Drew Stanton picks up where Carson Palmer left off against Raiders

From ESPN - August 13, 2017

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Carson Palmer knew he heard coach Bruce Arians say in Friday nights team meeting that the offensive starters would play the entire first quarter Saturday night against the Oakland Raiders.

Arians knew that earlier in the week he said the starters would get just 15 plays.

So when Arians told Palmer his night was over after the QB led Arizona on a 14-play drive that covered 70 yards and resulted in a touchdown with 8 minutes, 24 seconds left in the first quarter, Palmer wasnt pleased. He pointed out Arians comments from the night before. He showed Arians how much time was left on the clock. But it didnt matter. Palmers first preseason action of the 2017 season had come and gone in the first 9 minutes of Arizona's 20-10 win over the Raiders at University of Phoenix Stadium.

I thought I was going get the first quarter, Palmer said. Thats what he said last night at the team meeting. I missed a couple. I missed a long one to (wide receiver) Jaron (Brown) and wanted to kind of redeem myself. I didnt get that chance.

Ive got to wait until next week.

Drew Stanton doesnt need to redeem himself next week. He showed enough in Saturdays 20-10 win over the Oakland Raiders to temporarily quiet the chatter about him losing the back-up job to Blaine Gabbert.

Stanton threw for 112 yards and a touchdown on 11-for-15 passing in a quarter-and-a-half.

He was spot on, Arians said. He tried to force one down there. We changed that route a little bit and he kind of got fooled by the receiver. I thought he was outstanding.

While Stanton missed two deep shots, he played a controlled short game.


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