Carson Palmer was abysmal in Arizona's Week 7 loss to the Seahawks, completing 30-of-45 passes for 258 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
He also committed a fumble, but the Cardinals recovered. Palmer's touchdown and the vast majority of his yardage came deep into garbage time, while he was extremely lucky to escape with only two picks. In Palmer's defense, his protection was horrendous — "LT" Bradley Sowell got chewed up and spit out, while LG Daryn Colledge departed with a back injury — but his throws lacked any zip, and both of his interceptions were badly under-thrown. The second was just a nightmarish pass off his back foot. Palmer has lacked drive all season, and is now the owner of an 8:13 TD:INT ratio. He moves like a sumo wrestler when he's trying to evade the rush. The Cardinals may want to consider giving Drew Stanton a shot. Stanton briefly warmed up Thursday, but did not come into the game. Coach Bruce Arians claimed afterward that he never considered benching Palmer, but that's hard to believe.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 12:01:00 AM