Inside The Defensive Film Room – Todd Bowles Edition

With a new, defense oriented head coach in place, the Jets will look to makeover a unit that allowed 24 or more points in 11 of their 16 games in 2014 (30 or more points in 6 games). So what does Todd Bowles scheme look like? How many different looks does he run? How did the Cardinals’ defense perform in key situations? Let’s take a look… Play #1:Situation: vs. Detroit Lions...
Via Turn On The Jets
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals React To Todd Bowles Signing with the Jets

The news broke within the last hour. that Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is going to be the next head coach of the New York Jets. As you can imagine, reactions ranged the gambit on Twitter. Here’s a sampling from the players. For the guys on defense in NY. A great Hire. — ANTONIO CROMARTIE (@CRO31) January 14, 2015 It makes you wonder if Cromartie, a former...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Marshawn Lynch goes Beast Mode on Cardinals' defense

Marshawn Lynch's upset stomach might have sidelined him for the first quarter of Sunday night's game against the Arizona Cardinals. It didn't prevent him from putting together a sick touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Lynch, running up the sideline, broke a Patrick Peterson and Rashad Johnson tackle and raced upfield for the score. It's a touchdown reminiscent of the legendary...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: The Defense Gives Back

The Arizona Cardinals defense isn’t a bunch of ruthless ballhawks. One of the league’s toughest defenses is made up of rather nice guys when it comes to children. Cornerback Patrick Peterson hosted his Shop With a Jock last night at an area Walmart to help out the underprivileged. Frostee Rucker, Tyrann Mathieu and Rashad Johnson also made appearances at the event. Let’s get...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Week 13 Surprise and Reminder Teams

Week 13 of the NFL season is officially in the books. We are officially 3/4 of the way through the year and with only four games remaining, there is a lot of intrigue and a lot of different scenarios that will play out. Playoff seeding is extremely muddled at this point with so little separation between a majority of teams. Legitimate contenders such as the Packers, Broncos, Patriots...
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December 03, 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

Slow Start, Injuries Derail Cardinals in Loss

All that could go wrong went wrong for the Arizona Cardinals Sunday. Starting the game by spotting the Atlanta Falcons 17 points, the Cardinals found themselves in a deficit that would be no easy task. When it looked like Atlanta was about to go up even more, safety Rashad Johnson who has had Matt Ryan’s number his entire career, returned an interception 88 yards for a touchdown...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 30, 2014  |  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...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Must See NFL Matchups In Week 12

Matchup No. 3 - Denver Broncos Demaryius Thomas vs. the Miami Dolphins’ Brent Grimes.Just a few weeks ago the Broncos were in position to run away with home field advantage in the AFC. Then the Broncos got blown out by the Patriots 43-21. The Broncos are losers of two of their last three games. Right now their playoff lives could be in jeopardy in the wild AFC. Coming into this...
Via Football Nation
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Win over Seahawks last season set table for Arizona's 2014 run

TEMPE, Ariz. -- In the big picture, the Cardinals' 17-10 win over the Seahawks on Dec. 22 in Seattle didn't mean much to the Seahawks. Seattle won the Super Bowl. Arizona didn't make the playoffs.  Through that lens, Sunday's rematch -- the first time these teams have seen each other since Arizona ended Seattle's 14-game home winning streak -- shouldn't have any residual effects...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Win over Lions puts Cardinals in NFC catbird seat

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Let's just stop for a minute to acknowledge what everybody's thinking: This is crazy. Ten games into the 2014 season, the short-handed Arizona Cardinals, led by their backup quarterback, have opened a three-game lead in the NFC West and own the same lead in the NFC with six games to play. Barring a major late-season meltdown, the road to the Super Bowl will both...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rashad Johnson Says Bruce Arians ‘Has Swagger,’ Compares Him To Nick Saban

There’s a lot of talk around the NFL right now about the head coaches who are on the hot seat. Arizona Cardinals HC Bruce Arians certainly isn’t one of them after guiding his team to a stellar 7-1 start to the season. Many anticipated the Cardinals would remain in the mix in the NFC West in 2014, but few could have imagined the team would be sitting atop the division with a...
Via Gridiron Grit
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' season script should make them America's darlings

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals don't sport self-aggrandizing titles like "America's Team," but America loves an underdog so America should love this team. The Cardinals have played almost half their games this season without their starting quarterback. Their decimated defensive front seven looks nothing like it looked at the start of the season and their coach is a 62-year...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles’ Jeremy Maclin Takes Full Gatorade Bath On Cardinals’ Sideline (GIF)

Football is a physically exhausting game, so it’s important for players to stay hydrated. If that’s what Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin had in mind Sunday, though, we have some bad news — he’s doing it wrong. After returning a punt in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals, Maclin got an extra shove from safety Rashad Johnson just before he went...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

RECAP: Cardinals Top Redskins 30-20

The Arizona Cardinals got Carson Palmer back in the lineup. Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd each scored their first touchdowns of the season and a late interception return for a touchdown by Rashad Johnson sealed the deal as the Cardinals knocked off the visiting Washington Redskins 30-20. Dallas went into Seattle and upset the Seahawks 30-23 so the Cardinals have a one-game lead...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Gruden on Roberts fumble: You don’t have to go to New York to see the guy’s knee was down

For the fourth straight week the Washington Redskins have come up on the short end of the stick, losing to the Arizona Cardinals 30-20. The Redskins turned the ball over four times (three interceptions and one fumble lost) all in the fourth quarter. That fumble lost was the turning point of the game, and it may not have been anyone’s fault, except the referees. After a Chandler...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jefferson, Johnson give Cardinals safety net

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson knows the deal. With a first-round pick and a first-round talent sitting behind him and Tony Jefferson, it's only a matter of time before he becomes an NFL backup again. Or is it?  Through three games, all wins, Johnson and Jefferson have played so well that rookie strong safety Deone Bucannon and second-year free safety Tyrann Mathieu...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals looking to avoid letdown

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals won their first three games of the season, earning a week of practice without pads. It gave the players and coaches time to rest, recover and reflect upon being one of two undefeated teams left in the NFL. Now that the bye week is over, it's back to hitting. Starting 3-0 is great, but they don't want to let it go to waste by losing their edge...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals’ safety Mathieu unlikely to suit up vs. Chargers

(Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports) Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu has been progressing well from a devastating torn ACL suffered last season and has even been adjusting well to the knee brace he will wear throughout this season. But according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports he is not recovered well enough to play versus the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football. Via Rotoworld...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Cardinals, Eagles, Jets & Patriots

  Cardinals Cardinals second-year S Tyrann Mathieu mentioned that he is currently running at “60, 70 percent,” via ArizonaCardinals.com. Mathieu is reportedly back to his normal weight room routine and doing some cutting. He is hoping to be able to practice in pads at the start of training camp. It seems very likely that he will be forced to miss a portion of the season given...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals sign first round pick Bucannon

  (Courtesy of bigstory.ap.org) Arizona Cardinals have signed first-round draft pick Deone Bucannon to a four-year deal with a team option for a fifth year. The 27th overall pick out of Washington State University has looked very good thus far in OTAs, even though he has missed some recent practices due to a turf toe injury. Bucannon understands how much dedication and hard work...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Gonzales has a finger injury that no one knows how to treat

Colorado Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzales has been dealing with an index finger injury for a few weeks now. An injury that caused Gonzales to leave last night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Gonzales has become more frustrated due to the fact that no one knows how to heal his injury. Gonzales said he went to see a hand specialist last Thursday, but even the specialist...
Via No Guts, No Glory
June 04, 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

Cardinals trade down, take safety Bucannon

After all the speculation, the Cardinals took neither a quarterback nor a pass rusher. Instead, they traded down from No. 20 overall in the first round, grabbing an extra third-round pick to to move back to 27th and then selecting Washington State safety Deone Bucannon. Bucannon, listed at 6-foot-1 and 216 pounds, was a first-team All-America selection last year as a senior. He also...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft science has improved, but still a hit-and-miss process

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Hindsight is a flawless tool for evaluating a team's draft success.  It can tell us that the 2008 Draft was not a great one for the Cardinals since their top two picks, running back Beanie Wells and linebacker Cody Brown, didn't pan out, even though the Cardinals got safety Rashad Johnson in the third round, cornerback Greg Toler in the fourth round and running back...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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