Found July 13, 2013 on The Victory Formation:

Not too long ago, the Arizona Cardinals were the best team in the NFC West. They were back-to-back Division Champs, and had a nice young nucleus. Then Kurt Warner retired and they made a terrible deal when they became sold on a handful of performances by Kevin Kolb. The Cardinals haven’t finished about .500 since 2009, and were last in the West a year ago, winning one game in the last 12. One of their losses included a 58-0 drubbing by the Seahawks, who many pick to battle it out with San Francisco for the division until the end of the year. Defensive end Calais Campbell believes the team is ready to compete again, now that they have a ‘real QB.’ “I think it’s very likely we can win the division, yes,” Campbell said, via Mike Freeman of “I respect every opponent in our division. Every one. But I think of it this way. We were able to hang in a bunch of our division games without a real quarterback. “I don’t want to disrespect anyone but now we have a real quarterback to go with a good defense. When we play with a lead, we’re hard to beat. [...]


Calais Campbell: Cardinals can win the NFC West because “we have a quarterback”

Photo from Mike Freeman of CBS Sports had the chance to speak with Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell and asked him if they can win the NFC West this season. “Yeah, we can,” he says. It was brought to his attention that the Seahawks and 49ers dominated the division in 2012, while the Cards finished with a 5-11 record. “That was last year,” Campbell... Stanton a middle-of-the-road backup

When he signed with the Cardinals back in March, Drew Stanton was expected to be the Cardinals starting quarterback once the regular season got under way.

Larry Fitzgerald and Carson Palmer 'leaning on each other' for success in 2013

There's a sense of urgency for the Arizona Cardinals this offseason after coming off a not-so-stellar 2012. With the new addition of head coach Bruce Arians and veteran quarterback Carson Palmer, receiver Larry Fitzgerald looks to forget all about last season. "Look, this is a big year for me, coming off my worst season as a pro," Fitzgerald told USA TODAY Sports...

Safety Kerry Rhodes says he's looking at four teams

Former Arizona Cardinals safety and current free agent Kerry Rhodes has all the intention in the world to continue his NFL career in 2013. At 30, he's considered the top free agent safety available, and tells Solomon Crenshaw Jr. of that it's basically only a matter of days that he'll be joining a new team. “It’s in the works,” Rhodes said.”I can...

Larry Fitzgerald a Potential Cap Casualty?

Larry Fitzgerald is one of the greatest players in the NFL today and arguably one of the greatest wide receivers to ever play the game. However, even though he has or soon will have just about every significant wide receiver record in Arizona Cardinals history the team may have to do the unthinkable. They may have to cut or trade him. In 2011 Fitzgerald signed a heck...

Four Teams Showing Interest In Free Agent S Kerry Rhodes?

Former Cardinals S Kerry Rhodes recently mentioned that he not only intends to play this season, but he has interest from four NFL teams. “It’s in the works,” Rhodes said, via”I can’t talk about it in depth but there’s a good four teams that I’m looking at. There are ongoing discussions. I’m trying to see which one will be the best fit for me. You will see...

Cardinals will need to address Larry Fitzgerald’s cap number

Darren Urban of brought up an interesting point about Larry Fitzgerald’s contract.  Like many on big deals, his cap number is going to spike after this coming season. This season, Fitzgerald has a salary cap figure of “only” $10.25 million. It’s not insignificant, yet it is much smaller than what is to come. In 2014, that cap figure jumps to $18M. In 2015...

‘There is little question’ that Michael Floyd will play brilliantly this autumn as a Cardinal in the Valley of the Sun

A “given” to be frequently targeted, Darren Urban reports “there is little question” that Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is preparing wide receiver Michael Floyd for a “large load” in 2013. Taken out of Notre Dame 13th overall in 2012, the 23-year-old Floyd caught 45 balls for 562 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie. Establishing numerous school records in...

Cardinals May Consider Reworking Larry Fitzgerald’s Contract Following The Season

According to Darren Urban of, WR Larry Fitzgerald‘s contract could become a bit of an issue for the team after the 2013 season. Urban notes that Fitzgerald will count $18 million against the Cardinals cap in 2013 and that figure will increase to a staggering $21.25 million in 2015. Arizona had to work to clear cap space during the offseason, so they could end...

Controversial Safety Kerry Rhodes Claims Four Teams Are Interested

It has not been the kind of off-season that Kerry Rhodes had been hoping for. Rather than just be concerned about getting himself ready for the coming season, he has had to deflect constant rumors that he is gay thanks to his former assistant/boyfriend Russell "Hollywood" Simpson.  As enlightened as many in the NFL claim to be, the fact remains that many guys...

Arizona Quarterback Carson Palmer and the Five Most Underrated Players Heading Into 2013

We know the guys who have a lot of hype behind them heading into the upcoming season — Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Percy Harvin and Doug Martin to name a few. But what about those guys we are forgetting about? What about the players we’ve already cast aside in our minds as non-factors? Here are five players who in my opinion are being unfairly overlooked and have the potential...

Quarterbacks: Offseason Spin

In 2012, rookies Andrew Luck, RG3, and Russ Wilson had impressive first seasons and Ryan Tannehill showed solid potential. This year's crop of rookies (Geno Smith, EJ Manuel) are not positioned to post the same levels of success keeping them off the fantasy radar for the most part. In this article we profile some of the signal callers changing uniforms as Carson Palmer will...
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