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Arizona Cardinals Still Searching for New Defensive Coordinator
January 21st, 2015 at 5:57 AM
The Arizona Cardinals are still looking for their new defensive coordinator. ***PHOTO1*** Todd Bowles is the new head coach of the New York Jets so head coach Bruce Arians and company are searching for a new DC. Bowles led one of the best defenses in the NFL for his two seasons in...

Antonio Cromartie Named to NFL Pro Bowl, Replacing Richard Sherman
January 20th, 2015 at 4:57 AM
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antonio Cromartie is headed to the NFL Pro Bowl in his own backyard. ***PHOTO1*** He'll be replacing Seattle's Richard Sherman, who will be participating in Super Bowl 49 against the New England Patriots. Cromartie will be the fourth Red Bird in the NFL’s all-star game – held this Sunday at...

NFL Game Predictions for Championship Weekend
January 17th, 2015 at 6:53 AM
Way back in early September, just before this crazy NFL season began, I predicted that the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers would advance to Super Bowl 49 in Glendale on Feb. 1. ***PHOTO1*** We'll see if I'm going to be right or not tomorrow. It's time to make some NFL championship...

Darnell Dockett Hoping to Return to the Arizona Cardinals
January 11th, 2015 at 7:32 AM
Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett missed the entire 2014 NFL season with a torn ACL he suffered during training camp in August. Will he be returning to the Red Birds for the 2015 NFL campaign? ***PHOTO1*** That remains to be seen. The FSU product is entering the final year of his...

Report Card is in: Grading the 2014 Arizona Cardinals
January 9th, 2015 at 5:23 AM
It was quite a memorable season for the 2014 Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds made the playoffs for the first time since 2009, finished 11-6 overall and were the best team in the NFL after 10 games. However, injuries reared their ugly head - the Cards had 21 players miss 109...

Important Decisions Forthcoming for 2015 Arizona Cardinals
January 7th, 2015 at 6:06 AM
It was quite a memorable 2014 NFL season for the Arizona Cardinals - their first playoff berth in five years and an 11-5 regular season record. ***PHOTO1*** Arizona's 27-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers in the wild card playoff round was a bitter pill to swallow though but now general manager Steve...

Memorable Season Goes up in Flames for Arizona Cardinals
January 4th, 2015 at 7:24 AM
Earlier this season the Arizona Cardinals were 9-1 and the best team in the NFC. That seems like a thousand years ago now. ***PHOTO1*** It certainly does after their disastrous 27-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers yesterday afternoon at soggy Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte in a NFC wild card battle....

Arizona Cardinals’ Justin Bethel Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month
January 1st, 2015 at 10:27 AM
December turned out to be quite a month for Arizona Cardinals special teamer Justin Bethel. ***PHOTO1*** Not only did the Sumter, SC native get named to his second NFL Pro Bowl but yesterday he also collected another fine honor - being named the NFC"s Special Teams Player of the Month for December...

Stopping the Run Suddenly an Issue for Arizona Cardinals
December 31st, 2014 at 6:23 AM
Over the first 10 games of the 2014 regular season, the Arizona Cardinals had a top three rushing defense. Times have quickly changed though. That's a big concern as the Red Birds prepare for their first playoff game in five years Saturday against the Carolina Panthers. ***PHOTO1*** Case in point - over...

NFC Playoffs: New Season Begins Saturday for Arizona Cardinals
December 30th, 2014 at 6:32 AM
The 2014 NFL season has been a wild ride to the NFC playoffs for the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** With an 11-5 record there is a sense of disappointment that they have to open the postseason on the road against the Carolina Panthers this Saturday, the Red Birds have to put their two-game...

Kevin Minter Has Opportunity to Shine for Arizona Cardinals
December 28th, 2014 at 7:26 AM
He was a second round pick in 2013. Now Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Kevin Minter gets an opportunity to shine brightly against the San Francisco 49ers. ***PHOTO1*** The LSU product will start this afternoon for the Red Birds (11-4) in their regular season finale in Santa Clara against the 7-8 Niners. That's...

Arizona Cardinals’ Campbell, Peterson, Bethel Named to NFL Pro Bowl
December 24th, 2014 at 7:07 AM
It's been a tough week for the Arizona Cardinals but there is finally some good news - Calais Campbell, Patrick Peterson and Justin Bethel have been named to the NFL Pro Bowl. ***PHOTO1*** Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and cornerback Antonio Cromartie have been selected as alternates. The Pro Bowl will be held at...

Arizona Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley Getting Plenty of Respect from Seattle Seahawks
December 21st, 2014 at 7:15 AM
This is Ryan Lindley's big day. it's also the most important day for the Arizona Cardinals in many years. ***PHOTO1*** The 11-3 Red Birds face the 10-4 Seattle Seahawks tonight at University of Phoenix Stadium in a battle for the NFC West crown. A victory would seal home field advantage throughout the...

Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu Expected to Return Sunday Against Seattle Seahawks
December 17th, 2014 at 6:34 AM
After missing the last two games with a broken left thumb, Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu is expected to return to the field on Sunday night when the Red Birds battle the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. ***PHOTO1*** The LSU product practiced on Monday with a cast sheltering...

Arizona Cardinals Turn to Ryan Lindley as Their Starting Quarterback
December 16th, 2014 at 6:36 AM
In the season of "next man up", the Arizona Cardinals now turn to Ryan Lindley as their starting quarterback with the biggest game of the season looming. ***PHOTO1*** With Drew Stanton (knee) expected to be out for up to four weeks, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has named Lindley as his...

NFL Game Preview: Arizona Cardinals (10-3) at St. Louis Rams (6-7)
December 10th, 2014 at 5:37 AM
The Arizona Cardinals will look to build on their much-needed victory over the Kansas City Chiefs when they travel to their old home town to face the St. Louis Rams on Thursday Night Football. ***PHOTO1*** It's another important game for the 10-3 Red Birds as they try and not only secure a...

Arizona Cardinals Cornerback Antonio Cromartie Hoping to Play Thursday
December 9th, 2014 at 1:26 PM
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antonio Cromartie (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game in St. Louis but is hoping to still be able to suit up and face the Rams in a key NFC West battle. ***PHOTO1*** The three-time Pro Bowler is day-to-day after injuring his ankle in Sunday's win over...

Arizona Cardinals Safety Tyrann Mathieu to Have Thumb Surgery Today
December 3rd, 2014 at 5:10 AM
Another day and some more bad news for the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** Safety Tyrann Mathieu will undergo surgery on his thumb fracture today and is expected to miss three weeks. He'll have a pin inserted into the injured thumb. The LSU product is expected to play with a cast on his hand when...

Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald Expected to Practice Wednesday
December 2nd, 2014 at 6:41 AM
The Arizona Cardinals are starting to look like a M*A*S*H* unit. ***PHOTO1*** The 9-3 Red Birds have lost two straight games and there are injuries galore. First, some good news: wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who has missed the last two games with a left knee sprain, is expected to practice Wednesday and...

Observations from the Arizona Cardinals’ 29-18 Loss to the Atlanta Falcons
December 1st, 2014 at 5:21 AM
There is no other way to slice it - the Arizona Cardinals are in trouble. ***PHOTO1*** Sure, the Red Birds are still 9-3 following their 29-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons (5-7) yesterday at the Georgia Dome, but their ship has hit the iceberg and is starting to sink. Rapidly. Here are some observations: 1....