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Palmer has a productive Cardinals debut

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It’s far too soon to know whether the Cardinals are going to be any good or not.

But they’re at least going to be interesting to watch.

Quarterback Carson Palmer showed a willingness and an ability to throw the ball downfield for new coach Bruce Arians. And their kickers missed three field goals, which brings another kind of entertainment to the mix.

Palmer was 4-of-6 for 77 yards in his limited time, including a 38-yard touchdown pass to Andre Roberts.

That’s a 149.3 passer rating, and 12.8 yards per attempt. That’s good.

They still have issues to iron out, as their offensive line is a work in progress. But with a competent quarterback, a major star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and a promising No. 2 in Michael Floyd, the Cardinals should be at least more competitive offensively this year.

But the Cards also continued to move the ball downfield with their backup quarterbacks on the field. No one’s showing too much in the preseason, but there’s a certain statement of personality that Arians is making.

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25 Responses to “Palmer has a productive Cardinals debut”
  1. valhalla2013 says: Aug 9, 2013 10:26 PM

    Wow really no posts from card fans? That is pathetic absolutely pathetic…. from a Vikings fan.

  2. ilovemyringlessfranchise says: Aug 9, 2013 10:28 PM

    They don’t play packers every week you know…

  3. goldrush36 says: Aug 9, 2013 10:31 PM

    Not only is it preseason, but it’s the packers… NEXT

  4. rutchaser says: Aug 9, 2013 10:47 PM

    That’s good…until the going gets a little tough. Palmer lacks that “lead the troops” characteristic. I watched it for years in Cincy.

  5. cardsfann1 says: Aug 9, 2013 10:59 PM

    I really want to compete in the NFC West this year. Would be awesome to turn some heads and earn some respect. I think that Arians and Keim will make it happen. If Palmer gets a lil bit of time back there and they can run the ball some they can be dangerous. Patrick Peterson is the real deal. The Honey Badger in the third round looks like will be the steal of the draft too… Big hopes right now. Big hopes…

  6. axespray says: Aug 9, 2013 11:01 PM

    Yo cardinals, we’ll trade ya VY/Coleman/Graham for one of your backups…

    The one that did ok’ish.

  7. elliottcovert says: Aug 9, 2013 11:05 PM

    I hope that Palmer, who has played for some pretty bad teams in his career, can stay healthy behind that Swiss cheese o-line they have down there in ‘zona.

  8. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 9, 2013 11:07 PM

    I’m a Seahawks fan but I’m not sleeping on the Cardinals one bit.

  9. whoisgregtoler says: Aug 9, 2013 11:12 PM

    The O-Line was playing with 3 new guys and 2 rookies, so I’d say they did pretty good giving Palmer time to find his WR, the run blocking needs work.

    I KNOW Y’ALL SAW THE BADGER ROAMING THE BACK FIELD!

  10. waitstop says: Aug 9, 2013 11:20 PM

    why doesn’t Arians get more credit for the Colts turn around last year? He was actually the coach of that team and dealt with a tough hand to make the playoffs. I’m happy to have Reid in KC, but Ariens would’ve been my second choice.

  11. valhalla2013 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:35 PM

    Still pathetic… really? I was hoping Carson had a good year with the angry birds but not as good as the Vikings. But since no one is posting here who the hell cares.

  12. egomaniac247 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:39 PM

    As a Cards fan, we’re just happy to have a QB that can throw for a completion.

    Our 2nd stringer this year would have easily been our starter last year.

    I know the INT’s will come with Carson but I’m just excited at the prospect of finally being able to use Fitzgerald again.

  13. phx1311 says: Aug 10, 2013 12:10 AM

    Nice job red birds!!!

  14. vikescry1 says: Aug 10, 2013 12:21 AM

    Umm against a packers defense right?? I watched that game it was all young db’s…. no pass rush. Yep packers D..was in midseason form. Signed a packers fan.

  15. michaeljacksonisback says: Aug 10, 2013 12:24 AM

    The Rams are going to smash these clowns

  16. seabassfan says: Aug 10, 2013 12:29 AM

    Who’s the competent QB? Good luck Arizona, you’re going to need it with Palmer running he offense.

  17. bantry1234 says: Aug 10, 2013 12:37 AM

    Everyone looks good against the Packers’ defense.

  18. sasquatchery says: Aug 10, 2013 12:47 AM

    STOKED!!!

  19. stairwayto7 says: Aug 10, 2013 1:16 AM

    All u need to know is ZERO POINTS SCORED BY PACKERS OFFENSE AT HOME! LOL LOL LOL

  20. slugbaitspace says: Aug 10, 2013 1:16 AM

    “Palmer was 4-of-6 for 77 yards in his limited time, including a 38-yard touchdown pass to Andre Roberts.

    That’s a 149.3 passer rating, and 12.8 yards per attempt. That’s good.”
    ———————————
    That’s nice, but T-Jack was 8 of 9 for 128 yards and two touchdowns, including a perfect 42-yard strike to receiver Stephen Williams.

    He finished with a perfect 158.3 passer rating. That’s, um…a little better.

    And T-Jack is Seattle’s BACKUP quarterback.

    Go Hawks.

  21. seahawksteven777 says: Aug 10, 2013 1:18 AM

    It’s preseason so it doesn’t say much. The defense probably was vanilla with certain starters not playing. Too early to know.

  22. autumnwind999 says: Aug 10, 2013 1:50 AM

    I told Cards fans from Day 1: Carson Palmer is still a very good QB and they got an absolute steal in that trade for him. He was hands down the Raiders’ best player last season. General media characterizations of him have been grossly inaccurate.

  23. fordmandalay says: Aug 10, 2013 9:08 AM

    Cards will finally at least be a competent team this year. Solid 10-6.

  24. hornbuckle says: Aug 10, 2013 11:26 AM

    Sorry but Palmer is a proven loser.

  25. mfernandes17 says: Aug 13, 2013 12:09 PM

    The Bengals are proven losers. The Raiders are proven losers. CP turned that Bengals team around in the toughest division in football and the Raiders may not win even one game without him this year.

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