Reaction To The Loss Of Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer


Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL on Sunday in win over the St. Louis Rams

There are a lot of people in and out of Arizona on Monday talking about the Arizona Cardinals loss of starting quarterback Carson Palmer for the season.  He was injured in the fourth quarter of their 31-14 victory over the St. Louis Rams.

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The reaction has been mixed.  It all depends on who you are listening to.  Some think the Cards are in trouble, some think everything will be just fine.  Clearly a lot of people are talking about the contract he just signed on Friday.  No one is happy this happened, including Palmer himself.  He said he cried for the first time in a long time on Sunday night.

If that doesn’t tell you how much Palmer cares about what he was doing in Arizona, I don’t know what does?  This is a testament to what Palmer thought of his chances to move this team to the next level and to the Super Bowl.  He also know though what happened as soon as he went down on Sunday.

There was also those who were impressed with Palmer speaking with the media on Monday.  It would have been easy for him to hide from everyone and go bury himself in a corner wishing it all away.

Then there are the fans. What do Cardinals fans think of what happened to Carson Palmer?  What do they think of quarterback Drew Stanton and the Cardinals chances going forward?

That is a great question and probably the bigger issue going forward.  What happens if Stanton goes down?  Then I think you could legitimately question the Cardinals chances going forward.

Good for him and no Cardinals fan should.  Some of the national media will.  So be it.  We know what the Cardinals are about and they are bigger than one player, no matter who they are.  Not everyone agrees that the Cardinals will make the playoffs with Stanton though.

I understand the initial reaction is to believe that but that is someone who doesn’t understand what Bruce Arians and the Cardinals are about.  I’m not going to mention how far they might go, but to not make the playoffs at this point is a bit of a stretch.  Even if they just hold home field, they go 11-5.  They also have road games in Atlanta and St. Louis.  They should still be good for at least 12 wins.  That should get them in.  Maybe not a first seed, but they will get in.