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Arizona Cardinals’ Justin Bethel is a Player on the Rise
July 6th, 2014 at 4:18 AM
He is truly a player on the rise. Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel made the Pro Bowl as a special teams player last year. ***PHOTO1*** Head coach Bruce Arians knows how good a special teams performer Bethel is. He also knows what his potential is as a talented cornerback as well. "He could be our best,"...

Will Jay Feely Win the Kicking Battle with the Arizona Cardinals?
June 25th, 2014 at 4:53 AM
The Arizona Cardinals have a kicking battle going on in the desert. Arizona Cardinals' veteran kicker Jay Feely turned 38 years of age last month. Despite his "advanced" age, the 14-year veteran has no plans on relinquishing his role anytime soon. ***PHOTO1***The Red Birds signed Danny Hrapmann in January and undrafted rookie...

Robert Hughes Vying for Arizona Cardinals Roster Spot
June 18th, 2014 at 4:56 AM
Now is his time to shine. ***PHOTO1***University of Notre Dame product Robert Hughes is competing to become the fourth running back on the Arizona Cardinals' depth chart behind Andre Ellington, Stepfan Taylor and Jonathan Dwyer. He's been impressive in OTA's and minicamps so far but he is still a long way...

Arizona Cardinals Should Have Much Better Special Teams Unit This Season
June 16th, 2014 at 5:03 AM
It looks like the Arizona Cardinals are putting the word special back when describing their special teams unit for the upcoming 2014 NFL season. ***PHOTO1***The Red Birds had a fine season in 2013, going 10-6 and just missing the NFC playoffs on the last day of the season. It was a breakthrough...

Arizona Cardinals’ Justin Bethel Impressing Head Coach Bruce Arians
June 13th, 2014 at 5:08 AM
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel made the Pro Bowl as a special teams player last year. ***PHOTO1***Head coach Bruce Arians knows how good a special teams performer Bethel is. He also knows what his potential is as a talented cornerback as well. "He could be our best," Arians told azcentral.com. "He's got all...

Arizona Cardinals’ Jay Feely Focused on Winning Kicking Battle
June 3rd, 2014 at 5:02 AM
Arizona Cardinals' veteran kicker Jay Feely just turned 38 years of age a week ago. Despite his "advanced" age, the 14-year veteran has no plans on relinquishing his role anytime soon. ***PHOTO1***The Red Birds signed Danny Hrapmann in January and undrafted rookie Chandler Catanzaro earlier this month to compete with Feely. Feely...

Arizona Cardinals’ Special Teams Should Be Much Improved in 2014
May 22nd, 2014 at 5:04 AM
***PHOTO1***The Arizona Cardinals had a fine season in 2013, going 10-6 and just missing the NFC playoffs on the last day of the season. It was a breakthrough season for Arizona but more work needs to be done to become a playoff team. One Achilles heel for the Red Birds was the...

Arizona Cardinals’ Return Game Much Better Now
April 2nd, 2014 at 4:59 AM
***PHOTO1***The punt and kickoff return units of the Arizona Cardinals has improved significantly with the additions of Ted Ginn, Jr. and Antonio Cromartie recently. The addition of Ginn gives the Red Birds a more dynamic return man than they've had in years. Cromartie can fill in if needed and gives the...

Veteran Kicker Jay Feely Staying with the Arizona Cardinals
March 13th, 2014 at 5:01 AM
***PHOTO1***Despite some shaky moments in 2013, veteran kicker Jay Feely is coming back to the Arizona Cardinals for the 2014 NFL season. His future with the Red Birds was uncertain after he missed five of his final 12 field goal attempts last season, including two against the San Francisco 49ers in the...

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...