Breaking Down the Carson Palmer-Larry Fitzgerald Connection

August 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Over the past decade or so, Bruce Arians has spent time working with exceptionally gifted quarterbacks. His work with Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck, combined with his short spell as the interim coach of the Indianapolis Colts, was what ultimately landed him the Arizona Cardinals head coaching position.
Whether coincidental or by design, Arians is taking over a franchise that hasn't seen decent quarterback play since Kurt Warner retired after the 2009 season.
Derek Anderson, John Skelton, Max Hall, Kevin Kolb, Ryan Lindley and Brian Hoyer have all started games in the regular season at quarterback since Warner retired. Not a single one of those quarterbacks achieved anything close to a consistent level of performance on the field. The former regime, led by Ken Whisenhunt and Rod Graves, only aggressively acquired Kolb from the above list.
When Kolb failed to make the position his own, the team was left with a fifth-round pick, an undrafted free agent,...

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