In 2015, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer the best season of his 11-year career. He led the Cardinals to an impressive 13-3 record, and an NFC West title. The Cardinals did not fare quite as well in the playoffs, however.
Arizona was pummeled by Ron Rivera’s Carolina Panthers in a 49-15 loss at the NFC Championship game. Palmer threw a whopping six interceptions during the contest, causing many to question his abilities in the postseason.
The Cardinals held their very first OTA this Tuesday, in which Palmer said he was simply “focused on what we’re doing today,” and that he would revisit the postseason issue when the Cardinals were “back at the NFC Championship” this season.
It’s obvious that Palmer has a lot of faith in himself and the team around him.
“I don’t look at it as negative,” Palmer said according to ESPN.com. “That’s the challenge. I love this position. I love this game because there is no better challenge — maybe having the lead on Sunday at Augusta and trying to hold on to that, so that’s an incredible challenge. Playing quarterback in the National Football League, getting to the Super Bowl is an incredible challenge. I enjoy the challenge; that’s why I’m still playing. I fiend for it. You get addicted to it. It’s part of playing this position. That’s why a lot of guys start playing the quarterback position. That’s why I play it. I enjoy that. I enjoy working to prove doubters wrong. I enjoy waking up every morning and trying to improve on something. That’s why I play the position.”
Things are definitely looking up for the Arizona Cardinals. But one question still remains – can they make it all the way to the Super Bowl?
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