Examining Cardinals LB's in March

When it comes to the Arizona Cardinals defense, the linebacker position is the spot that needs the most work.The team is in need of a consistent pass rusher and someone with speed to cover tight ends.The Cardinals have the speed in Daryl Washington but it’s unclear when he will be reinstated and how many more games he could be suspended for after his domestic violence case.The...
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5 Questions Facing the Arizona Cardinals this Offseason

Is it time for a switch at runningback? View image | Andre Ellington started off the season as one of the hottest backs in the NFL.  This quickly changed.  He was grossly unproductive toward the end of the season, as he didn’t even eclipse 2.5 yards per carry in any of the Cardinals final four games.  Ellington is going to have to get stronger if he...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Offseason Review: Alex Okafor

Height: 6’4 Weight: 260 D.O.B.: Feb 8, 1991 (23)School: Texas Experience: 2nd year (4th Round, 2013) Position: LBGoing into Season: Alex Okafor played against the New Orleans Saints in Week 3, that was the only game he played in after a biceps injury sidelined him to the injury reserve. In college Okafor played alongside current Arizona Cardinal Sam Acho. Their similarities are...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Rushing Defense Part II

This is the second part of the Arizona Cardinals run defense. But first a grievance needs to be aired.Currently the Cardinals have one player projected to go to the Pro Bowl. One. That’s hard to swallow. Arizona’s defense is one of the most talented units in the NFL, surely there is more than one player who is Pro Bowl caliber. Yet Patrick Peterson is the only player. How can...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Campbell, Okafor rack up sacks

TEMPE, Ariz. -- When Cardinals Calais Campbell and Alex Okafor line up on the same side of the defensive front, the competition can be fierce. Their competition may learn to hate it. "We both take pride in rushing the passer well," the veteran defensive end Campbell said. "He's really good at it. And I like to compete with him, because it makes me play better." The play is the thing...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

When the Cowboys are good, the NFL gets just a little bigger

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Cowboys' Monday night loss to the Redskins might have taken a little bit of luster of this Sunday's game with the Cardinals at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, but not much. Dallas is still atop the NFC East at 6-2, the Cardinals are still atop the NFC West at 6-1 and the winner of this game will still own the NFC's best record. Any time that bragging right is on the...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Things We Learned From the Cardinals Win Over Washington

The Cardinals beat the Redskins 30-20 but there were several key lessons to take away from this game. Let’s look at them now. 1. Arizona can’t be sloppy with penalties. The Cardinals committed 14 fouls for 108 yards. That’s far too many on both sides of that statistic. The Cardinals got away with it against a bad Washington team but when you have a game with a good team, like...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Fitzgerald enjoys bigger role; Okafor steps in, steps up

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- He's back. The Cardinals made Larry Fitzgerald a large part of their game plan Sunday, and he made the most of it with six catches for 98 yards and his first touchdown of the season in a 30-20 victory over Washington.  Fitzgerald tied a season high for receptions and set a season high for yards, and it was the touchdown that showed him at his bullish best. Fitzgerald...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Report: Andre Ellington, Tyrann Mathieu, Alex Okafor

The Arizona Cardinals’ final Week 1 injury report has some big names on it, but they still have a chance to be nearly at full strength Monday night against the San Diego Chargers:#453712634 / gettyimages.comIt seemed likely that running back Andre Ellington would certainly be out after suffering a foot injury earlier in the week, but he is officially listed as questionable...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Preview: Linebackers

This is the biggest question mark on the defense and quite possibly the entire team. Karlos Dansby took his talent and bolted to Cleveland for a four-year deal in free agency. Daryl Washington was suspended for at least a year in late May for multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. It left a big hole in the middle of the Arizona 3-4 scheme and is going to force...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Alex Okafor hoping for a strong second season

After being selected in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2013 draft, Arizona Cardinals linebacker Alex Okafor had his rookie season end after suffering a torn biceps tendon against the New Orleans Saints in Week 3. While rehabbing during last season he remained a presence in defensive meeting rooms, and head coach Bruce Arians was complementary of Okafor's work during offseason...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Roster Reivew: Linebackers

The Arizona Cardinals have two problems at the linebacker position. First, they have a wealth of talent up the middle but need more support on the outside. Second, they have a couple players coming back off of injuries which adds depth to the team and makes it difficult to decide who stays and who goes. Let’s take a look at the position and see how the players stack up for 2014...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Arizona Cardinals

POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5 Round 2: 0-4 Round 3: 0-3 Round 4: 0-2 Round 5: 0-1 Round 6 & 7: Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive, no scale. Round 1 - Jonathan Cooper G, UNC Analysis - Cooper broke a limb in the preseason and missed his entire rookie season.  The team is still very high on him, but this really hurts their 2013 Draft grade...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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