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Arizona Cardinals 2014-2015 Preview

Discussion in 'Game Summaries & Team News' started by Miki1369, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Miki1369

    Miki1369 Walk On

    Jul 24, 2010

    QB - Garret McCadden
    GLENDALE, Ariz. After a very disappointing 2013 season, one that saw the Arizona
    Cardinals win only one game the whole year, new owner Mike gave a mandate to their front office to “Do whatever it takes” to put a winner on the field. Since the Cards went 1-15 on the 2013 season they were rewarded with the #1 selection in the 2013 draft… That’s when all started, with that pick the Cardinals selected what everyone thought was a can’t miss QB in Garret McCadden, the 6’3” 223 QB was the hope this franchise was searching for.

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    WR - Ted Ginn Jr. who was acquired to provide a deep thread that young QB Garret McCadden needs to stretch the field.

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    CB - Tim Jennings was acquired to solidify the back end of the defense with him and CB Browner the front office hoped that they could become a scary combination for opposing QBs and WRs.

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    The Cardinals, also made a couple of bold trade moves to improve their defense, they included young Stud OLB Jabaal Sheard and DE Michael Johnson, “We struggle getting to the QB last season and we had issues stopping the run, so we made these moves to ensure we could do both” said the owner Mike.

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    All of these moves paid off for the Cardinals as they made it to the big game in 2014, but lost to the young Browns team. “We went from 1-15 in 2013 to 14-2 in 2014 and lost in the Super Bowl to a better team” said owner/GM Mike. “We take that any day, continued the owner”…

    After making some small rosters moves this off-season, and with another year under QB McCadden and its young squad, the Cards expectations are to get back to the dance, and with some LUCK maybe the outcome is different this time around. “We need to dream big, said McCadden, we know we play in one of the toughest divisions in football, but we almost did it last year why not dream big once again.

    The Cardinals can dream all they want, but the reality is that they play in one of the toughest divisions in football. In order to achieve their dreams they first have to deal with the nightmare that are the Seattle Seahawks, Rams and 49ers, then they can dream all they want.

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    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

    Jun 13, 2010
    Good stuff Mike! The addition of Johnson and Sheard alone should put the FEAR of the Cardinal back into your NFC West foes!
  3. Miki1369

    Miki1369 Walk On

    Jul 24, 2010
    Disclaimer: I am copying Curtis on this one... hopefully i don't get sued.


    Quarterback: Garret McCadden (90), Ryan Lindley (82)

    McCadden was the #1 pick in the 2013 draft and after a successful rookie campaign, he now has improved his accuracy and awareness which would be key ingredients this upcoming season.

    Running Back: Marshawn Lynch (96), Rashard Mendenhall (83), Justin Forsett (77)

    “Beast Mode” had a great 2014 campaign; he racked up over 1,600 years and helped the Cards reach the Super Bowl for only the 2nd time in franchise History. This year he is looking forward to do what he does, which is run defenders over and score TDs.

    Fullback: Patrick Demarco (88)

    Demarco was acquired in FA this off-season... he is a great run blocker, as well as a pass blocker which every QB is looking forward to having.

    Wide Receivers: Larry Fitzgerald (97), Ted Ginn (84), Andre Roberts (83), Michael Floyd (80), Jaron Brown (73)

    Highlighting the WR position is all world Larry “can’t drop a ball” Fitzgerald, also in the 2013 off-season the Cards added speedster Teddy Ginn to help create some big plays in the passing game, also we brought back young Roberts and Floyd which are key for the future of the position.

    Tight End: Anthony McCoy (84), Lance Kendrick (83), and D.C Jefferson (77)

    At the end of 2013, McCoy was playing hard ball and did not re-sign, thus becoming a FA in the off-season, since the Cardinals did not have any other pass catching TEs they had to offer Anthony a contract which was a bit more than they wanted to pay. This off-season the cards brought in Lance Kendrick to compete for a starting job, lets see how this battle turns out.

    Offensive Lineman: LT – Bobby Massie (89), LG Jonathan Cooper (96), C – Mike Brewster (81), RG Earl Watson (92), RT Eric Winston (93)

    One of the strengths of this team is the offensive line, the average age is 27 years old with Jonathan Cooper leading the way at only 25 years old and rate 96 overall. The impressive young squad was a product of great development not FA or trades.


    Defensive Ends: Michael Johnson (95), Arron Maybin (90), Sammy Brown (81), Joe Kruger (77)

    After the retirement of John Abraham at the end of 2013, the Arizona Cardinals traded for all world DE Michael Johnson, he did not disappoint when he help make the Cardinals a top 5 defense in 2014. He along speed rusher Maybin should be able to cause pressure without a blitz, thus giving the team more opportunities for big defensive plays.

    Defensive Tacles: Calais Campbell (93), Dan Williams (88), Reid Lockavitch (83)

    After the acquisition of DE Michael Johnson, the cardinals decided to move Calais Campbell to DT, the thought was that with his 6'8" 300 frame, quickness and speed he was going to a dominate force at the line of scrimmage. Lets hope he continues to dominate along side Williams to provide one of the best front 4 in football.

    Linebackers: LOLB Jabaal Sheard (88), MLB Daryl Washington (91), ROLB Sam Acho (86)

    With a great combination of speed, tackling and cover skills these young core of LBs is going to try and keep pace with the mobile QBs in the division. The talent is there all we need is the execution.

    Cornerbacks: Tim Jennings (93), Brandon Browner (92), Michael Jenkins (85) Jerraud Power (85)

    By far the most experience group of the team with an average age of 30 years old, they bring great awareness and man coverage capabilities along with decent speed, thanks to the addition of Jennings that has 94 speed they now can keep up with faster WRs. Jennings did not want to re-signed after a great season, so Arizona was force to apply the 11M franchise tag on him. Lets hope he deliver again this season.

    Safeties: FS Tyrann Mathieu (90), SS Justin Bethel (91), FS D.J Campbell (86)

    The safety position brings a lot of speed, coverage and tackling abilities, during the off-season all 3 Safeties were lifting weights and increasing their tackling abilities to match their coverage skills, now not only would they be able to cover people they can also knock the hell out of them.
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  4. thafuture3886

    thafuture3886 Power Rankings Analyst

    Jul 23, 2010
    Expect a call from my lawyer...

    lol jk good stuff man
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