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Calais Campbell is a big fan of new Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer.
July 15, 2013
Remember football? Yes? The Cardinals report to camp in just 10 days -- crazy, right? -- and while last year went (ahem) poorly, there's a cliche about how every team is a contender in training camp.
True, it's just a cliche, and the Niners and the Seahawks are really good and so on and so forth, but Calais Campbell is telling everybody that yes, seriously, the Cardinals will contend in the NFC West. Why? What's different this year?
As he told CBS Sports in an extensive interview over the weekend, We have a quarterback."
That would be Carson Palmer, of course, acquired in a trade with the Raiders after nine seasons (featuring varying degrees of statistical success) in Cincinnati and Oakland.
Regardless of your opinion about Palmer's age or lack of wins, one thing that's almost certain is that, for the Cardinals, it really can't get any worse. We...