Arizona Cardinals News and Notes from Friday

The Arizona Cardinals are heading to Houston, but first some notes from the head coach. There’s not much left to prove for the Arizona Cardinals. Sure, there are a number of players fighting for roster spots, but overall, the starting offense and defense appear set. Except for one little key position, “Only starting spot left to battle is cornerback opposite Peterson,” Arians...
Via Revenge of the Birds
8 hours ago

Tyrann Mathieu, Robert Nkemdiche expected to play Sunday

The Cardinals will have some different faces on the defensive side of the ball in their third preseason game than they had in their first two outings. During a Friday press conference, coach Bruce Arians said that safety Tyrann Mathieu will play for the first time since tearing his ACL last December. Mathieu said this week…
Via Pro Football Talk
8 hours ago

John Brown Leaves Practice... Again

Is it time to start worrying about John Brown for the Arizona Cardinals? Injuries in training camp are not anything new for the Arizona Cardinals, in fact the relative calm is a little terrifying for most Cardinals fans. Yet, the air is not completely clear for the Arizona Cardinals and they are dealing with maybe the most complex injury in football at this time. John Brown left...
Via Revenge of the Birds
12 hours ago

No rush for “mindful” Tyrann Mathieu

All along, Tyrann Mathieu has preached patience. The safety has been encouraged with his progress coming back from his ACL tear, and still hopes to be on the field when the Cardinals play the Patriots Sept. 11. But as good as Mathieu has done in practice, he is clearly cautious. “I wouldn’t say I’m ready to play a full game,” Mathieu said. “I still feel like I have a ways...
Via Word from the Birds
12 hours ago

Bird Droppings: Daily Links for the Arizona Cardinals

A look around the internet at some of the best Arizona Cardinals stories as well as what is going on with the Houston Texans The Arizona Cardinals open up the 2016 season on September 11, 2016 , but before that they have their dress rehearsal on Sunday against the Houston Texans. Here is a look at some of the better articles on the Arizona Cardinals from around the web, as well...
Via Revenge of the Birds
16 hours ago

Arizona Cardinals: 5 who need big game on Sunday

The Arizona Cardinals will play their last preseason game ahead of the first cut-down date on Tuesday The Arizona Cardinals haven’t played well as a team yet this preseason but for 15 guys their time in a Cardinals uniform is going to end this Tuesday, or before, ahead of the NFL’s first cut-down deadline of […] Arizona Cardinals: 5 who need big game on Sunday - Raising Zona...
Via Raising Zona
1 day ago

Arizona Cardinals training camp battles update

Ongoing competition continues for both starting and roster spots with the Arizona Cardinals and the intensity is fierce A starting gig with the Arizona Cardinals is not an easy job to come by these days. As a matter of fact, just making the final roster is a hard enough task in itself. They say that […] Arizona Cardinals training camp battles update - Raising Zona - Raising Zona...
Via Raising Zona
1 day ago

The 'other' Brown having impressive camp for Cardinals

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Everyone who pays attention to the NFL knows the Arizona Cardinals are loaded at wide receiver.There's Larry Fitzgerald, of course, Michael Floyd and speedy John Brown. Last year the Cardinals added J.J. Nelson, who may be the speediest of all.But there's another Brown on the roster, Jaron, and he's been the most impressive receiver in training camp.Jaron Brown...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians on sideline video use: 'It helps bad coaches'

Don’t count on Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians to support in-game video use. The NFL is allowing video use on the sidelines for one preseason game. The test will allow coaches to analyze plays as they happen and have a better visual understanding of what’s unfolding during a particular game. Arians, who tested out sideline video in the Cardinals' first preseason...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals downplay offensive performance in preseason games

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) As has been repeated many times by now, the Arizona Cardinals still have every player on offense who gained a yard or scored a point for the prolific team last season. So the first unit's showing in preseason games doesn't seem to mean much to them. Coach Bruce Arians said he expects quarterback Carson Palmer to play less than a half when the Cardinals play...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

This GoPro Footage of Patrick Peterson Trying to Catch Six Punts in a Row is Mesmerizing

Last week, we wrote about helmet cameras in football and why they are inevitable, mostly because of the completely awesome and sometimes terrifying views they give us of what it's really like to be a professional football player. Patrick Peterson, the Arizona Cardinals cornerback and return specialist, has furthered the helmet cam argument by posting some particularly cool GoPro...
Via Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Arizona Cardinals could win the Super Bowl

With last season ending in disappointment, the Arizona Cardinals are once again turning to Carson Palmer to lead this team to a Super Bowl. After Palmer threw six interceptions in his two playoff games last year, it’s important for him to shake off his bad performance and learn from what went wrong. With a lot of key players returning to the team this year, the Cardinals could...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals GM blasts himself for not drafting Russell Wilson

The Arizona Cardinals passed on Russell Wilson in the 2012 NFL Draft, and it still bothers general manager Steve Keim to this day. At the time, Keim was in charge of player personnel, and the Cardinals had traded their second round pick in that draft in exchange for Kevin Kolb a year earlier. Even if they had the pick, however, Keim admits that the team wouldn’t have taken Wilson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyrann Mathieu shines in first practice back

In 2015, Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu was having a year to remember before he suffered a torn ACL near the end of the regular season. He missed the team’s run to the NFC Championship Game, but he is trying to make a comeback for 2016. Mathieu made his return to the team’s practice on Sunday and he seemed to do a lot more than they expected him to. He was only going...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Fitzgerald returns to practice after MCL scare

Thankfully for the Arizona Cardinals, Larry Fitzgerald’s MCL scare appears to have been a false alarm. According to a report by Darren Urban of, Fitzgerald returned to practice on Sunday after sitting out the team’s second preseason game against the San Diego Chargers on Friday. Larry Fitzgerald back at practice. G Mike Iupati (knee) will sit out today. —...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Fitzgerald has ‘slight MCL strain’

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was held out of Friday night’s preseason game with a minor knee injury. After the game, head coach Bruce Arians (who had his own minor health scare this week) told reporters it was a “slight MCL strain” that kept the 32-year-old receiver out of the game, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. #AZCardinals coach Bruce Arians told...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona Cardinals LB Deone Buccanon Provides The First Slobber-Knocker Hit Of The Season

There usually isn't much to see in a preseason game, but Arizona Cardinals linebacker Deone Buccanon made sure the fans had something during Friday night's preseason game against the San Diego Chargers--the helmet of one of the San Diego Chargers wide receivers.With the head still in it, that is. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals: What is Carson Palmer’s fantasy football value?

According to the ESPN fantasy staff, Carson Palmer is currently ranked as the seventh best quarterback in this years draft rankings. After an impressive regular season, and a disappointing post season, what can we expect from Carson Palmer this year? We should first take a look at the wide receiver position. Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, Jaron Brown, and Michael Floyd are all returning...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Arizona Cardinals

While there are a few obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Arizona Cardinals, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. We have identified 40 (with some repeats), which indicates the team has struggled to find a long-term leader at quarterback. How many of them can you name? Clue: Years active...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Arians to be released from hospital, rejoin Cardinals

After being admitted to the hospital and staying overnight due to stomach pains, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians appears to be okay. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media passed along the following information Wednesday morning. #AZCardinals coach Bruce Arians expected to be released from the hospital this morning to rejoin the team after tests last night. He's good — Ian Rapoport...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians taken to hospital after feeling ill

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was taken to a local hospital after feeling ill prior to Tuesday's joint practice between the Cardinals and Chargers in San Diego. Cardinals VP of media relations Mark Dalton shared a statement from the club on Arians' status, which revealed that the coach was experiencing stomach pain: Update tonight from San Diego re: Cardinals head...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals GM: David Johnson ‘best receiving back I’ve seen’

The expectations keep rising for Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson, whom many are predicting to produce a monster sophomore season. The man who drafted the NFL’s next big thing at running back can’t even help himself. Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said Johnson is “probably the best receiving back” he’s ever seen, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals forced to practice in heat due to Guns N’ Roses show

The Arizona Cardinals have one of the best practice facilities in the NFL in the University of Phoenix Stadium, which keeps the team protected from the hot desert sun. Unfortunately for the players, a Guns N’ Roses concert is taking place in Glendale, Ariz. on Monday. This is forcing them into the outdoors on a day in which the temperature is slated to be between 90-96 degrees...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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