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NFL Notes: Cardinals, Seahawks, & Steelers

Cardinals Josh Weinfuss of ESPN mentions positions battles between Jerraud Powers and Justin Bethel for the right cornerback job and Bobby Massie and D.J. Humphries for the right tackle position as two to keep an eye on. Weinfuss puts the odds of first-round pick D.J. Humphries winning the starting right tackle job at “50-50” right ...The post NFL Notes: Cardinals, Seahawks,...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cardinals to Keep an Eye On

There is no doubt the Arizona Cardinals have a talented roster and are poised to be a competitive force in the NFL this year. Last year left fans with many “what if” questions, but it if’s were fifths we’d all be drunk.Now, this could easily be a list of the three best Cardinals but the goal is to be more creative than that. Instead the goal is to list whose play will impact...
Via Pro Football Spot
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerraud Powers is easing the pain of losing Antonio Cromartie

The Arizona Cardinals lost Pro Bowl cornerback Antonio Cromartie in free agency to the New York Jets. Most teams that lose their starting cornerback would be in serious trouble the following season, but the Cardinals are in that rare situation where the guy waiting to take over might be even better at this point in his career.  When head coach Bruce Arians was asked about replacing...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining Cardinals DB's in June

In Arizona, the group of defensive backs are a family with a unique bond. Most of the main guys on the unit had to scrap and grind to be where they are. Star cornerback Patrick Peterson has his fair share of doubters after a rough 2014 campaign. Even with all the adversity this group has faced, none of the players lack confidence and ability. Players like Tony Jefferson and Jerraud...
Via Pro Football Spot
28 days ago  |  Discuss

These Arizona Cardinals tackling stats from last year will blow your mind

It doesn’t take a football genius to see that the Arizona Cardinals are built on the strength of their defense, but if you were watching closely in the second half of the season, you know that tackling became a serious issue. How bad was it? Near the end of the year Calais Campbell was upset with the team’s tackling against the 49ers, per Josh Weinfuss of ESPN: “According to...
Via cover32
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals wrap up OTAs with air of confidence

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals wrapped up what coach Bruce Arians called ''outstanding'' OTAs, the team displaying an obvious air of confidence about what lies ahead in the coming season. ''We got a lot accomplished as a football team,'' Arians said after Thursday's session, ''in every phase - special teams, offense, defense. Everybody got better.'' The Cardinals have three...
Via AP on Fox
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Examining Cardinals DB's in May

One of the biggest questions regarding the Arizona Cardinals is whether or not the secondary will be able to withstand the loss of Antonio Cromartie.However, the team likes the talent that they have in Jerraud Powers and Justin Bethel, and feels the two can be dynamic playmakers going forward.Led by Patrick Peterson, who struggled last year after it was revealed he was battling diabetes...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerraud Powers confident in his abilities to replace Cromartie

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers is up for the challenge of replacing well known veteran CB Antonio Cromartie. Powers told the Cardinals official website that he is confident in his abilities, even if some people may not know his name as well as Cromartie. “Cro’s a household name,” Powers said. “He’s done a lot in this league, and it’s a tribute to him, as...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals monitoring distance players run in OTAs to prevent fatigue

The Arizona Cardinals work out in the brutal sun of the Arizona desert so head coach Bruce Arians and strength coach Buddy Morris have taken precautions in how much the wide receivers and defensive backs are runnings in practice.  “You didn’t really feel that way at the moment (during OTAs),” cornerback Jerraud Powers told the Cardinals official website. “It was kind of...
Via Fox Sports
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Arians feels 'comfortable' at the cornerback position

The Arizona Cardinals are suddenly feeling pretty good about their cornerback situation. The Cardinals claimed New England Patriots cornerback Alfonso Dennard off waivers on Wednesday to add more depth to the position. The Cardinals didn't use a draft pick on a corner last week, but after claiming Denard they now have 11 cornerbacks on their roster.  “Well, [at] corner we’re...
Via Fox Sports
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Examining Cardinals DB's in April

With just one day until the annual NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals are expected to add a cornerback at some point.After losing Antonio Cromartie in free agency, the Cardinals are left with just Patrick Peterson, Justin Bethel and Jerraud Powers at the free agency spot. Tyrann Mathieu can certainly fill into a nickel slot role as well.While the Cardinals cornerbacks currently on...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Calais Campbell: CB Justin Bethel 'has the potential to be great'

Cornerback Justin Bethel could play a key role for the Arizona Cardinals this year.  Bethel will compete with fellow cornerback Jerraud Powers for the starting job to play alongside Patrick Peterson next season. The Cardinals may also decide to draft a cornerback and throw him into the mix as well.  Coach Bruce Arians has spoken very highly of Bethel this offseason, and he is not...
Via Fox Sports
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Examining Cardinals DB's in March

The Arizona Cardinals have a lot of young talent in the secondary, but it is far from a finished product.The secondary features dynamic players such as Patrick Peterson, Rashad Johsnon and Tyrann Mathieu. The team is also very high on Jerraud Powers, who some of the coaches felt was the best corner on the roster at times last year.It also has promising young players in Justin Bethel...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Former Auburn DB Jerraud Powers Loses A Bet, Has To Wear An Alabama Jersey

Earlier this year, former Auburn DB Jerraud Powers won a bet with Arizona Cardinals teammates and ex-LSU stars Tyrann Mathieu and Patrick Peterson. The two LSU legends were forced to wear Auburn gear after LSU fell to its SEC rival, 41-7. Powers apparently decided to make a similar bet with former Alabama stars Ed Stinson and Rashad Johnson for this year’s Iron Bowl. Unfortunately...
Via College Spun
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals' Strong Secondary

The Arizona Cardinals have built a secondary that competes with division rival Seattle Seahawks as the best pass defense in the league.The talent the Cardinals have at defensive back and safety allows defensive coordinator Todd Bowles to blitz often without getting burnt in the backfield. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said in a press conference, “You can see that they benefit...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals reward Bowles with 3-year contract extension

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals players have not gone as far as to start a pool to pick the day defensive coordinator Todd Bowles leaves to become an NFL head coach, but they believe it is coming soon -- despite the three-year contract extension Bowles received Thursday.  "His days are numbered," cornerback Jerraud Powers said.  "It's like a clock counting down. It's not when Todd Bowles...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Former LSU Star Tyrann Mathieu Loses A Bet, Wears Auburn Gear

This one had to hurt. Three Arizona Cardinals teammates — Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, and Jerraud Powers — decided to make a wager on last Saturday’s game between LSU and Auburn. Peterson and Mathieu were stars at LSU, while Powers played college ball at Auburn. Auburn ended up obliterating LSU, 41-7, so Powers won the bet. According to his Instagram, both Mathieu and...
Via College Spun
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Carson Palmer's injury rare but 'not season-ending'

TEMPE, Ariz. -- If Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer feels like he was hit by a truck on the play on which he suffered nerve damage in his left shoulder, well, he kinda was.  "This is not a typical football injury. The doctor I saw yesterday (Wednesday) said he sees them a lot in car accidents, so it's not something that is kind of run of the mill," Palmer said of the shoulder...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Corners hold key to Cardinals' defensive success

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Cardinals defense is going to bring plenty of pressure this season. It did on Monday night against the Chargers in critical situations, and it did more than any team in the NFL last season, according to Pro Football Focus. The danger in that game plan is the burden it places on the cornerbacks, who are often left on the proverbial island to defend receivers one...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals secondary has potential for greatness

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Antonio Cromartie can't decide what excites him most about Arizona's young and talented secondary. "Everything," the Cardinals' prized free-agent acquisition said. Arizona enters the 2014 season with a pair of cornerbacks who have been to the Pro Bowl the last two seasons, a budding free safety star in Tyrann Mathieu, a hard-hitting first-round pick at strong safety...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals sign CB Antonio Cromartie

The Arizona Cardinals have signed free-agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie. Former Jets CB Antonio Cromartie reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, per ESPN source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 20, 2014 The former New York Jets corner became a free agent after the team released him in a cost saving move. Antonio Cromartie spoke openly of wishing...
Via Sports-Glory
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Free agency preview: Defensive Backs

The Arizona Cardinals are going to have a potential quagmire and a half in the defensive back field. And not the kind of Quagmire that runs around Rhode Island yelling “Giggity, giggity,” either. Let’s break it down and see what Arizona really needs. Patrick Peterson is in the final year of his contract and could hold out during the offseason to try and get a new deal. We...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Could Be In The Market For CB Help

John Weinfuss of ESPN.com breaks down the Cardinals cornerback position as they prepare for free agency. According Weinfuss, there is a “good chance” that Arizona could release CB Jerraud Powers, despite the fact that they signed him to a three-year deal worth $10.5 million just last year. Doing so would free up $2.75 million, according to Overthecap.com. As for free agent...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals season review: Cornerbacks

FOX Sports Arizona is conducting a position-by-position analysis of the Arizona Cardinals, examining their personnel's strengths and weaknesses, the team's free agents at that position and the team's draft or free-agent needs. STARTERS Patrick Peterson, Jerraud Powers Peterson has inexplicably come under fire from critics despite taking on the opponent's top receiver every game and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Roster Review: Defensive Backs

This time around on the Cardinals roster review, we’ll take a look at defensive backs. Arizona has a couple of stars in Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu but how does the rest of the defensive backfield look after them. Let’s start with who will be under contract in 2014. Patrick Peterson $5,863,962 Jerraud Powers $4 million Justin Bethel $598,556 Rashad Johnson $2.133 million...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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