New LB Stewart Bradley ready to make plays for Cardinals

Aug 19, 2011, 9:10 PM | Updated: 10:23 pm

Kevin Kolb may get the bulk of the attention, but he’s not the only player the Cardinals poached from the Philadelphia Eagles roster.

The Cardinals signed linebacker Stewart Bradley to help solidify a defense that struggled in 2010, and the 27-year-old thinks he’s a good fit in the desert.

“It’s definitely a linebacker defense. There are four of us out there,” Bradley told USA Today.

“The structure of the defense is just a different mindset, I feel like. It’s more … intuition and your football sense. You kind of get to go out there and you run around an kind of just be yourself and make more plays.”

Bradley is exactly the type of linebacker who can make plays. Though he tallied just 60 tackles last season, it’s important to remember he was returning from an ACL injury and, in his one full season as a starter, collected 108 tackles for one of the league’s better defenses.

So, while Kolb has grabbed the headlines, it would be wise to not discount what Bradley will do. Chances are if the Cardinals win the NFC West, they’ll owe the Eagles a thank you card for all their help.

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