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Revenge of the Birds Oct 14, 2018
Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings, David Johnson still the focal point of the offense, Chandler Jones sets the bar and more

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings, David Johnson still the focal point of the offense, Chandler Jones sets the bar and more

A look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals. Happy Sunday and happy gameday one and all, the Arizona Cardinals are taking on the Minnesota Vikings in their first early game of the 2018 season. There is plenty from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals to help us get ready, so let’s get to it. Missing On Kirk Cousins Paved Cardinals’ Path To Josh RosenLong-term outlook intriguing because of rookie quarterback's low salary Larry Fitzgerald Ready For (Likely) Final Game In MinnesotaNotes: Reddick to get another start at linebacker; Iupati, Smith miss practice Five Things To Watch:...
Revenge of the Birds Oct 11, 2018
Ridiculous rumors continue to fly regarding the future of David Johnson

Ridiculous rumors continue to fly regarding the future of David Johnson

David Johnson may be off to a rough start to the season, but by no means will he be going anywhere anytime soon. It comes as no secret that David Johnson isn’t on pace for a season that most Arizona Cardinals fans (and Johnson) would expect. Through five games, Johnson has rushed for 242 yards and has an additional 120 yards receiving. These numbers are nothing to scoff at, but we all know there is potential for a lot more. Whether it is scheme, the offensive line not creating enough holes, Johnson not playing up to his abilities, or a combination of everything, something has to give....
Revenge of the Birds Oct 10, 2018
Mike McCoy’s misuse of talented running backs is well documented among the NFL media community

Mike McCoy’s misuse of talented running backs is well documented among the NFL media community

The Arizona Cardinals David Johnson is having an unproductive season. Mike McCoy has had these things happen in the past. The much maligned offensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals Mike McCoy has been beat up pretty good not only on this website, but throughout the web. The national NFL media got into a bit on Tuesday as NFL.com released their next gen stats on Johnson’s carries and how bad the chart looks. pic.twitter.com/fbgQ2GIcdm— calvin grisly (lakers 0-0) (@FourVerts) October 8, 2018 For those that are not familiar with NFL plays, that is 13 carries with...
Revenge of the Birds Oct 10, 2018
Cardinals’ Futility at Running Back

Cardinals’ Futility at Running Back

Today, Seth Cox and I are going to tag-team our analysis of the Cardinals poor use of its running back personnel. Seth will be outlining OC Mike McCoy’s history of sub-standard RB play, while I will be focusing a little more strictly on McCoy’s questionable use of the entire RB room. First of all, it is very difficult to imagine that after 5 games, the Cardinals’ stud RB, David Johnson is not even averaging 50 yards per game on the ground. His rushing line is: 74/242/3.3/21/48.4. As Seth will graphically show you—-Johnson has been used almost exclusively as in inside the tackles...
Bleeding Green Nation Oct 8, 2018
Rumor: Eagles interested in acquiring David Johnson?

Rumor: Eagles interested in acquiring David Johnson?

Well, then. The Philadelphia Eagles are in need of running back help due to Jay Ajayi going down for the season with a torn ACL. The Eagles have previously been connected to Le’Veon Bell but now they’re being linked to another high-profile backfield weapon: David Johnson. The rumor has been out there for a while that the eagles are interested in Le'veon Bell.... but don't be surprised if they're also inquiring about Arizona RB David Johnson.— Derrick Gunn (@RealDGunnNBCS) October 8, 2018 Now that’s interesting. Johnson, 26, is an incredibly talented player. He rushed for 1,239...
Revenge of the Birds Oct 8, 2018
Why the Cardinals’ Offense is Unimaginative and Under-Prepared

Why the Cardinals’ Offense is Unimaginative and Under-Prepared

Imagine what kind of pressure it would put on the defense if the Cardinals ran RPOs (run/pass options) with David Johnson (and Chase Edmonds when he’s in the game). On a key third down, Josh Rosen could run with the ball to move the chains (on a slide) if the end crashes down...but most of all, Rosen can fake the handoff and then pass into the open areas behind the linebackers. The Vikings and Eagles did this very well last year with Keenum and Wentz/Foles. Why have a FB on the roster and not use him? So—-OC Mike McCoy is not keeping the LBers honest with RPOs—-he isn’t even...
Revenge of the Birds Oct 7, 2018
Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals head to San Francisco, Josh Rosen looking to build on first start, David Johnson his own worst critic and more

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals head to San Francisco, Josh Rosen looking to build on first start, David Johnson his own worst critic and more

News and notes from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals. Happy game day one and all, the Arizona Cardinals are heading to the bay area to take on the San Francisco 49ers. There is plenty to help you get ready for the game this week and we are hoping that this is the week the Arizona Cardinals get off the mat and win their first game of 2018. To help you get ready, we are taking a look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals. The Thinker: David Johnson His Own Critic As He Seeks PerfectionNotes: McCoy talks of the Mind Games Get Josh Bynes On The FieldLinebacker makes up for physical...
Revenge of the Birds Oct 4, 2018
Mike McCoy finally starting to trust David Johnson

Mike McCoy finally starting to trust David Johnson

Give David Johnson touches and he will reward you It seems like more than ever, Mike McCoy trusted David Johnson last Sunday. The first three plays went to Johnson against Seattle. That’s trust. They put more blockers in the box and put the onus on Johnson to make the perimeter defender miss. That’s trust. They lined him out as a receiver. About time, but that’s trust. Against, the 49ers, if McCoy trusts Johnson again, they should win. One of the areas that I thought McCoy improved was using different formations. It seemed like previously you was clear as day when the Cardinals were...
Revenge of the Birds Oct 2, 2018
Arizona Cardinals still last in Week 5 NFL Power Rankings, but the tone has changed

Arizona Cardinals still last in Week 5 NFL Power Rankings, but the tone has changed

The Week 5 NFL Power Rankings have the Cardinals in last place, but things have changed. Despite nothing changing in terms of the overall rankings, the tone on the Arizona Cardinals being the worst team in the NFL has changed quite a bit. Looking around the web at the different sets of power rankings for week five, the Cardinals find themselves in the same spot, last, but the tone seems different. Let’s take a look. Vinny Iver, Sporting News: 32. Arizona Cardinals 0-4 (last week: 32) Josh Rosen woke up their offense, namely David Johnson. Their defense is also starting to wake up in...
Revenge of the Birds Sep 30, 2018
What Cardinals Deserved Their Paychecks This Week?

What Cardinals Deserved Their Paychecks This Week?

QB Sam Bradford—-($16M)—-inactive and was clearly outplayed by rookie Josh Rosen. At least the Cardinals saved his $310,000 active win game day bonus. LG Mike Iupati—-($4.6M)—-everyone knows he’s a liability in pass pro, but none of the coaches do anything about it. RB David Johnson—-($5.1M)—-can’t even stay on the field 3 downs—-was outplayed by the Seahawks’ RB Mike Davis who ran with much more hunger and urgency. Is he a head case? WR J.J. Nelson—-($1.96M)—-was wide open as a WR can get and drops the dime Rosen threw to him. LB Deone Bucannon—-($8.7M)—-his...
Revenge of the Birds Sep 30, 2018
Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks second half open thread

Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks second half open thread

The Arizona Cardinals lead the Seattle Seahawks 10-7 a the half The numbers are not pretty, but the results are what fans care about. After the first half, the Arizona Cardinals lead the Seattle Seahawks 10-7 at the half. The start to the game was less than optimal, with the Cardinals getting nothing on their first drive, after forcing an early punt from the Seahawks, the defense was again put on a short field. The Seahawks went 62 yards in six plays and Mike Davis took it in for a 20 yards touchdown and the Cardinals were down early 7-0. Then, David Johnson fumbled on the next play and...
Revenge of the Birds Sep 30, 2018
Week 4 last minute Seahawks vs. Cardinals fantasy football projections

Week 4 last minute Seahawks vs. Cardinals fantasy football projections

Which players should you start and sit today? So far if you’ve owned any Arizona Cardinals players in fantasy outside of taking a late flier on Christian Kirk you’re probably ready to storm Mike McCoy’s door for the misusage of Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson. But let’s stick with the positives here and see if Josh Rosen can spark the Cardinals offense this week at home against the Seahawks in his first NFL start. Who are the top fantasy performers and sleepers? Let’s take a look: Start of the Week: Chris Carson, RB, 21 carries, 5 catches for 134 total yards and 2 TD’s The...
NFL Spin Zone Sep 28, 2018

Arizona Cardinals: David Johnson needs a big game in Week 4

The Arizona Cardinals need to get the ball to David Johnson against the porous Seattle Seahawks run defense. On Sunday afternoon in Week 4, the Arizona Cardinals host the Seattle Seahawks in another NFC West divisional game. The winless Cardinals made the change from Sam Bradford to Josh Rosen at quarterback. Honestly, David Johnson needs […] Arizona Cardinals: David Johnson needs a big game in Week 4 - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.
Revenge of the Birds Sep 24, 2018
Chase Edmonds deserved opportunity, but David Johnson should have been on the field

Chase Edmonds deserved opportunity, but David Johnson should have been on the field

The play was not the issue, the personnel on the field was. Who knows how this plays out over the course of a season, over the course of a coaching career, a player’s career or anything. Hell, this could be a speed bump on the path to the Hall of Fame for Chase Edmonds. Yet, the second guessing was immediate and just. With the Arizona Cardinals driving, coming out of the two minute warning, with the season in the balance, Josh Rosen getting his first work in the NFL regular season, and third and two, the Cardinals Mike McCoy dialed up a counter run to left side of the line, with Justin...
FOX Sports Sep 23, 2018
Sam Bradford finds David Johnson for 21-yard touchdown strike

Sam Bradford finds David Johnson for 21-yard touchdown strike

Sam Bradford finds David Johnson wide open in front of the endzone for his 2nd passing touchdown of the day.

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