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Defensive Coordinator James Bettcher Off to a Good Start with Arizona Cardinals
July 1st, 2015 at 5:23 AM
If all goes well, the Arizona Cardinals' defensive unit should not miss a beat in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** New defensive coordinator James Bettcher would be one of the main reasons why. Replacing Todd Bowles as the Arizona Cardinals' defensive coordinator is not an easy task indeed. However, Bettcher seems to be more than up...

Watch Out for Arizona Cardinals Wide Receiver John Brown in 2015
June 29th, 2015 at 6:06 AM
Watch out for Arizona Cardinals wideout John Brown during the 2015 NFL season - he may be ready to become the best wide receiver on the club. A club that has Super Bowl aspirations. ***PHOTO1*** By all accounts, wide receiver John Brown had a very productive rookie campaign last year for the Red...

Arizona Cardinals Rookies Earning Their Keep on the Gridiron
June 26th, 2015 at 5:04 AM
Now matter where you're selected in the draft, it's not easy being a rookie in the National Football League. ***PHOTO1*** You may have been a big man on campus at your alma mater but that status disappears by the time you participate in OTA's, minicamps and, of course, training camp. The same scenario...

Arizona Cardinals Coach Tom Moore Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
June 25th, 2015 at 5:06 AM
Tom Moore has been an NFL assistant coach for 37 years now, dating back to the days when Terry Bradshaw was leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to numerous Super Bowl titles. He's truly an NFL icon. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals assistant head coach has been chosen as one of three recipients for the...

Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu Appears Healthy Heading into 2015 NFL Season
June 24th, 2015 at 4:59 AM
A healthy and happy Tyrann Mathieu should be a very productive player for the Arizona Cardinals in 2015. The Red Birds need him to be. ***PHOTO1*** The third-year safety has had enough of various injuries in his first two seasons in the NFL. Now it's time to stay healthy and hopefully lead the...

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer Working on Regaining Footwork
June 23rd, 2015 at 5:02 AM
Coming off his second ACL surgery, 35-year-old Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has to regain what most signal-callers take for granted - his footwork when dropping back for a pass in the pocket. ***PHOTO1*** The USC product has made solid progress during OTA's and minicamps and is regaining the footwork necessary to...

Rushing Attack Must Improve for Arizona Cardinals During 2015 Season
June 22nd, 2015 at 5:12 AM
If the Arizona Cardinals really want to compete for the right to play ion Super Bowl 50, then improving their feeble ground game must be near the top of their "improvements needed" list. ***PHOTO1*** There is nowhere to go but up. The Red Birds averaged a league-worst 3.3 yards per rush last year,...

Sunday Morning Storylines: Arizona Cardinals Have Confidence in New Defensive Coordinator
June 21st, 2015 at 4:49 AM
James Bettcher realizes he has a tough act to follow. ***PHOTO1*** The new Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator, their former outside linebackers coach, has taken the reigns from Todd Bowles, now the head coach of the New York Jets. All Bowles did was guide a top-10 defense in his years with the Red...

Training Camp Dates Set for 2015 Arizona Cardinals
June 19th, 2015 at 5:06 AM
Minicamps and OTA's have come and gone for the 2015 Arizona Cardinals - next up is training camp and dates have been set accordingly. ***PHOTO1*** Head coach Bruce Arians and the Red Birds will be back at University of Phoenix Stadium for camp for a third straight year, with Report Day coming...

Larry Foote Leaning Toward Coaching for Arizona Cardinals in 2015
June 16th, 2015 at 5:04 AM
Larry Foote is enjoying his time as an assistant linebacker coach with the Arizona Cardinals so far. So much so that we may have seen the last of Foote competing on the football field for the Red Birds. ***PHOTO1*** The 35-year-old Foote, isn’t thinking about the decision between playing or coaching this...

Sunday Morning Storylines: Grading the Arizona Cardinals’ Latest Minicamp
June 14th, 2015 at 7:10 AM
The Arizona Cardinals have officially begun their offseason now that their latest minicamp concluded a few days ago. Overall, things went well - so much so that head coach Bruce Arians canceled the final day of the competition. ***PHOTO1*** Overall Grade: B That's a pretty solid B all-around. Here are some pros and...

So Far, So Good for Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Carson Palmer
June 12th, 2015 at 5:01 AM
The biggest question heading into Arizona Cardinals minicamp was - how is veteran quarterback Carson Palmer progressing following his season-ending ACL tear last November? ***PHOTO1*** Let eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald chime in on that one. "There’s nothing changed about him,” Fitzgerald said via espn.com. “He throws a great, accurate ball....

Arizona Cardinals Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander Happy to Be Healthy Again
June 9th, 2015 at 4:56 AM
Lorenzo Alexander hopes the 2015 NFL season will be a healthy one for him. The Arizona Cardinals linebacker is happy to be healthy again following a foot injury in 2013 that hampered him all the way through last season for the Red Birds ***PHOTO1*** "I want to play for a championship,” said the...

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer Set for More Work at Minicamp
June 8th, 2015 at 4:51 AM
Minicamp commences for the Arizona Cardinals this week and veteran quarterback Carson Palmer will be an eager participant. ***PHOTO1*** The USC product is 35 years old now and six months removed from surgery to repair his torn left ACL. As he participates in team OTA's, Palmer participates in various drills with a...

Arizona Cardinals Sunday Morning Storylines: Red Birds Sign Guard Jon Halapio, Release Tavon Rooks
June 7th, 2015 at 6:13 AM
The latest round of Organized team activities (OTA's) are now over for the Arizona Cardinals and the Red Birds remain busy reworking their roster. ***PHOTO1*** The Cards have signed Jon Halapio and released Tavon Rooks. The 23-year-old Halapio is a 6-foot-2, 320-pound guard who was a sixth-round pick of the New England Patriots...

Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown Looks to Be Even Better in 2015
June 5th, 2015 at 4:50 AM
By all accounts, wide receiver John Brown had a very productive rookie season in 2014 for the Arizona Cardinals - 48 receptions for 696 yards and five touchdowns. ***PHOTO1*** Not bad. But he could do better. "He hit the wall around Dec. 1," head coach Bruce Arians said via azcentral.com. "like most rookies...

Arizona Cardinals Glad to Have First Round Pick D.J. Humphries Under Contract
June 3rd, 2015 at 4:57 AM
Now the hard part begins for rookie offensive tackle D.J. Humphries. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals have signed their 2015 first round pick to a four-year, $8.9 million deal with a $4.74 million signing bonus. It comes with a fifth-year team option. Now the University of Florida product must prove his worth on...

Arizona Cardinals Rookies Paying Their Dues on the Practice Field
May 30th, 2015 at 6:43 AM
There are no guarantees on the 2015 Arizona Cardinals roster for rookie players. They have to earn the respect of head coach Bruce Arians through production on the practice field. ***PHOTO1*** There is no sense of entitlement in the desert, that's for sure. The Red Birds head coach was asked about the rookie...

2015 Arizona Cardinals Goal: Improve Lackluster Ground Attack
May 29th, 2015 at 5:03 AM
There is nowhere to go but up for the Arizona Cardinals' ground game. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds averaged a league-worst 3.3 yards per rush last year, and finished second-to-last in total rushing (1308) and rushing scores (six). In reflection, it's easy to see why — running back Andre Ellington was hampered by...

Arizona Cardinals Safety Tyrann Mathieu Happy to Be Healthy Again
May 27th, 2015 at 4:52 AM
Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu has had enough of various injuries in his first two seasons in the NFL. Now it's time to stay healthy and hopefully lead the Red Birds to the Super Bowl. ***PHOTO1*** The "Honey Badger" suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 14 of his rookie year against...