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05:31 PM ET 04.07 | The Arizona Cardinals have had one of the worst quarterback situations in the league ever since Kurt Warner retired following the 2009 season. Things hit rock bottom in 2012 when the team trotted out four starting QBs, each one more inept than the last. They hope to change that this season with new QB Carson Palmer. With a new front office in place, GM Steve Keim traded for Palmer last week after scouting him in January. Keim recently told the Arizona Republic that he believes Palmer is the missing spark needed to reverse Arizona's fortunes. "Adding a piece like Carson to the puzzle really does energize everybody. He's a plug-and-play guy with lots of experience, who has seen every NFL defense. His career speaks for itself...I saw that Carson still has the zing and can still make all the throws. That's huge, especially with what Bruce (Arians) wants out of his quarterback."

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April 7, 2013  05:50 PM ET

This may very well be Palmer's last ride.

April 7, 2013  06:30 PM ET

Steve Keim?


That noted talent assessor Steve Keim?

April 7, 2013  06:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This may very well be Palmer's last ride.

I was thinking the same thing. I'm sure I wasn't alone in thinking that Palmer was better than the Bengals. But given their different trajectories when they parted ways, it's hard to support that thought now.

I wish him nothing but the best. The Cards got a lot of miles off their last re-tread.

April 7, 2013  07:05 PM ET

You would have to be high to be high on Palmer.

April 7, 2013  09:00 PM ET

Adding Palmer energizes everybody??? What am I missing here?

April 7, 2013  09:59 PM ET

I agree Keim is high...

April 7, 2013  10:07 PM ET

I understand the snarkiness of this thread; Carson isn't getting any younger and he's clearly not a long term solution.

However, he's still infinitely superior to Kolb/Lindley/Skelton, so I have no problem with Arizona folks getting excited.

Plus, last time they had an old guy retreads QB who nobody else wanted, Kurt Warner took them to the Super Bowl.

Not saying Carson is gonna lead the Arizona-ites to the promised land, but at least now they have HOPE.

April 8, 2013  12:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I agree Keim is high...

Agreed

April 8, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I understand the snarkiness of this thread; Carson isn't getting any younger and he's clearly not a long term solution.However, he's still infinitely superior to Kolb/Lindley/Skelton, so I have no problem with Arizona folks getting excited.Plus, last time they had an old guy retreads QB who nobody else wanted, Kurt Warner took them to the Super Bowl.Not saying Carson is gonna lead the Arizona-ites to the promised land, but at least now they have HOPE.

They have hope until the season starts than that hope will quickly fade away.

April 8, 2013  09:03 AM ET

One man's trash is another man's garbage

April 8, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Adding Palmer energizes everybody??? What am I missing here?

When the other options were Drew Stanton, John Skelton and Ryan Lindley........Palmer looks pretty good.

 
April 8, 2013  09:50 AM ET

Nothing of note of in Cincy; failure in Oakland; but we're all excited in AZ! Really?

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