July 30, 2013
GLENDALE, Ariz. Will Carson Palmers presence equate to more wins for the Cardinals? Is it too much to expect San Franciscos Colin Kaepernick and Seattles Russell Wilson to sustain their level of play? Even if the Cards improve, will we know it in the rugged NFC West?
We sat down with ESPN NFC West blogger Mike Sando to get his take on these questions and a few others on Monday at University of Phoenix Stadium.
How do we know that Palmer is an upgrade?
Sando: Hes going to be so much better than what they had that if theyre competitive at home and win some of those games that were going the other way, thats a start. This isnt Year 3; its Year 1 for (coach Bruce Arians and GM Steve Keim). Its not like you have to get to 10 wins. You just have to feel like this is an improved team, and youre not hitting your head against the wall, doing the same old thing, over and over.
Everybody can do the eyeball test and see Palmer is better, but one of the tools we have at ESPN is th...