TEMPE, Ariz. -- He came from the Philadelphia Eagles. He signed a big contract with the Cardinals then had a hard time staying on the field and calling plays.
Were not talking about quarterback Kevin Kolb. Were talking about linebacker Stewart Bradley, whose 2011-12 season shared many similarities with his old Eagles teammate.
He kind of mirrors what we did as a defense, defensive coordinator Ray Horton said. He struggled, we struggled on defense. Guys picked it up and got it, and he ended up playing for us and played well in the San Francisco game (Dec. 11) when we put him in.
But Bradley couldnt crack the starting lineup. Much of that was due to the surprising play of inside linebacker Paris Lenon, who finished second on the team in tackles (93) at age 34.
Paris had that elixir of the fountain of youth, Horton said. Everybody was like oh, you know, he cant do it any more and he said yeah, I can.
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