The Arizona Cardinals offense seems to be running on all cylinders through the first two weeks of the NFL season.
I mean, the team does lead the NFL with 79 points scored through two victories. That is 11 points more than the second-highest scoring team, the New England Patriots.
The offensive side of the ball is loaded with talent and it is only going to get better with the eventual returns of Mike Iupati and Bobby Massie to the offensive line, perhaps as soon as this week.
Wide receiver Jaron Brown talked about the Cardinals offensive talent on the Burns & Gambo show of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM on Monday, using one word to best describe the group.
“We have a dynamic group,” Ja. Brown said. “We’re a dynamic group at receivers and have play-makers at running back and tight end as well, so we are a very dynamic group.”
Of course, it all starts at the top with quarterback Carson Palmer.
The 12-year veteran has completed 64.3% of his passes and has thrown seven touchdown passes to just one interception. Palmer is also 15-2 in his last 17 starts with the Cardinals.
In other words, the multitude of dynamic play-makers that Brown is referring to can’t make plays without someone feeding them the ball.
During the Cardinals 48-23 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Brown got fed and was able to be on the receiving end on one of Palmer’s four touchdown passes.
“It was a little dump screen to the left,” Brown said on his scoring play. “They had me out there and I know Jared (Veldheer) had a great block to take me in for the touchdown.”
Brown caught two passes for 20 yards and a touchdown on the day, which were the third-highest totals in the game for the Cardinals.
As the fourth wide receiver on the team, Brown knows that his opportunities will be limited every game and he is focused on going out and making the most of every chance he gets.
“My role can change from week to week and I just have to be ready and prepare like I am going to be a starter,” he said.