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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...

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,...

Arizona Cardinals Rookie Profile: Running Back David Johnson
June 6th, 2015 at 5:00 AM
The Arizona Cardinals ranked next to last in the NFL last season in rushing. They needed to address their lackluster ground game in the 2015 NFL Draft and the Red Birds hope they did so by drafting running back David Johnson in the third round. ***PHOTO1*** The Northern Iowa product is being...

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...

Rookies David Johnson, Gerald Christian Sign Contracts with Arizona Cardinals
May 20th, 2015 at 4:52 AM
Rookies David Johnson and Gerald Christian have been signed by the Arizona Cardinals to four-year deals. That means only 2015 first round pick D.J. Humphries remains unsigned from the Red Birds' draft class. ***PHOTO1*** Johnson, a third-round selection and seventh-round pick Gerald Christian, a tight end and the NFL’s “Mr. Irrelevant” for...

Arizona Cardinals Happy to Welcome RB David Johnson Aboard
May 16th, 2015 at 4:48 AM
The Arizona Cardinals entered the 2015 NFL Draft knowing they had to upgrade their running back post. They knew Andre Ellington could not handle the workload by himself, as talented as he is. ***PHOTO1*** Enter third round selection (86th overall) David Johnson. of Northern Iowa. The 6-foot-1, 224-pounder is expected to be...

NFL Draft Recap: Arizona Cardinals Select Running Back David Johnson in Third Round
May 3rd, 2015 at 6:10 AM
The Arizona Cardinals filled a real need by drafting running back David Johnson in the third round (86th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago, IL. ***PHOTO1*** The Northern Iowa product is 6-foot-1 and weighs 224 pounds. He was selected as a first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference in both 2013 and...

NFL Draft Prediction: Arizona Cardinals Select RB Melvin Gordon in First Round
April 30th, 2015 at 4:51 AM
The 2015 NFL Draft is finally here. It's time to predict whom the Arizona Cardinals will select with the 24th overall pick in the first round of tonight's draft in Chicago. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds need a strong, multi-talented running back to compliment Andre Ellington. Don't forget that the Cards ranked next...

Arizona Cardinals May Be Eyeing RB Tevin Coleman in Second Round of NFL Draft
April 29th, 2015 at 4:52 AM
The 2015 NFL Draft is just one day away now. We've discussed in length about whom the Arizona Cardinals may select in the first round (24th overall) but who will they pick with the 55th overall pick (second round)? According to draft experts, this player could be available to the...

Previewing Whom the Arizona Cardinals May Select in Second Round of 2015 NFL Draft
April 13th, 2015 at 4:51 AM
We have discussed at length whom the Arizona Cardinals may select with their first round pick (24th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago later this month (Apr. 30). However, who will the Red Birds pick with their second round selection (55th overall)? ***PHOTO1*** That draft pick will be predicated, of...

Georgia’s Todd Gurley Would Be a Good Fit for Arizona Cardinals
April 10th, 2015 at 5:24 AM
The Arizona Cardinals have a real need at running back. With that thought in mind, let's see whom the Arizona Cardinals may select with their first round pick (24th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL. on Apr. 30. The draft concludes on May...

Improving the Running Game a Real Priority for Arizona Cardinals
March 30th, 2015 at 5:01 AM
The Arizona Cardinals captured their first NFL playoff berth in five years in 2014 but it was not due to their running game. Oh heavens no. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds had the second fewest rushing yards in the league last year (1,308) and owned the lowest per-carry average (3.29) as well. They used...

Could the Arizona Cardinals Select Todd Gurley in 2015 NFL Draft?
March 24th, 2015 at 4:58 AM
If Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon is off the board when the Arizona Cardinals draft in the first round of next month's NFL Draft, then the Cards may turn their eyes towards Georgia running back Todd Gurley. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds will pick 24th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft at the...

Could the Arizona Cardinals Be Looking at Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon in NFL Draft?
March 17th, 2015 at 4:58 AM
Top of the morning to you folks - Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! The Arizona Cardinals need a running back. Try as he could and as talented as he is, Andre Ellington is not an every down back. He's struggled with injuries during his career and is more effective as a...

Arizona Cardinals Draft Preview: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
February 23rd, 2015 at 5:28 AM
The NFL Scouting Combine will conclude today in Indianapolis. This is the eighth part of a series previewing whom the Arizona Cardinals may select with their first round pick (24th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL. on Apr. 30. The draft concludes on...

Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft Preview: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
February 11th, 2015 at 5:16 AM
This is the second part of a series previewing whom the Arizona Cardinals may select with their first round pick (24th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago, IL. in late April. ***PHOTO1*** Let's take a look at a prospect that may be available to the Cards when they're on the...

Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Dwyer Pleads not Guilty in Abuse Case
January 27th, 2015 at 1:38 PM
Here is the latest update regarding Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer: ***PHOTO1*** As per a report via azcentral.com, a lawyer for the Woodstock, GA native accused of spousal abuse got his wish earlier this month when a judge granted a request to put the case back in front of a grand...

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...

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...

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...