6/23 Arizona Cardinals news: Palmer better than expected, meet Bruce Arians

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Your Cardinals and NFL news round-up to start the day.

They thought he'd be good, but so far Carson Palmer has been even better than expected. Of course, the players have yet to show up in anything other than shorts and the Cardinals have a few obstacles standing in the way of success.

Cardinals:

Bruce Arians Says Carson Palmer Better than He Expected
Arians knows a good quarterback when he sees one. He has helped develop quarterbacks over the years.

Larry Fitzgerald Training Camp Profile
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is ready for a return to greatness in 2013.

Ranking Arizona's 4 Biggest Obstacles
There are always obstacles to overcome in order to have success on the football field.

Bruce Arians Coaching Profile
In 1974, Bruce Arians played quarterback for a wishbone offense at Virginia Tech. He completed 53 of 118 pass attempts (44.9%) for 952 yards, three touchdowns, and seven interceptions.

NFL:

Projecting the Realistic Ceiling for Every NFL Team in 2013-14
Realistically speaking, there are only a handful of teams that have a shot at winning the Super Bowl. Plenty of other teams have sensible opportunities to get into the playoffs, but it truly takes a well-rounded team to be built for the long haul.

NFL to create Deacon Jones Award for annual sacks leader - SBNation.com
The annual sacks leader will be the recipient of a new award, honoring the late legend of pass rushing.

Eagles 3 steps to success: All eyes on Chip Kelly's offense - SBNation.com
The Eagles made many changes on offense and defense after a 4-12 season in 2012.

Luke Joeckel, No. 2 overall pick, agrees to 4-year contract with Jaguars - SBNation.com
The No. 2 overall selection agreed to a four-year deal with the Jaguars on Saturday.

Saints' defense different from a cultural standpoint, says Malcolm Jenkins - SBNation.com
With Sean Payton back on the sideline, the vibe in New Orleans is different this season.

Buccaneers sued over junk faxes - SBNation.com
NFL teams continue to stumble over the noble fax machine. This time the Buccaneers are in trouble for some unwanted ticket ads.

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