Carson Palmer got the first chance to work with his new coaches and teammates on field Tuesday as part of the Arizona Cardinals voluntary mini-camp this week.
The NFL allows teams with new head coaches to get an extra voluntary mini-camp to help install their new playbooks and practice procedures. For Palmer, trying to digest head coach Bruce Arians playbook has actually been a pretty smooth process so far. According to John Marshall of the Associated Press, Palmer said Arians’ playbook is structured in a way that is really helpful for players to understand.
“It’s very, I guess user-friendly would be the right word,” Palmer said. “There’s a lot on film to watch, plenty of texts in the playbooks and diagrams, pictures. It is easy to learn. It’s not easy, but some systems you get in, it’s difficult to learn because there’s not a lot of history, but with this, there’s a ton of history with this offense and this offense being successful, so it is an easy offense to get used to.”
Palmer said the Cardinals have already installed close to 75-percent of the offensive playbook although they only ran about five-percent during the first practice of mini-camp on Tuesday.
“I’m getting my feet wet, but for being three weeks into a playbook and having a playbook to take home and film to watch what coach Arians did last year, it’s a phenomenal system,” Palmer said.