Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/23/13
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The Arizona Cardinals have the makings of a great football team. They have an All-Pro receiver in Larry Fitzgerald, a shutdown corner in Patrick Peterson, and one of the best linebackers in the game, Daryl Washington. The Cards started strong last year, starting 4-0 and causing quite a stir around the league. But they quickly reverted to old form, going 1-11 to finish out the season 5-11. What could they do in 2013 to become a playoff contender in the surging NFC West? Bruce Arians, who recently replaced Ken Whisenhunt as head coach, will have a giant task ahead of him if he's expected to turn around this struggling franchise.
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