“Playing quarterback in the National Football League, getting to the Super Bowl is an incredible challenge,” Palmer said, via The Arizona Republic. “That’s why I’m still playing. I (strive) for it. You get addicted to it.”
The up and down nature of his career? The oft-predictably unpredictable performances late in the season? This is like when a friend suddenly drops 20 pounds and becomes ridiculously irritable, but you don't think anything of it until you find out he's been popping prescription pills. It makes perfect sense. I can't believe we didn't notice this before. Carson Palmer is addicted to postseason football. That's why he experiences so many mood swings once he gets the smallest taste of it. The most successful quarterbacks take it one game at a time, but he simply can't be trusted to handle it in moderation. All it takes is one tiny hit and all his decisions become completely compromised. What narcotics abusers call a relapse, Carson Palmer calls the playoffs. Those 13 straight interceptions he threw to the Carolina defense were nothing more than the football equivalent of sucking dick for coke. They were subconscious cries for help adequately disguised as desperate attempts to fulfill his championship fix. He's so obsessed with winning a Super Bowl that the mere thought of getting to one makes him act in ways which lead you to believe that he's better off not getting to one. God forbid he ever appears in the big game. No telling what kind of mess he would get himself into trying to procure his drug of choice. One can only imagine the inevitable overdose we would have to bear witness to...