"I think (Palmer) has a total understanding of what we're doing," Arians said after Sunday's victory, via KTAR-AM. "I think you can start seeing it in practice. A lot fewer balls are on the ground in practice. Guys are talking and communicating -- whether it be the lunch room or anywhere -- about football."
The Cardinals have scored a season-high 27 points in three consecutive games. There's no doubt that Palmer's passing and decision-making have improved during that stretch. The difference in his play has stood out on Game Rewind.
The question is whether Palmer has truly turned the corner as opposed to taking advantage of three teams that have combined for five wins and 25 losses. It's no coincidence that Arizona's tattered offensive line has held up well against defenses that struggle to rush the passer, such as the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Coordinator Todd Bowles' swarming defense is for real. We will find out after the next two games versus the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles if Palmer's offense can hold up its end of the bargain.