Cardinals sticking with Joshua Dobbs in Week 2 matchup vs. Giants

Sep 11, 2023, 3:29 PM | Updated: Sep 12, 2023, 7:46 am

TEMPE — There will be no competitive advantage this week for the Arizona Cardinals after head coach Jonathan Gannon announced Monday that Joshua Dobbs will start at quarterback against the New York Giants in Week 2.

“I’m looking forward to this week with him going through a normal week of prep after one game is under his belt,” Gannon said while on Arizona Sports’ Burns & Gambo. “Looking forward to seeing what he does next week.”

The decision comes after Dobbs completed 21 of his 30 pass attempts for 132 yards and zero touchdowns in a 20-16 season-opening loss to the Washington Commanders. He was also sacked three times.

The biggest issue in Dobbs’ Cardinals debut was his ball security, or lack thereof, losing two fumbles that the Commanders’ offense turned into points on ensuing drives.

But while Dobbs didn’t do the team any favors by the putting the ball on the ground twice, the offensive showing was far from just on him.

“It’s not just Josh, it’s the entire offense,” Gannon told Burns & Gambo. “I felt like we had too many negative yardage plays, whether that being from sacks, the run game, I think we got to clean those up, because we played that game mostly in third-and-long which is a hard way to go versus a good defense and a good rush.

“It just limits what you can do, so we want to stay ahead of the sticks a little bit better. But I thought the operation, being on the road Week 1 in a good environment, was pretty clean.”

Cardinals Corner

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray attempts a pass...

Tyler Drake

There’s nothing voluntary about these Arizona Cardinals OTAs

In the NFL rulebook, organized team activities are categorized as voluntary. In the Cardinals' Tempe training facility, they're anything but.

9 hours ago

Paris Johnson and Kyler Murray celebrate a touchdown...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals’ Paris Johnson Jr. starts OTAs moving to left tackle, Jonah Williams to right

The worst-kept secret within the Arizona Cardinals training facility is out: Paris Johnson Jr. is making the move to left tackle.

16 hours ago

Arizona Cardinals celebrate a touchdown...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals Corner podcast: Predicting Arizona’s 2024 record

Taking a game-by-game approach, Cardinals Corner podcast co-hosts Tyler Drake and Lauren Koval give their win-loss predictions for Arizona.

18 hours ago

Jonathan Gannon looks on...

Tyler Drake

What does Arizona Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon look for in an NFL schedule?

The NFL's annual schedule release parlays quickly into way-too-early predictions. For Jonathan Gannon, it's much more measured.

4 days ago


Arizona Sports Video

Video: Cardinals Corner: Breaking down Arizona’s 2024 schedule and early win-loss predictions

This week, the Cardinals Corner crew break down the Arizona Cardinals' 2024 schedule, early win-loss predictions and weigh in on the NFL Prime Time football schedule.

4 days ago

Kyler Murray looks to run...

Tyler Drake

By the numbers: Arizona Cardinals’ 2024 schedule

There is quite a lot to dissect when diving in the Arizona Cardinals' 2024 schedule. A closer look at the slate of games by the numbers:

5 days ago

Cardinals sticking with Joshua Dobbs in Week 2 matchup vs. Giants