Why Jay Cutler Beat the Steelers, and Why Carson Palmer Won’t

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Published: September 26, 2009

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... will overtake the Steelers this Sunday in Cincinnati.

Most of that talk centers around the Bengals new defense, and how if Jay Cutler can beat the Steelers with his arm, the surely Carson Palmer can do the same.

There is a distinct difference between Jay Cutler and Carson Palmer.

Jay Cutler has played his entire pro career in the AFC West, until this year. The defenses he has played against, San Diego mainly, run the 3-4 defense.

What the Steelers brought into Chicago last week was nothing that Jay Cutler was not used to seeing.

True, Carson Palmer has played his entire career against the likes of the Steelers (3-4), Ravens (3-4 hybrid), and Browns (3-4, kind of, they try).  Palmer has had nowhere near the success of Cutler.

I have said this numerous times in comments, so I decided to explain to everyone the real difference between players like Jay Cutler and Carson Palmer.

There are two basic types of quarterbacks in the NFL. Those w...

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