Despite the struggles of their quarterback the Arizona Cardinals will not go very far this season without their leader under center
The Arizona Cardinals have heard the whispers. The naysayers say their quarterback, Carson Palmer, is through. They say he has hit the wall, that father time has caught up with the three-time Pro Bowler.
Maybe all that is true. But maybe it isn’t. He actually has shown glimpses of last season’s MVP candidate, but has also resembled a shot signal-caller at times.
Through the first two games, Palmer threw five touchdowns without an interception. He rallied Arizona into game-winning field-goal position in week one but a bad snap botched the attempt. He then engineered a blowout win in week two.
But the last two weeks have been a different story. His passes have lacked zip at times, he seems to be a bit unsure, almost appearing gun-shy in the pocket.
A concussion he suffered against the Los Angeles Rams has left him questionable for the San Francisco 49ers Thursday night. He’s currently in “protocol “, and has Cards fans checking the internet frequently for updates.
The alternative to Palmer of course is Drew Stanton. Having to go with Stanton will make beating even the lowly 49ers a tough task.
For Arizona to keep their season alive they must pull out a victory. A win puts them at two and three but more importantly one and one versus the division. That’s why having Palmer available is of utmost importance.
If Palmer is able to play, there’s a good chance that the offense will click this week. The Niners defense is thoroughly out-manned and may be the perfect remedy to cure what’s ailing the Cardinals.
All hope is not lost. With alot of luck we will be hearing about a positive medical report on our quarterback by Thursday. And maybe, just maybe, our ball club will come up with a complete performance to save their season.