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Arizona Cardinals’ Special Teams not Overly Special
February 20th, 2014 at 4:55 AM
***PHOTO1***There were some positives and negatives regarding the special teams unit of the 2013 Arizona Cardinals. The 2013 Arizona Cardinals went 10-6 in the rugged NFC West. It's now the best division in football. Let's take a look at their report card for the special teams unit: Grade: C Kicker Jay Feely connected on...

Six Arizona Cardinals Honored by Pro Football Focus
January 29th, 2014 at 5:23 AM
***PHOTO1***The awards keep on coming for the 10-6 Arizona Cardinals of 2013. Six Arizona Cardinals players have been named to the PFF All-NFC West team - Calais Campbell, Karlos Dansby, Patrick Peterson, Michael Floyd, Justin Bethel and rookie Andre Ellington. Larry Fitzgerald was not named. Interesting. Ellington had a superb rookie season, leading the...

Arizona Cardinals Ink Dave Zastudil to a Two-year Pact
January 23rd, 2014 at 4:59 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals have signed underrated punter Dave Zastudil to a two-year contract. That's good news. The 35-year-old Zastudil was due to be a free agent in March. The Ohio University product averaged 45.7 yards per kick and tied for the NFL lead with 35 punts downed inside the 20-yard line in...

2013 Arizona Cardinals Report Card: Special Teams
January 17th, 2014 at 4:58 AM
***PHOTO1***The 2013 Arizona Cardinals went 10-6 in the rugged NFC West. It's now the best division in football. Let's take a look at their report card for the special teams unit: Grade: C Kicker Jay Feely connected on 30 of 36 field goals but missed two in the season finale against the 49ers....

Arizona Cardinals: 2013 Team Statistical Leaders
January 5th, 2014 at 6:55 AM
***PHOTO1***It was an interesting 2013 NFL season for the Arizona Cardinals. The Red Birds finished at 10-6 in the NFC West, which was a five-game improvement from 2012. That was good for third place. They averaged 23.7 points per game, which ranked 17th in the NFL and 346.4 yards per game, which...

Arizona Cardinals Report Card Vs. Seattle Seahawks
December 23rd, 2013 at 7:02 AM
***PHOTO1***The report card for the Arizona Cardinals is in following their season-saving, dramatic 17-10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks yesterday at Century Link Field in Seattle. It was their biggest win in many a season. Let's take a look: OFFENSE: C- This grade would have been lower if not for Carson Palmer's game-winning...

Arizona Cardinals’ Report Card Vs. Tennessee Titans
December 16th, 2013 at 3:50 PM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals barely escaped with a 37-34 overtime victory over the Tennessee Titans yesterday in Nashville. Their report card is in. Let's take a look: OFFENSE: B The Cardinals got an excellent effort from rookie running back Andre Ellington, who had 158 combined yards from scrimmage. He looks like a real...

Arizona Cardinals Report Card Vs. Indianapolis Colts
November 25th, 2013 at 6:34 AM
***PHOTO1***The report card is in for Arizona's 40-11 triumph over the Indianapolis Colts yesterday and it's a glorious one. The best RC of the season. No doubt. Let's take a look: Offense: A Where to begin? Larry Fitzgerald caught two TD passes from Carson Palmer (26-37, 314 yards, two TD) and became...

Arizona Cardinals’ Report Card Vs. Houston Texans
November 11th, 2013 at 5:20 AM
***PHOTO1***Let's take a look the Arizona Cardinals' report card for Week 10 based on their 27-24 win over the Houston Texans yesterday: OFFENSE: C The Red Birds tallied 332 total yards but also committed three turnovers - two by Carson Palmer and a very damaging one late in the game by Rashard...

Arizona Cardinals Mid-Season Report Card for 2013
November 6th, 2013 at 4:57 AM
***PHOTO1***The teacher has handed out the report card for the 2013 Arizona Cardinals at the midway point of the season. Let's all take a look: OFFENSE: C Rookie tailback Andre Ellington has been the surprise of the season so far. Drafted in the sixth round, the Clemson product had a breakout game...

Arizona Cardinals Report Card: Week 8 Vs. Atlanta
October 29th, 2013 at 2:46 PM
***PHOTO1***The report card is in for the Arizona Cardinals' performance against the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday in Glendale. Let's take a look below: Offense: B Rookie running back Andre Ellington enjoyed his breakout game, rushing for a season-high 154 yards, including a thrilling 80-yard gallop in the second quarter. He looks like...

Bruce Arians Savoring First Victory as Arizona Cardinals Head Coach
September 17th, 2013 at 5:04 AM
***PHOTO1***There is nothing like getting your first victory as a head coach with your new team. Bruce Arians knows that wonderful feeling now following the Arizona Cardinals' 25-21 triumph over Detroit on Sunday in Glendale. "It’s always special,” Arians told azcentral.com. “You never know when you’re going to get it. We...

Dan Carpenter, Nick Edwards Among Cuts; Rob Housler Has Ankle Sprain
August 27th, 2013 at 6:11 AM
***PHOTO1***That didn't last very long. Kicker Dan Carpenter is among ten players that have been cut by the Arizona Cardinals. Carpenter, brought in to provide competition for Jay Feely, had his only field goal attempt blocked by the San Diego Chargers last Saturday and is now looking for work. Feely will return...

Arizona Cardinals Sign Kicker Dan Carpenter to One-year Pact
August 22nd, 2013 at 5:25 AM
***PHOTO1*** Veteran Jay Feely has some competition now in training camp. That's because the Arizona Cardinals have signed kicker Dan Carpenter to a one-year contract. The 27-year-old Carpenter was recently released by the Miami Dolphins, losing his training camp competition for a job to rookie Caleb Sturgis. In an interesting twist, Carpenter...

Arizona Cardinals Sign Punter Will Batson
April 9th, 2013 at 7:31 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals have signed free-agent punter Will Batson. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed yet. The 26-year old Batson was in training camp last season with the Tennessee Titans until being released on Aug. 26. Batson has not appeared in an NFL regular season game. The Killen, Alabama...

Joshua Cribbs not Ready to Sign with Arizona Cardinals Yet
March 20th, 2013 at 7:21 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals will not sign free agent wide receiver/kick returner Joshua Cribbs until he is sufficiently recovered from off-season knee surgery, according to J.R. Rickert, Cribbs’ agent. “He passed the physical,” Rickert told azcentral.com, “but they wanted to wait until the knee is fully healed. That’s about five more weeks....

Arizona Cardinals’ Special Teams in Good Hands with Amos Jones
February 9th, 2013 at 7:46 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals have built a reputation around the NFL for having a "special" special teams corps. Nothing should change now under new special teams coordinator Amos Jones. The 53-year old Jones was introduced as the Cardinals’ special teams coordinator yesterday. Under new head coach Bruce Arians, the University of Alabama product...

Arizona Cardinals Tab Amos Jones as Special Teams Coach
January 27th, 2013 at 8:39 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals have a new special teams coach. Former Pittsburgh Steelers special teams coach Amos Jones has officially been added to Bruce Arians' staff as their new special teams coach, according to the Tuscaloosa News. The University of Alabama product had coached the Steel Curtain's special teams unit since 2007. Arians and...

Arizona Cardinals’ Report Card for Week 17 of the NFL Season
December 31st, 2012 at 11:50 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals concluded their 2012 season with a 27-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers yesterday at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Let's take a look at their Report Card for that contest: Offense: D + First the good news: Rookie wide receiver Michael Floyd had a sensational game, making eight...

Arizona Cardinals’ Report Card for Week 16 of NFL Season
December 24th, 2012 at 10:37 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Report Card for the Arizona Cardinals is in following their disappointing 28-13 setback to the Chicago Bears yesterday in Glendale. Let's take a look: Offense: D - This would have been an F if not for Larry Fitzgerald's 111-yard receiving effort. Beanie Wells' first quarter fumble that was returned by Zack...