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Throughout the 2012 offseason, we will be taking a look at each NFL team from a keeper/dynasty perspective. Keeper leagues are very unique, with widely varying formats, but the following are observations based on reasonable draft positions in 2011. Further discussion of different keeper/dynasty decisions and trades is welcome in the comments below. We start by taking a look at the Offseason Odyssey of the Arizona Cardinals…
Finish: 8-8 (2nd NFC West)
2012 Draft Order: 13th Overall Pick
2011 Leaders: QB- Kevin Kolb- 1955 pass yds, 9/8 td/int RB- Beanie Wells- 1047 rush yds, 10 td WR- Larry Fitzgerald- 80 rec, 1411 rec yds, 8 td TE- Jeff King- 27 rec, 271 rec yds, 3 td
On the Fence? KEEP him: Beanie Wells- Personally, I tended to undervalue Wells a bit during the course of the 2011 season. Non-existent receiving skills (27 career catches) and a brittle reputation made me avoid Beanie like the mangy cat that lives under my porch. Despite the reputation, Wells actually played in ...
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With teams so desperate for a quarterback these days, it’s easy to see why teams like Minnesota drafted a guy like Christian Ponder in the early first round last year. It’s why people will understand why Ryan Tannehill will likely go in the top 15 of this year’s draft.
This is also the reason that Arizona gave up a promising young corner in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie...
Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt intends to let quarterbacks Kevin Kolb and John Skelton compete for the 2012 starting job.
"Both guys are going to get opportunities because John certainly deserves it from the way that he played over the back half of the season and Kevin certainly deserves it from the reason that we went out, got him, and brought him in," Whisenhunt...
The Arizona Cardinals will have to address OT Levi Browns 2012 contract before his $6 million roster bonus is due on March 13th. The former first-round selection has been largely disappointing and his $14.5 million contract (includes the before-mentioned $6 million roster bonus) for the upcoming season is hardly justifiable. Interestingly enough, Pompei reports that the Cardinals...
It’s important for a coach and G.M. to be on the same page. When it comes to the quarterback position for the Cardinals, they apparently are. Rod Graves recently hinted that quarterback Kevin Kolb will be back, but that “things” could “change” at some point “down the road.” Ken Whisenhunt was slightly more explicit in…
IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, it's hard to argue with the numbers. Jared Goff (6-4, 190) threw for 44 TDs as a junior -- against just four interceptions. And yet he still has a big time arm, with his prep coach saying he can launch it 70 yards in the air. Mike Leach and Washington State became the second Pac-12 school to offer him.
ANCILLARY RECRUITING AREAS are vital. Under Mike Leach, some of those areas for Washington State have already proven to be American Samoa, Texas, Hawaii and Florida. Could New Zealand be next?
Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said this week that he will let Kevin Kolb and John Skelton compete for the starting quarterback job, adding that he wants the best players at every spot on his team.