Many people here seem to have their minds already set up for Palmer after 3 preseason games. That he is the same old Palmer who throws a lot INTs and a lot TDs.
I hope the lot of you read what I have to say before responding. Last time I wrote a post, people responded by saying things I already addressed, so please, just fully read the article before posting. Now..... here's what I have to say.
Palmer is not perfect. But I don't think he is the same old Palmer.
People seem to look at the INTs, rather than the big picture. And what is the big picture you may ask? Just to address a few things here are things I saw on Palmer. Palmer, for the most part of these 3 preseason games, has been throwing relatively ACCURATELY. Of course, when a QB has an INT to the chart, people will say inconsistent. Keep in mind an INT is one throw out of several, and for the most part, his throws were accurate. ALSO, a lot of throws, not only from Palmer but from Pryor as well, were dropped by WRs. People see the stat line that Palmer has yet to throw a TD. I remeber the second game that WRs Bey and Streater both dropped back to back TDs passes from Palmer. Yeah, they were close, but they were on the spot for the receivers to make the play, and they didn't. The first preseason game Ford was dropping big passes from Palmer. Accurate ones. What do you think would have happened if he caught them? We don't know. But people will look at his first pass of the game, and immediately label Palmer as the "same old Palmer" when a lot more happened in that game. For some reason, our receivers (including TEs) have been somewhat inconsistent (outside of Streater normally), but instead of looking at the dropped passes, and even penalties, we look at Palmer and say that it he who is the one who failed. No one else. I'm here to ay that for the most part, he has thrown accurate passes and made good decisions this preseason.
Another things people will throw around, is that Palmer has always been known to throw a bunch of INTs. I agree with them, he has been known to throw a lot of INTs. Palmer has thrown at least one INT the past three preseason games, and I can understand why people are getting uneasy. Let me say that I expect Palmer to throw at least 15 INTs. But outside of that one pass that went for an INT in the first game, that one pass that went for an INT in the 2nd game, and that one pass that went for an INT in the 3rd game (that other INT was completely on McGee), Palmer has been fairly accurate. Again, look at the big picture. You are getting upset over one pass each preseason game. Look at the other passes and see how accurate they are. And on top of that, I don't expect Palmer to throw deep into coverage to Ford very often, and I don't expect Palmer to just dump off a throw to a held RB that went for an INT (not exactly making an excuse. I just don't fully remember the play atm), and I forget that INT he made in the 2nd game. But those two INTs, I don't expect Palmer to attempt those throws in the first place very often.
Another thing, I know that INTs are big. They can keep the opponent in the game, or get us further behind. So I don't want you to think that I don't think INTs are a big deal. They are. BUt when I look at Palmer's preseason performance, I don't just look at the INTs, which many of you do. Looking at the overall performance, looking at the dropped passes as well, I like what I saw out of Palmer. Its only preseason too, the playbook hasn't openend up yet, Denarius is hopefully coming back in week one, and as I mentioned above, two of those INTs in 2/3 games I don't expect Palmer to attempt those throws in the first place. Add in the fact that if WRs caught the ball more, Palmer could have at LEAST a TD, and longer drives that COULD have resulted in points.
Palmer, for the most part, has had a good preseason imo. I'm not just looking at an INT. I'm looking at the big picture. I'm looking at overall performance. Again, I expect Palmer to throw at least 15 INTs this year, but I don't think one throw in these preseason games to really reflect that. Looking at the overall performance, I won't be surprised if he throws under 15 this year. Some here will probably say that I put all the blame on everyone else but Palmer. That I am a Palmer apologist. If you know me, I am one of the more objective people on this blog. I'm only going off of what I seen. Its not like Palmer is performing like Sanchez. lol