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Warner: Palmer could be 'tremendous' in Arizona

Posted on: March 18, 2011 9:22 am
Edited on: March 18, 2011 12:26 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Everywhere Kurt Warner goes, there's always one particular question that people ask him. "Who's going to play quarterback for the Cardinals?"

That's because Warner, after retiring after 2009, left a pretty big void on Arizona's roster; filling it has become the top priority for 2011. And Warner had some pretty interesting thoughts about how would work for Ken Wisenhunt's crew in the upcoming season, including a certain quite disgruntled Bengals quarterback.

"I think a guy like Carson Palmer would be tremendous in that kind of system," Warner told Chuck and Vince on the Fan AM 1060 Thursday.

Warner also shared some advice on a guy he's played with plenty of times in his career, Marc Bulger.

"The thing I always look at putting guys in certain systems is, how does it fit what they have done in their career and how does it fit their skill set?" Warner said. "If the Cardinals want to do what we did when I was there, I think Marc fits the bill extremely well. He is a very accurate passer down the field, he can read defenses, he understands the system they plasy there and can do those things very well."

Of course, going with Bulger doesn't preclude the Cards from drafting a quarterback, either. And there's a decent chance that Arizona will have a look at No.2-ranked quarterback on the big board: Cam Newton.

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"He doesn't have quite as much speed as I do, but unfortunately that's not one of those things you can teach," Warner joked. "He's an extremely talented young man, but I'm one of those guys -- as talented as he was, as good as he was in college -- I'm always leery of taking someone high to the NFL that hasn't based their career on reading defenses in the pocket and throwing the football. Because at this level it's very rare to go far in the playoffs with a guy who runs -- as opposed to passes -- first, that looks to create with his feet -- as opposed to his arm -- and I can't remember the last one -- if there's ever been one -- who's won a championship."

For what it's worth, Warner praised Newton for being a "great kid" and "talented" and he's not really taking shots at the Auburn product. In fact, he's just making the same point that everyone else has made: Cam Newton is a gamble.

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Warner: Palmer could be 'tremendous' in Arizona

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Posted on: December 5, 2011 1:34 am

Warner: Palmer could be 'tremendous' in Arizona

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Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: May 4, 2011 3:47 pm

Warner: Palmer could be 'tremendous' in Arizona

Arizona should listen to Warner.

Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: March 18, 2011 5:46 pm

Warner: Palmer could be 'tremendous' in Arizona

The Cardinals should hire this guy to be their quarterbacks coach.  He's extremely intelligent about the game and would help any prospect that decides to come AZ.  Nothing but upside with this guy in your corner.

Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: March 18, 2011 10:50 am

Warner: Palmer could be 'tremendous' in Arizona

it's also too easy...dear Kurt

Palmer with Fitzgerald and co.
sure 4000yards, 30td...
arizona not need re-build...just Palmer and help in OL..enough..playoff easily

Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: March 18, 2011 10:39 am

Warner: Palmer could be 'tremendous' in Arizona

Kurt Warner - still making good reads. Totally agree with trying to go after Bulger or Palmer.  I agree that they may still want to draft a second round QB - like a Christian Ponder or Jake Locker if they last that long. Some have suggested Kevin Kolb but the Eagles and Andy Reid probably are gonna ask for stars and the moon to go with them. Bengals need to make a decision about Palmer since he doesn't seem to be bluffing. So, either way, they are without him next year; might as well get something for him while they can.

Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: March 18, 2011 9:39 am

Warner: Palmer could be 'tremendous' in Arizona

I am not a Cardinals or Palmer fan but Warner got this right. Talk about a match made in heaven. It would be like Palmer getting back to his glory days in Cincinatti when he was a top 3 or top 5 passer in the league.

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