7:05 AM EST, Sun February 23, 2020
21 hours ago
Kudos to Kugs

Kudos to Kugs

Photo by Ralph Freso/ It is very reasonable for Cardinals’ fans to say at this point that the 3 most important decisions that Michael Bidwill and Steve Keim made in the past year were: (1) drafting QB Kyler Murray; (2) hiring Kliff Kingsbury as head coach; and (3) hiring Sean Kugler as the offensive line coach. A Triple K trifecta for the Cardinals, if you will. During D.J. Humphries’ press conference this week, D.J. gushed with excitement and enthusiasm with regard to Kyler’s and Kliff’s “infectious” dedication to creative excellence and what their leadership and hunger to...
23 hours ago
D.J. Humphries contract, how it affects the 2020 offseason, and potential trades for David Johnson and Patrick Peterson

D.J. Humphries contract, how it affects the 2020 offseason, and potential trades for David Johnson and Patrick Peterson

Photo by Christian Petersen/ D.J. Humphries re-signed with the Arizona Cardinals and it meant an emergency podcast with Jess and I. We discussed the Humphries deal and how it can change things heading into free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft for the Arizona Cardinals. Sit back, relax and enjoy the best hour of Cardinals talk on the web. Heads up, we will have a 2020 NFL Combine special podcast next week that brings back the Draft Savages, so be ready. Here are the approximate timestamps for the different topics we discuss on the show. (1:45) The D.J. Humphries deal and reacting to...
Feb 22, 2020
Arizona Cardinals pay D.J. Humphries, give themselves a bunch of protection moving forward

Arizona Cardinals pay D.J. Humphries, give themselves a bunch of protection moving forward

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The numbers are out on the D.J. Humphries contract extension from the Arizona Cardinals. It’s not what any of us expected at all, instead it’s basically a one-year deal with two one-year deals tacked on after. The Arizona Cardinals spent about $3 million more than we expected in the immediate, getting $12.8 million this year on the cap. Yet, after that the Arizona Cardinals are off the hook. The Cardinals basically got Humphries on a franchise tag this year, less $4 million and then baked in protection moving forward. The Cardinals will pay Humphries...
Feb 21, 2020
Players already sounding off on proposed CBA from NFL

Players already sounding off on proposed CBA from NFL

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Things don’t look rosy for the NFL in their newest labor agreement. At least not early. While the NFL wants to not only expand the playoff field, they would also like to expand the number of regular season games to 17. Well, one of the biggest voices in the NFL has already weighed in. Hard no on that proposed CBA.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 21, 2020 That doesn’t seem like the best early omen for the NFL owners who are looking to cash in on even more regular season games. While the playoff expansion helps the players (and owners) it seems like...
Feb 21, 2020
Revenge of the Birds Podcast #66: Walter Mitchell on the NFL Offseason So Far

Revenge of the Birds Podcast #66: Walter Mitchell on the NFL Offseason So Far

Blake & Johnny are joined by ROTB Staff Writer Walter Mitchell to talk the DJ’s, P2 and a new NFL CBA with a bit of free agency Blake & Johnny are joined by Revenge of the Birds Staff Writer Walter Mitchell to talk the DJ’s, P2 and a new NFL CBA with a bit of free agency. How has the team responded to guys to re-sign and extend? And how could another playoff game in 2021 if the new CBA suggested is passed affect the Cardinals’ playoff chances? Part 1 in a two-part interview on free agency and the Arizona Cardinals Be sure to like & subscribe for more content from the Revenge of the...
Feb 21, 2020
Pro Football Focus has the NFC West landing several of the top 50 free agents, none for the Arizona Cardinals

Pro Football Focus has the NFC West landing several of the top 50 free agents, none for the Arizona Cardinals

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Pro Football Focus has their top 50 free agents heading into the 2020 offseason. The Arizona Cardinals are not featured in it at all. Our own Walter Mitchell took a look at some contracts that should interest the Cardinals based on what the guys at PFF think. However, I wanted to look at what PFF did to improve or at least keep the talent in the NFC West. Again, the Cardinals do nothing within the PFF Top 50, but the NFC West is certainly active. Let’s take a look. Los Angeles Rams 16. LB CORY LITTLETON – LOS ANGELES RAMS Projected contract: 4 years,...
Feb 21, 2020
Friday Funday: 2020 NFL Mock Draft gets defensive line help for the Arizona Cardinals

Friday Funday: 2020 NFL Mock Draft gets defensive line help for the Arizona Cardinals

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports Happy Friday one and all. The Arizona Cardinals and the rest of the NFL prepare for the 2020 NFL Combine, the NFL Mock Draft train continues to roll. For the Arizona Cardinals, a different player and position was finally mocked this week, as long-time NFL front office guy Charley Casserly dropped his first 2020 NFL Mock Draft of the season. 8. Arizona Cardinal: Javon Kinlaw - DL School: South Carolina | Year: Senior Arizona has needs at OLB and DT. At this point, Kinlaw is the best player available at either of those two positions. Casserly correctly asserts...
Feb 21, 2020
Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals bring back D.J. Humphries, the NFL changing some things up, Flight Plan ready to takeoff and more

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals bring back D.J. Humphries, the NFL changing some things up, Flight Plan ready to takeoff and more

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Happy Friday one and all, we have made it. The Arizona Cardinals and the rest of the NFL descend upon Indianapolis for the 2020 NFL Combine next week and we will have all the coverage you could ever want. However, we need to finish up the week that was for the Cardinals and for that we have all the news on the Arizona Cardinals from around the web. Let’s get to it. D.J. Humphries Likes The Look Of Three-Year Extension With CardinalsOffensive tackle was scheduled to become a free agent in March You've Got Mail: As Free Agency Nears, Humphries...
Feb 20, 2020
Thursday Night open thread: Which team will have the biggest offseason?

Thursday Night open thread: Which team will have the biggest offseason?

Photo by Rob Leiter/ The NFL offseason is upon us and we are all about to start seeing the frenzy happen. The Arizona Cardinals now sit down the list of cap space in the NFL, down to 19th overall. Here is the top 10 based on Over the Cap: Miami Dolphins - $89,315,424 Indianapolis Colts - $86,162,964 Buffalo Bills - $82,186,963 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - $79,894,844 Dallas Cowboys - $76,787,123 Houston Texans - $64,276,117 Denver Broncos - $62,115,714 Cleveland Browns - $61,964,940 New York Giants - $61,961,717 Washington Redskins - $60,806,968 The funny thing is, there is a big...
Feb 20, 2020
NFL looking to expand season and playoffs with new CBA

NFL looking to expand season and playoffs with new CBA

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Change is coming in the NFL. According to the NFL Insider of Insider’s Adam Schefter, the NFL will be expanding not only the NFL season, but we could see an expanded NFL playoffs as soon as this season. Bleeding Green Nation broke it down a bit: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the new collective bargaining agreement proposal features 17 regular season games (as opposed to 16) and seven playoff teams per conference (as opposed to six). The preseason would be chopped down to three games (as opposed to four). In addition to all of this, the No. 1 seed from each...
Feb 20, 2020
Humph’s Day

Humph’s Day

Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports How D.J. Humphries’ contract should be viewed in light of a fanbase who was somehow...disappointed (?) that their former first round pick got extended. Happy Thursday to all across the Red Sea! I wrote this article yesterday, on Wednesday which to some (insert Geico camel) is also known as “hump day”. Fitting, as the Cardinals had a “Hump(h)” of their own that made a splash this past week. On Monday afternoon, the Arizona Cardinals made their first post-Fitz free agency splash by signing D.J. Humphries to a 3-year, $45 million deal with $29...
Feb 20, 2020
“Don’t Let Them Take It Back”

“Don’t Let Them Take It Back”

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Tyrann—- In the week prior to the Super Bowl, I wrote an article titled “The Honey Badger Who Got Away.” Here is the link—- https://www.revengeofthebirds.com/2020/1/28/21111437/the-honey-badger-who-got-away But these days I am reaching a boiling point where you are concerned—- I found this recent tweet of yours to D.J. Humphries exceptionally hypocritical and ironic. Big ups to Hump on the deal. Don’t let them take it back.— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) February 18, 2020 Every time a former Cardinal teammate of yours gets a new...
Feb 20, 2020
Two former first round picks that could use a change of scenery and fit the Arizona Cardinals

Two former first round picks that could use a change of scenery and fit the Arizona Cardinals

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports The Arizona Cardinals have had some success by trading for or picking up castoffs from other teams. While this is not a long-term solution it can be a nice fix for a team that is looking to add talent while not breaking the bank right now. That means the Cards may be able to take advantage of teams looking to move on from their own draft picks early. There are two that the Arizona Cardinals may be able to look at that could offer them some help in 2020 and maybe beyond. Charles Harris, DE Miami - Maybe going back to the well is a little too much, but...
Feb 19, 2020
Wednesday Night open thread: Arizona Cardinals free agent priorities

Wednesday Night open thread: Arizona Cardinals free agent priorities

Photo by Jacob Kupferman/ Happy Wednesday night one and all. The Arizona Cardinals have started their quest to continue to fix things after their downfall over the last several years. It started with the re-signing of their own free agents and now they turn their gaze towards the rest of the league. From people I trust, it sounds like the Cardinals were in on Greg Olsen, hoping to have quite the duo of veteran, two-way tight ends. Olsen (35 in a month) recently signed with the Seahawks for up to $7 million with $5.5 million guaranteed. That is an interesting try in the least. While...
Feb 19, 2020
PFF Top 50 UFA Landing Spot Predictions

PFF Top 50 UFA Landing Spot Predictions

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Today PFF came out with their Top 50 unrestricted free agent landing spot and contract predictions. Here is the link, if you can open it up. https://www.pff.com/nfl/free-agency Guess how many of the top 50 UFAs PFF have signing with the Cardinals? 0 I have picked out a few of the predictions that could be of interest to you—-and—-for the sake of discussion and intrigue—-pick out 3 deals with players at their predicted salaries that you would take if you were the Cardinals’ GM. 9. Raiders—-CB Byron Jones (5 years/$16M a year/$50M guaranteed) 10....