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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals 2014 Season: Cardinals vs Giants

Mandatory Credit: The Arizona Cardinals capped off a short week with a trip to the East Coast. In years past that would be a recipe for disaster right? Not the case this week. While Arizona may not have been on the same page for much of the middle portion of the game, the team managed to come together late, in much the same fashion as last week. Carson Palmer was...
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September 14, 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...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals 2014 Season: Cardinals vs Chargers

Cornerbacks Antonio Cromartie and Jerraud Powers force an incomplete pass. Mandatory Credit: It’s not common to play the same team twice in a row, let alone finish the preseason and then begin the regular season. That was the case on Monday when the Arizona Cardinals played host to the San Diego Chargers. Initially this game was going the same way the preseason...
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September 09, 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...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign Antonio Cromartie

AP Image The wait is over. After a whole week has gone by since Antonio Cromartie made his initial visit to the Cardinals facility, he has finally signed with the team.  Cromatrie signed a one-year deal. 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 Cromartie will...
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March 20, 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...
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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...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Cardinals who will lose their starting jobs.

AP Photo/G. Newman Lowrance With every offseason comes change. Players come and players go. Every team evaluates the talent they have in an attempt to make them the talent they had, in exchange for roster spots to be filled by rookies, free agents, or to give players you already have the opportunity to help the team. Some players are cut, some are demoted. All in the name of improving...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Could Be In The Market For CB Help

John Weinfuss of 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 As for free agent...
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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...
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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...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Dockett’s potty training

Defensive lineman Darnell Dockett of the Cardinals is known for three things. He’s a great defensive lineman. He’s a fierce supporter of his alma mater, Florida State and he certainly knows how to make Twitter blow up. Like he did with this pre-game tweet before last night’s BCS title game.     I’m just saying……. — DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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