NFL.com lists two Cardinals as Comeback Player of the Year candidates

The Arizona Cardinals were one of the best teams in all of football last season, until the injury bug hit them hard. Carson Palmer went down after starting just six games. Tyrann Mathieu played in 13 games, but was clearly still hobbled by knee surgery in the offseason and struggled throughout much of the year. NFL.com writer Chris Wesseling made a list of the top 10 Comeback Player...
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GM Steve Keim is impressed with Mathieu and Cooper during minicamp

Arizona Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim has been pleased with what he has seen so far through OTAs and minicamp. Carson Palmer's progress has been well documented, but it is guard Jonathan Cooper and safety Tyrann Mathieu that has really caught the eye of Keim. “(They) never looked right last year to me,” Keim said, via ESPN.com. “They both drug their legs, they both favored...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona Cardinals Defensive Back Tyrann Mathieu With a Sweet Interception During Camp

Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has had a heck of a career so far. After his career came to a crashing halt at LSU he was able to revive his career and reputation with the Cardinals, but there has been one problem--the man can't seem to stay healthy so far. After blowing out his knee towards the end of his rookie season he wasn't himself last season and he had to...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu is back to Honey Badger form

Tyrann Mathieu had a heck of a debut with the Arizona Cardinals in 2013, but for a while his career has been slowed down by injures. The good news everything we have heard coming out of the Cardinals’ camp is that he’s looking more and more like the star he was at LSU every day. Words are wind though, which is why it’s comforting that we got some real proof yesterday… AROUND...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Little Redskins fan freaks out when mom says he’ll play for the Giants

This next clip is a great example of how dedicated Washington Redskins fans are. It’s also a great example of why I’m never going to have kids… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five more stories that are bound to happen during summer camps Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s third-tier tight ends One mom decided it would be fun to troll her little boy while driving by saying that...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals are motivated by second half fizzle

Teams are always looking for motivation to do better with each passing season and the Arizona Cardinals are no exception. They finished 11-5 last season but sputtered down the stretch going 2-4 after a 9-1 start. That flop is motivating the Cardinals, according to safety Tyrann Mathieu. In an Adam Green article on arizonasports.com. Mathieu is quoted about the second half sagging...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Healthy Honey Badger says 'football is fun again'

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Honey Badger is happy again. Tyrann Mathieu is darting around the practice field at OTAs, no brace on his knee, no cast on his thumb. ''Football is fun again,'' the Arizona Cardinals safety said after Tuesday's workout. Coach Bruce Arians said Mathieu ''looks like a rookie again,'' and he meant it as a high compliment. ''He's got a smile on his face,'' Arians...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Cardinals, Cowboys, Jaguars, & Rams

Cardinals Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu is no longer sporting a knee brace on his surgically repaired knee, but admitted that the injury affected him last year. “You play scared because you don’t want to give up a touchdown, or you play too aggressive because you don’t want to be singled out as if you’re not giving the effort,” ... The post NFL Notes: Cardinals, Cowboys...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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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May 18, 2015  |  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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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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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April 30, 2015  |  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
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