Say it with me: It’s only the preseason. If you watched the game Sunday night, you saw a struggling first-team offense and a stifling first-team defense against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Arizona Cardinals thought the days of offensive ineptitude were over, but that apparently is not the case.
Every team—even the great ones—has its struggles from time to time. But for as well as quarterback Carson Palmer played during the first two preseason games, in which he led touchdown drives to open each game, Sunday night’s performance was a bit of a surprise.
The offensive line provided Palmer with a clean pocket most of the first half, but the veteran quarterback was, for lack of a better term, consistently inconsistent.
What grade would you give the Arizona quarterbacks, the offensive line and the rest of the team based on Sunday night’s 19-13 loss?
Read on, then tell me in the comments section what you’d dish out.