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center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires In last Sunday’s 30-10 win over the St. Louis Rams, Palmer tied a franchise record for completion percentage in a game at 84.4 percent, and on the season the 33-year-old is completing 64.3 percent of his passes with 3,458 yards, 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. At his current pace, he’ll finish among the franchise’s all-time leaders in attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns in a single season. Once someone fans wanted benched, Palmer has instead turned into a quarterback the team can rely on, which is something that cannot be understated. No drama, no controversy. He’s been the guy, and he will continue to be the guy.“It’s extremely important,” center Lyle Sendlein said. “That way there’s no distractions in the locker room and sometimes players disagree with coaches on who’s playing, and when it’s a clear-cut decision on who your quarterback is and he’s our captain, he’s our leader, it’s one thing that’s not a distraction.”Indeed, quarterback is a position the Cardinals have not had to worry about much this season. Because even when Palmer was struggling early in the season, Arians continued to voice support for the veteran and never really seemed close to making a change. TEMPE, Ariz. – Since Kurt Warner retired after the 2009 season, six different quarterbacks have taken a regular-season snap for the Arizona Cardinals.In 2012 alone, four different signal callers started a game for the team. An old adage says if you have two quarterbacks, you don’t really have one, but there’s nothing in the book about having four. Based on experience, though, it’s probably not a good thing. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img

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