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TEMPE, Ariz. There are 26 new faces dotting the Cardinals 53-man roster and 18 new coaches. The offense is new, the defense is new, the relationships are new and 14 players who werent starters in 2012 will man those roles Sunday in St. Louis.
So, in spite of all the talk about the Cardinals improved talent, and in spite of a growing buzz that this team could contend for a playoff spot, there are realistic expectations internally as the team tries to jell, right?
No. Theres no patience. I have no patience, coach Bruce Arians said. Those days of building for the future in the NFL -- its gone. Too much roster change on everybodys team. Its about win right now or as a coach, youre gone.
That message has filtered down to Arians players, and there is plenty of truth to that statement in what has become an infamously impatient league.
Guys have had enough reps. Guys have had enough opportunities to see themselves do it on film and have corrections made in meetings, quarterback Carson Palm...
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TEMPE, Ariz. Until the Cardinals can shore up their run defense, the defensive line will come under scrutiny despite its wealth of talent. The Cardinals finished 29th against the run last season (137 yards per game), and that simply wont do.
Previous defensive coordinator Ray Horton said those numbers were overrated and that points allowed and turnovers were the keys to a successful...
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Three years ago, the NFC West was won by a 7-9 Seattle Seahawks team, causing many to dismiss the division as capable of producing perennial playoff powerhouses.
2013 paints a different picture, however. The division now features two of the premiere programs in the National Football League in the 49ers and the Seahawks, and two franchises not far...
Setting the Stage
This Week One matchup, from a Cards perspective, is a great way to rip the training wheels off and see how this revamped Cardinals team performs.
Last season, the Cardinals found no success against Jeff Fisher’s team, losing both matchups. Also worth noting, St Louis was the first team to defeat the Cardinals in the 2013 season after the Birdgang started 4-0...
TEMPE, Ariz. If Michael Floyds preseason hype is validated by the 2013 regular season, life will be good for Larry Fitzgerald.
We all have to help each other out, said the always-diplomatic Fitzgerald.
Thats true, but if Floyd can take some of the pressure and coverage off of Fitzgerald by using his size and winning 50-50 balls, quarterback Carson Palmer will have a better variety...
TEMPE, Ariz. It would be hard to tab one area of the Cardinals roster as the biggest recipient of the Steve KeimBruce Arians makeover. With two new quarterbacks, three new running backs, two new offensive line starters and a remade secondary, more than half the faces are new.
Thats just the trend in the NFL, Arians said.
But one position that should have fans particularly excited...
Cardinals have several question marks on offense as they play the
division-rival St. Louis Rams this weekend. Perhaps the most notable name
appearing on the report is running back Rashard Mendenhall, who was acquired
via free agency this offseason.
Mendenhall is expected to shoulder the bulk of
the carries for the Cardinals this season, though head coach Bruce Arians...
Cardinals’ tight end Rob Housler is still considered day to day with a sprained
right ankle, according to ESPN.com's Josh Weinfuss. Housler missed Wednesday’s team
practice due to his ailment, but spent time on the stationary bike while his
teammates practiced inside. New head coach Bruce Arians has frequently used
two-tight end sets on offense in the past, so he...
An image of Pat Tillman will lead Arizona State players onto the field for every home game. This is an awesome move by the university to not only pay tribute to one of their alumni/war hero, but to also remind players of the values of courage and honor represented by Mr. Tillman. Nicely done. Pat Tillman was an Arizona Cardinals safety until enlisting in the armed forces in the...
(Eds: Updates. Stands for FBN--Cardinals-Run Defense on some digests.) By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer Darnell Dockett enters his 10th NFL season proud to have been elected a team captain - a title he didn't have during a difficult season a year ago. Just don't call him a role model.
Dockett emphasized that point in talking to reporters after the Arizona Cardinals practiced...
No. 1 Larry Fitzgerald Finds The End ZoneDoes anybody else feel like Larry Fitzgerald has gotten much more than his share of getting shafted over the past few years? Not since Kurt Warner has Fitzgerald had a quarterback who can get him the ball and allow him to perform like he is capable of. Now that the Cardinals have brought in Carson Palmer, it seems likely that Fitzgerald...
This season, the doors leading from Arizona State University’s locker room tunnel onto the field turf will be decorated with decals depicting Pat Tillman walking out onto that same field. It’s a pretty great move by the school to honor not only one of their own, but also to pay homage to an American hero.
Tillman, who played safety for the Sun Devils before becoming one of the...
The Arizona Cardinals will play against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, MO.
Coverage of this game will air on FOX beginning at 4:25 pm ET.
Entering the game the St. Louis Rams are a 4.5 point favorite against the Arizona Cardinals. The over/under or total points for this match-up is 41.
Bruce Arians is hoping to install winning in the Cardinals...