Found June 08, 2013 on Football Nation:
Being a top ten selection in the NFL draft can be a blessing and a curse. While being honored by the recognition of talent, the player must also be placed on a football team with a clear list of problems. North Carolina offensive guard Jonathan Cooper beat out Alabama offensive guard Chance Warmack for the first guard taken in the draft. Unfortunately for Cooper, he landed on a team that needs a lot more work, especially on the offensive side of the ball.The one sign of success in terms of an offensive guard, is the success of the run game. Coming out of college, Cooper excelled in pulling and lead blocking for now Cincinnati Bengal Giovani Bernard. Luckily for Cooper, the Cardinals have a plethora of talented running backs. Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is a downhill runner, who can push the pile. With him, and young backs such as Ryan Williams, Andre Ellington, and Stepfan Taylor, Cooper should find success in the run blocking game.As far as pass prote...

Arizona Cardinals Offensive Lineman Jamaal Johnson-Webb is still perfecting his game

Usually when you look at college football players, they were major standouts in the game their entire life.  Well my next interviewee didn’t play football his entire life; he didn’t start playing football until his senior year in high school. Jamaal Johnson-Webb was not really involved in sports, until one day he was approached by the football coach, and asked why he didn...

Carson Palmer says Honeybadger reminds him of Troy Polamalu

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...

Cardinals grab high praise for offseason moves

The Arizona Cardinals continue to receive praise from ESPN for their strategy and movement in the offseason, in their attempt to reinvent their football team.

Brown's return to play big role in Cardinals' success

TEMPE, Ariz. When the Cardinals began offseason workouts, Levi Brown was relegated to conditioning and strengthening exercises as he recovered from last seasons surgery to repair a torn triceps tendon. Brown wasnt particularly happy about the limited role, even grumbling about it to local media. I guess they overheard, Brown quipped on Thursday. They got me right back out there...

Arizona Cardinals Potential Breakout Player of 2013: Michael Floyd

The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player (rookies don’t count) for the 2013 NFL season on each NFL team. For the Arizona Cardinals, that player...

Cardinals Quarterbacks Coach Freddie Kitchens Nearly Died on Practice Field of Aortic Dissection

Some quick thinking by the Cardinals’ signal callers and training staff might have saved quarterbacks coach Freddie Kitchens‘ life. Kitchens started to feel dizzy on Thursday during Arizona’s OTAs, according to Peter King of Sports Illustrated. He complained to Carson Palmer and the rest of the Cardinals’ signal callers of some tightness in his chest, which led to the quarterbacks...

Johnny Manziel and Ryan Swope Star in Country Music VIdeo

The bar is set pretty high for whomever wins the next Heisman trophy thanks to Jonnny Manziel. Johnny Football has had a heck of year since becoming the first freshman to ever win college football's most prestigious award. I'm talking partying with all sorts of stars, hanging out with the elite that the NBA has to offer, a smoking hot girlfriend, been on every talk...

Report: Nothing imminent between the Jaguars and Beanie Wells

According to the Florida Times-Union, nothing is imminent between the Jaguars and free agent running back Beanie Wells after Thursday’s workout. Visiting with Wells should be viewed more as the Jaguars doing their homework instead of concern over the availability of Maurice Jones-Drew (still rehabilitating from foot surgery) and the lack of experience at the position. The Jaguars...
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