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(Eds: APNewsNow.) By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer While the team around him has stumbled through five straight losses, Arizona inside linebacker Daryl Washington is emerging in his third season as one of the best defensive players in the NFL.
The former TCU star, who slipped to the second round of the 2010 draft because of concerns he wasn't big enough to play the position, has eight sacks, 72 unassisted tackles, nine tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.
And he still has seven games to go.
The Cardinals are looking awfully smart for locking the fleet 26-year-old up with a big contract before this season began.
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After starting out 4-0, the Arizona Cardinals have hit a wall, a brick one. Losers of 5 games in a row, Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Tuesday during his press conference that he’s willing to make changes to help improve his team. The Cardinals offense ranks 20th in passing and 32nd in rushing.
“When you are what we are, after we started and the way we’ve been the last five...
The Cardinals will be studying the Saints game film trying to figure out how to beat the Falcons. The problem is, they don't have a QB anywhere close to Brees.
After a rough Week 10, I'm sitting at 92-54-1. Who wants to keep track of a bye.
Let's see if I can turn this around this week.
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TEMPE, Ariz. Theres no formula for lineup changes in the NFL. Injuries, aging veterans, not-quite-ready rookies and underperformers can all play a role in game-day alterations -- and all of those factors exist with the Cardinals.
Regardless of why, Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt has made it clear that change is occurring for the most important reason of all: Losing.
The Arizona Cardinals had a significant absence as they returned to work this week looking to revive what began as a promising season but has descended into the misery of a five-game losing streak.
Defensive end Calais Campbell sat out Wednesday's practice because of a calf injury and his status for Sunday's game at Atlanta is uncertain.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt says his long...
Arizona Cardinals rookie wideout Michael Floyd is expected to see his playing time increase now that the Cardinals have had their bye week to make changes, according to a report in AzCardinals.com.Fantasy Spin:Before the bye he was sitting behind Larry Fitzgerald, Andre Roberts and Early Doucet. It appears that Roberts will move to the slot and Floyd will play on the outside opposite...
Cardinals running back Beanie Wells (toe) is "on track" to play Nov. 25 against the Rams. SOURCE:AzCardinals.comFantasy Spin:Wells will easily reclaim his starting job from LaRod Stephens-Howling when he returns. While fantasy owners shouldn't expect miracles due to Arizona's offensive line woes, Wells should be owned in most formats.
TEMPE, Ariz. Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell did not practice on Wednesday and rode a stationary bike during the open portion of practice with his right calf taped. The teams official injury report later listed him with a calf injury.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt would not comment on the injury after Wednesdays practice, saying only that Campbell would be on the injury report,...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State tight end Chris Coyle feels honored to even be mentioned in the same breath as former Sun Devil tight ends Zach Miller and Todd Heap, whose images adorn the walls of the tight end group's meeting room.
But as Coyle closes in on ASU's all-time tight end records, he wants to surpass the two most prolific tight ends in program history.
Mike Leach, Washington State's head football coach, talks with Matt this week about what has been a challenging first season as head coach. They discuss the idea of trying to change the losing culture; his players' low expectations of themselves; and why the future looks bright. Plus, he talks about his recent ban of Twitter, his impressions of the Pac-12 conference, and...
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