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Reasonable Offensive Expectations?


Carson Palmer threw for a crap load of yards in 2013 but way to many picks for us fans to be extremely excited to have him as a franchise QB and left many fans begging for a QB to be drafted this year. I am here to say that I think Palmer will have a Kurt Warner-esque year in 2014.

Warner averaged about a 2-1 TD-INT ratio while throwing to one of the best WR tandems of the decade. Palmer threw for an almost even TD-INT ratio. That's not inspiring, but his performance in the last nine games once the team picked up the offense was. This year I see no reason Palmer can't do much better. The O-line is worlds better, even if Veldheer is average it is a huge upgrade over last year. Palmer will have more time which can only help. Our receiver corps is better as well.Ted Ginn/Brown don't have to be amazing, they just have to stretch the defense a little bit and put a tad more pressure on it. With Floyd improving and Fitz not being injured, that's all they'll need to be feared as one of the best WR tandems in the NFL.

I think Palmer, due to a better grasp of the offense by everyone and a better o-line will be close to a 2-1 TD-INT ratio, a little better than the end of 2013 (excluding the awful Seahawks game). So many drives ended in INT's last year, now that they won;t as much this year Palmer will have to throw for a few hundred more yards. He had $4274 yards in 2013, he will have at least $4600 in 2014, which will be more than Warner had.

He will have a few more TD's so his total will go from 24 to 30 (several more than Warner) and the picks will drop from 22 to 17, which will be about the same ratio as Warner,

Does anyone see any flaws in my logic?

Discuss!

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Revenge of the Birds' (ROTB) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of ROTB's editors.</em>

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