What Wolf is watching for as the Arizona Cardinals head to the Ravens
Sep 13, 2019, 10:56 AM
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As the Arizona Cardinals take the field this Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s host Ron Wolfley said there is really only two things he’s looking for.
When the Ravens have the ball, he’ll be watching the line of scrimmage.
Put simply, the Ravens are a powerful run team.
“They’re going to find out what the Arizona Cardinals front seven is made of,” Wolf said.
Since Lamar Jackson has taken over, they’ve averaged 225 yards per game rushing.
“It’s well coached, and it’s tough, and they have the personnel to get it done.”
The Ravens’ offense is going to put the Cardinals’ defense to the test. Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph noted earlier this week that the Arizona defense is up for a challenge and called the Ravens’ offense, “quite special.”
“They are a line up and bash you in the face team,” Wolf said about the Ravens’ offense.
Defensive players like Corey Peters, Zach Allen, Rodney Gunter and Clinton McDonald will have to show up.
When the Cardinals have the ball, will they be able to protect Kyler Murray?
The Ravens are a blitzing team and they love to do it.
Wolf’s asking if the Cardinals will be able to hold up in protection.
“It’s going to take an offensive line doing their job,” Wolf said. “It’s going to take running backs — David Johnson — picking up blitzers. It’s going to take every wide receiver knowing what his hot reads are.”
Aside from that, Murray is going to have to read what’s coming at him to contribute to his protection.