New Cardinals QB Palmer Loves Arians’ Offensive System

Quarterback Carson Palmer took his first snaps during the Cardinals voluntary minicamp on Tuesday and he loves coach Bruce Arians’ playbook.

“It’s very, I guess user-friendly would be the right word,” Palmer said of Arians’ system. “There’s a lot on film to watch, plenty of texts in the playbooks and diagrams, pictures. It is easy to learn. It’s not easy, but some systems you get in, it’s difficult to learn because there’s not a lot of history, but with this, there’s a ton of history with this offense and this offense being successful, so it is an easy offense to get used to.”

“It was a lot of fun to finally get out here with a helmet on,” Arians said. “It will be a lot better when we get the shoulder pads on and we can really tell what we’ve got.”

Palmer is sold on what Arians and his staff have put together so far.

He said the Cardinals have installed about 75 percent of the offense from the playbook, but only ran about 5 percent of it during the first workout. Arizona has two more days of this voluntary minicamp and will get a better gauge during a mandatory minicamp in June, but it was a good start for the first day.

“I’m getting my feet wet, but for being three weeks into a playbook and having a playbook to take home and film to watch what coach Arians did last year, it’s a phenomenal system,” Palmer said. “It’s been very productive, won Super Bowls. He’s coached against the best and for the best, and I’m excited to keep installing and get deeper and deeper into the book.”

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