Three offseason priorities for the Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals are coming off of a season full of mixed emotions. On the one hand they hand a tremendously successful year that saw a return to the playoffs for the first time since 2009, putting together their first 11 win season since well before they moved to Arizona. The season was certainly successful for the team’s brass as well. General manager Steve Keim, head coach...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Offseason Review: Drew Stanton

Height: 6’3 Weight: 243 lbs D.O.B.: May 7, 1984 (30)School: Michigan State Experience: 8 years (3rd round, 2007 ) Position: QBGoing into Season: To begin the 2014 Cardinals campaign, Drew Stanton was expected to be the solid, well versed back-up that he has been throughout his career. Stepping even further back to the 2012 off-season when Bruce Arians and Steve Kiem began to revamp...
Via Pro Football Spot
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: What Went Wrong, 2014 Final Report Card

What tale will be told about the Arizona Cardinals after a 2014 campaign that had them looking like the team to beat in the NFC, and possibly the whole league? It really is a story of what went wrong on the road to what should have been another great Super Bowl run.1. Quarterback catastrophe...Riding the arm of Carson Palmer is not a bad deal, but losing the star QB for the season...
Via Football Nation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Cardinals, Panthers, Patriots, Raiders, & Saints

Cardinals QB Drew Stanton said he does not need any further surgery to his injured right knee. (Bob McManaman) Panthers ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that DE Greg Hardy made another $40,000 for the Panthers’ playoff appearance, even though he’s on the commissioner’s exempt list. Patriots Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston writes that Patriots director of player personnel...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The pain of the Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals went out with a whimper in the NFC Wild Card playoffs, losing 27-16 to the Carolina Panthers on a rainy Saturday night. Arizona began the season so well, only to watch Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton succumb to knee injuries. Without them, Ryan Lindley became the starting quarterback and subsequently lost the final two regular-season games before falling in the...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

The pain of the Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals went out with a whimper in the NFC Wild Card playoffs, losing 27-16 to the Carolina Panthers on a rainy Saturday night. Arizona began the season so well, only to watch Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton succumb to knee injuries. Without them, Ryan Lindley became the starting quarterback and subsequently lost the final two regular-season games before falling in the...
Via This Given Sunday
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Stanton ruled out for Wild Card game

Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton has been ruled out for Saturday’s Wild Card game against the Panthers. While the news on Stanton was expected, it does place the Cardinals in a tough spot against the Panthers. Ryan Lindley will again start for the Cardinals with rookie Logan Thomas backing him up. Lindley has started the last two games for the Cardinals producing losses which...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Stanton misses Wednesday practice, unlikely to play

Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton did not practice on Wednesday. Stanton would need to return to practice by Thursday to have any chance of playing in this weekends Wild Card game. As it stands the Cardinals are looking at a first round loss while having Ryan Lindley under center. It is a tough break for the Cardinals but their season essentially ended with the loss of Carson Palmer.
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Drew Stanton’s Knee Infection Keep Him Out Against Carolina?

Drew Stanton will not be quarterbacking the Arizona Cardinals when they take on the Carolina Panthers Saturday afternoon. Instead it’s going to be the first career playoff start for Ryan Lindley when the Cardinals travel to Charlotte this weekend. Or will it? Stanton was supposedly on track and was “85 percent likely” to play according to head coach Bruce Arians. So what went...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Browns, Cardinals, Jets, Steelers

Bears Bears signed DE Jamil Merrell to a reserve/futures contract. Browns Browns sign kickers Travis Coons and Carey Spear to reserve contracts. (Aaron Wilson) Cardinals HC Bruce Arians told reports that QB Drew Stanton would need at least one day of practice to play in their Wildcard game. (Darren Urban) Urban mentions that this means Stanton has to practice either today...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Odds: Panthers, Cowboys Open As Favorites In NFC Wild Card Matchups

Despite their 7-8-1 record on the season, the Carolina Panthers opened as four-point home favorites against the Arizona Cardinals for their Wild Card Weekend matchup Saturday. That line has since climbed to as high as a touchdown at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The total is at 38 points. Carolina and Arizona have played one previous playoff game against each other, when...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals still hopeful Stanton will play Saturday

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said quarterback Drew Stanton is progressing from two knee-ligament sprains suffered Dec. 11 and the team is still hopeful that he will be able to play in a wild card playoff game Saturday at Carolina. Arians said there was no real change in Stanton's status. "We've got our fingers crossed that possibly he could go (practice) later in...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals hopeful that Drew Stanton will start Wild Card game

The Cardinals are still hopeful that Drew Stanton will be able to play in their Wild Card match-up against the Panthers. Cardinals general manager Steve Keim appeared on Arizona Sports 98.7 Monday saying “At this point it’s day-to-day, but we’re hopeful,” about a return of Stanton in time for the playoffs. Since Stanton went down the Cardinals have been forced to start Ryan...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Find Confidence in Season Finale

When news broke that Drew Stanton will likely miss the playoffs, members of the Arizona Cardinals fan base were ready to give up. Sunday against the 49ers, Ryan Lindley gave them hope. Lindley, the most well known third-string quarterback on this side of the Mississippi, showed some promise Sunday against San Francisco, completing timing routs and slants against a still-tough 49ers...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Brady Quinn: Cardinals Decision To Not Sign Veteran QB Could Haunt Them

It has been a revolving door of quarterbacks for the Arizona Cardinals this season. The Cardinals got off to a hot start despite Carson Palmer going down with an injury to his shoulder in Week 1 and Drew Stanton, who filled in admirably under center, suffering a concussion in Week 5. Palmer returned only to sustain a season-ending torn ACL in week 10 while Stanton soon joined him...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

One Card Short Of A Full(er) Deck

After all the adversity faced by the Arizona Cardinals this season, it would be difficult to find someone who hasn’t been impressed by their success.  Week after week, injuries have occurred on both sides of the ball, and yet the Cardinals have persevered in large part due to the leadership of head coach Bruce Arians.  Given the circumstances, Arizona may have reached its breaking...
Via Football By Football
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Stanton likely out for the year, postseason included

A season that has been defined by surprising all-around team play and marred by injuries to multiple major contributors will pretty much end that way for the Arizona Cardinals. Regardless of whether Bruce Arians’ squad continues to surprise the NFL world in the playoffs, it appears that Ryan Lindley will be under center for the duration. Drew Stanton, who was called on to replace...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton could be done for the year after knee surgery

Another one bites the dust. According to a report by NFL insider Ian Rapoport, yet another Arizona Cardinal is probably done for the season. This time it’s quarterback Drew Stanton, who underwent knee surgery this week: Sources: #AZCardinals QB Drew Stanton had arthroscopic surgery to fight an infection. He’s recovering, but may be done for the year. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona's Lindley back at starter, Stanton has infection

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) More news surrounding the turbulent quarterback predicament of the Arizona Cardinals. Ryan Lindley is back as the starter, and Drew Stanton has been treated for an infection in his sprained right knee, a setback in his attempt to return for the playoffs. Coach Bruce Arians initially said rookie Logan Thomas would start in Sunday's regular-season finale at San Francisco...
Via AP on Fox
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

What do All-Pro teams really do? They’re just a list of the best players in the league in a given season. They don’t mean anything. You could probably figure out most of them with a cursory glance at the ESPN homepage and five minutes of research on pro-football-reference.com. What can you really learn from them? Instead I want to propose an alternative concept: the All-Help...
Via The Sports Post
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

QB Flip-Flop in Arizona

It has been a rough few weeks for the Arizona Cardinals offense. After losing starter Carson Palmer for the season to an ACL injury, the team turned to their capable backup Drew Stanton. Stanton filled in admirably, leading the Cards to a 2-2 record before going down with his own ACL injury during a 12-6 win over the St. Louis Rams. Although the injury was only a sprain, there is...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cards' Stanton has surgery for infection, may be done for year

The Arizona Cardinals situation at quarterback has become even more complicated. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton had arthroscopic surgery to fight an infection and he might be done for the season, FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo confirms Friday. The NFL Network was the first to report the news. Stanton's infection was discovered Wednesday and it's believed to be...
Via Fox Sports
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Stanton Could Miss Rest Of Season With Infection

This is bad news for a Cardinals Super Bowl run. According to Ian Rapoport, Drew Stanton could miss the rest of the season and playoffs after having surgery to fight an infected area. Sources: #AZCardinals QB Drew Stanton had arthroscopic surgery to fight an infection. He’s recovering, but may be done for the year. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 26, 2014 #AZCardinals...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals QB Drew Stanton Underwent Surgery To Fight Infection, Could Be Done For The Year

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Cardinals QB Drew Stanton needed to undergo arthroscopic surgery to fight an infection he has been dealing with. According to Rapoport, Stanton could be forced to miss the remainder of the season. Rapoport adds that Stanton’s infection was discovered Wednesday and is believed to be caused by an outside medical treatment. Arizona was reportedly...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona's QB Stanton, 2 Seattle o-linemen out for game

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton was inactive for the Cardinals' game Sunday night against the Seattle Seahawks. Stanton, who sprained his knee against St. Louis 10 days ago, practiced on a limited basis Thursday and had been listed as doubtful for the game. Coach Bruce Arians had called Stanton a game-time decision but said the best he would be was a backup...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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