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Updated Feb 22, 2012 - 5:43 pm

ProFootballFocus: Cardinals line is improving

The Cardinals offensive line is improving.

Yes, you read that right.

According to, Arizona had the
21st-best offensive line last season, up from its 25th-
place finish the year before.

The site says the Cardinals ranked 7th in run blocking and
30th in pass protection, while finishing 2nd in penalties.

It’s proving to be a very slow process, but the Cardinals
are getting better along their offensive line. Though
Daryn Colledge failed to justify the price tag, he showed
himself to be an upgrade on a line that is far better
attacking defenders than it is protecting it’s
quarterback. They still need more consistency at both
tackle spots, but this appears a line on the rise.

The best player, according to the site, was Lyle Sendlein,
who they say allowed more pressure than you’d like to see
from a center but has proven to be a solid player the last
couple years.

The worst member of the line, though, was also the most
confusing, as Levi Brown was a disaster in the first half
of the year but “finally looked like the player he was
drafted to be” in the last eight games.

So what does this all mean? Well, the Cardinals need to
improve their pass blocking — which we knew — but
otherwise are not too bad up front.


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