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TEMPE, Ariz. The ideal Sunday for many Americans was hell for Ryan Williams.
Unable to play last season after rupturing a patellar tendon in a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, the rookie running back had a front-row seat in coach Ken Whisenhunts suite for the Cardinals' season opener against Carolina.
He hated the view.
I just stopped going to games, Williams said. It made me sick to my stomach not being able to play.
Not playing was just one of his hurdles. Following months of healing after surgery, Williams quadriceps muscle atrophied so much that he joked he was devolving.
I felt like a baby learning to walk all over again, he said. It was a pain just sitting up.
There are many threads of hope for the Cardinals offense to cling to with offseason workouts in full gear. Quarterback Kevin Kolb will finally have an offseason to absorb and master the offense. Running back Beanie Wells has a healthy knee, a 1,000-yard season and questions about his toughness i...
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Finally, Kevin Kolb gets to spend a summer in Arizona.
Forget the discomfort of the triple-digit surroundings. The quarterback is getting his first offseason workouts with the Cardinals, and he and the team hope this means a smoother, less pressurized performance in the coming season.
Kolb acknowledges that he puts added pressure on himself to live up to the five-year, $63 million...
WHAT IF MIKE LEACH wasn’t a football coach but instead a commissioner – what if he was in charge of making changes to college football’s postseason. Leach would institute a playoff but it wouldn’t be of the plus-one, 4-team or even 8-team variety. A 16-team playoff? A 32-team playoff? Nope. Think bigger.
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IN ONLY SIX months on the job, Mike Leach has seemingly become the most interviewed coach in Washington State football history. Yet in the mountains of media attention he's attracted, there's one question -- a very straight-forward one, in fact -- that appears to have gone unasked. Until now.
Earlier we took a look at the Seattle Seahawks and what we expect from the team this season. Next up on the NFC West list is the Arizona Cardinals…
This is another team that played far better down the stretch in 2011, mimicking Seattle’s run after an awful start to the year. They were 7-2 in their last 9 games including a win against the 49ers and shaky, but talented...
With guys like Mike Leach, Rich Rodriguez and Jim Mora getting back on the sidelines this fall, it's easy to see why so many fan bases are excited to get things started again in the fall.
But how do you evaluate their success since most of them are taking over programs that have hit rock bottom? Each one will go through a transition period, even John L. Williams at Arkansas...