GLENDALE, Ariz. Kurt Warners name is a heavy burden that drags every Cardinals quarterback down.
Talent was a major issue in each of the subsequent failures, but so was the impossibly high standard Warner set in his final two seasons here capped by a five-touchdown, four-incompletion performance in his last game at University of Phoenix Stadium -- a 51-45 overtime playoff win over the Green Bay Packers on Jan. 10, 2010.
Matt Leinart, Derek Anderson, Max Hall, John Skelton, Rich Bartel, Kevin Kolb, Ryan Lindley and Brian Hoyer all flopped in their attempt to shed Warners weight. Carson Palmer is the latest to inherit the cross.
Unlike his predecessors, Palmer has a respectable resume to draw upon. Unfortunately for Palmer, he also shares some storylines with Warner, making the comparisons inevitable.
Theres a lot of similarities if you look strictly at the time I came here and where Carson is now, Warner said Tuesday.
As Warner noted, both players had success with their first team....