Mathieu: New DC James Bettcher is 'very intelligent'

New Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher gets to work with one of the premiere defenses in the NFL. Of course that means nothing if the players do not respect you. One of the leaders on the defense Tyrann Mathieu has been impressed with Bettcher thus far.  “He’s very intelligent,” Mathieu said to ESPN. “I think the biggest thing is that he communicates...
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Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu wants Jimmy Graham to bring it

Grant Halverson/Getty Images Arizona Cardinals’ free safety Tyrann Mathieu made a guest appearance on NFL Network not too long ago. It was quite recently, in fact. During the course of the interview, Mathieu addressed some of the adjustments that the Cardinals have been going through this off-season. The desert coverage enforcer made a careful note that he is particularly looking...
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NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Cardinals Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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Cardinals safety Mathieu offers up some advice for Jimmy Graham

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu is looking forward to one of the best tight ends in the NFL joining the NFC West.  Mathieu knows just how tough the Seattle Seahawks can be, and while he did manage to praise some Seahawks players, he decided to take a little shot at Jimmy Graham's blocking abilities. “I think Seattle as a team, it’s tough to beat those guys. You still...
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Tyrann Mathieu: Jimmy Graham has to learn how to block now

The Seattle Seahawks made arguably the biggest splash in the NFL this offseason when they traded their starting center and a first round pick to the New Orleans Saints for their star tight end Jimmy Graham. There’s no doubt that Graham will score a lot of touchdowns in Seattle. The question will be if he can handle the brutally physical defenses in the NFC West and, you know,...
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NFL continues to rave about Minnesota Vikings 2015 draft class, ranks them No. 1

The Minnesota Vikings draft was one of the league’s best. In fact, according to the NFL itself, it was THE best draft among all 32 teams. 2015 Draft Class Rankings: 1. @Vikings 2. @Browns 3. @DallasCowboys 4. @AtlantaFalcons 5-32. http://t.co/97icpntwqB pic.twitter.com/BoMUPI8cnd — NFL (@nfl) May 18, 2015 Nice! AROUND COVER32 Five Things: NFL teams that will be surprise...
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WATCH: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ long snapper is really, really, really good

The only person people care less about on a football team than the kicker is probably the long snapper snapping him the ball. But the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may want to rethink that position. Courtland Clavette, an undrafted free agent out of Brown, may not be your average, run-of-the-mill long snapper. This dude has some serious skill. AROUND COVER32 Five Things: NFL teams that...
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Tyrann Mathieu has some advice for Jimmy Graham

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu is looking forward to one of the best tight ends in the NFL joining the NFC West. Mathieu knows the NFC West is one of the more physical disivisons in football and wants to let Jimmy Graham know he will have to do more than just catch passes."I'm looking forward to Jimmy Graham, obviously," Mathieu said while appearing on NFL Total Access...
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Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu Just Became Jimmmy Graham's Favorite Target

The Seattle Seahawks have one of the best young tight ends in the league in Jimmy Graham. The Arizona Cardinals have one of the best young defensive backs in the league in Tyrann Mathieu. The two are going to meet on the field at least twice next season in what should be one heck of a game (as long as Carson Palmer is healthy).Should there come a time where Jimmy Graham gets a chance...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Arizona Cardinals believe Tyrann Mathieu is back to his old self

Tyrann Mathieu has been impressive in his first two years with the Arizona Cardinals, but he has been held back somewhat by injury problems. The good news is that the team believes he’s back to his old self, according to Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports: #AZCardinals believe Tyrann Mathieu is back to the player he was before the injuries, impressive in drills, running & cutting...
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Arizona Cardinals: Last minute draft rumors

As the NFL Draft rapidly approaches there are various draft rumors circling around the league about who the Arizona Cardinals will select with the 24th pick overall in the first round. The NFL has recently mellowed their punishment for marijuana usage. At the NFL combine outside linebacker Randy Gregory failed his drug test, testing positive for marijuana. That being said the Cardinals...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu Takes a Stand Against Internet Bullying

There was some doubt about Tyrann Mathieu when he entered the NFL with how his college career came to an end, but he has proven to be a talented player and a valuable one to the Arizona Cardinals. Recently he was awarded the Ed Block Courage Award; something that is given to a player from each team “who exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage.” ...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu's Mother Indicted on Medicare Fraud Charges

One of the bad things about being in professional sports is that not only does every bad thing you do became media fodder, but anything involving your family does as well. Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is quite familiar with the media spotlight, but it appears that this time the focus is not on him.It's on his mother, Sheila, who has been indicted on charges relating...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim praises Tyrann Mathieu’s work ethic

Between now and the NFL Draft you can expect to hear a lot of talk about character issues and how they affect a prospect’s draft stock. Here’s a reminder to take everything you hear with a grain of salt… AROUND COVER32 Free Agents: The top-10 wide receivers on the market QB Rankings: Rating today’s starters from 1-32 based on their cap value Here’s what Arizona Cardinals...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

LSU Freshman Cornerback Ed Paris Is Studying Film Of Former Tiger Star DB Tyrann Mathieu

As a freshman at LSU this fall, cornerback Ed Paris played primarily on special teams, recording three tackles in 13 games. Naturally, Paris is looking to compete for a starting job next season and today he included studying practice film of recent LSU star CB Tyrann Mathieu as part of his off-season preparation.  Paris tweeted a screen shot of Mathieu’s film on television and...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Offseason Review: Tyrann Mathieu

Tyrann MathieuHeight: 5'9" Weight: 186 lbs D.O.B.: May 13, 1992 (22)School: LSU Experience: 69th pick (2013) Position: S/CBGoing into the season:Coming off major knee surgery (ACL replacement), Tyrann Mathieu looked to solidify himself as one of the best, young defensive backs in the league. Aftermarijuana derailed his college carreer, Mathieu has maintained a enormous chip on his...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Safety Power Rankings: Is Tyrann Mathieu of the Arizona Cardinals number one?

Anybody and their grandmother can make a power rankings list for the NFL’s best quarterbacks. It takes a real man or a sportswriter with nothing better to do to rank the less glamorous positions. In that spirit let’s find out who the top ten safeties are playing in the league right now. To determine the list I went by Pro Football Focus’ pass coverage ratings. Tashuan Gipson...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Lose Tyrann Mathieu For 3 Weeks

The Arizona Cardinals received another dose of bad injury news when they found out safety Tyrann Mathieu will be out for three weeks. He needs minor surgery to put a pin in his broken thumb to stabilize the digit he broke during Sunday’s loss at Atlanta. Mathieu will miss games against Kansas City, St. Louis and Seattle before possibly returning for the season-finale with San Francisco...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu to have surgery on broken thumb

  Add another injury to an already long list for the Arizona Cardinals. Safety Tyrann Mathieu will undergo surgery on his broken left thumb on Wednesday and could be sidelined until the team's regular-season finale. Mathieu will have a pin inserted in the thumb. The Cardinals said Tuesday that the thumb would need ''a couple of weeks'' to heal, then Mathieu would play with it in...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu to have thumb surgery

PHOENIX -- Add another injury to an already long list for the Arizona Cardinals. Safety Tyrann Mathieu will undergo surgery on his fractured left thumb on Wednesday and could be sidelined until the team's regular-season finale. Mathieu will have a pin inserted in the thumb. The Cardinals said Tuesday that the thumb would need ''a couple of weeks'' to heal, then Mathieu would play...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Hurt: How much more can the Cardinals suffer?

Every week bones break and muscles rip around the NFL. We’ll take a look at the most significant injuries, and what happens next. The Arizona Cardinals have had to endure a whole lot of ripping and breaking on their way to leading the NFC West, and starting the season 9-1. Eventually there would be a regression or a tipping point as the names continued to pile on their injury report...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: All about the Bird Gang

What if I told you that a team would lose a 10-year veteran linebacker in free agency, a pro-bowl inside linebacker to a full-year suspension, and a three-time pro-bowl defensive tackle to a preseason ACL tear. And what if I added that, after eleven weeks, this team would be 29th in opponent passing yards per game and 31st in both rush yards per game and total penalties. Wait, hold...
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November 24, 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

Tyrann Mathieu must play in preseason finale to be active for Week 1

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians told reporters on Monday that defensive back Tyrann Mathieu would have to play in the teams preseason finale in order to be activce for Week 1. BA: Mathieu needs to play Thursday to play in season opener. Still has chance of that. — Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) August 25, 2014 Just a week ago Mathieu was cleared for 11-on-11 drills. Until...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Darnell Dockett lost for season, Mathieu’s R32urn, Overpaid Fitz? and more

The final week of training camp came with a steep price as Arizona lost defensive lineman Darnell Dockett for the season with a torn ACL. Ir’s our lead story of the week. Catch up on it and anything else you may have missed in our weekly rewind. Cardinal fear Darnell Dockett lost for the season. (READ) Twitter Tuesday: The Dockett Injury. (READ) Cardinals Mailbag: What is an ACL...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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