GLENDALE, Ariz. Early in training camp, the Cardinals defensive line has shown more looks than your average runway model.
One nickel package on Monday included four linemen with John Abraham lined up on the right side standing up, Calais Campbell inside of him, Frostee Rucker to his left and Matt Shaughnessy as left end. At other times, the Cards are in their base set with Campbell, nose tackle Dan Williams and Darnell Dockett manning the line spots of the 3-4 alignment.
We have so many combinations of people we can put in, Campbell said. With one guy you have good chemistry doing something, with another guy you have good chemistry doing something else. You kind of get a feel for each other.
Another goal, however, is for the players to get a better feel for themselves.
You have to press guys to find out what they can do. You have to take them out of their comfort zone, too, because they dont know what their comfort zone is until they try something else, coach Bruce Arians said. The...