TEMPE, Ariz. Since Carson Palmer entered the NFL in 2003, the three teams for which he has played -- the Bengals, the Raiders and now the Cardinals -- have combined for six winning seasons out of a possible 30. Only the Cardinals have won a playoff game in that span.
Palmer couldnt help who drafted him, and he didnt have many options when he was traded twice in the past year and a half. So how does the 10-year pro approach the latest low hand hes been dealt -- that of a team coming off three straight playoff-less seasons?
I dont think there is an easy situation for anybody in this league. Even for the guys who won the Super Bowl last year, Palmer said. Thats what either drives you or it doesnt. Something that drives me is to work and get better and overcome the circumstances that youre in.
Palmer wasnt speaking ill of the Cardinals. He was addressing how he has learned to overcome long odds. And rest assured, he is facing them again.
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