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Acho's emergence key to Cardinals' pass-rushing hopes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Let's face it: the Cardinals linebacker situation is a mess. Karlos Dansby is in Cleveland, Daryl Washington is suspended for at least a year and John Abraham is MIA until at least next week, with a possible suspension coming his way after a DUI charge. All those feel good vibes about the Jared Veldheer and Antonio Cromartie signings, and the return of Jonathan...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Arizona Cardinals Release First Depth Chart

The Cardinals released their first depth chart of the season yesterday and it has quite a few surprises on it. The release came from Mark Dalton, Director of Media Relations, via Twitter. Week 1 is here & so are your #HOUvsAZ game notes fresh from the desktop of @AZCardinals Mike Helm http://t.co/gpV03pSx3m — MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) August 4, 2014 You’ll have to scroll down...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing the 2011 Draft: Arizona Cardinals

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the St. Louis Rams draft. That article can be found here: http://utnsports.com/2014/07/31/analyzing-the-2011-draft-st-louis-rams/ Up next is the Arizona Cardinals. Heading into 2011, the Cardinals were a team rebuilding. After a nice run in the mid 2000′s...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Preview: Linebackers

This is the biggest question mark on the defense and quite possibly the entire team. Karlos Dansby took his talent and bolted to Cleveland for a four-year deal in free agency. Daryl Washington was suspended for at least a year in late May for multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. It left a big hole in the middle of the Arizona 3-4 scheme and is going to force...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals notebook: Familiarity fosters increased expectations

TEMPE, Ariz. -- What a difference a year makes. When the Cardinals reported for OTAs last year, a new coaching staff greeted a new roster that had turned over nearly half its players. That lack of familiarity carried right over into training camp.  "Nobody was talking. Everybody was just quiet," said linebacker John Abraham, who invented a word to describe the scene. ...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Roster Reivew: Linebackers

The Arizona Cardinals have two problems at the linebacker position. First, they have a wealth of talent up the middle but need more support on the outside. Second, they have a couple players coming back off of injuries which adds depth to the team and makes it difficult to decide who stays and who goes. Let’s take a look at the position and see how the players stack up for 2014...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals season review: Outside linebackers

Over the next several weeks, FOX Sports Arizona will conduct 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 Lorenzo Alexander, Sam Acho: It is difficult, if not impossible to evaluate either player since they both...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

'D' coordinator Bowles remains confident despite injuries

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is expressing confidence in his new influx of players and promises his scheme will be adjusted accordingly this weekend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Cardinals lost starting linebackers Lorenzo Alexander, Sam Acho and top backup Alex Okafor to season-ending injuries in last Sunday's loss at New Orleans...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals lose rookie LB Alex Okafor for the year

The Arizona Cardinals rookie LB Alex Okafor is out for the season, due to a torn bicep.Rookie Okafor confirmed this report on his twitter and that’s not good news for the Cardinals. The Cardinals have already lost its starting outside linebacker Sam Acho (Broken Leg) and Lorenzo Alexander (foot injury) in Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints. Acho and Alexander were placed...
Via NFL Injury Report
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona's Bowles still confident after injuries

Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is expressing confidence in his new influx of players and promises his scheme will be adjusted accordingly this weekend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Cardinals lost starting linebackers Lorenzo Alexander, Sam Acho and top backup Alex Okafor to season-ending injuries this week. Replacing them in the lineup will be Matt...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals rookie OLB Okafor out for season

BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Arizona Cardinals' injury woes at outside linebacker just got worse, with rookie Alex Okafor out for the season with a torn bicep. Okafor confirmed reports of the injury via Twitter. Arizona lost its starting outside linebackers Sam Acho (broken leg) and Lorenzo Alexander (foot injury) in Sunday's loss to the New Orleans Saints. They were placed on...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals rookie OLB Okafor out for season

The Arizona Cardinals' injury woes at outside linebacker just got worse, with rookie Alex Okafor out for the season with a torn bicep. Okafor confirmed reports of the injury via Twitter. Arizona lost its starting outside linebackers Sam Acho (broken leg) and Lorenzo Alexander (foot injury) in Sunday's loss to the New Orleans Saints. They were placed on season-ending injury...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals Lose Fourth-Round Pick OLB Alex Okafor For The Season

Cardinals HC fourth-round pick OLB Alex Okafor suffered a torn biceps and will miss the remainder of the season, per Alex Marvez. Arizona has already placed LBs Lorenzo Alexander and Sam Acho on season-ending injured reserve, so losing another linebacker isn’t going to help their defense moving forward. The Cardinals added LB Vic So’oto and ILB Kenny Demens to their active...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Acho, Alexander out for year

The Arizona Cardinals have lost starting outside linebackers Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander for the season, and safety Rashad Johnson has lost the tip of a finger for good. Acho broke a leg and Alexander sustained a season-ending foot injury in Arizona's 31-7 loss at New Orleans on Sunday. Johnson doesn't know how the tip of his left middle finger was severed during the...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals Place Pair Of LBs Sam Acho And Lorenzo Alexander On IR

The Arizona Cardinals placed a pair of their linebackers, Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander, on injured reserve. Acho was injured when the Cards took on the Detroit Lions in week 2 breaking his fibula. Alexander suffered a Lisfranc injury ending his season.  Arizona had already been without star LB Daryl Washington who is suspended for the first four games of the season because of...
Via FF Locker Room
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Acho, Alexander done

Arizona coach Bruce Arians says Cardinals starting outside linebackers Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander are out for the season with injuries sustained in Sunday's loss to New Orleans. Acho has a broken leg and Alexander a foot injury. Arians says both will be placed on injured reserve. The coach says decisions on personnel moves to make up for the losses will come later in the...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals starters Acho, Alexander out for season

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday that starting outside linebackers Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander will miss the rest of the season with injuries sustained in Sunday's loss to the Saints. Acho has a broken leg and Alexander has a foot injury. Arians said both will be placed on injured reserve, with decisions on personnel moves to make up for those...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals Place LBs Sam Acho & Lorenzo Alexander On Injured Reserve

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians told reporters on Monday that linebackers Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander were both placed on season-ending injured reserve. Alexander signed a three-year contract worth $9.5 million contract that included $3 million guaranteed this offseason. He was filling in for Daryl Washington who will miss another game due to a suspension. Acho put together a very...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals' mistake leads to hilarious Chargers touchdown (VIDEO)

Saying things didn't go too well for the Arizona Cardinals Saturday night might be an understatement. Not only did the redbirds lose its first-round draft pick — right guard Jonathan Cooper, who broke his leg and is out indefinitely — but they were on the wrong side of a wacky touchdown in a 24-7 loss to the San Diego Chargers. In the second quarter, the Cardinals were...
Via The Other Paper
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Five things to know from Chargers-Cardinals

The third preseason game is supposed to come closest to representing the real thing. If so, the San Diego Chargers feel a lot better than they did before, and the Arizona Cardinals have plenty of cause for concern. After two difficult outings in their first two preseason games, the Chargers put together a solid effort in all three phases in Saturday night's 24-7 victory over...
Via Fox Sports
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Arizona Cardinals Preview

If the Cardinals start 4-0 this season, how many of their fans will really be excited about the remaining twelve games of the season? After all, they were sitting in the same position a year ago, after beating two playoff teams in Seattle and New England. However, what sticks in most Cardinals fans' minds is those remaining 12 games, of which they won just one, and finished a...
Via The Sports Post
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Cards add to defense, O-line in fourth round

The Cardinals addressed their need for a pass rusher in the fourth round Saturday, picking up Texas defensive endoutside linebacker Alex Okafor with the 103rd pick overall. The 6-foot-4, 268-pounder, who stepped into the starting lineup at Texas following the departure of current Cardinals starter Sam Acho in 2011, racked up 19.5 sacks and 29 tackles over his final two seasons....
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Mock Draft: Arizona Cardinals Pick-by-Pick Predictions

The Arizona Cardinals have had a few solid Drafts in recent memory. Over the last two years this team has landed the likes of Patrick Peterson, Sam Acho, Michael Floyd and Bobby Massie.With several needs left to address, this team will need another good draft in order to compete in 2013.The addition of Rashard Mendenhall and Carson Palmer have left fans excited for the year to kick...
Via Football Nation
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Updated 2013 NFL Draft Team Needs

After losing and also adding some depth and talent through the open market, let’s take a look at the Arizona Cardinals‘ updated team needs heading into the 2013 NFL Draft (in no particular order). 1. Offensive Line Arizona has allowed at least 50 sacks in each of the last three seasons.  The Cardinals’ offense surrendered a whopping 58 sacks in 2012 and finished 28th in passing...
Via Gridiron Grit
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Sam Acho gives glove to kid, kid freaks out

On the final day of 2012, we here at Laugh At Sports would like to finish off the year with a funny but yet touching clip.Check out this video from the week 15 Chicago Bears/Arizona Cardinals NFL game as starting linebacker Sam Acho gives a gift of a game-used glove to a young fan.Watch as the little kid grabs the glove and proceeds to have a rather epic freak out:
Via Laugh At Sports
December 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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