The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of


center_img Palmer’s trust in Stanton developed a year later, in unusual fashion.“When he started letting me pick the wine out,” Stanton said of their first season together in Arizona. “Wine is one of the hobbies that I really enjoy. He started talking to me about, ‘wow, I love Opus One.’ And I’m like, ‘geez that’s a really expensive wine.’ I had it in my head that I can get three bottles of Cakebread for the same price as I can get a bottle of Opus One. It just opened up this dialogue for us.”It also opened up a friendship wherein it’s doubtful that Palmer trusts anyone on the team more than he trusts Stanton.“He’s extremely, extremely bright aside from football, but he sees the game just brilliantly,” Palmer said. “I doubt he would ever do it, but he could be a phenomenal coach. He’s helped me a ton just over the last years from fundamentals to technique to seeing certain pressures to film study.”Stanton and Blaine Gabbert both took more reps this offseason due to Palmer’s decreased workload. Arians sees the benefits in camp, and he also believes Gabbert’s presence and starting experience have pushed Stanton to compete a little harder for his backup role after a lackluster 2016 season. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 8 Comments   Share   “He knows this offense in and out,” Arians said.Arians always cites that knowledge and their history as sources of comfort, but Stanton’s value to the Cardinals runs deeper. When asked Wednesday how Stanton helps him, Palmer paused to consider the enormity of the question.“How doesn’t he help me?” he said. “In every way, almost like a psychologist. Sometimes, when you’re going through a certain play, certain protection or whatever it may be, he’s a sounding board.“I don’t trust easily and he’s earned it. This is going on five years now. There’s times you play with somebody and it’s in one ear and out the other because you don’t quite have that history together. I know if he has something to say on the sideline, in a game whatever it may be — on a Wednesday as we’re preparing — there’s a reason for it and it’s something I need to really look at and think about.”Arians developed that trust in Stanton when the two were paired for the 2012 season in Indianapolis. The Cardinals coach said Wednesday that Stanton has nothing more to prove to him.“No, just play at the consistent level that he does in practice,” he said. “He had a great spring, probably the best spring he’s ever had and it’s carried over to camp.”last_img

Have any Question or Comment?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *