2017 Arizona Cardinals

Discussion in 'Arizona Cardinals' started by RTTAS, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. RTTAS

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    After going 13-3 in 2015, losing in the NFCCG and having Carson Palmer being robbed of MVP, the Cardinals fell to 7-8-1 last year. Palmer returns for his fifth season in Arizona and fourteenth overall, and at age 37 he could be nearing the end - behind him are Stanton and Gabbert, but you'd imagine they would try and draft a highly-rated young quarterback sometime soon. Troy Niklas is listed at one of the two TE starting spots, while a 3/5 OL starts plus newly signed veteran guard Alex Boone in reserve. English-born Josh Mauro started 13 games last season, picking up 13 TFL and will start this season. Scooby Wright will be a back-up linebacker and will hopefully get some meaningful game time - we all know how good he is.

    QB: Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert
    TE: Troy Niklas (co-starter apparently)
    OL: AQ Shipley, Evan Boehm, Jared Veldheer, John Wetzel, Alex Boone

    DE: Josh Mauro
    LB: Scooby Wright

    Special Teams: K Phil Dawson, P Andy Lee, LS Aaron Brewer
    Practice Squad: LB Bryson Albright

    Starters: 6
    On 53-man roster: 14
     
  2. La France Blanche

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    Good to hear about Mauro and Wright. Mauro was the lone paleface on the Cardinals' defense for too long, and didn't get the playing time he deserved. Wright was a tackling machine at U of A and it's good to see him back home in Arizona.

    Gabbert is a better QB than Stanton and should not be stuck at third string.
     
  3. Extra Point

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    Jared Veldheer is a good left tackle. So the Cardinals move him to right tackle and put a subpar black tackle, Humphries, at left tackle.

    I guess in the minds of the coaches only a black should be a left tackle because it requires athleticism which no White player has. :rolleyes: So even though Veldheer plays better than Humphries they put Humphries at LT.
     
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  4. celticdb15

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    Palmer is showing signs of slowing down, AZ has had plenty of chances to draft and develop a young QB, but has chosen not to. This could be the year it comes back to haunt them.
     

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