Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 4/7/13
Carson Palmer wanted out of Oakland so badly he was ready to be a back up for a winner rather starting another year for the Raiders. He wouldn't take a pay cut, forcing the Raiders to have to release or trade him. Oakland chose the latter in an attempt to get some value for him, and thus traded Palmer to the Cardinals. Palmer is a happy man now, he knows he'll be in an offense that fits his big arm. Coach Bruce Arians likes to score point in bunches, score quick and often, and Palmer is looking forward to start chucking the rock all over the place. Palmer spoke to KTAR in Phoenix with Doug and Wolf about why Arizona is a good fit and Arians offensive approach. "Because this is hands down, by far, the best opportunity. There were a handful of places, but as soon as this organization came up, and you start thinking about the coaching staff they’ve put together and the players they’ve drafted and the players they’ve signed in free agency, absolute, hands down no-brainer. … I know a lot about Arizona. I’ve got a lot of family history. … It just made too much sense from every angle." On Arians offensive approach: "I know he’s aggressive. I know he doesn’t want to put together 14-, 18-, 19-play drives and try to beat people that way. He wants to score; he wants to put the ball up and down the field. He wants to score a point per minute of possession. He believes in ball security and stopping the run on defense. He was in Pittsburgh and I played against him a bunch and saw his offenses move the ball up and down the field. … When you have a chance to step into your throws and do some of the things he’s done in the past, protection-wise, you’re just giving those playmakers on the outside more and more opportunities to do what they do."     var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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