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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 defense. New coach Bruce Arians agrees in part, but he still wants to see a better effort against the run.
Part of that could come through a change in scheme under new coordinator Todd Bowles, who will release Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell to get upfield and make more plays rather than focusing on gaps. Part of it could come from changes on the depth chart as the Cards got younger and, they believe, stouter at the point of attack.
Starters: DT Darnell Dockett, NT Dan Williams, DE Calais Campbell
Reserves: DT Ronald Talley, DE Frostee Rucker, NT Alameda Taamu
Whos new? Rucker (free agency), Taamu ...
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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...
We told you before the Cardinals season began that progress might not be visible in the winloss columns. Sundays 27-24 loss in St. Louis was a perfect example.
There were multiple signs that a new era had begun at the Edward Jones Dome.Carson Palmer threw for 327 yards and two touchdowns and posted a 96.6 passer rating, reminding us what strong quarterback play looks like after three...
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...
Arizona Cardinals rookie and former LSU standout at safety Tyrann Mathieu (affectionately known as the “Honey Badger”) made his NFL debut on Sunday and it didn’t take him very long to record his first impressive highlight.
Mathieu stopped a long Rams touchdown with an incredible diving tackle that forced a fumble from tight end Jared Cook just a handful of yards from the endzone...
Defensive end Calais Campbell will start for the Arizona Cardinals in the opener at St. Louis after being listed as questionable with a quadriceps injury and missing practice Friday.
Wide receiver Andre Roberts also will start Sunday in place of injured tight end Rob Housler, ruled out with an ankle injury. Roberts was limited Friday with a quadriceps injury.
Campbell was hurt...
Arizona Cardinals rookie safety Tyrann Mathieu showed that he can still make miraculous plays at the NFL level. St. Louis Rams tight end Jared Cook looked like he had a touchdown when Mathieu came from behind and forced a fumble. The ball was recovered by the Cardinals in the end zone for a touchback and saved the Cardinals a crucial six points.
The Cardinals’ Michael Floyd made this great play in the second quarter of Arizona’s season opener against the Rams on Sunday. The one-handed grab came as Floyd was being yanked and held by Rams DB Cortland Finnegan and landed the Cardinals with a big 44-yard gain.
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It was a new season with the same old problem for the Arizona Cardinals: a quarterback under siege.
Carson Palmer was solid in his debut for the Cardinals on Sunday, but he was sacked four times and pressured often in a 27-24 loss to the St. Louis Rams.
The biggest culprit was left tackle Levi Brown, who surrendered three sacks to Rams defensive end Robert Quinn, including one...
Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald torched the Rams for 80 yards and two scores Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome.Fantasy Spin:Finally a quarterback that knows how to get Fitz the football. This Carson Palmer/Fitzgerald pairing could be huge for fantasy owners this season.
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...
Larry Fitzgerald finally has some semblance of a quarterback in Arizona.
Carson Palmer might not be the player he once was, but he’s two times better than what Fitzgerald has had throwing him passes since Kurt Warner retired.
Fitzgerald and Palmer hooked up early with this beautiful fade route over a really good corner in Janoris Jenkins.
We’re glad to see Fitz back.