ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski: Palmer made throws that very few QB’s can make

Sep 17, 2015, 7:23 PM | Updated: Sep 23, 2015, 2:44 pm
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) warms up prior to an NFL football game against the ...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) warms up prior to an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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Everyone familiar with the Arizona Cardinals knows that their success this season is reliant upon Carson Palmer’s health. Last Sunday against the New Orleans Saints Palmer looked good as new, making difficult throws throughout the game.

Those throws really impressed ESPN’s Ron Jaworski, who joined Burns & Gambo on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM and discussed how the Arizona Cardinals played in their win and the great play of Palmer.

“I’m not sure there are many quarterbacks that are as pure a passer as he is,” Jaworski said.

Palmer was 19-for-32 with 307 yards and three touchdowns in the Week 1 win.

“To get into the top five [quarterbacks] there are always just three to four throws every game that separate the great ones from the good ones and I saw a number of great throws in this game that very few quarterbacks can make,” Jaworski said.

Jaworski believes the Cardinals can build on the success they’ve had when Palmer is healthy and even improve.

“You just got to believe that if Carson Palmer can stay healthy, that 6-0 start could go on for a little bit longer,” Jaworski said.

The Cardinals quarterback stood out for Jaworski, but the balance that the running game offered was also worth talking about.

“I think balance is so important for an offensive side,” Jaworski said. “If you become one-dimensional it becomes a lot easier for defenses to shut you down.”

It always comes down to Palmer though and there’s no doubt about how well he played.

“He looked really, really good,” Jaworski said.

Arizona Cardinals tight end Darren Fells (85) celebrates his touchdown with teammate Earl Watford (78) during the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) is tripped up by New Orleans Saints free safety Rafael Bush (25) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson (29) gains yards as Arizona Cardinals strong safety Tony Jefferson (22) defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) New Orleans Saints fullback Austin Johnson (35) is knocked out of bounds by Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals tight end Darren Fells (85) runs as New Orleans Saints free safety Rafael Bush (25) pursue during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman (16) dives in for a touchdown as Arizona Cardinals strong safety Deone Bucannon defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (38) tries to jump over teammate Darren Fells (85) as Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) pursues during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws over Arizona Cardinals defensive end Cory Redding (90) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (38) celebrates his running touchdown with teammate  Jonathan Cooper (61) during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) New Orleans Saints kicker Zach Hocker (2) kicks a field goal as  Luke McCown (7) holds during the first half of an NFL football game as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) defends, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians yells to the official during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) is hit by Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) and Rashad Johnson (26) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals fans cheer during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) is hit by Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell (93) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (38) is hit by New Orleans Saints defensive back Delvin Breaux (40) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) celebrates his touchdown reception with teammate Michael Floyd (15) during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) celebrates his touchdown with teammate Larry Fitzgerald (11) during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals fans watch warm up's prior to an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws under pressure from Arizona Cardinals linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (55) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals defensive end Frostee Rucker (92) celebrates a stop as New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) gets up during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) is hit after the catch by New Orleans Saints defensive back Brandon Browner (39) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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