Inside The Bills

QB Palmer makes no excuses

Posted by Chris Brown on August 29, 2014 – 12:29 am

He had just two days to learn an offensive system here in Buffalo after being immersed in Chicago’s for the better part of the last calendar year. It made executing Buffalo’s offense a big challenge for even a veteran like Jordan Palmer, but following his three interception performance he only pointed at himself.

“It was a crazy couple of days. It wasn’t coming from the streets; it was fresh out of another offense but at the same time it’s the NFL and I’ve been doing this for a long time and I needed to do a better job moving the team better and protecting the ball better and so it was frustrating when you couldn’t do that,” Palmer said. “It was not a good example for the other two quarterbacks we have on the team and it is unfortunate I couldn’t protect the ball better and move the team better.”

Palmer tried to set realistic goals for his opportunity Thursday night.

I really wanted to have first and foremost no mental errors. The information I owned, I wanted to not see ghosts and make stuff up and panic at all so that was definitely one goal,” he said. “The other goal was to just move the football and not throw for a lot of yards and touchdowns because all that stuff is irrelevant in this situation. It goes to move the team so I think that’s what was frustrating.”

When offered the opportunity to use his newness to the offense as an excuse Palmer didn’t bite.

“I wasn’t panicky, I wasn’t confused, ‘Who’s this guy? Where’s this guy going?’ Whether it was an incompletion or a turnover it was kind of a different story on each one,” said  I didn’t know he was going to run that angle, he’s right, so it was a timing thing. There were different reasons as to why things didn’t go right, but I own all of them. I’m the quarterback , I’m the one back there pulling the trigger so I’ve got to make better decisions and move the team and score and I’m frustrated I couldn’t do that.”


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