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The Arizona Cardinals had a significant absence as they returned to work this week looking to revive what began as a promising season but has descended into the misery of a five-game losing streak.
Defensive end Calais Campbell sat out Wednesday's practice because of a calf injury and his status for Sunday's game at Atlanta is uncertain.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt says his long evaluation of the team over the bye week has led to some strategy adjustments, but he said he couldn't discuss details. Last week, the coach announced that rookie Jake Potter, a seventh-round draft choice from Boise State, would replace D'Anthony Batiste at left tackle on the beleaguered offensive line. That leaves Arizona with rookies at both tackle positions. Fourth-round pick Bobby Massie starts on the right side.
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After starting out 4-0, the Arizona Cardinals have hit a wall, a brick one. Losers of 5 games in a row, Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Tuesday during his press conference that he’s willing to make changes to help improve his team. The Cardinals offense ranks 20th in passing and 32nd in rushing.
“When you are what we are, after we started and the way we’ve been the last five...
TEMPE, Ariz. Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell did not practice on Wednesday and rode a stationary bike during the open portion of practice with his right calf taped. The teams official injury report later listed him with a calf injury.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt would not comment on the injury after Wednesdays practice, saying only that Campbell would be on the injury report,...
Arizona Cardinals rookie wideout Michael Floyd is expected to see his playing time increase now that the Cardinals have had their bye week to make changes, according to a report in AzCardinals.com.Fantasy Spin:Before the bye he was sitting behind Larry Fitzgerald, Andre Roberts and Early Doucet. It appears that Roberts will move to the slot and Floyd will play on the outside opposite...
Cardinals running back Beanie Wells (toe) is "on track" to play Nov. 25 against the Rams. SOURCE:AzCardinals.comFantasy Spin:Wells will easily reclaim his starting job from LaRod Stephens-Howling when he returns. While fantasy owners shouldn't expect miracles due to Arizona's offensive line woes, Wells should be owned in most formats.
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State tight end Chris Coyle feels honored to even be mentioned in the same breath as former Sun Devil tight ends Zach Miller and Todd Heap, whose images adorn the walls of the tight end group's meeting room.
But as Coyle closes in on ASU's all-time tight end records, he wants to surpass the two most prolific tight ends in program history.
Mike Leach, Washington State's head football coach, talks with Matt this week about what has been a challenging first season as head coach. They discuss the idea of trying to change the losing culture; his players' low expectations of themselves; and why the future looks bright. Plus, he talks about his recent ban of Twitter, his impressions of the Pac-12 conference, and...
Sunday’s matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons looks like a one-sided affair but it could be closer than the experts think.
IT HAS NOT quite lived up to the hope of providing Washington State fans their first bowl since 2003. But coach Mike Leach said during his Tuesday Pac-12 football coaches teleconference that he is not discouraged about the state of the program as Washington State plays its final road game of the season at noon Saturday at Arizona State (TV: Pac-12 Networks).
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TEMPE, Ariz. Theres no formula for lineup changes in the NFL. Injuries, aging veterans, not-quite-ready rookies and underperformers can all play a role in game-day alterations -- and all of those factors exist with the Cardinals.
Regardless of why, Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt has made it clear that change is occurring for the most important reason of all: Losing.