9:58 AM EDT, Tue June 18, 2019
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Arizona Cardinals 2019 Opponents Notes: Baltimore Ravens going all in on Lamar Jackson and the running game

Arizona Cardinals 2019 Opponents Notes: Baltimore Ravens going all in on Lamar Jackson and the running game

Since the Baltimore Ravens made their return, the Arizona Cardinals have played them a grand total of six times in 23 years. They sit at 2-4 in those games, but they won their last one, in 2015 when the Ravens traveled to Arizona. However, the Cardinals have not won in Baltimore since 1997, so they have a tall task this season. Let’s check out what the Ravens have been up to. Despite similar speed to WR Marquise Brown, WR Miles Boykin brings complimentary redzone threat - Baltimore BeatdownThe Ravens love speed, but the Notre Dame prospect adds an added redzone matchup nightmare. What...
3 hours ago
Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals have two world travelers now, Kyler is great throwing the ball as well, and more

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals have two world travelers now, Kyler is great throwing the ball as well, and more

Happy Tuesday one and all, hope your Monday was manageable. The Arizona Cardinals are off and the NFL is a bit boring, but it will be alright, there will still be plenty of news to help you get your day started. Let’s get to it. Home Again, Brett Hundley Seeks To See The WorldCardinals quarterback uses travel, photography to balance life in NFL Josh McCown, Larry Fitzgerald Prompt And Vikings Nightmare, Retires Burleson: Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald Player Most Deserving of Super Bowl RingNFL Network's Nate Burleson explains why Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald deserves a...
18 hours ago
Former Arizona Cardinal Josh McCown announces his retirement from NFL

Former Arizona Cardinal Josh McCown announces his retirement from NFL

17 years ago the Arizona Cardinals took a shot on a small school quarterback out of Sam Houston State. Josh McCown was taken with the 81st pick in the 2002 NFL Draft, a third rounder with upside. Now, 17 seasons later he has retired. It has been an honor to journey through this wonderful game as a player for the past 17 years and I’m humbled to have the opportunity to serve the game in a new capacity. via @PlayersTribune https://t.co/NDU9cH2alH pic.twitter.com/FEXMlf40a9— Josh McCown (@JoshMcCown12) June 17, 2019 Only one other player remains in the NFL from that draft, the first...
21 hours ago
Op-Ed on the 2019 Lindy’sPro Football Preview

Op-Ed on the 2019 Lindy’sPro Football Preview

Lindy’s Pro Football Preview is my favorite pre-season magazine for the following reasons: 1. Position Rankings 2. Draft Section---comments on every draftee. 3. Ratings on each position group for every team. 4. One line comments and measurables for every player on the roster, except UCFAs. 5. 2020 NFL Draft preview---early rankings at each position. Lindy’s hires a sports writer or radio commentator to do the write-ups of each team. For the Cardinals in 2016 it was Bob McManaman. 2017 & 2018 Mike Jurecki. And this year it is Vince Marotta (but they misspelled his name as Vince...
23 hours ago
Kliff Kingsbury will have to prove himself to many in the NFL

Kliff Kingsbury will have to prove himself to many in the NFL

For those stuck in the dark, college coaches use social media to spy on recruits. Not only do they spy on perspective players, they check in on current players. This is not a surprise. In fact, it is a well known practice that Kliff Kingsbury even admitted to while doing it at Texas Tech: "During an August 2016 appearance on 'The Hawkcast'podcast with then-Atlanta Falcons linebacker A.J. Hawk, Kingsbury openly revealed he and his Texas Tech coaches would set up fake social media accounts using 'cute girls' as avatars to spy on their players." So, why did it become such an issue this weekend...
Jun 17, 2019
Arizona Cardinals shutout of Pro Football Focus top 50 heading into 2019

Arizona Cardinals shutout of Pro Football Focus top 50 heading into 2019

The idea of Pro Football Focus is one that all fans can get on board with. An independent group that grades and analyzes every single snap in the NFL. However, like any entity they’ll have their detractors and their own shortcomings. So, when PFF dropped their top 50 players heading into 2019 and nary an Arizona Cardinals player was found, it will automatically bring some questions. First, how the group comes to their conclusions: "The PFF50 is a product of evaluating every player on every play of each NFL season to produce PFF’s unrivaled database of stats, grades and information. This...
Jun 16, 2019
Happy Father’s Day from Revenge of the Birds

Happy Father’s Day from Revenge of the Birds

It is Father’s Day. Hope all of you Father’s on Revenge of the Birds have a great day. My yearly tribute to my dad and the Arizona Cardinals. I was fortunate enough, maybe unfortunate, to have season tickets as a kid with my dad from 1995 to 1998 for the Arizona Cardinals. Every Sunday dad and I would head down to Sun Devil Stadium for a game, we’d grab a quick bite to eat on our way in and then battle the heat in the south end zone. It was crazy every week. Despite the terrible product on the field, the south end zone was like a family. I remember vividly a game against the...
Jun 15, 2019
NFC West Defenses: PFF Rankings By Position

NFC West Defenses: PFF Rankings By Position

As we know, the Cardinals’ defense last year had its fair share of struggles. Here are the 2018 defensive and special teams rankings per PFF: Total Defense: LA---3rd SE---20th AZ---28th SF---32nd Front 7: LA---3rd SE---16th SF---21st AZ---29th Secondary: LA---6th SE---18th AZ---20th SF---32nd Rush Defense: SE---15th LA---16th SF---26th AZ---29th Tackling: LA---3rd AZ---10th SE---15th SF---31st Pass Rush: LA---3rd AZ---21st SE---23rd SF---28th Coverage: LA---4th SE---14th AZ---24th SF---32nd Special Teams: LA---6th AZ---12th SE---17th SF---26th Here are the position rankings of 2019...
Jun 15, 2019
Bird Droppings: What we learned from Arizona Cardinals mini-camp, Chandler Jones dominance doesn’t satisfy him and more

Bird Droppings: What we learned from Arizona Cardinals mini-camp, Chandler Jones dominance doesn’t satisfy him and more

Happy Saturday one and all, hope your week was a good one and you are ready to enjoy the weekend. It will be mostly silent on the Arizona Cardinals front over the next several weeks, at least from a team perspective. However, we will continue to provide all of the news on the Arizona Cardinals you can possibly want. We’ll start that with a look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals. Andy Isabella Ditches His BicycleRookie wide receiver driving to work to save legs Top Takeaways From The Cardinals’ 2019 OffseasonMurray shows his skills; The defense needs a fill-in for...
Jun 14, 2019
Which 10 Arizona Cardinals have a chance to become the next “core” players?

Which 10 Arizona Cardinals have a chance to become the next “core” players?

Every team has core players as a foundation to build their team around—which players are or have a chance to become those core players? Last year in 2018, the Arizona Cardinals had their own version of “The Big Four”, aka four players who were their superstar caliber players that had made Pro Bowls or All-Pro teams. These are the players who get circled by opposing offensive and defensive coordinators as “blue-chip” or elite players they want them to focus on. The guys who can win a game for you. They were: -DE Chandler Jones -CB Patrick Peterson -WR Larry Fitzgerald -RB David...
Jun 14, 2019
Kyler Murray’s supporting cast ranked 25th heading into 2019 season according to one site

Kyler Murray’s supporting cast ranked 25th heading into 2019 season according to one site

With the Arizona Cardinals done with offseason workouts, the Arizona Cardinals head hurdling towards 2019 training camp and what we all hope is the first of many for Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray. When the Cardinals drafted Murray, they did so with quite a hole in their skill player positions. However, they looked to address that in the 2019 NFL Draft. Brad Gagnon of Bleacher Report ranked every teams supporting cast and I was pleasantly surprised to see where the Arizona Cardinals ranked. From B/R: 25. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals Because new Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff...
Jun 14, 2019
Move from David Amerson was a bit unexpected from the Arizona Cardinals

Move from David Amerson was a bit unexpected from the Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals made a bit of a surprising move yesterday, announcing that they were releasing cornerback David Amerson. Andy touched on why a bit yesterday: Amerson was expected to compete for the starting cornerback position opposite Robert Alford, with Patrick Peterson’s six-game suspension. He signed with the Cardinals in November of last year. He did make a Malcolm Butler-like interception in week 17 against the Seahawks last season but, beyond that, was rather inconsistent. This move was surprising to say the least, especially with his 61 career NFL starts. The simple reasoning may be...
Jun 14, 2019
Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals wrap up 2019 mini-camp, Chandler Jones motivation, Cardinals make roster moves and more

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals wrap up 2019 mini-camp, Chandler Jones motivation, Cardinals make roster moves and more

Happy Friday one and all, we have made it. The Arizona Cardinals wrapped up mandatory mini-camp with... cancelling the final practice and getting the guys out a little early. It was a quick turnaround for the Cardinals, but there is still plenty of news from around the web to help you get your weekend started. Let’s get to it. The Last Minicamp Practice Vanishes As The Offseason Ends Trade From Patriots Still Motivates Chandler JonesCardinals' Pro Bowl pass-rusher never wants to be dealt again Cardinals Release Cornerback David AmersonTeam now has open spot on 90-man roster Groundwork -...
Jun 13, 2019
The Arizona Cardinals release David Amerson

The Arizona Cardinals release David Amerson

Second-round pick Byron Murphy is the favorite to land the starting job opposite Robert Alford The Arizona Cardinals have released cornerback David Amerson, according to Darren Urban of the Cardinals official website. .@AZCardinals make a post-minicamp roster move, releasing CB David Amerson:https://t.co/Ccwx11J5pn— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) June 13, 2019 Amerson was expected to compete for the starting cornerback position opposite Robert Alford, with Patrick Peterson’s six-game suspension. He signed with the Cardinals in November of last year. He did make a Malcolm Butler-like...
Jun 13, 2019
Arizona Cardinals bring in Andre Branch for a visit

Arizona Cardinals bring in Andre Branch for a visit

Cardinals are looking to improve their depth at the outside linebacker position The Arizona Cardinals are bringing in free agent Andre Branch for a visit and a workout, according to Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic. NFL free agent defensive end Andre Branch is visiting the Cardinals today for a workout, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media . Branch spent the last three years with the Dolphins, where he had 55 tackles, 11.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.— Bob McManaman (@azbobbymac) June 13, 2019 Branch was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the 38th overall pick in the 2012 draft....