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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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals-Falcons Capsule

ARIZONA (9-2) at ATLANTA (4-7) Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Cardinals by 1 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Arizona 8-3, Atlanta 4-7 SERIES RECORD - Cardinals lead 16-12 LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat Falcons 27-13, Oct. 27, 2013 LAST WEEK - Cardinals lost to Seahawks 19-3; Falcons lost to Browns 26-24 AP PRO32 RANKING - Cardinals No. 4, Falcons No. 23 CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could These Two Guys Be the Answer For the Jets?

The guys over at Deadspin found the tape from tonight’s Buffalo-New York Jets game and it has a couple of goobers running around the field. By the time they took to the field, Buffalo was up 31-3 late in the third quarter. It still makes no sense why people run on the field during a game but at least they had more offensive pop than the Jets. Buffalo thumped New York 38-3 to improve...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is defensive end Calais Campbell of the Arizona Cardinals the NFL’s sackmaster?

My how the time flies. 12 Weeks are in the books for the 2014 NFL season, which means now is a great time to update our pass rush power rankings. Let’s go through the list and find out who the top 12 sackmasters are around the league, starting with the guy who was last year’s runner-up for the most sacks in the NFL… 12. Robert Quinn: St. Louis Rams If you don’t know, ask...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Todd Bowles Signs Extension

The Arizona Cardinals defense for the past two years has been stellar. The man behind them, defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, was rewarded with a three-year contract extension Thursday.Bowles is in his second season as the Cardinals defensive coordinator. He gained praise in his first season for turning a Cardinals defense into the top ranked rushing defense in the league and the...
Via Pro Football Spot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Gives Arizona Big Scare : 3 Things We Learned

The Arizona Cardinals came into this contest with the best record in the NFC West and the whole NFL after nine weeks. The St. Louis Rams came with the worst record in the division and a chip on their shoulders.The Rams came on strong in their upset performance over the Niners, showcasing an opportunistic defense with a penchant for heavy pressure on opposing QBs and a bevy of sacks...
Via Football Nation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Late father's words carry greater weight for Williams now

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Dan Williams' father died in a car accident a little more than a year ago while on his way to New Orleans to watch his son play. "It hit him really hard," said Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell, Williams' best friend on the team. "It would hit anybody really hard." But like most news stories, it passed and was largely swept under...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Big opportunity for Cardinals in Big D

TEMPE, Ariz. -- As Monday night's game unfolded between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, you had to wonder how much the Cardinals were learning from all those effective Washington blitzes in a 20-17 Redskins win. Was blitz-loving defensive coordinator Todd Bowles licking his lips over a bowl of popcorn. Was Calais Campbell taking notes? Was Texas native Alex Okafor...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Big opportunity for Cardinals in Big D

TEMPE, Ariz. -- As Monday night's game unfolded between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, you had to wonder how much the Cardinals were learning from all those effective Washington blitzes in a 20-17 Redskins win. Was blitz-loving defensive coordinator Todd Bowles licking his lips over a bowl of popcorn. Was Calais Campbell taking notes? Was Texas native Alex Okafor...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles' Sproles inactive, Cards' Campbell active

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Philadelphia running back Darren Sproles is inactive and Arizona defensive end Calais Campbell is active for Sunday's game between the Eagles and Cardinals. Sproles was limited in practice last week after spraining his MCL in Philadelphia's 27-0 win over the New York Giants on Oct. 12. Campbell had missed two games after his MCL was strained in a chop...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Report: John Brown, Calais Campbell Andre Ellington

This Sunday afternoon, the Arizona Cardinals will host the Philadephia Eagles at 4:05 EST. In the battle of the birds, Arizona has some big names with injuries including WR John Brown (ankle), DE Calais Campbell (knee) and starting RB Andre Ellington (foot). According to the Cardinals official injury report, rookie wide receiver John Brown (ankle), running back Andre Ellington (foot...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Cardinals, Patriots, Saints, Seahawks, Titans

Cardinals DE Calais Campbell was optimistic that he could play in Week 8, but said he’ll leave it up to coaches. (Darren Urban) Patriots Patriots sign LB Ja’Gared Davis and WR Jonathan Krause to their practice squad. DE Chandler Jones has been ruled out for Sunday’s game. (Ben Volin) Saints RB Khiry Robinson and RB Pierre Thomas are both out for Week 8’s game. TE Jimmy...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders: 2014 Week 7 NFL Pick

Arizona Cardinals (4-1) at Oakland Raiders (0-5) The Cardinals are 4-1 and have one of the best records in football, but they’re a very flawed, fraudulent 4-1. The Cardinals are just +10 in point differential despite their record and they’ve needed to win the turnover battle by 8 just to do that. Winning the turnover battle consistently is very hard to do so that’s going to...
Via The Football Fan Spot
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Sparano's task is tall in Oakland

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano held a ball-burying ceremony last week with his team in an effort to put a 0-4 start behind them.  "Everybody needed that," Oakland defensive end and former Cardinal Antonio Smith said via conference call on Wednesday. "If you're looking at the games we played before and lost before, but you're trying to climb...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Cardinals, Dolphins, Lions, Seahawks

Browns Browns signed WR Kevin Cone to their practice squad. Cardinals HC Bruce Arians mentioned that DE Calais Campbell (knee) has been “jogging” and is expected to be back for Week 8’s game. (Alex Marvez) Dolphins LT Branden Albert suffered an elbow injury last weekend and is unsure if he’ll be able to play Sunday against the Bears. (Andrew Abramson) Lions Lions...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Campbell still waiting for call from Broncos' Thomas

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell is still waiting to hear from Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas. "One of my teammates said he talked to him after the game and said he wanted to send a message, but he could get my number if he wanted to," Campbell said Wednesday in the Cardinals locker room. "Never before have I been blocked like that. I...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Calais Campbell upset over chop block

The Arizona Cardinals have been plagued by injuries and misfortune all season long. It didn't get any better last Sunday vs. Denver when Calais Campbell was injured on a chop block by Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas. The play upset a lot of people around the league, but especially and obviously Calais Campbell.  #456345490 / gettyimages.com"It was a situation that...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos TE Thomas fined more than $8K for illegal chop block

A person with knowledge of the penalty says that Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas was fined $8,268 for his chop block on Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the fine hadn't been announced yet by the NFL. ESPN first reported the fine, the first of Thomas' four-year career...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

AP Source: Thomas fined $8,286 for chop block

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) A person with knowledge of the penalty says that Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas was fined $8,268 for his chop block on Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the fine hadn't been announced yet by the NFL. ESPN first reported the fine, the first of Thomas...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Julius Thomas gets fined by NFL for his chop block on Calais Campbell

On Sunday Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas laid a chop block on Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell. After the game Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians called it the dirtiest play he’s ever seen in his 37 years of coaching. Here’s a look at what Thomas did: While it won’t fix Campbell’s knee, justice was served today. According to Adam Schefter, the NFL has...
Via cover32 - Broncos
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: NFL Fines Julius Thomas $8,268 For Chop Block

Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas has reportedly been fined $8,268 by the NFL for his chop block on Calais Campbell in Sunday’s 41-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. NFL fined Broncos TE Julius Thomas $8268 for his chop block on Cardinals DE Calais Campbell, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 8, 2014 Photo Credit: Gabriel Cristus/DenverBroncos.com Cardinals...
Via Gridiron Grit
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Broncos, Browns, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Colts & Jets

  Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict returned to practice Wednesday. (Paul Dehner Jr.) WR A.J. Green was carted off the practice field Wednesday, with what appeared to be a toe injury. (Coley Harvey) Broncos The NFL fined Broncos TE Julius Thomas $8,268 for his chop block on Cardinals DE Calais Campbell. (via Adam Schefter) Browns The NFL fined rookie LB Chris Kirksey $8,268 for the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football: Week 6 IDP Waiver Wire

Justin DurantSource: Tom Pennington/Getty Images North Americ How’d you do in week five? Although only two teams were on a bye week, the injuries came back to haunt us.  The IDP community lost Titans safety Bernard Pollard for the season with a ruptured achilles.  The Cardinals lost defensive end Calais Campbell to a sprained MCL and will be out 2-4 weeks. Jets linebacker David...
Via The Fantasy Fix
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Players View ‘Dirty’ Hits As ‘Subjective’ With Respect Being Large Factor

The NFL has in-game rules that dictate what’s legal and illegal. But what about the unwritten rules that make hits dirty or clean? It’s a subject that’s dicey for everyone, including the players. Just this past Sunday in Denver, Broncos tight end Julius Thomas caught Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell with a chop block. Arizona head coach Bruce Arians called...
Via NESN.com
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Drew Stanton, Calais Campbell, Patrick Peterson, Troy Niklas

The Arizona Cardinals lost to the Denver Broncos in Week 5, and they also came out of the game with injuries to multiple key players.Cardinals' head coach Bruce Arians called the chop block that injured Calais Campbell "the dirtiest play I've ever seen", and the defensive end is expected to miss 3-4 weeks with a strained medial collateral ligament in his right knee...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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