked to have seen Seattle trade for Palmer. Arizona, might be the best fit for him to outshine what he did in Cincy. Kurt Warner, does know what Bulger can or can’t do. So I trust what Warner says, he knows his stuff!
    _____________________

    Minnesota doesn’t want McNabb and McNabb doesn’t want to play for Minnesota. He wants to go to a team that will allow him to start for at least the next two years. MN invested the 12th overall pick on a QB that is more pro-ready than any other rookie QB. They could use someone like Bulger, who would be a competent backup and good mentor for the rookie but wouldn’t be feeling like he should be the starter.

  29. superbowlchamp8622 says: May 3, 2011 3:30 PM

    Bulger sucks I really cant believe someone would invest in him as their starting quarterback. Thats a good idea if you want to draft Luck next year because if Bulger is your qb YOU SUCK!

  30. bristerfan says: May 3, 2011 3:39 PM

    Has anyone watched Carson Palmer the last couple of seasons? He stinks. He is inaccurate and makes a lot of bad decisions with the football. Maybe it’s just a change of scenery that is needed, but he’s one of the most overrated QBs in the game today.

  31. commentcentral says: May 3, 2011 3:46 PM

    What other owner wants to fill Palmer’s bank account knowing he might retire if things don’t go exactly his way?

  32. radrhatr says: May 3, 2011 3:48 PM

    Palmer is a better QB than Bulger, period.

    Bulger is a product of the same system as Warner. Bulger beat Warner out in StL.

    Bottom line: If Warner can succeed in AZ, Bulger can too.

  33. rajbais says: May 3, 2011 4:04 PM

    Marc Bulger is not a starter anymore!!!

    When Warner took over Matt Leinart’s job in 2007 he showed flashes of ability from 2004-05. It was not every game he played, but he showed these glimpses more than Bulger.

    The Giants had a better record with him than Eli Manning in 2004 and in 2005 he averaged at least 1 TD per start and threw fewer picks.

    I have seen no Warner-like flashes or ones similar from Bulger. He’s just a multi-million dollar backup.

  34. prmpft says: May 3, 2011 4:27 PM

    …wasn’t that a SNL skit w/ kevin nealan???

    …I guess what I’m saying is that palmer would be a better fit – forget all that stuff i said before about bulger – i was really just…no, what i’m really trying to say is…

    something like that…

  35. terrytate56 says: May 3, 2011 4:51 PM

    What a priceless pic, he looks like a figure skater

  36. touchdownroddywhite says: May 3, 2011 6:05 PM

    duanethomas says:

    Maybe Kurt doesn’t want Bulger to replace him in a second place.

    ~~~~~~~~

    Well played sir.

    I’m willing to bet that Warner is still a better fit for the Cards than Bulger and Palmer put together.

    In fact, he’s a better fit for any team than both those two put together.

  37. jpbarret says: May 3, 2011 6:18 PM

    Let me get this right, Bulger was a good QB because he had talent around him but he is not a bad QB when he didn’t have talent around him?

  38. swervinmervin says: May 3, 2011 6:53 PM

    It sounds like Warner is just bitter that Bulger took his job once upon a time.

  39. seahawk77 says: May 3, 2011 8:21 PM

    Carson is retiring in the Seattle area regardless of his outcome with a trade. Has family ties in the area per Schefter.

  40. nflfan877 says: May 3, 2011 9:02 PM

    Hasselbeck has done much more than any QB Patrick offered, and he’s a free agent. Am I missing something?

  41. Canyonero says: May 3, 2011 10:34 PM

    Dude, you NEVER punt the season. Never!!

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