Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments Share Carson Palmer did not play well in New Orleans. Although he has only played three games for the Cards, this was his worst showing. Palmer completed just over 50 percent of his passes, threw for only 187 yards and two picks. And the offense responded to his performance in kind. Big Red scored only seven points. The offense was relatively anemic on third down and only got into the Red Zone twice. That’s what happens in the NFL when your Q struggles and that’s why quarterbacks get paid the kind of money they do. Most teams go as far as their QB will take them. – / 30 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The problem is you cannot be a successful quarterback in the National Football League if you anticipate the hits or expect the hits. A quarterback needs to anticipate the rush but not the hit; and the only expectation they should have is to be successful. In theory…But theory is not reality and the reality for Carson Palmer came crashing down around him on Sunday — literally. Palmer is going to be fine; he’s not the problem for the Cardinals. He has played very well considering he hasn’t had great protection. But, unfortunately, he has got to settle his soul, accept his plight and bear the burden of responsibility that comes with being a quarterback in the NFL. Being a successful quarterback in professional football translates into big dollars. The rewards are real for crisis management…and so is the punishment. The question is why did Carson Palmer play poorly? And the answer is getting old.The offensive line created a Context of Crisis for Palmer, where every read was a little quicker, every throw a little sooner than it should have been and every decision not as sound as it needs to be. Palmer let the pressure get to him and that is something we have not seen heretofore. When we watch a QB under duress make bad decisions and/or bad throws, we can empathize with why he didn’t execute. It’s completely understandable. Coaches are no different. They look at the film, break it down, pick it to pieces and grade every play with the eyes of one who knows the context of every play in which a QB is operating. They understand the situation…but can never accept poor decisions or ill-advised throws.And this is how I feel about Palmer’s performance on Sunday. It’s unacceptable…but I completely understand how it happens. Getting your back waxed by a 300-pounder is something our brains rail against and warn us of — consciously and subconsciously. Self-preservation and instinct take over and those primal attributes begin to affect our gross motor skills and psyche. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Go back to the e-newsletterLana Bogunovich & Cathy Wagstaff Go back to the e-newsletterOne of Sydney’s hottest new restaurants, Chin Chin, played host to a reception for Aman Resorts on Wednesday 8 November. The Aman team – Anna Nash, Head of Global PR; Christina Deeny, Head of Global Sales; Ian White, GM Amanusa & Regional Director Indonesia; Sven Van den Broeck, GM Amanzoe; and Yasuo Mizobuchi, Director of Sales Japan – were in town to share its latest news with Australian media.Headlining the announcements was Aman’s second “island destination” and urban hotel, Aman New York, slated to open in 2020 in Manhattan’s Crown Building on 57th Street and Fifth Avenue. Read more about the new hotel.Aman is also anticipating the January arrival of Amanyangyun on the outskirts of Shanghai, its fourth destination in China, comprising 26 restored antique villas, and more exciting developments ahead of its 30th anniversary next year.Guests were greeted with the Chin Chin Pink Flamingo Signature Cocktail, a vodka-based confection with yuzu, grapefruit and lemongrass. Two long tables were laden with platters of Pan-Asian delights for sharing. Entrees included kingfish sashimi, corn and coriander fritters, betel leaf and spanner crab, and delectable Chin Chin pork ‘roll ups’, while mains of butter chicken curry, squid and green mango salad, twice-cooked beef short rib, Balinese roast duck, stir-fried green beans and mushroom rendang left guests planning their return to the restaurant.