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Examining Cardinals Special Teams in March

Special teams is often a forgotten part of football but if you ask Bruce Arians, you cannot win without solid special teams play.And if you haven't swept the memories of the Cardinals 2014 wildcard playoff game out of your head, you will remember how dreadful the Cardinals special teams unit was.Drew Butler, whom replaced the injured Dave Zastudil, averaged a mislay 34.8 yards per...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Offseason Review: Dave Zastudil

Dave ZastudilHeight: 6’3 Weight: 220 D.O.B.: October 26, 1978 (36)School: Ohio Experience: 13 Position: PGoing Into Season:Zastudil was one of the more consistent punters in the league. In 2012, he set a league record for punts inside the 20-yard line. Ever since he came to the Cardinals, he has been a key part of the special teams unit.Season:Zastudil injured his groin before...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Offseason Review: Drew Butler

Our next installment of Arizona Cardinals offseason reviews is punter Drew Butler. Drew Butler: Height: 6’1 Weight: 217 D.O.B.: May 10, 1989 (25) School: Georgia Experience: 2 (UDFA ’12) Position: P Going into Season Drew Butler’s career has been inconsistent at best. Since coming to the pros in 2012, Butler has been signed by four different NFL teams. He has played in only...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: 5 Takeaways From Playoff Loss to Panthers

The Arizona Cardinals’ season is over. The team that started the season 9-1 with a 3-game lead in its division, was a far cry from the team that lost 27-16 to the Carolina Panthers on Saturday. Injuries have decimated the roster, and with it, Arizona’s season.Here are five things we can take away from the disappointing loss:First Half Was a FlukeThe Cardinals held a 14-13 halftime...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Arizona Cardinals' Season is Over

Sorry defense. You don’t deserve this and neither does anyone who has ever supported the Cardinals. The Cardinals season came crashing to a halt 27 -16 Saturday afternoon when Ryan Lindley, Ed Hochuli, Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis, and Drew Butler made names for themselves. The Cardinals had the lead at the half 14-13 behind touchdowns to Darren Fells and Marion Grice. After the...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Panthers Fold Cards Super Bowl Dreams 27-16

Where do we begin when describing the futility known as the Arizona Cardinals in their wild card game at the Carolina Panthers? Arizona lost the game 27-16 and actually led 14-13 at the half. Seriously. You could start with the fact that Arizona had 77 yards of offense. Total. For the game. You could talk about the awful punting day Drew Butler had. His nine punts traveled a total...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: No TDs, No Problem! Cardinals Knock Off Rams 12-6

The Arizona Cardinals have found ways to win this season and now they’ve found another one. The Cardinals used four field goals from Chandler Catonzaro to give the team all the offense it needed in a 12-6 win over the St. Louis Rams tonight at the Edward Jones Dome. The news isn’t all good, however, as the injury bug has taken another bite out of the Cardinals. Quarterback Drew...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

This weekend in NFL stupid

A recap of all that was stupid during the 13th weekend of the 2014 NFL season… The stupidest penalty  This essentially won the game for the San Diego Chargers in Baltimore: Defensive pass interference was called on Anthony Levine, but that’s a ridiculous amount of contact from Malcom Floyd. At the very least, incidental penalties should have been called by Walt Anderson’s...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

This weekend in NFL stupid

A recap of all that was stupid during the 13th weekend of the 2014 NFL season… The stupidest penalty  This essentially won the game for the San Diego Chargers in Baltimore: Defensive pass interference was called on Anthony Levine, but that’s a ridiculous amount of contact from Malcom Floyd. At the very least, incidental penalties should have been called by Walt Anderson’s...
Via Bloguin Best
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Grade Day: What Grade Do The Cardinals Earn?

The Arizona Cardinals fought hard but couldn’t over come a sluggish offense in a 19-3 loss to Seattle yesterday. The Cardinals are now 9-2 on the season but still have the best record in the NFC and have a two-game lead on Seattle for the top spot in the NFC West. So what grade do we give them for yesterday’s effort? Grade: C- The Arizona offense was held to a season-worst 204...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks Win at Home vs. Cardinals

Football is a team game. Unfortunately, Sunday the Arizona Cardinals only got execution from their defense. The Seattle Seahawks eliminated the offense, and the Cardinals special teams eliminated themselves, which led to a big 19 – 3 victory for Seattle.The game started with Ted Ginn, Jr. taking an ill advised punt return out of the end zone that set up Seattle with great field...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals add QB insurance by signing Dixon to practice squad

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals engaged in some contingency planning Tuesday by signing former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon to their practice squad. Dixon was with the Steelers from 2008 through 2011 after being drafted in the fifth round out of Oregon. His offensive coordinator while in Pittsburgh was Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians. Dixon gives the Cardinals...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign QB Dennis Dixon to practice squad

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed quarterback Dennis Dixon to their practice squad and ended punter Dave Zastudil's season by placing him on injured reserve with a groin injury. Dixon was signed with the Cardinals' quarterback situation uncertain. Carson Palmer is coming back from a nerve problem in his shoulder and backup Drew Stanton is recovering from a concussion...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Cardinals, Jaguars, Jets, Panthers, Patriots

  Bears The Bears are among the teams to consider signing former Redskins draft pick S Bacarri Rambo. (Howard Balzer) Cardinals Cardinals signed P Drew Butler to their practice squad. Cardinals waived DT Christian Tupou from their practice squad. Jaguars Jaguars signed TE Marcel Jensen to the practice squad. Jaguars signed WR Kerry Taylor to the practice squad. Jets...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals re-sign Butler to practice squad

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals re-signed punter Drew Butler to the practice squad Wednesday and released defensive tackle Christian Tupou from the practice squad. Butler averaged 47.9 yards in Arizona's first three games of the season with regular punter Dave Zastudil nursing a sore groin. Butler was released Tuesday to make room on the roster for running back Marion Grice.
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Cardinals, Chiefs, Eagles, Giants, Jets, & Redskins

Cardinals The Cardinals announced Tuesday that they have signed RB Marion Grice off Chargers practice squad and waived P Drew Butler. Chiefs Chiefs S Eric Berry is dealing with a high ankle sprain. (Adam Caplan) Eagles The Eagles appear to be making adjustments to their offensive due to recent injures. According to Dave Weinberg, Matt Tobin is playing LG, Dennis Kelly RG...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona puts Abraham on season-ending injured list

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona has placed 15-year veteran John Abraham on injured reserve, ending his season with the Cardinals. The 36-year-old outside linebacker sustained a concussion in the season opener against San Diego. He left the team briefly after that, reportedly contemplating retirement, before making an attempt to return this week. He had not been able to practice, however...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Place OLB John Abraham On Season-Ending I.R. Due To Concussions

  ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Cardinals will place veteran OLB John Abraham on season-ending injured reserve due to concussions. Darren Urban reports that the Cardinals have re-signed P Drew Butler. Abraham returned to the Cardinals this past week after he left the team to weigh his future, but it appears he was unable to pass the concussion protocol. Previous...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals facing vulnerable 49ers defense

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco defense dearly misses the menacing presence of suspended pass-rushing specialist Aldon Smith, and it better get used to it. Smith is just two games into his nine-game penalty from the NFL for violations of league substance-abuse and personal-conduct policies. This unit realizes it must find ways to put more pressure on the quarterback without...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign OLB Victor Butler, release 2 others

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed outside linebacker Victor Butler. Butler played four seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, appearing in 63 games, two as a starter. He was with the New Orleans Saints last season but was on the physically unable to perform list with a knee injury. Butler, a fourth-round draft pick out of Oregon State five years ago, was released by the...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals facing vulnerable 49ers defense

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco defense dearly misses the menacing presence of suspended pass-rushing specialist Aldon Smith, and it better get used to it. Smith is just two games into his nine-game penalty from the NFL for violations of league substance-abuse and personal-conduct policies. This unit realizes it must find ways to put more pressure on the quarterback without...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Sign OLB Victor Butler, Release P Drew Butler

The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday that they have signed OLB Victor Butler to a contract and released P Drew Butler. The team also cut  OLB Marcus Benard to create a roster spot for OLB John Abraham. Butler, 27, signed two-year, $3 million contract that included $1.5 million guaranteed with New Orleans last season, but was unfortunately among the Saints’ final roster...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Zastudil ailing, Cardinals sign punter Drew Butler

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) With Dave Zastudil nursing a sore left groin, the Arizona Cardinals have signed punter Drew Butler. Butler punted in all 16 games for the Pittsburgh Steelers as a rookie in 2012, averaging 43.8 yards per kick with 26 inside the 20-yard line. He was out of football in 2013 after being cut by the Steelers at the end of preseason. Butler was with the Detroit Lions...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions reach 75-man roster limit by releasing Tavecchio, five others

The Detroit Lions' training camp kicking competition came to an end Monday with the team releasing Georgio Tavecchio. That leaves rookie Nate Freese, a seventh-round draft pick out of Boston College, as the Lions' top kicker, unless they decide to pick up a veteran free agent before the regular-season opener in two weeks. The Lions also confirmed that they have waived cornerback...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals To Release T Max Starks, Lions Waive P Drew Butler

It’s not a good day for former Pittsburgh Steelers players as several are showing up on the early lists of cut-downs throughout the league. The Arizona Cardinals will reportedly release tackle Max Starks Monday just three weeks after signing him. Starks played a total of 86 snaps with the Cardinals over the course of three preseason games […] Cardinals To Release T Max Starks...
Via Steelers Depot
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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