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The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player for the 2012 NFL season on each NFL team. For the Arizona Cardinals, that player is tight end Rob Housler.
For years and years, the Cardinals have been known as a team that doesn’t use the tight end position very much. In fact, not since Freddie Jones’ final season in 2004, excluding last season, have the Cardinals had a tight end have more than 270 receiving yards in a season. When the Cardinals used a 3rd round pick on Rob Housler in the 2011 NFL Draft, it signaled the start in a shift in offensive mentality, not coincidentally at the same time that the league as a whole is passing to the tight end more often.
Housler was the 69th overall pick, the earliest they had drafted a tight end since they used th...
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The Cardinals uncertainty on offense took another blow on Friday night as starting left tackle Levi Brown suffered a torn triceps in a preseason win against the Oakland Raiders, according to ESPN. Brown will undergo an MRI on Saturday morning and is expected to miss at least three months, according to the report.
Brown, who was taken No. 5 overall in the 2007 draft, has started...
The Cardinals are struggling with a well documented issue. They still don't have a starting quarterback on their roster, and picking one from their current options is proving to be a true chore for head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Kevin Kolb didn't help his own efforts last night, completing just 3 of 6 attempts for 22 yards, and oh-by-the-way, Kolb was safetied as...
An Arizona Cardinals team insider has told Dan Arkush of ProFootballWeekly.com that quarterback Ryan Lindley has been impressive so far in camp.
“He has impressed,” the insider told Arkush. “He’s real mature, and you can tell by how quickly he picks things up that he’s been pretty well-coached. He doesn’t make the same mistake twice.
“I don’t see him being...
According to Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website, Arizona running back Beanie Wells (knee) is likely to play this week against the Titans unless he suffers a setback.Fantasy Spin:Wells was activated from the PUP list last week and Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 Arizona said the running back is still having difficulty cutting. With Ryan Williams returning Friday and rushing...
It seems like a long time ago Kurt Warner led the Arizona Cardinals to their first Super Bowl when you look at the state of the team today. It also seems not so long ago that Larry Fitzgerald’s fantasy value was at the peak of his career looking at the team today. The Arizona Cardinals [...]
The news has come out and it is not good when it comes to the Levi Brown injury.
A torn triceps muscle, including losing a piece of the bone, according to Kent Somers, makes Levi the perfect candidate for the new physically unable to perform (PUP) list, that would allow Levi to come back after six regular season weeks have passed.
After the six weeks, he would be eligible to begin...
According to Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com, running back Beanie Wells is expected to play in Thursday’s preseason game against the Titans.
Based on where things are, RB Beanie Wells should play this week in Tennessee.
— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) August 18, 2012
It was bad enough for Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb that Oakland's Tommy Kelly sacked him in the end zone for a safety.
What the Raiders defensive end had to say about Kolb after Oakland's 31-27 loss to the Cardinals Friday night probably hurt much worse.
''He is skittish. He is scared back there,'' Kelly said. ''Anytime anybody gets close to him...
Preseason football is comprised of exhibition games, a series of friendlies, if you will, between two teams gearing up before it starts counting for real.
However, there was nothing at all friendly about what occurred in Arizona just hours ago.
According to ABC15.com, a man was shot in the face during the third quarter of Friday night's game between the Raiders and Cardinals...
The Oakland Raiders starting group struggled for the majority of the game against the Arizona Cardinals and injuries in addition to lack of depth are the Achilles heel of this Raiders football team. The number one issue during the game was the play of the offensive line as I previously wrote needed to improve in [...]
During last night’s Cardinals – Raiders preseason game, Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly yelled out during the game that Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb is scared.
Kelly had more to say about Kolb after the game.
“He is skittish. He is scared back there,” Kelly said, via the Associated Press. “Anytime anybody gets close to him he starts looking at the refs. ...