Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 7/13/13

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 CBSSports.com. “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. [...]

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