Carson Palmer’s Passing Precision Perfectly Fine

January 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The popular consensus this week is that Bengals QB Carson Palmer has dropped a peg on the quarterback hierarchy.
"He was beyond awful in Sunday's Jets game."
"He is throwing the ball away consistently on blitzes."
"He doesn't look like the same quarterback that he was in '05."
Well nobody can argue with the first two statements. He hasn't been very good at handling pressure and he has had some questionable interceptions. It's no secret, Palmer's numbers haven't been up to par in the second half. For the year he completed 282 of 466 passes (60.5 percent) for 3,094 yards with 21 touchdowns against 13 interceptions.
But the third statement is false, Palmer is just fine. After the Week 10 win over the Steelers, the Bengals sat at 7-2 with a 5-0 AFC North record. Coach Marvin Lewis decided that it was time to play keep away. The entire game plan revolved around the running game, bend-but-don't-break defense, and controlling the time of possession battle. The pas...

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