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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...

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...

Arizona Cardinals Cornerback Patrick Peterson Enjoyed New Pro Bowl
February 1st, 2014 at 5:36 AM
***PHOTO1***The format was different for the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl last Sunday in Hawaii and Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson really enjoyed it. The three-time Pro Bowler was on Team Deion Sanders, a squad that lost to Team Jerry Rice, 22-21. Unlike recent years, the game featured some hard-hitting defensive play...

2013 Arizona Cardinals Report Card: Defense
January 14th, 2014 at 5:02 AM
***PHOTO1***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 had the best rushing defense in...

Former Cardinal Aeneas Williams Named HOF Finalist
January 11th, 2014 at 6:20 AM
***PHOTO1***Will this finally be the year? Former Arizona Cardinals defensive back Aeneas Williams is among the finalists for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He has been a finalist the past two years. The class of 2014 inductees will be voted on Feb. 1, the day before the Super Bowl...

Three Arizona Cardinals Named to the NFL Pro Bowl
December 29th, 2013 at 6:30 AM
***PHOTO1***Three Arizona Cardinals players have been selected to the NFL Pro Bowl squad. Karlos Dansby is not one of them. Dansby, Arizona's outstanding linebacker, has been campaigning to make the Pro Bowl but teammates John Abraham, Patrick Peterson and Justin Bethel have been selected instead. Abraham was named to his fifth Pro Bowl...

Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson Falling Behind in NFL Pro Bowl Voting
December 6th, 2013 at 5:12 AM
***PHOTO1***Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is falling behind in the voting to start at cornerback for the NFL Pro Bowl next January in Honolulu, Hawaii. The LSU Product is a two-time Pro Bowler. He currently trails Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks and New England's Aqib Talib. The exact number of...

Former Cardinal Aeneas Williams Named a HOF Finalist
November 22nd, 2013 at 5:19 AM
***PHOTO1***The Pro Football Hall of Fame may be calling Aeneas Williams' name this summer. Former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Aeneas Williams was among 25 semifinalists selected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. Williams spent the first 10 seasons of his career with the Red Birds, three of...

Tyrann Mathieu Having Fine Rookie Season for Arizona Cardinals
October 4th, 2013 at 5:04 AM
***PHOTO1***So far, so good. Rookie safety Tyrann Mathieu has enjoyed a fine season so far for the Arizona Cardinals. The former LSU star is second on the team (to Karlos Dansby) with 29 tackles and also has an interception and forced fumble to his credit. He has a real knack for...

Bruce Arians Quite Pleased with Arizona Cardinals’ Comeback Win
September 30th, 2013 at 5:10 AM
***PHOTO1***Needless to say, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was very pleased with his team's dramatic 13-10 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers yesterday in sunny Florida. It was not just because the Red Birds won to even their record at 2-2 this season. It was the way they did it...

Arizona Cardinals Training Camp News and Notes
August 8th, 2013 at 6:16 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals have gone through a dozen days of training camp now and it's been a spirited one at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Let's take a look at some recent news and notes emanating from head coach Bruce Arians' first camp: ***The Red Birds have signed centers Kyle...

NFL Rookie Symposium Worthwhile for Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu
July 6th, 2013 at 7:06 AM
***PHOTO1***The 2013 NFL Rookie Symposium was held in Aurora, Ohio last week and one player that came away enlightened was Arizona Cardinals rookie Tyrann Mathieu. The Red Birds' third round draft pick in this year's NFL Draft, the "Honey Badger" enjoyed the symposium, where the league's first-year players got a crash...

Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu Adjusting to New Role
May 31st, 2013 at 7:03 AM
***PHOTO1***It will take some time. Rookie Tyrann Mathieu is making the transition from cornerback to free safety and nickleback in the NFL. The 2011 National Defensive Player of the Year while at LSU made 10 starts for the Tigers that season at cornerback, three at nickleback and just one at free...

Some New Faces Highlight Arizona Cardinals’ Secondary
May 28th, 2013 at 7:03 AM
***PHOTO1***A lot has changed in the Arizona Cardinals' secondary since the end of the 2012 NFL season. Three of their four starting defensive backs are gone - cornerback William Gay and safeties Adrian Wilson and Kerry Rhodes. The lone starter remaining? All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson. He's not going anywhere. But he has...

Arizona Cardinals’ Rookie Profile: Tyrann Mathieu
May 16th, 2013 at 6:50 AM
***PHOTO1***It was a risk/reward scenario when the Arizona Cardinals selected defensive back Tyrann Mathieu with their third round pick in last month's NFL Draft. The "Honey Badger" is a dynamic playmaker but has had some off the field issues that have been well publicized. He should start his NFL career as...

Arizona Cardinals Sign Cornerback Antoine Cason to One-Year Contract
March 16th, 2013 at 7:36 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals continue to build their defensive secondary. Former San Diego Chargers cornerback Antoine Cason has been signed to a one-year contract with the Red Birds. Cason is expected to make about $2 million this coming season and that salary could increase based on incentive clauses. The former University of Arizona...

Rashard Mendenhall Scheduled to Meet with Arizona Cardinals Today
March 13th, 2013 at 6:36 AM
***PHOTO1*** Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is scheduled to meet with the Arizona Cardinals later today. The free agent running back may also visit the Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets. The University of Illinois product has rushed for 3,549 yards and scored 29 touchdowns in five seasons with...

Arizona Cardinals Cut Stewart Bradley, William Gay
March 2nd, 2013 at 4:52 AM
***PHOTO1*** To no one's great surprise, the Arizona Cardinals have cut linebacker Shawn Bradley and cornerback William Gay. The Red Birds will save $3.5 million against the salary cap by releasing Bradley. Gay was set to earn $3.225 million this coming season. Talk about bad timing - Bradley found out he was being released when...

Arizona Cardinals’ Greg Toler Among Unrestricted Free Agents
February 18th, 2013 at 6:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** Cornerback Greg Toler of the Arizona Cardinals is among 13 players that are unrestricted free agents from the Red Birds. NFL free agency begins on Mar. 12 and Toler would be a hot commodity if he hit the market. The talented defensive back will probably be slapped with the franchise tag...

Arizona’s Daryl Washington Headed to the Pro Bowl
January 21st, 2013 at 2:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** Daryl Washington is finally heading to the NFL Pro Bowl. A well deserved honor indeed. The Arizona Cardinals linebacker is going to Honolulu to join teammate Patrick Peterson on the NFC contingent for this Sunday's showcase game. Washington replaces San Francisco linebacker NaVarro Bowman. Bowman cannot participate because the 49ers are headed to the...