Arizona Cardinals’ 2015 Draft Potentially an All-Timer

Two years ago the Arizona Cardinals’ front office assembled what may turn out to be one of the best drafts in club history There’s little argument that 2015 was an outstanding year for the Arizona Cardinals. It did end badly when the club suffered a terrible loss in the NFC Championship game. Nevertheless, the Cards […] Arizona Cardinals’ 2015 Draft Potentially an All-Timer...
Via Raising Zona
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Report: Jets to hire female defensive backs coach

The New York Jets may be a complete disaster on the field, but they surely are breaking through glass ceilings off the field. According to Leonard Greene of the NY Daily News, the Jets will hire Collette Smith to work with their defensive backs during training camp.“I’m over the top. I’m humbled and I’m proud,” Smith said about the new gig. “This could have happened...
Via Sportsnaut
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D-Line wants to earn the shake and the apple pie

Brentson Buckner is a guru of the defensive line, and the way he phrases things to get across his point is gold for a writer. Buckner was known as a great quote as a player, and it hasn’t changed. Talking to him about Robert Nkemdiche, the Cardinals’ defensive line coach provided his philosophy about teaching young players. Fortunately, it was after lunch, because otherwise,...
Via Word from the Birds
1 hour ago

Cardinals sign 2nd-round pick Budda Baker

Via Associated Press
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Budda Baker Signs Contract With Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals have been working hard to get all of their 2017 draft picks under contract. One more can be added to the list of done deals. Second round draft pick Budda Baker has now signed his rookie deal with the team. Baker was 36th overall pick this year, and the Cardinals were willing […] Budda Baker Signs Contract With Arizona Cardinals - Raising Zona - Raising Zona...
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4 hours ago

Why I Am a Arizona Cardinals Fan

The Arizona Cardinals define love for the community and gain a fan for life. Welcome to the refreshed Revenge of the Birds! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into...
Via Revenge of the Birds
9 hours ago

Bruce Arians: OT change will affect calling of plays

The Cardinals played one of the two tie games in the NFL last season, a 6-6 spellbinder against the Seahawks that saw both teams miss field goals that could have ended the game during a 15-minute overtime period. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said that the effort left him with a “tired football team” that had…
Via Pro Football Talk
13 hours ago

Bruce Arians okay with shorter overtimes, Cardinals got worse, Jaron Brown back and more

A look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals. Happy Thursday one and all. We will have three or four stories today from the staff on why and how they are Arizona Cardinals fans, so be ready for a barrage of that today.  They are great stories and they offer an interesting look at those that write here on how they got started with the sickness. I didn't write one, that was for...
Via Revenge of the Birds
13 hours ago

Humble Arizona RB on top of list of future merchandise sales

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — When young people are buying football jerseys, they often pick one with the name of a flamboyant, sometimes brash player. Usually, though, they look to wear the name of someone who is tearing through the NFL on the field. And maybe a mix of talent, class and integrity sells because David Johnson tops the National Football Players Association list of “Rising...
14 hours ago

Jaron Brown’s Last Stand in 2017

The Arizona Cardinals are in the process of an overhaul of their wide receiver corps. Larry Fitzgerald is unlikely to play more than another few years, and Michael Floyd, once thought to be the eventual replacement for Fitzgerald, was released last season. Another receiver whose roster spot may not be safe is Jaron Brown. Brown […] Jaron Brown’s Last Stand in 2017 - Raising Zona...
Via Raising Zona
1 day ago

Arizona Cardinals: David Johnson's chances for MVP in 2017

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1 day ago

Cardinals celebrations? “Chandler likes to dance”

Here’s the thing about the new relaxed celebration rules in the NFL — I’m not sure exactly how much they’ll impact the Cardinals. They don’t exactly have a group of guys pining to make a scene post-play. On our latest podcast, we were talking about a power poll of Cardinals who were most likely to take advantage. I mean, it’s not going to be Larry Fitzgerald (“That’ll...
Via Word from the Birds
1 day ago

Report: Cowboys doing homework on high-risk LB Daryl Washington

The Dallas Cowboys always seem to be willing to give high-risk players another chance. Jerry Jones and Co. are at it again, reportedly doing “homework” on recently reinstated linebacker Daryl Washington, who missed three years due to off-field issues. Washington was suspended indefinitely for repeated violations of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He hasn’t played since...
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Who will be the heir for the Arizona Cardinals?

The Arizona Cardinals recently signed quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a one-year deal worth $900,000. This signing not only brings depth to the position, but a competition as well…for the back-up job, and possibly the future of the franchise. As for this season, Carson Palmer is without a doubt the starting quarterback, but if he were to go down, who would get the call? Drew Stanton...
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Arizona Cardinals sign 4th-round pick Dorian Johnson

Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carson Palmer admits offseason mistakes for years, will throw less this summer

It’s not often an NFL quarterback will say he’s throwing too much while preparing for a new season. Alas, here comes Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, who at 37 years old has to start facing some of the inevitable facts about aging. Palmer, in a rather honest interview with the Arizona Republic‘s Kent Somers, admitted he’s made offseason mistakes for quite a long...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Deone Bucannon has ankle surgery, might miss opener

Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Carson Palmer unsure if he will play beyond 2017

Carson Palmer is getting toward the end of his career, and there has been speculation that he will announce his retirement following the 2017 season. However, the quarterback is not willing to commit to a timetable for calling it a career.Palmer, who has suffered two torn ACLs, said Tuesday that he has not yet made a decision about whether the upcoming season will be his last in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Deone Bucannon could start season on PUP after ankle surgery

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Deone Bucannon could miss the start of the 2017 NFL season after undergoing ankle surgery recently.Head coach Bruce Arians told reporters Tuesday that the surgery was a result of a lingering issue and that he’s questionable for Week 1. If he has to start the season on the PUP list, then he’ll have to miss the first six games of the season.As noted...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians revs up the Blaine Gabbert hype train

It’s not hard to imagine Bruce Arians, Kangol hat and all, rummaging through yard sales trying to find hidden treasures.That’s what he seems to think he has in Blaine Gabbert.The Cardinals signed the former Jaguars and 49ers quarterback Wednesday, and if he is needed to replace Carson Palmer in 2017, Arians says that Larry Fitzgerald and company will bring out the best in a quarterback who’...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings GM defends decision to sign Michael Floyd

The Minnesota Vikings made the controversial decision to sign wide receiver Michael Floyd on Wednesday and the team was prepared for any outcry.Vikings general manager Rick Spielman released a statement along with the team’s official announcement, stating that he and coach Mike Zimmer were confident that Floyd had learned from his off-field mistakes. Floyd has pleaded guilty to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Casino company to discuss naming rights to Arizona Cardinals’ stadium

The Arizona Cardinals may soon have a new naming rights holder, and it’s one that may make the NFL a bit uneasy.According to the Phoenix Business Journal via Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, Gila River Gaming Enterprises, a company that operates four casinos in the state, will meet with the Cardinals to discuss purchasing the naming rights to the University of Phoenix Stadium in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Michael Floyd signs deal with Vikings

Michael Floyd’s second chance in the NFL continued as he signed with his third team.The St. Paul, Minn., native signed with the Vikings, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network via Pro Football Talk.With presumably every team fresh off the euphoria of the NFL draft, here’s a reality check. Floyd was the 13th overall pick in the 2012 draft, and his best season came in 2013...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: Waiting for a quarterback still paying off

This NFL draft consisted of three quarterbacks being taken in the first twelve picks, all of which teams traded up to grab. There’s a mantra when drafting that says, “Go get your guy” and these three teams certainly did, but may have paid a price higher than their true value. While there is still a need at quarterback, the Cards luckily did not fall into that trap and stayed...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Heap, family launch ‘Hugs from Holly’ in honor of late daughter

Former Baltimore Ravens tight end Todd Heap and wife Ashley will honor late daughter Holly on what would have been her fourth birthday on Wednesday.Holly tragically died last month when she was struck by a truck her father was moving in the driveway. The incident, which occurred at the Heap’s Phoenix home on April 15, has been ruled an accident.In the wake of the heartbreaking...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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