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Is Michael Floyd in the Future Plans of the Arizona Cardinals?
April 15th, 2015 at 4:53 AM
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd is signed through the 2015 NFL season but the club must decide by May 3 if they want to exercise an option to keep him for the 2016 campaign. ***PHOTO1*** The 13th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Floyd had a somewhat disappointing season in 2014...

Arizona Cardinals’ Kareem Martin to Give Outside Linebacker a Shot in 2015
April 4th, 2015 at 5:44 AM
It was quite a learning experience for Kareem Martin of the Arizona Cardinals in 2014. ***PHOTO1*** The University of North Carolina product was selected in the third round (84th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Red Birds. The 6-foot-6, 272-pounder added depth along the defensive line and finished his rookie...

Busy Offseason Ahead for Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Logan Thomas
April 1st, 2015 at 5:00 AM
This is an important year for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Logan Thomas. ***PHOTO1*** The fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft needs to show improvement. The Virginia Tech product completed just one pass in his 2014 rookie season in nine attempts. It was a memorable one though. Thomas fired an 81-yard touchdown pass...

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...

2015 Will Be a Very Important Season for Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Cooper
February 28th, 2015 at 6:27 AM
There is no doubt that the 2015 NFL season will be a very important one for Jonathan Cooper. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals guard has been plagued by injuries since he was drafted by the Red Birds with the seventh overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. The University of North Carolina product...

Arizona Cardinals’ Bruce Arians, Steve Keim Ink Four-year Pacts
February 24th, 2015 at 5:10 AM
The Arizona Cardinals are in good hands for a long time now. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds have inked head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim to new four-year contracts. The respective deals will keep both men with the organization through the 2018 NFL season. Terms of their new pacts were not...

Arizona Cardinals Need to Improve Speed at Linebacker in 2015
February 21st, 2015 at 6:56 AM
The Arizona Cardinals had a top 10 defense last season but there is a specific need that certainly stands out moving forward. ***PHOTO1*** "We need speed at all our linebacker positions," head coach Bruce Arians said via azcentral.com at the NFL scouting combine. Don't be surprised if the Red Birds try to address...

Arizona Cardinals’ Coaching Staff Among the Biggest in the NFL
February 18th, 2015 at 5:40 AM
The more the merrier when it comes to Bruce Arians' coaching staff. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals head coach has one of the largest coaching staffs in the league with 21 assistant coaches. That number will grow to 23 once another linebacker coach and if an assistant strength and conditioning coach is hired....

Contract Extensions Forthcoming for Arizona Cardinals’ Steve Keim, Bruce Arians
February 12th, 2015 at 5:38 AM
They are the architects of the resurgence of the Arizona Cardinals in recent years. For that, they are to be rewarded accordingly. ***PHOTO1*** General manager Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians are expected to receive contract extensions soon, according to team president Michael Bidwill. "I think it's the right thing to do,...

Arizona Cardinals Name James Bettcher New Defensive Coordinator
February 5th, 2015 at 5:05 AM
The Arizona Cardinals have found their new defensive coordinator and did not have to go far to find him. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds have named 36-year-old James Bettcher as their new defensive coordinator, replacing Todd Bowles. Bettcher was Arizona's outside linebackers coach the last two seasons when the Cards were one of...

Arizona Cardinals’ Bruce Arians, Larry Fitzgerald Honored
February 1st, 2015 at 7:04 AM
It was quite a 2014 NFL season for the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds soared to an 11-5 record and made the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Despite battling a slew on injuries, head coach Bruce Arians guided his contingent into the playoffs. Due to his outstanding performance, the...

Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians Enjoying Super Bowl Week
January 31st, 2015 at 5:25 AM
Bruce Arians would have loved to have coached a home game in Super Bowl 49. He would have loved to have guided his Cardinals contingent to the big game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale tomorrow. ***PHOTO1*** Alas, that will not happen. However, the 62-year-old Arians led the Cards to their...

Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton Should Be at Full Strength by April
January 29th, 2015 at 5:47 AM
Drew Stanton is working his way back. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Cardinals signal-caller, who was 5-3 as a starter after Carson Palmer was lost for the season, is three weeks into his rehabilitation program and is planning to be back at full strength by this April. The Michigan State product set career highs in...

Arizona Cardinals Still Searching for New Defensive Coordinator
January 21st, 2015 at 5:57 AM
The Arizona Cardinals are still looking for their new defensive coordinator. ***PHOTO1*** Todd Bowles is the new head coach of the New York Jets so head coach Bruce Arians and company are searching for a new DC. Bowles led one of the best defenses in the NFL for his two seasons in...

Arizona Cardinals’ Bruce Arians Named PFWA Coach of the Year
January 16th, 2015 at 5:29 AM
The odds are good that Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians will be named the NFL Coach of the Year the day before the Super Bowl. A good clue for that honor is that that Arians has been named the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) Coach of the Year. ***PHOTO1*** The...

Todd Bowles Named New Head Coach of the New York Jets
January 14th, 2015 at 5:34 AM
The Arizona Cardinals are in the market for a new defensive coordinator. ***PHOTO1*** That's because Todd Bowles is leaving the Red Birds to become the new head coach of the New York Jets. The 51-year-old Bowles is expected to sign a four-year contract that will pay him slightly more than $4 million...

Has Larry Fitzgerald Played His Last Game for the Arizona Cardinals?
January 5th, 2015 at 12:47 PM
There will be so many questions that will need to be answered concerning the Arizona Cardinals moving forward. None is more interesting than this one - has Larry Fitzgerald played his last game in an Arizona Cardinals uniform? ***PHOTO1*** It's a very interesting question. Finding the answer is not easy. The eight time...

Memorable Season Goes up in Flames for Arizona Cardinals
January 4th, 2015 at 7:24 AM
Earlier this season the Arizona Cardinals were 9-1 and the best team in the NFC. That seems like a thousand years ago now. ***PHOTO1*** It certainly does after their disastrous 27-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers yesterday afternoon at soggy Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte in a NFC wild card battle....

Arizona Cardinals DC Todd Bowles Becoming a Hot Commodity for Head Coaching Gigs
January 1st, 2015 at 6:49 AM
Although his defensive unit has struggled recently, Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has become a hot commodity around the league for head coaching vacancies. ***PHOTO1*** The Falcons, Jets, 49ers, Bears and Raiders have all expressed interest in interviewing the 51-year-old Bowles. However, due to NFL rules, the Elizabeth, NJ native can't...

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...