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Carson Palmer said he left game late because he was cramping

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 17: Quarterbacks Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals and Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the New York Jets talk on the field following the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 17, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Jets 28-3.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Getty Images

In his first game back from a concussion, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer wasn’t able to finish the game. But he was quick to point out it wasn’t a major concern.

Palmer came out late in last night’s 28-3 win over the Jets with what was described then as a hamstring strain, but he downplayed it.

“A number of long, long-play drives,” Palmer said, via Josh Weinfuss of “Just a little dehydration, a little cramp.”

Maybe he can blame David Johnson, who ran for 111 yards and kept the Jets on their heels all night, because citing a time of possession advantage as reason for cramps is practically bragging.

Palmer was an efficient 23-of-34 for 213 yards and a touchdown, all he needed to do in his first game back after missing last week’s game while in the concussion protocol. He was replaced for the final four minutes by backup Drew Stanton, which got less attention than Geno Smith subbing for Ryan Fitzpatrick, which required a clarification from the coach.

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5 Responses to “Carson Palmer said he left game late because he was cramping”
  1. therealtrenches says: Oct 18, 2016 7:27 AM

    Well…there’s certainly no way THAT headline could prompt any snarky comments, is there?

  2. Pete Carroll is a 9/11 truther says: Oct 18, 2016 11:59 AM

    “Palmer was an efficient 23-of-34 for 213 yards and a touchdown.”

    If he keeps playing like that, maybe he should be a little dehydrated every game.

  3. jackedupboonie says: Oct 18, 2016 2:34 PM

    My question….at what point does Carson pull himself Sunday night because of ‘cramps’ if Cards are getting shuffled by Seattle. It’s well documented they fold like a fine dinner napkin once the Seahawks get up 17.

  4. jumboli says: Oct 18, 2016 10:19 PM

    Cards will make quick work of Seattle. Stanton will get more quality time Sunday night when the Cards are up by 28.

  5. Pete Carroll is a 9/11 truther says: Oct 19, 2016 2:45 AM

    Seattle fans sure folded quickly last year when they had less wins and a far less successful season than the Cardinals. Must be tough to be a 2013.

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