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  • Cardinals still hampered by injuries

    Even though the Cardinals won Sunday, the team shouldn’t celebrate for long. Moving forward the team has to deal with a number of key injuries to important players. Kevin Kolb is battling turf toe and his status for this Sunday is still up in the air. “Sounds cliché but we just got to see how […]
  • The Cardinals are bad, but are they the worst?

    You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who argues that the Arizona Cardinals are a good football team, but at 2-6 are they really the worst the NFC has to offer?’s Evan Silva thinks so, and he predicts the team to win just one more time this season. On the bright side, Silva notes, […]
  • Kolb for DRC: It’s a wash

    Sunday’s game between the Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field will mark the first time the two teams have met since the NFC Championship Game following the 2008 season. It will also be the first time Cardinals’ quarterback Kevin Kolb and Eagles’ defensive back Dominique Rodgers- Cromartie will line up against their […]
  • Young Wildcats adjusting to games that count

    About three-quarters through the first half former Arizona Wildcat star guard made a simple and probably overlooked statement about freshman guard Josiah Turner, “by the time the PAC-12 starts he is going to be a different player.” That statement is what will be the difference in Arizona making another NCAA Tournament run or falling short […]
  • Cards’ hard work and preparation pays off

    During a six game losing streak it can be easy to lose faith in a team philosophy, but Sunday’s 19-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams showed that Cardinals players have not abandoned hope on the the season. “We’ve got so many young guys that are trying to do it the right way and when […]
  • ASU moves past UCLA defeat

    Disappointing. Gut-wrenching. That’s how ASU head coach Dennis Erickson described Saturday night’s 29-28 loss to UCLA. “We did not make plays when we had to,” he said Monday. Added quarterback Brock Osweiler, “I don’t know if you ever fully recover from a game like that. It’s something that definitely just takes time but it’s Monday. […]
  • Erickson: ‘I cost us 25 seconds’

    ASU had the ball at its own 24-yard line, down one and 42 seconds left on the clock. Brock Osweiler said they had plenty of time to move into field goal range for a possible game-winning kick. Dennis Erickson, however, said the Sun Devil offense should’ve had more time; and he blames himself for mismanaging […]
  • ASU (still) waiting on Jahii Carson

    The ASU basketball season begins Friday. The Sun Devils sixth season under head coach Herb Sendek tips off against Montana State; and yet, the biggest topic surrounding the program remains freshman point guard Jahii Carson. “I know the most frequently asked question these days is regarding Jahii’s status,” Sendek said Monday. “I’ll head you off […]
  • Things don’t get any easier as Cardinals prepare for Eagles

    Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Sunday’s 19-13 win over the Rams will do a lot to lift the team’s spirits and get them to believe in what they’re doing. It’s a good thing they feel better about themselves, because next week’s opponent is just a little better than the one the team just beat. […]
  • Cardinals get the win but have much to work on

    After six long weeks — seven if you include the bye week — the Cardinals finally picked up their second win Sunday against the Rams. The team did it in dramatic fashion no less, thanks to a Patrick Peterson 99-yard punt return for a touchdown in overtime to seal the 19-13 victory. Head coach Ken […]
  • Paulie Pigskin’s Sideline Notebook: Cards beat Rams

    As I flip thru my Paulie Pigskin Official Sideline Reporter Notebook, here’s a Sawed Off Shotgun of Scribblings… When you hear Adrian Wilson shout on the sideline: “…He got his five, he got his five…” AW is reacting to a Patrick Peterson punt return. As for “P-Twice,” when he says “gimme five,” like he did […]
  • Peterson a rare weapon indeed

    Patrick Peterson’s 99-yard punt return in overtime that lifted the Cardinals to a 19-13 win took the football world by storm. It was the 2nd-longest punt return in league history, the 2nd overtime punt return for a touchdown in NFL annals, and Peterson became the first player in team history with three punt return scores […]
  • John Skelton gives Cardinals small glimpse of what could be

    John Skelton, winner. The Cardinals’ fifth round pick out of Fordham last year, Skelton has started five games for the Cardinals, winning three. As ESPN’s Mike Sando notes, that gives the QB the highest win percentage among Cardinals QBs in the Ken Whisenhunt era. Of course, it would be foolish to give all the credit […]
  • Sun Devils fall out of rankings

    Week four of the BCS standings were released on Sunday night, and the Arizona State Sun Devils were nowhere to be found following their disappointing 29-28 loss to UCLA on Saturday night. ASU had been ranked 19th last week before falling completely out of the standings, which consider the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, the Harris […]
  • Special teams very special in Cards’ win

    I defy you to listen to any football coach following a game at any level, in victory or defeat, not mention the three phases of a football game. Offense, defense and special teams. If you fail in one of those three phases, your chances of winning are reduced considerably. However, if you excel in any […]
  • Hot shooting Suns get by Trail Blazers and win third straight

    The following article is not real. It is our best guess as to what would have happened had the NBA season actually started on time, playing every game on the 2011-12 schedule. Clearly that’s not the case, and every stat, quote or observation below never actually happened. But without REAL NBA basketball to talk about […]
  • Consecutive possessions result in safeties for Cardinals

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — While talk of one of the most memorable plays anyone has ever seen will be the 99-yard game winning punt return by Patrick Peterson, it cannot be forgotten that earlier in the game the Cardinals’ offense had a very rare and odd sequence of possessions. In the middle of the third quarter, […]
  • Cardinals defense bends but never breaks

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — To put it simply, the Arizona Cardinals defense did a lot of bending but never broke in their 19-13 overtime win against the St. Louis Rams. On paper the Cardinals defense had a rough day. Between the lines — where it counts — the Cardinals defense was strong and resilient. “I can’t […]
  • Patrick Peterson: Sunday’s star, rising star

    Most teams would not want to see their punt returner field a kick at the one yard line. Don’t fair catch it and certainly don’t try to return it. Then again, most teams don’t have Patrick Peterson. “You know, if you had asked me that eight weeks ago I would have said probably not,” Cardinals […]
  • Cardinals finally have something to celebrate with win over Rams

    For the first time since Week 1, fans leaving University of Phoenix Stadium did so with smiles on their faces. Their joy, while measurable, paled in comparison to how the Cardinals reacted in their locker room, 19-13 winners over the St. Louis Rams. The cheers could be heard from a couple rooms away. Sure, in […]

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