Arizona Cardinals News: Carson Palmer puts pressure on offense to come through

In today's Arizona Cardinals news update, Cards starting quarterback Carson Palmer is putting the onus on himself and the team's offense to match up with the defense's success during the 2014 NFL season.

Per Kyle Odegard of, Palmer understands that the defense added as a "safety net" last season when the offense was going through spurts of inconsistency. With Daryl Washington out for the year due to suspension, Palmer feels it's time to do the same for the D:

“We have to step up. When you lose a guy like Daryl and lose Karlos (Dansby) to free agency -- and Tyrann (Mathieu) is not going to be back probably as fast as we like (from torn knee ligaments) -- you look at a team that you have to transform, and that’s the NFL."


“Year in, year out, injuries, free agency, draft, these things change your team and change the dynamics of your team. You’ve got to adapt, and offensively, we have to pick up a ton of slack. We leaned on the defense a lot last year and we expect to be leaned on this year. We need to come through, and we will come through"


If Palmer can live up to his words, the Arizona Cardinals could be just fine - with or without Washington on the field.


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