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From the looks of it, the Arizona Cardinals plan to keep Tyrann Mathieu busy during his rookie campaign. While working with the Cardinals’ first-team nickel package, Mathieu also has impressed Cardinals coaches at safety, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King wrote Monday. King was on hand for last week’s organized team activities and watched the former LSU star make a diving deflection of a Carson Palmer pass. Mathieu was “buzzing around plays” during workouts. If these early indications mean anything, he’s more than a supporting cast member. “He reminds (me) of Troy Polamalu with his closing speed,” Palmer told King. “He might not be the fastest guy out there, but he can change directions and get to the ball really fast, like Troy.” That is a huge compliment for someone that has not spent one minute in live game action in NFL. If Mathieu can keep his head in the tight place he can be a playmaker for sure, but he has yet to use good judgement.

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Carson Palmer: Tyrann Mathieu is like Troy Polamalu

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Carson Palmer: Tyrann Mathieu reminds me of Troy Polamalu

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has been so impressed with rookie safety Tyrann Mathieu that he said he reminds him of Steelers safety Troy Polamalu. Tyrann Mathieu has impressed the Cardinals at safety. In OTA practices, players don’t wear pads, and they’re supposed to stay on their feet with minimal contact. When I watched the other day, Mathieu, working with the...

Tyrann Mathieu reminds Carson Palmer of Troy Polamalu

After switching to safety, Arizona Cardinals rookie Tyrann Mathieu has been compared to one of the NFL’s best safeties (Credit: AP Photo) During this year’s NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals spent their third round pick on corner back Tyrann Mathieu. Mathieu spent two seasons playing at LSU before a 2012 arrest for marijuana possession led to his dismissal from the team. Heading...

Palmer: Tyrann Mathieu plays like Polamalu

Tyrann Mathieu (32) has impressed during Cardinals OTAs. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Many teams passed on former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu in this year’s draft because of off-the-field red flags during his time in college. Mathieu slipped to the third round, where he was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals. While Mathieu played mostly cornerback at LSU, the 5’9″, 175-pounder...

Carson Palmer Says Tyrann Mathieu Reminds Him Of Troy Polamalu

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SI’s Peter King says there’s ‘little doubt’ Washington Redskins standout Robert Griffin III will start against the Eagles

“(Running) sprints around the practice field Thursday,” SI’s Peter King says there’s “little doubt” Washington standout Robert Griffin III will start the season under center for the Redskins. Named the Associated Press’ Offensive Rookie of the Year, the 23-year-old Griffin is recovering from January’s reconstructive surgery to repair the ACL and LCL ligaments in his...

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Arizona Cardinals 2013 Schedule Analysis

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It’s Peter King’s Birthday And He’s Gonna Gush About Goodell If He Wants To

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Robert Griffin III Says He’ll Play Week 1 ‘Without a Doubt’ After Offseason ACL, LCL Surgery

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2013 Arizona Cardinals Fan Fest

The 2013 Arizona Cardinals Fan Fest has finally arrived. The Fan Fest will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium today from 4:30 – 8:30 PM. Parking lots will open at 3:30 PM and stadium gates will open at 4:30 PM. Let’s take a look at some important details: CONCESSIONS: Stands will be open and will feature items including $1.50 hot dogs, $1.50 popcorn and $1.50 sodas...
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