Friday, October 18, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Arizona Cardinals
By Josh Weinfuss
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Observed in the locker room after the Arizona Cardinals’ 34-22 loss to the Seattle Seahawks:
No QB considered: Cardinals coach Bruce Arians never considered replacing quarterback Carson Palmer despite two interceptions, mainly because Arians didn’t think the interceptions were entirely Palmer’s fault. The first, Arians contended, was an “obvious pass interference” while the second was a poor decision.
Taking the heat: Left tackle Bradley Sowell didn’t shy away from questions about his rough outing. He sat in front of his locker and answered everything thrown his way. The consensus was that when the Cardinals were forced to pass, Seattle was able to rear back and bring the pressure on Sowell without regret.
As it comes: Wide receiver Andre Roberts was targeted three times in the first quarter and then not again until late in the game, but he wouldn’t complain. Roberts said that even though, as a receiver, he wants the ball on every possession, he’s content with whatever comes his way.
No sleep until a win: Palmer doesn’t expect to sleep as he dissects the loss and replays every decision, good and bad, all night.