Cards coach Bruce Arians: Carson Palmer is ‘everything you want’ in a quarterback

Jun 21, 2013, 8:12 PM | Updated: 8:32 pm

According to their official website, the Arizona Cardinals currently have 100 players on their roster.

Forty-seven of them weren’t on the roster when the 2012 season ended.

But maybe the one new face getting the most attention is veteran quarterback Carson Palmer. Acquired in a trade with the Oakland Raiders in the offseason, Palmer is being counted on to jump-start a woeful passing offense that ranked 28th in the National Football League last year.

New head coach Bruce Arians has no doubt that Palmer will be able to resuscitate the Cardinals’ offense.

“He’s still got the arm, he can make all the throws,” Arians told NFL AM on NFL Network. “What I love about him is he brings spirit to the locker room. He’s on fire every day when he comes in there — he’s the first one in there, the last one to leave and (he’s) everything you want out of your quarterback.”

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Arizona Cardinals' Will Batson (2) is hoisted in the air as players Alex Okafor (57), Mike Gibson (69), Calais Campbell (93), Jonathan Cooper (61), Daryl Washington (58), and Frostee Rucker (98) and others celebrate after Batson's made field goal ends practice early at NFL football minicamp Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals' Will Batson (2) watches his field goal go through the uprights as teammates, including Dave Zastudil (9) and Yeremiah Bell (37) look on during NFL football minicamp Thursday morning, June 13, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. Batson's made field goal ended practice early. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals' Rob Housler (84), Daryn Colledge (71), and Levi Brown (75) take a break on the sidelines during NFL football minicamp Thursday morning, June 13, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians sits on the sidelines after an NFL football minicamp Thursday morning, June 13, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald (11) talks with other starting unit players including Carson Palmer (3), Andre Roberts (12), and Michael Floyd (15) during an NFl football minicamp Thursday morning, June 13, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals assistant head coach/offense Tom Moore watches the offense as Larry Fitzgerald, left, takes a break during an NFL football minicamp Thursday morning, June 13, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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