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Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft Preview: OT Zach Martin
February 22nd, 2014 at 5:51 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals draft 20th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft in May. Let's take a look at a player that might be available to the Red Birds when they're officially "on the clock". Today's player is senior offensive tackle Zach Martin of Notre Dame. He is listed at 6-feet, 4-inches...

Arizona Cardinals in Good Hands with Head Coach Bruce Arians
February 21st, 2014 at 4:53 AM
***PHOTO1***Now that the Scouting Combine is underway in Indianapolis, it's time to reflect back on the excellent season of Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians. In his first season at the helm of the Red Birds, the 60-year-old Arians has led them to just their fourth winning season since moving to...

Arizona Cardinals’ Special Teams not Overly Special
February 20th, 2014 at 4:55 AM
***PHOTO1***There were some positives and negatives regarding the special teams unit of the 2013 Arizona Cardinals. The 2013 Arizona Cardinals went 10-6 in the rugged NFC West. It's now the best division in football. Let's take a look at their report card for the special teams unit: Grade: C Kicker Jay Feely connected on...

Defense the Name of the Game for the Arizona Cardinals
February 19th, 2014 at 5:06 AM
***PHOTO1***They are getting better all the time. The 2013 Arizona Cardinals showed improvement in several areas from the previous year, including defensively. It was one of the reasons they improved from 5-11 to 10-6. Let's take a look at their final defensive grade for the season just gone by: Grade: B The Red Birds...

Arizona Cardinals’ Offensive Attack is Getting Better
February 18th, 2014 at 4:58 AM
***PHOTO1***Under head coach Bruce Arians, the 2013 Arizona Cardinals showed some fine strides on the offensive side of the ball. Let's take a look at the how the Red Birds graded out offensively during their 10-6 season in the NFC West: Grade: C + Arizona ranked right in the middle of the pack in...

Tough Opposition in 2014 for Arizona Cardinals
February 17th, 2014 at 5:10 AM
***PHOTO1***The opposition looks pretty tough. The Arizona Cardinals finished 10-6 during the 2013 NFL season. That was good for third place in the NFC West. Based on that, the opponents for the Red Birds for the 2014 NFL are pretty tough overall. Not easy at all. The Cards will be up to...

2014 Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft Preview: Tight End Eric Ebron
February 16th, 2014 at 7:09 AM
***PHOTO1***The NFL Scouting Combine begins next week in Indianapolis. The Arizona Cardinals draft 20th overall in this year's NFL Draft. Let's take a look at a player that may be available when the Red Birds are officially on the clock in the first round. The player is tight end Eric Ebron...

Taking a Look Back at the 2013 Arizona Cardinals’ Statistical Leaders
February 15th, 2014 at 5:29 AM
***PHOTO1***The NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana starts next week. Now is an excellent time to reflect back on a superb 2013 NFL campaign. It certainly was an interesting season for the Arizona Cardinals. The Red Birds finished at 10-6 in the NFC West, which was a five-game improvement from 2012. That...

2013 Arizona Cardinals Draft Analysis: Earl Watford
February 14th, 2014 at 5:23 AM
***PHOTO1***It's time to look back at the Arizona Cardinals' 2013 NFL Draft with the NFL Scouting Combine coming up. Guard Earl Watford made it through his rookie season with the Cards.. The Red Birds tabbed the James Madison University product with their second fourth round selection. The 6-4, 300-pounder has added quality...

Will Karlos Dansby Be Back for the Arizona Cardinals?
February 13th, 2014 at 5:05 AM
***PHOTO1***Will he stay or will he go? Linebacker Karlos Dansby is a free agent. Free agency in the NFL starts in a month. Will he be a Cardinal in 2014? “I definitely expect to be an Arizona Cardinal next year,” Dansby said during an interview on Sirius XM NFL radio. “We don’t have...

2013 Arizona Cardinals Draft Analysis: Andre Ellington
February 12th, 2014 at 5:04 AM
***PHOTO1***With the NFL Scouting Combine coming up next week, it's time to reflect back on the Arizona Cardinals' draft last year. Today: Andre Ellington. Simply said, Ellington may have been the steal of the 2013 NFL Draft. The University of Clemson product was selected in the sixth round of the draft by the Red...

2013 Arizona Cardinals Draft Analysis: Stepfan Taylor
February 11th, 2014 at 5:06 AM
***PHOTO1***With the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis just around the corner, it's time to look back at the Arizona Cardinals' 2013 NFL Draft. The 10-6 Red Birds selected running back Stepfan Taylor of Stanford in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft (140th overall pick). The University of Stanford product had 36 carries...

2013 Arizona Cardinals Draft Analysis: Alex Okafor
February 10th, 2014 at 5:11 AM
***PHOTO1***With the NFL Scouting Combine slated to commence on Feb. 19, it's time to look back at how the Arizona Cardinals drafted in 2013. The Red Birds needed help with their pass rush and took a step toward shoring up their defensive line depth and talent by drafting defensive end Alex...

2013 Arizona Cardinals Draft Analysis: Tyrann Mathieu
February 9th, 2014 at 5:11 AM
***PHOTO1***The NFL Scouting Combine will be held from Feb. 19-25 in Indianapolis. Now is a good time to reflect back and take a look at how well the Arizona Cardinals drafted in 2013. The Red Birds went 10-6 last season and things are looking up in the desert under head coach...

2013 Arizona Cardinals Draft Analysis: Kevin Minter
February 8th, 2014 at 5:02 AM
***PHOTO1***The NFL Scouting Combine is just a few weeks away now. It's a good time to reflect back and take a look at how well the Arizona Cardinals drafted in 2013. The Red Birds went 10-6 last season and things are looking up in Glendale under head coach Bruce Arians. Rookie linebacker...

2013 Arizona Cardinals Draft Analysis: Jonathan Cooper
February 7th, 2014 at 5:10 AM
***PHOTO1***With the NFL Scouting Combine just a few weeks away, it's a good time to reflect back and take a look at how the Arizona Cardinals drafted in 2013. They're building a fine foundation in the desert. The Red Birds went 10-6 last season and things are looking up. First up is...

Arizona Cardinals’ WR Larry Fitzgerald Restructures His Contract
February 6th, 2014 at 5:02 AM
***PHOTO1***Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has restructured his contract to clear up more cap space for his team. The eight-time Pro Bowler signed the revised contract, which apparently relieved the Red Birds from the $18 million cap hit Arizona was slated to take this year. According to multiple reports and espn.com,...

Super Bowl XLVIIII Odds: Arizona Cardinals
February 5th, 2014 at 5:30 AM
***PHOTO1***What are the odds that the Arizona Cardinals will be playing Super Bowl XLVIIII at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale? According to the Las Vegas oddsmakers, it's 33-1. Per bovada.lv, the Red Birds sit in the middle of the pack heading into the 2014 NFL campaign. The world champion Seattle Seahawks...

Aeneas Williams Proud to Join Pro Football Hall of Fame
February 4th, 2014 at 5:28 AM
***PHOTO1***It was well worth the wait. Former Arizona Cardinals defensive back Aeneas Williams was a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012 and 2013. He didn't make it. He made it in 2014. Williams, drafted in the third round in 1991, played 10 seasons for the Cardinals and four for...

Hall Call for Former Arizona Cardinals Defensive Back Aeneas Williams
February 2nd, 2014 at 5:48 AM
***PHOTO1***He finally made it. Former Arizona Cardinals defensive back Aeneas Williams has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He had been a finalist the previous two years. The Hall of Fame class of 2014 also includes Michael Strahan, Walter Jones, Derrick Jones, Andre Reed, Claude Humphrey and Ray Guy. Guy...