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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Flush the Pocket: Arians sticks with Palmer

By Josh Weinfuss

Flush the Pocket will be your daily morning dose of the Arizona Cardinals. It'll recap the top story line from the previous day and give you a look at what everyone is saying locally and nationally.

TEMPE, Ariz. -- With the losses and interceptions mounting, the support to replace Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is growing.

But head coach Bruce Arians tried to quiet those in favor of seeing backup Drew Stanton take the snaps.

“I'm not (the) jump off the horse type of guy,” Arians said on his weekly SiriusXM NFL Radio segment. “Carson's our guy.”

In the Cardinals' last two games, there were moments where it looked like Stanton was preparing to go in, but the quarterback said last week he was given advice while in Detroit to always wear his helmet when his team is on offense. That way, if for some reason he's called upon, he doesn't need to go looking for it. That's all it was, Stanton urged.

Arians said he's seen improvements in Palmer, despite 13 interceptions, the second most in the NFL.

“He continues to get better in a lot of ways,” Arians said. “Studies the game as hard as he can.”

And for the foreseeable future, Palmer will continue to be the Cardinals' quarterback.

In other news…

Kent Somers of AZCentral.com writes about Machine finally shutting down after 40 years.

Bob McManaman of AZCentral.com got to know running back Stepfan Taylor.

Forbes named its list of most disliked NFL players this week, but last week Larry Fitzgerald topped the magazine's most-liked list.