5:30 AM EST, Wed December 19, 2018
9 hours ago
Patrick Peterson named to 2019 NFL Pro Bowl, Larry Fitzgerald, Chandler Jones and Budda Baker selected as alternates

Patrick Peterson named to 2019 NFL Pro Bowl, Larry Fitzgerald, Chandler Jones and Budda Baker selected as alternates

The Arizona Cardinals All Pro cornerback is back in the Pro Bowl for a record setting 8th time. Patrick Peterson was chosen to a reocrd tying eighth consecutive Pro Bowl and Larry Fitzgerald, Chandler Jones and Budda Baker are all alternates for the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl. Peterson's accomplishment is astonishing. Peterson was selected to his eighth consecutive Pro Bowl and seventh straight at cornerback after being chosen as a kick returner as a rookie in 2011. · Peterson joins Hall of Fame running backs Jim Brown and Barry Sanders as the only players in NFL history to be named to the Pro...
11 hours ago
Arizona Cardinals continue trend towards youth, elevate Chris Jones and Deatrick Nichols from practice squad

Arizona Cardinals continue trend towards youth, elevate Chris Jones and Deatrick Nichols from practice squad

The Arizona Cardinals are using the final two games to find out what they have. The Arizona Cardinals are making roster moves to find out exactly what they have on their roster the final couple games of the season. Gone are two more veteran type players in Dontae Johnson and Quentin Rollins and elevated to the active roster, likely for the final two games, are rookies Chris Jones and Deatrick Nichols. From the team: Jones (6-0, 200) played in one game earlier this season for the Cardinals and has spent the rest of this season on Arizona’s practice squad after signing on September 3. He...
14 hours ago
Chad Williams first two seasons likely means he will not have an impact for the Arizona Cardinals

Chad Williams first two seasons likely means he will not have an impact for the Arizona Cardinals

The former third round pick has to overcome a lot of bad history. The pick of Chad Williams in the 2017 NFL Draft was one that had many Arizona Cardinals fans and pundits across the league scratching their head. When they saw Williams in person though, his physique, athleticism and ability to make a play with the ball in his hands started to quiet those questions. Everyone knew and assumed that year one would be a lean one, the rookie was coming into a wide receiver room with some talent, Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, Jaron Brown, J.J. Nelson, and a veteran quarterback in Carson Palmer. It...
20 hours ago
2019 NFL Mock Draft nearly unanimous, Arizona Cardinals should take Nick Bosa

2019 NFL Mock Draft nearly unanimous, Arizona Cardinals should take Nick Bosa

The Cardinals hold the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and the pundits think it is clear, they should take Nick Bosa. As we head towards the end of the 2018 NFL season and into the 2019 NFL offseason, the eyes of Arizona Cardinals fans will be focused on a number of aspects. First, it will be if they are searching for a new head coach (likely) and general manager (unlikely), then it will be how they allocate their free agency funds, which will be near the top of the pile in the NFL. Finally, we’ll wait to see if they use the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, which they currently hold and...
21 hours ago
Josh Rosen’s Development

Josh Rosen’s Development

It was shocking that Michael Bidwill and Steve Keim did not hire an offensive-minded head coach who could have had a key say in which QB the Cardinals drafted. 2018 was the year the Cardinals were finally going to draft their QBOF. It should have happened in 2017, but they fell asleep at the draft board only to wake up and find that the Chiefs and Texans leapfrogged in front of the Cardinals to steal Pat Mahomes and Deshaun Watson. Luckily, the 2018 QB draft class was loaded with top prospects—-5 of which carried 1st round grades. It would have been virtually impossible for the Cardinals...
23 hours ago
Bird Droppings: Josh Rosen to start, Wilks not listening to the noise, Cardinals looking to finish strong and more

Bird Droppings: Josh Rosen to start, Wilks not listening to the noise, Cardinals looking to finish strong and more

News and notes from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals. Happy Tuesday one and all. The Arizona Cardinals are sitting with the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft with two games to play. However, no one is talking about that right now, at least people that cover the team. No, instead they are focusing on the final two games of the 2018 season and the likeliness that this is the final two games of the Steve Wilks era. Let’s get a look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals. Keeping Josh Rosen In Lineup Is About The FinishNotes: Wilks wants rookie to get reps and for Cardinals to...
Dec 17, 2018
Saints vs. Panthers Monday Night Football open thread

Saints vs. Panthers Monday Night Football open thread

Everything you need to know on tonight’s Monday Night Football game. It is week 15 of the 2018 NFL season and we are still not getting many victory Monday’s for the Arizona Cardinals. However, we do have two more Monday Night Football games this season, which means two more times we can watch, what hopefully will be good football games. Here is everything you need to know about tonight’s matchup. What: Carolina Panthers (6-7)vs New Orleans Saints (11-2) When: Monday, December 17 at 8:15 p.m. ET Where: Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC) TV: ESPN; Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten,...
Dec 17, 2018
Momentum Changing Pick Six

Momentum Changing Pick Six

Here is the video of the Falcons’ LB Deion Jones’ pick six off a deflection by DE Vic Beasley: https://www.atlantafalcons.com/video/deion-jones-with-a-spectacular-defensive-touchdown-vs-arizona-cardinals Take a good look. For the past few weeks I have been harping on one of the troubling aspects of Byron Leftwich’s play calling vis-a-vis his play designs. One of the main issues has been poor spacing. I find it particularly ironic that last week versus the Lions, Leftwich said he didn't want to pass the ball with three timeouts and 36 seconds before the end of the first half because...
Dec 17, 2018
Josh Rosen will start against Los Angeles Rams, but should he?

Josh Rosen will start against Los Angeles Rams, but should he?

The Arizona Cardinals will start their rookie quarterback against the Rams, but should they do it? Six sacks in week 15. Three sacks in week 14. Two sacks in week 13. Josh Rosen has been sacked 11 times in the month of December, add to that the fact he has been hit another 20 times in the last three games and you begin to see why there are questions about whether or not Rosen should be playing. The quarterback for the Cardinals is getting hit or sacked an average of 10 times each game over the last three games. They have faced only one top ten pass rush in that time, the Green Bay Packers,...
Dec 17, 2018
A Growing Rift Between Michael Bidwill and Steve Keim?

A Growing Rift Between Michael Bidwill and Steve Keim?

Michael Bidwill has always seemed very proud of Steve Keim’s ascension from Cardinals’ scout to GM and has applauded all of Keim’s successes along the way. But, in light of what has transpired this year, starting with Bruce Arians’ “retirement,” the hiring of the Anti-BA in Steve Wilks, the paring of Wilks with Mike McCoy, the signing of QB Sam Bradford, the drafting of a QBOF without a clear plan of how to develop him, Steve Keim’s mid-summer arrest, Keim’s five week suspension during training camp and a miserable 3-11 season where the Cardinals’ -175 point differential...
Dec 17, 2018
Michael Bidwill has big decisions to make for the Arizona Cardinals moving forward

Michael Bidwill has big decisions to make for the Arizona Cardinals moving forward

With the Cardinals looking worse and worse each week, the team president will have big decisions to make in two weeks. For years the Arizona Cardinals have been bad. Over a five season stretch with Bruce Arians and Steve Keim directing the ship they had their most successful regular season run in franchise history and it felt like a corner was turned. Arians and Keim had changed the idea of the moribund Cardinals into a franchise that could compete, that was no longer considered a laughing stock and that would be a destination. One season later the franchise seems to be back at rock...
Dec 17, 2018
Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals lose big in Atlanta, Josh Rosen will start against Rams, Cardinals have decisions to make and more

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals lose big in Atlanta, Josh Rosen will start against Rams, Cardinals have decisions to make and more

News and notes from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals. Happy first pick of the 2019 NFL Draft Monday. The Cardinals don’t have victory Monday’s much anymore, so it must be time to start celebrating their ineptitude, which has them picking first in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Cardinals were blown out in Atlanta by the now 5-9 Falcons, and there is plenty of news from around the web on that game. Let’s get to it. Cardinals Cannot Contain Tevin ColemanFalcons running game dominates despite past struggles A Rough Day In Atlanta Doesn't Change Cardinals' Plans For Josh RosenDespite 40-14...
Dec 16, 2018
4 winners and 6 losers from today’s blowout loss to the Falcons

4 winners and 6 losers from today’s blowout loss to the Falcons

Today’s game was ugly—and likely franchise altering. Here are our winners and losers from the latest 20-point loss. Although it was only two weeks ago, the upset win in Green Bay seems like a distant memory. We followed it up with an ineffectual dud of a performance at home against the Lions, and, now, an utterly disgraceful display on the road in Atlanta. There are only two games left in the season, but if this is the kind of football we’re going to see from here on out, the offseason can’t come soon enough. That said, let’s sift through the wreckage and identify some winners and...
Dec 16, 2018
Arizona Cardinals now hold first pick in 2019 NFL Draft after 49ers beat Seattle Seahawks

Arizona Cardinals now hold first pick in 2019 NFL Draft after 49ers beat Seattle Seahawks

The Cardinals were blown out against the Falcons, but were rewarded with a 49ers win and now hold the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. With everything that has gone wrong today, one thing went right… The Arizona Cardinals now hold the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Cardinals were tied for with the San Francisco 49ers in losses and strength of schedule, and the 49ers won the very convoluted tie-breaker scenario. Today though, the San Francisco 49ers went and beat the Seattle Seahawks 26-23 in overtime. That win puts the Arizona Cardinals into the driver’s seat for the first pick...
Dec 16, 2018
26 Tweets that told the story of the Arizona Cardinals’ humiliating 40-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons

26 Tweets that told the story of the Arizona Cardinals’ humiliating 40-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons

Change seems to be all but assured in the desert after another blowout. What did Twitter have to say about it? Just when you think it can’t any worse, the Arizona Cardinals seem to find a way. *sigh* Arizona lost 40-14 and Twitter had a LOT to say about it. The game started off good enough (as it often does) with Arizona stopping the Falcons and turning around with big plays from David Johnson for a 7-0 start. Josh Rosen making things happen early!(via @NFL)pic.twitter.com/HWeOjUjpsd— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) December 16, 2018 Rosen ➡️ Johnson gain of 40. Happy Birthday....