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Can the Arizona Cardinals Win the NFC West This Year?
June 30th, 2014 at 6:10 AM
***PHOTO1*** Is this the year the Arizona Cardinals win the brutally tough NFC West? There is no time like 2014 to win the NFC West, probably the toughest division in the National Football League. Just ask Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. "The time is now. The time is now," Arizona's star receiver Larry Fitzgerald...

Arizona Cardinals Counting Heavily on Linebacker Kevin Minter This Season
June 21st, 2014 at 3:19 AM
The Arizona Cardinals will be entering training camp next month with some questions at the linebacker position. ***PHOTO1***There is no doubt that the 2014 edition of the Arizona Cardinals will miss inside linebacker Karlos Dansby. The popular Dansby signed a big free agent contract in March to take his talents to the...

Arizona Cardinals Offense Needs to Step up in 2014
June 6th, 2014 at 4:53 AM
The Arizona Cardinals have had some key losses on the defensive side of the ball this year. ***PHOTO1***Not only did they lose linebacker Karlos Dansby to free agency, the Red Birds will now be without fellow LB Daryl Washington during the 2014 NFL campaign as well due to his season-long suspension. Mix...

Arizona Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians Disappointed in Daryl Washington
June 4th, 2014 at 5:00 AM
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has expressed "extreme" disappointment in suspended linebacker Daryl Washington, stating that he would not talk again this season about him. ***PHOTO1***The former Pro Bowl linebacker is suspended for the 2014 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. "He made a choice and we're all living with...

Arizona Cardinals Hurting at Inside Linebacker Position
June 1st, 2014 at 6:00 AM
As the Arizona Cardinals headed down the stretch of the 2013 NFL season, they had two of the best lnside linebackers in the NFL on their roster. ***PHOTO1***Karlos Dansby and Daryl Washington. Now they have none. Dansby, who led the Red Birds with 122 tackles last season, took his talents to Cleveland in...

Linebacker Ernie Sims Visits Arizona Cardinals
May 31st, 2014 at 12:01 AM
***PHOTO1***Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians would like to add another inside linebacker to their roster - enter Ernie Sims. Sims is visiting the Red Birds, according to espn.com. Whether he leaves an Arizona Cardinal remains to be seen. The Cardinals could certainly add some quality veteran depth to the position. The...

Kevin Minter Being Groomed by Arizona Cardinals to Replace Karlos Dansby
May 29th, 2014 at 5:01 AM
***PHOTO1***There is no doubt that the 2014 edition of the Arizona Cardinals will miss inside linebacker Karlos Dansby. The popular Dansby signed a big free agent contract in March to take his talents to the shores of Lake Erie, where he'll play for the Cleveland Browns this coming season. Dansby paced the...

Prediction: Arizona Cardinals Will Select C.J. Mosley in First Round of NFL Draft
May 8th, 2014 at 5:06 AM
***PHOTO1***The day is finally here. The Arizona Cardinals will select 20th overall in the first round of tonight's NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. It's time to make a prediction as to whom the Red Birds will select. So much can happen before they're officially "on the clock". The...

Top 5 Linebackers Ranked – Will the Arizona Cardinals Draft One of Them?
May 4th, 2014 at 5:28 AM
***PHOTO1***With the departure of Karlos Dansby to the Cleveland Browns via free agency in March, the Arizona Cardinals could very well be drafting a linebacker in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The need is certainly there. You never know...

Red Birds NFL Draft Preview: Ryan Shazier, Linebacker
April 29th, 2014 at 5:21 AM
***PHOTO1***The 2014 NFL Draft is a little over one week away now. The Arizona Cardinals will draft 20th overall in next month's NFL Draft in New York City. Let's take a look at a player the Red Birds may select when they are officially "on the clock". His name is Ryan Shazier, a...

Kevin Minter Will Be an Important Cog for 2014 Arizona Cardinals
April 17th, 2014 at 6:01 AM
***PHOTO1***He'll continue to improve and should be an important cog for the 2014 Arizona Cardinals. The Red Birds are expecting a lot out of him. Linebacker Kevin Minter, drafted in the second round in 2013, played in just five games this past season for the Arizona Cardinals but coaches and management love his potential. Let's take...

Will the Arizona Cardinals Pick C.J. Mosley in the NFL Draft?
April 8th, 2014 at 4:52 AM
***PHOTO1***The NFL Draft is exactly one month from today - May 8. The Arizona Cardinals will select 20th overall in the first round. The Red Birds could use an upgrade at the linebacker position. Let's take a look at the scouting profile of one of the players that may be available to them. That...

Arizona Cardinals’ 2014 NFL Draft Preview: OLB Ryan Shazier
April 3rd, 2014 at 5:03 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals will draft 20th overall in next month's NFL Draft in New York City. Let's take a look at a player the Red Birds may select when they are officially "on the clock". He is Ryan Shazier, a junior outside linebacker from Ohio State University. Shazier is 6-foot-1 and weighs...

Arizona Cardinals’ Daryl Washington Pleads Guilty
March 25th, 2014 at 5:23 AM
***PHOTO1***Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington pleaded guilty yesterday to charges that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend last year, according to espn.com. The 27-year-old Washington had a change of plea hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court and pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. Sentencing is scheduled for April 23, but it wasn't immediately clear...

GM Steve Keim Discusses Current State of Arizona Cardinals
March 23rd, 2014 at 7:57 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals certainly made solid strides in 2013, improving five games from the previous season. General Manager Steve Keim has the Red Birds poised and ready to compete in the rugged NFC West, which is now the best division in the entire NFL. Now that free agency is almost two...

Arizona Cardinals Sign Jared Veldheer; Karlos Dansby Headed to Browns
March 12th, 2014 at 5:32 AM
***PHOTO1***You win some, you lose some. The good news - The Arizona Cardinals and former Oakland Raiders left tackle Jared Veldheer have agreed to a five-year, $37.5 million contract, with $17 million in guaranteed money.  That's a huge addition to Arizona's troubled offensive line. The bad news - inside linebacker Karlos Dansby, the...

Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft Preview: Linebacker C. J. Mosley
March 9th, 2014 at 6:26 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals will select 20th overall in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft in May. Let's take a look at the scouting profile of one of the players that may be available to them. That player is University of Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley. The senior is 6-foot-2 and weighs 234 pounds. STRENGTHS:...

Expect to See More of Arizona Cardinals’ Kevin Minter in 2014
February 25th, 2014 at 5:10 AM
***PHOTO1***He'll continue to improve. Linebacker Kevin Minter, drafted in the second round in 2013, played in just five games this past season for the Arizona Cardinals but coaches and management love his potential. Let's take an updated look at what scouts are saying about the LSU product via nfl.com: Strengths: Strong and attacks blocks with extension...

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...

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...