The Cardinals have everything you want in a contender, starting with the man in the Kangol cap. Bruce Arians is a fantastic coach who will maximize Keim’s roster. Arians coaches aggressively and confidently — and the players take on his personality. The Cardinals aren’t cocky, but they know their capabilities. They practice hard. They play hard. They expect to win. That’s Bruce Arians football.
When Tyrann Mathieu tore his ACL last December, the Cardinals lost their heart and soul, not to mention a true candidate for Defensive Player of the Year. Mathieu rehabbed with his trademark intensity, and now he’s “ready to roll” for Week 1, according to Arians, who also added that he expects his Swiss Army Knife “to be out there full speed.” Yes! Mathieu’s poised to regain his status as one of the most impactful defensive players in the league, a true playmaker who just has a knack for being around the football. Keim knows Mathieu’s immense value, as evidenced by the megabucks extension he just handed the safety. $40 million in guarantees for a guy who just suffered his second major knee injury? Tells you how big a game changer Mathieu is when he’s on the field.
In a statement provided to NFL.com from the Scottsdale Police Department, officers found Floyd “unconscious behind the wheel of his running vehicle at the intersection of Camelback Road and cheap nfl jerseys and Goldwater Blvd” at 2:48 a.m. Monday morning.
Floyd was charged with two counts of DUI and one count of obstructing a roadway and failure to obey a police officer. The receiver was booked into jail and released from custody early Monday morning, police said.
While this is against his wishes, it may be in his best interest. The Cardinals’ lost 2016 season is not the end of an era. The team is still loaded with excellent players and Bruce Arians remains one of the best head coaches in football. Should they try to regain control of the NFC West in 2017, a healthy Mathieu is paramount.
It’s difficult to see the former third-round pick struggle so much with health-related issues after he turned his life and career around with the Cardinals. Now a fixture in the Phoenix community, the Cardinals wanted to ensure he would be a part of the team’s success for years to come. They need to now protect that investment.
Justin Bethel, Brandon Williams and Jenkins are the frontrunners to start alongside Peterson. The Cardinals’ cornerback room also includes Elie Bouka, Cariel Brooks, Trevon Hartfield, Asa Jackson, Harlan Miller, Shaun Prater and Ronald Zamort.
Arizona might not be done seeking out secondary support. Former Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is scheduled to make a trip to the desert next week, according to ESPN.
“We were never going to try something like this until we were sure we could get the genuine article,” Cossrow said. “After meeting with them, we felt like we had a shot at getting the genuine article. [Bidwill] was a terrific partner. He understood what we needed in terms of access.”
NFL Films made the most of it. This was a massive endeavor, with more than 1,000 hours of footage to be boiled down for the eight-hour package. The sheer volume required four directors: Steve Trout, Julia Harmon and Shannon Furman joined Jackson in filming the series.
“There were a lot of factors, but it was a difficult decision for sure,” Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill told NFL.com, adding there was a consensus among himself, coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim to release Floyd. “Deeply disappointed it didn’t work out. He was a 2012 first-round draft choice for us, a person we thought would eventually take Larry Fitzgerald’s position and be the No. 1 receiver for the future.”
With his rookie contract expiring, Floyd was set to reach free agency in March. All but eliminated from the playoff picture following last week’s loss at Miami, the Cardinals opted to pull the cord with three games remaining in a disappointing season.