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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...

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...

2013 Arizona Cardinals Draft Analysis: Kevin Minter
February 8th, 2014 at 5:02 AM
***PHOTO1***The NFL Scouting Combine is just a few weeks away now. It's a good time to reflect back and take a look at how well the Arizona Cardinals drafted in 2013. The Red Birds went 10-6 last season and things are looking up in Glendale under head coach Bruce Arians. Rookie linebacker...

Arizona Cardinals’ WR Larry Fitzgerald Restructures His Contract
February 6th, 2014 at 5:02 AM
***PHOTO1***Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has restructured his contract to clear up more cap space for his team. The eight-time Pro Bowler signed the revised contract, which apparently relieved the Red Birds from the $18 million cap hit Arizona was slated to take this year. According to multiple reports and espn.com,...

Arizona Cardinals’ Karlos Dansby, Calais Campbell Honored
January 26th, 2014 at 5:37 AM
***PHOTO1***While Patrick Peterson, John Abraham, Larry Fitzgerald and Justin Bethel prepare for the Pro Bowl in Hawaii later today, two of their respected Arizona Cardinals teammates have been honored. Linebacker Karlos Dansby and defensive end Calais Campbell were named to USA Today's All-Joe Team. That is a squad of players that...

2013 Arizona Cardinals Defensive MVP: Linebacker Karlos Dansby
January 22nd, 2014 at 5:31 AM
***PHOTO1***He might not have made the Pro Bowl but linebacker Karlos Dansby was the Defensive MVP for the 2013 Arizona Cardinals. The Auburn University product led the Red Birds in tackles by a wide margin with 122. He also added four interceptions, which also led the team, including two that were...

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...

Arizona Cardinals Player Analysis: Kevin Minter
January 9th, 2014 at 1:01 PM
***PHOTO1***Arizona Cardinals rookie linebacker Kevin Minter did not make much of an impact in his first season in the desert. The LSU product appeared in 13 games in 2013 and made just four tackles, mostly on special teams. The Red Birds still like his potential though as he heads into his...

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...

Karlos Dansby Making Case for NFC Defensive Player of the Year Honors
December 27th, 2013 at 7:14 AM
***PHOTO1***Should Arizona Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby be named the NFC Defensive Player of the Year? Yes - if you ask Karlos Dansby. Dansby explained further to azcentral.com. "Nobody’s outplayed me,” he said. “I got stats in every category. Leading the league in batted down passes, more than cornerbacks. Interceptions, two for touchdowns....

Arizona Cardinals Predictions for Final Five Games of Season
November 27th, 2013 at 6:25 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals are 7-4 and battling for a NFC playoff berth. They're red hot and no team in the league wants to face the Red Birds right now. Here are some predictions for their remaining five contests of this wild 2013 campaign: Dec. 1 at Philadelphia - Karlos Dansby and...

Rookie Profile: Kevin Minter, Arizona Cardinals Linebacker
November 3rd, 2013 at 5:31 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals are currently enjoying their bye week in preparation for their next matchup against the Houston Texans on Nov.10 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Rookie linebacker Kevin Minter has played in just five games this season for the Red Birds but coaches and management love his potential. Let's...

Arizona Cardinals Preparing for Showdown with San Francisco 49ers
October 9th, 2013 at 5:09 AM
***PHOTO1***The 2013 NFL season is just heading into Week Six but there is a huge game on the horizon for the Arizona Cardinals. That would be this Sunday against NFC West rival San Francisco at Candlestick Park. This is a big game for both teams.They're each 3-2 and trail the Seahawks...

Linebacker Daryl Washington Rejoins Arizona Cardinals
October 1st, 2013 at 1:23 PM
***PHOTO1***Linebacker Daryl Washington has rejoined the Arizona Cardinals. Washington will start this Sunday when the Red Birds host the Carolina Panthers at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. The TCU product was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 NFL season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. "I'm not surprised...

Arizona Cardinals Lose Linebacker Alex Okafor for Season
September 25th, 2013 at 4:52 AM
***PHOTO1***Another day, another lost linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals. After losing Sam Echo and Lorenzo Alexander earlier this week to season-ending injuries, rookie linebacker Alex Okafor has been lost for the rest of the season with a torn biceps tendon. The injury apparently occured during Arizona's 31-7 loss to New Orleans...

Arizona Cardinals’ Sam Echo, Lorenzo Alexander Out for the Season
September 23rd, 2013 at 12:59 PM
***PHOTO1***Yesterday was a rough day for the Arizona Cardinals in a lot of respects. Not only did they get pounded by the New Orleans Saints, 31-7, but they also lost starting outside linebackers Sam Echo and Lorenzo Alexander for the season with injuries. Acho suffered a fractured fibula and Alexander suffered a...

Arizona Cardinals’ Rob Housler Expected to Play Sunday Against New Orleans Saints
September 20th, 2013 at 5:14 AM
***PHOTO1***Arizona Cardinals tight end Rob Housler is expected to finally suit up and play this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints in the Louisiana Superdome. Housler, who led all Arizona tight ends in receptions and yards last season, has missed the first two games of the 2013 NFL campaign with a...

Kevin Minter Impressing Arizona Cardinals in Training Camp
August 16th, 2013 at 6:50 AM
***PHOTO1***Rookie linebacker Kevin Minter was known as a hard-hitter during his college days at LSU and nothing has changed now that he is an Arizona Cardinal. This year's second round draft choice (45th overall) had a fine pro debut with three tackles in Arizona's 17-0 win over Green Bay last week...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie MLB Kevin Minter Should Impact Defensive Unit
July 31st, 2013 at 12:00 AM
***PHOTO1***Now that training camp is underway for the Arizona Cardinals, a player to keep an eye on is Kevin Minter, the rookie linebacker from LSU. The Red Birds drafted him with their second round pick in this year's NFL Draft. The 6-foot, 246-pounder will add quality depth to a position that will...

Arizona Cardinals’ Alex Okafor Looking to Make Impact
July 20th, 2013 at 8:09 AM
***PHOTO1***Rookie Alex Okafor is moving from defensive end to outside linebacker in the Arizona Cardinals' 3-4 defensive scheme this upcoming season. The University of Texas product was drafted in the fourth round (103rd overall pick) in this year's NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 264-pounder had 12.5 sacks and 54 tackles for the...