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More free-agent visits and a plus-one

Posted by Darren Urban on April 9, 2010 – 9:42 am

Some quick Friday morning tidbits:

– The Cardinals hosted a couple more veteran free-agents this week: G Kendall Simmons and S Mike Brown. Brown’s a local kid (I covered him when he was a star running back at Scottsdale Saguaro High School) who has had injury woes much of his career, spending last season with the Chiefs after a lengthy career with the Bears (Brown did play all 16 games last season). Simmons is a guy who played offensive line for coach Ken Whisenhunt in Pittsburgh. Talking to general manager Rod Graves the other day, he said free agency probably was going to be on hold until after the draft, unless the Cards decided to sign some minimum salary guys. I’m not sure Brown and/or Simmons fall into that category, so this may be exploratory based on what happens at the draft.

– It’s interesting to me that guard Deuce Lutui still hasn’t signed his tender offer as a restricted free agent. I don’t think it’s a big deal, but I suppose it could become one (and maybe that’s why Simmons is on the radar).

– Second-year linebacker Reggie Walker is now a plus-one. In a move completely expected, new linebacker Joey Porter is getting jersey No. 55, so Walker just added a tally and has moved to No. 56. There still could be a couple of number changes coming, but we’ll see.

– Don’t forget about Adrian Wilson’s Shave-off for Jack fundraiser Saturday from 2-6 p.m.


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81 Responses to “More free-agent visits and a plus-one”

  1. By K-DUB on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Darren,

    Is Jason Taylor to much money for the Cards at this time, or do the Cards clearly have no interest in him?

  2. By azgal on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    I wonder if this is the first step toward a Deuce Seattle reunion with P. Carroll, maybe next year?

  3. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    K-Dub –

    There’s no interest. They already signed Porter. I don’t think getting another older guy who basically plays the same spot makes sense.

  4. By josh on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Darren,

    Any chance the Cards would look into Gaither from the Ravens to help fill in the need for a stronger O-line?

  5. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Josh –

    I would doubt it. Too high a price to pay when they have faith Keith or Johnson could turn into something.

  6. By KG on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Darren–

    Do you have any information on the thought process of why they are moving Brown, who was a pro bowl alternate at RT, to LT and protecting Leinart’s blindside with an untested/unproven Keith/Johnson or Jeremy Bridges (who filled in at LT last year)? This is not me questioning the decision of the staff, as I believe in whatever Whiz wants to do, I am just curious as to what the thinking is behind all of it.

  7. By joe c on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    I should be happy about theese free agents but should I be .seems to me like the cards are just trying to pick up left overs nobody wants.

  8. By jason on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    will the cardinals pick up a vetern wr like t.o or will the get a wr in the draft

  9. By roberto on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    darren,
    is there any other free agents that the cards will look at either through free agency of when teams cut them for cap reasons?

  10. By Eric on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Darren-

    Any chance of Kerry Rhodes trading for his #25 from McFadden, or is he keeping Rolle’s old #21?

  11. By itsmeagain on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    PFT cards could go after bulger, kent somers says cards not interested. PFT says they sticking to their report. are you hearing anything.

  12. By K-DUB on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Darren,

    What the progression of Cody Brown since missing all of last season, will he be closley watched?

  13. By Todd on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Darren were you able to speak to Neil Rackers since he signed with the Texans? Was is mainly about money, terms or was it just time for him to go in his opinion?

    If you see him, tell him many will miss him and thank him for all the years of playing all out and some of those years he was the best tackler on special teams. He set a new standard for kickers.

  14. By GORDO on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    DARREN,
    if the deauce decides to sign his tender, and lets say simmons signs a 1 yr deal, what are the chances of the cards pickin a OLor a Tackle in the draft?

  15. By chongisto on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Why add another veteran safety? do we need that much depth at that position or is this a move to sure up nickel and dime packages? and also could the cardinals be letting letui search cause of herman johnson last year from lsu that we drafted?

  16. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    KG –

    The thinking is that, regardless of Leinart’s arm, left tackle still sees the top pass rusher most often. And Brown played LT all through college.

  17. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Joe C –

    The Cards aren’t going to spend a ton on these guys even if they sign them. And are you sure no one else wants them? Maybe they just want too much money right now.

  18. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Jason –

    First of all, T.O. is not coming to Arizona. They might pick one up in the draft, yes.

  19. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Roberto –

    There is no cap so no one is getting cut for cap reasons. I think they are going to wait until after the draft before looking at many more FAs.

  20. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Eric –

    I think that is very possible.

  21. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    itsme –

    Bulger isn’t coming here.

  22. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    K-Dub –

    Cody is doing fine.

  23. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Todd –

    I did not get a chance to talk to Neil. I hope to when he comes here in the preseason.

  24. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Gordo –

    My guess is Simmons wouldn’t be signed until after the draft if the Cards don’t find an OL they like.

  25. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Chong –

    The Cards aren’t “letting” Deuce do anything. Unless he gets another offer, he’s kind of stuck, at least for 2010. As for Brown, just because he visited doesn’t mean he’ll sign. And even if he signs, it doesn’t mean he’d make the team. Again, guys like Brown (if he signed) or Ware are going to be bubble guys who have to earn a roster spot. Remember last season they signed Keith Lewis when they already had Ware and Aaron Francisco (and Wilson and Rolle and Rashad Johnson). They’ll eventually trim it down.

  26. By chris on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    ewwww Saguaro get rid of him bwhahaha lol

  27. By Roger Boyd on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Darren, is it likely the team and Deuce are negotiating a long-term contract rather than just the one year tender? Thanks, Roger

  28. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Roger –

    I suppose that’s possible, but usually a guy will sign his tender first and start working out — in a sign of good faith — knowing a deal is close.

  29. By paydaman90 on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    yeah not to sure about Brown, he never really came fully came back and prob wants to much money. Sucks to cause hes a local boy

  30. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Payda –

    Actually, Brown has played the last two full seasons.

  31. By Mike"thehelmet"Florio on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Darren your updates are fantastic

    I’ve heard you say before that the cards will draft to shore up the front 7. Do you think Terence Cody is the pick? From that I hear he is elite NT played in saban’s pro defense. Branch didn’t work at NT. To truly embrace 3-4 we need this guy
    He is a massive asset in run blocking and will demand double/triple teams allowing DD and CC joey and Cody to boost the pass rush.
    The only I hear about his weight. I would think coach Lott would be licking his lips!
    What do you think?

  32. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    MikeTheHelmet –

    I think Cody’s weight is a major concern, Lott or no Lott. I think you have to be very careful about such players. Nose tackle is a position I will talk about in my pre-draft stories.

  33. By alex u on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Tell me why we would show interest in Mike Brown? Just doesn’t make sense to me.

  34. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Alex –

    Again, it may be something where the Cards are covering their bases. Or being prepared if there is an injury later. Or thinking they want one more safety and deciding they’d rather have a vet than another rookie.

  35. By alex u on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    So we could be carrying 5 safties? The part that doesn’t make sense to me is Mike Brown’s level of play, like he’s a starting safety, yeah he’s kinda old but still he deserves alot of money, and yeah he’s a local guy, and he would help are team as the NO.3 FS and SS, i would assume, and obviously special teams. Who knows maybe he’s anxious because he has had no visits and we get him cheap. Maybe i am an idiot and seeing this all wrong, i am rattled right now. This we be a good post-draft or even pre-draft signing never the less.

  36. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Alex –

    Please don’t get rattled by an April free-agent visit. Heck, don’t get rattled by any free-agent visit.

  37. By alex u on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t even know what i am saying right now i need to an afternoon nap.

  38. By alex u on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    I wonder what Hamza is thinking right now.

  39. By Mr. Know It All on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    When the Cards signed G Rex Hadnot to a 3 year deal that probably sent a message to both Deuce and Reg Wells that the Cards want better play at the Guard pos. The offense will feature more running plays so we need to get some maulers in here. The Cards have been grooming (or can I say Grimming) B Keith and have the House H Johnson in waiting to push for a starting spot on the OL. The Whiz will adjust the style of offense to fit the current talent. I know they will still put the ball in the air no doubt but running the ball is what wears done the opponents defense keeps our D fresh and takes more control of the clock.

    K Simmons played in only 8 games since 08 but has history with Whiz in Pitts so the Cards know what he is capable of when healthy.

    Wow M Brown was a playmaker with the Bears but to me the injury issues are behind him, he does have 176 tackles and 5 int’s the last 2 seasons playing in 31 of 32 games. He is a home town guy and though he missed most of only 3 seasons dealing with injuries in his 11 years, at 32 his stats say he still has some left in the tank. The Cards D must look for reliable tacklers to replace the departed. Players like M Brown show desire in that area add to that his experience.

    I say sign M Brown so we have another proven S.

    Obviously Rhodes is the Starter at FS
    and he is a major upgrade from Antrel Toasted Rolle based on stats but Rolle was just getting comfortable at FS and if he had stayed he would have made even more plays alas he is a NYG and a Florida guy in the cold will be an adjustment plus if Rodgers connects with Jennings the pay he got would not be over the top. Cards will be more than happy with Rhodes who should make an impact right away on D.

    Not to knock S M Ware b/c he is not a starter but he has 106 total tackles and 1 int his entire career since 2004!!!!

    Way to be a team player R Walker as I said in a previous blog J Porter has earned his number 55.
    Now you will have to earn that #56. Go Cards!!!!

  40. By Card's Refugee on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Darren
    Would you consider Brown to be an upgrade over H. Abdullah? If so, what would be the cost to the Cards if they signed Brown and eventually cut Hamza? Just Curious.

  41. By Justin on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Darren, I won’t throw out the “will the Cardinals sign xxx” question, but instead ask why Antonio Pierce still hasn’t caught on w/ anyone? This guy seems like a solid ILB, and although not a perfect fit for the 3-4, seems like a solid vetran to plug into that position. Post-draft, do you see him landing somewhere quickly…say a team drafting late 1st round that may end up going NT or DE/OLB with its first pick? ;)

  42. By cahongisto on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    ok darren i agree with what you said before and was just looking for you insights … besides the nfl and the cardinals do you watch anyother football league like the arizona rattlers? and do you think other football leagues help the nfl develop talent ex: kurt warner… if you think so do you think there should be a more conscious effort to create some sortt of developmental league kind of like what the UFL said it wanted to be

  43. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Cards –

    I don’t know what Brown has left. But yes, if healthy, he’d probably be a notch above Abdullah. It wouldn’t cost the Cards much if they let Abdullah go.

  44. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Justin –

    He’s older and has been injured, and probably wants decent money. Teams tend to stay away from older vets.

    I still think he finds a home, but again, he’s not a 3-4 inside backer — he’s clearly a prototypical 4-3 MLB — and that takes away about 12 or 14 teams these days. Including the Cards.

  45. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Cahong –

    I think that’s what the practice squad is for. Would a developmental league be good? Probably. But it’s probably not worth the cost knowing it would only provide so many real NFL players. Then there is the problem of wanting to develop your own guys. One of the issues with NFL Europe was teams didn’t want to send their true young studs who needed seasoning because coaches want to have those guys stay home to work with the team in the offseason, and not in another league.

  46. By Eloy in the home on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    The Cards need to look at levi Jones

  47. By Mr. Know It All on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    “Antonio Pierce played just nine games this past season before being placed on injured reserve with a bulging disc in his neck. Pierce believes this injury played a role in his being cut by the Giants, but is feeling great and ready to play again next season — according to The Star-Ledger”

    And he is a AZ product but I saw AP on a football
    pre-game show and that could be his next move. That commercial AP did for U Armour is the (ish). Good to hear he is recovering well.

    Scouting Report:
    Physical football player willing and able tackler ton of experience can read the offense get people in place to attack.

    Stats
    YEAR TEAM G TOT SOLO AST PD SACK FF REC INT YDS TD
    2008 NYG 15 95 72 23 2 1.5 2 0
    2009 NYG 9 55 40 15 3 1.0 1 3

    Imagine if the Cards did sign him a healthy AP would be backing up G Hayes and P Lenon. (??!!!!) Then there is M Beisel, Ali Highsmith, R Walker at MLB .

    But back to reality he is a 4-3 MLB will be (32) and coming off IR. Yet his football IQ would help in a move to 3-4 MLB of course considering he’d do that. If he does play next year he will help someones defense why not the Cards.

    I remember the word “HYBRID” used when describing the Cards defense that dismantled teams during the playoff run to the Super Bowl forcing double digit turnovers. A mix of both. The Cards are leaning towards more 3-4 and bringing in players that fit that system. B Davis got the stats during the season that show improvement on Defense but this his second year as DC will determine how far this team goes.

    Is he a “PIERCE” to the puzzle?

  48. By cahongisto on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    So darren-

    In all your time covering football who has been the zaniest player to interview? And of current Cardinals do any of them you just come away from an interview and say wow… kinda like what I am hearing about all broadcasters, coaches and players talking about myron rolle the safety from FSU.

  49. By jason on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    darren. do you see the cardinals making a blockbuster trade to move up and draft suh from neberaska

  50. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Jason –

    No.

  51. By darrenurban on Apr 9, 2010 | Reply

    Cahon –

    Off the top of my head here late on a Friday night, I’d say Chike Okeafor was always interesting.

    As for someone like Rolle, there are always very smart guys. Jason Wright fits that mold. But that doesn’t mean Rolle is a lock to be an NFL success on the field.

  52. By chongisto on Apr 10, 2010 | Reply

    I know it doesnt translate to nfl success just curious about some of the experiences youve had that us as normal fans never get … kind of humanizes guys and gives us reason to cheer for them more i think… like the quick little article about fitz giving hearing aids to children that really touched me cause i have recently experienced an ear trama and need a hearing aid and seeing what they cost people will read that say oh its just a hearing aid but for someone in need in a country of poverty he would be making a mountain of help to someone … plus as someone who coaches youth sports i always am looking for ways to motivate my guys without using the typical manning and brady referrences cause not every football player is one of them … thanks darren appreciate all the knowledge and feedback

  53. By Jeff Gollin on Apr 10, 2010 | Reply

    If the non-signing of Lutui is no big deal, why haven’t he and the Cardinals cleaned this up by now?

  54. By fitzis11red on Apr 10, 2010 | Reply

    Mr. Know it all-

    Wow, you are so right. If Rodgers hits Jennings in that O.T. game I wonder how “elite” would Rolle be? As a safety I don’t know how special he really was. But, when he got the ball in his hands he was a big threat to score. At the same time however I don’t believe he was worth the money he got. I can’t for the life of me see him doing well in N.Y. Is it just just me or do alot of FA’s that sign huge contracts bust? i.e. Haynesworth. Dansby doesn’t seem to fairwell in Miami to me either. If Rodgers hits Jennings he doesn’t get a chance to get the fumble return. How big would his contract have been? The dynamics of a few seconds are just incredible. I live in Rockford, Illinois and seen alot of Mike Brown. I think his best days are behind him. I personally like the guys we drafted and Rhodes I have a feeling is going to have a great year because of how quickly we was accepted by the team. I think he is going to feel very comfortable. This defense could surprise alot of teams.

  55. By darrenurban on Apr 10, 2010 | Reply

    Chong –

    It would make for an interesting blog and/or column one day, the subject of these guys as “humans.” I think I will be taking you up on that at some point this offseason.

  56. By darrenurban on Apr 10, 2010 | Reply

    Jeff –

    Well, I don’t think a long-term deal was in the plans right now with Deuce. After that, it’s about Deuce signing his tender. If he hasn’t, he hasn’t. There are plenty of RFAs who have not.

  57. By Andre on Apr 10, 2010 | Reply

    Darren, what do think we’ll do with our first round pick? Do you think we’ll go middle linebacker or are we really going to stick with Paris guy?

  58. By darrenurban on Apr 10, 2010 | Reply

    Andre –

    I think it’s impossible to know until we know who is available at No. 26. I do think they take an inside linebacker — at least one — in the draft.

  59. By chongisto on Apr 10, 2010 | Reply

    Hey darren do you know if cardinals charities supports any charities in tucson cause id really love to create a youth sports charity in tucson to help fund programs here so if there not involved here any information or someone who is like a charity coordinator who i could ask questions to would be invaluable cause i really want to make a difference like our birdgang is making everyday in phoenix

  60. By words of wisdom on Apr 10, 2010 | Reply

    Darren -

    I apologize for being off topic, but a friend and I were having a debate and he is of the opinion that in Ken Whisenhunt’s offense, the TE is primarily a blocker. If the Cardinals had to address the TE position in the draft, they would probably be more likely to consider someone like Nate Byham who is regarded as one of the better blocking TE’s and someone who would fit the system.

    However, there is a player, Fendi Onobun, someone you may be familiar with. Even though he has no experience he has “Antonio Gates” written all over him. He is 6’6″, 255 lbs., runs 4.4, long arms (34″), 10″ hands, and he’s a former basketball player. Given Whisenhunt’s credentials and the fact that he played and coached the position, is he more likely to draft someone he can develop who could possiblly become a pro-bowler for years to come, or do you think he would opt for the other guy, simply because he fits the system?

    The reason I’m asking is, that three of the four TE’s on the roster have 1 yr deals and outside of Ben Patrick, the last time the Cards had a legitimate TE was Freddy Jones (I’m not sure though, I’ll have to research that).

  61. By darrenurban on Apr 10, 2010 | Reply

    Chong –

    Contact Luis Zendejas with the team: LuisZ@cardinals.nfl.net.

  62. By darrenurban on Apr 10, 2010 | Reply

    Words –

    I do think the tight end needs to be a blocker for Whisenhunt, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t take a guy who could catch some passes. That said, it depends when these guys are available. He’s not going to reach for a project, or a glorified extra lineman.

  63. By Eazy E on Apr 11, 2010 | Reply

    I would like those moves. Kendall Simmons is a very good run-mauling guard. He was excellent in pittsburgh. He has a nastiness in him too which is always good for a linemen. He would add excellent depth to our interior o-line. Mike Brown, i like him also because he’s persevered with the injuries and all, he was a playmaker with chicago before the knee injuries and health wasn’t a problem in kc. He’s a nice safety to have that can cover and hit.

  64. By Mr. Know It All on Apr 11, 2010 | Reply

    fitzis11red

    You bring up excellent points.

    Rolle could score from anywhere. If Jennings makes the catch is Rolle still a Cardinal? Probably and one more year at FS in the system the bulb may have been fully lit.

    Just like Rolle, Dansby had to take the money. Dansby has side line to side line range and stats in many areas. If K Warner stays does Dansby want a change of scenery? Dansby better do good in Miami or Bill Parcels will bench him!!! Ask J Porter.

    It does seem like too often FA’s can gain fat bank accounts and lose some of the hunger that got them there. I’m sure that the money also brings extra attention like people asking for money, more girlfriends, shopping, traveling etc. and of course everyone is looking to see why they got paid so much and will it translate to the field, added pressure.

    Pro Sports generates big money and it is b/c of the athletes so Pay Em!!! while focusing on how to sustain this game the NFL.

    I’m from Arizona and I blogged about the fact that the Cards should look at more talent from here. I was glad to see D Mougey a 6’6 230lb WR get a shot. If he makes the team he will be an upgrade to
    J “The Fumble” Urban.

    Mike Brown is not a long term fit however out of 59 FA Safties ranked and listed on SCOUT.COM neither H Abdullah nor M Ware are ranked and have 50 and 54 names ahead of them respectfully. Mike Brown is ranked 17. Looking at experience Mike Brown is only behind D Sharper for FA S with 10 years or more in the league.

    Tha Cards have drafted quality on both sides of the ball under D Green and now Whiz I’m excited about the draft. Count on the Cards Defense in 2010.

    Go Cards!!!

  65. By michael mcnamara on Apr 11, 2010 | Reply

    darren:
    what about a possible trade offer to SD. 2010 3rd round pick in 2010 and 2011 for shawn merriman. use the 1st round pick to either take gresham or use the pick to sure up the cornerback position or the O line. thoughts

  66. By darrenurban on Apr 11, 2010 | Reply

    Michael –

    I think playing GM is a fun game. I don’t think that’s a possibility. I don’t see the Chargers giving up Merriman for two thirds.

  67. By Kalib on Apr 11, 2010 | Reply

    Darren,

    So do you find the full Kurt Warner news conference in its entirety?? I’ve been searching for it but I cant find it. And also, there have been reports of Kurt Warner suffering a shoulder injury early last season. Apparently this is why the Cards quit throwing deep last season because Kurt lost confidence in his arm. Do you know anything about this?

  68. By darrenurban on Apr 11, 2010 | Reply

    Kalib –

    I saw the report about Kurt, based on a radio interview with QB coach Chris Miller. All I know is Kurt said almost all season he felt healthier last year than he had in most recent seasons. As for the Warner presser, I don’t know if it was archived. We have the Warner Legacy video and a post-presser piece. I will see if the archive is still available to post.

  69. By alex u on Apr 11, 2010 | Reply

    Okay i got something i really, really, want to happen. Lets go after Roscoe Parrish from the Bills. They’re trying to trade him, or atleast there have been reports. He his is a great PR, and if you don’t know much about him well, he has averaged 11+ yards per return and 3TD’s in betwen 05-09, but last year he had a bad year returning because the coach benched him after a fumble, so he probably lost confidence (just a guess) not to mention the game. But he’s only 27 and he’s a WR/PR, two posistions we need filled, i watch the bills alot every week (they need help) because unfortunately they’re always on before the Cards play, so take my word for it he’s great PR’er, and great to watch, so i really hope Graves already knows about Roscoe, it would solve so many problems. Could probably get him for a 5th, maybe even 6th rounder. Any thoughts?

  70. By alex u on Apr 12, 2010 | Reply

    Okay it wouldn’t solve “so many” problems, gotta like my hyperbole there though, but for real it would fill the holes at WR spot, and we really need a PR’er, and id rather have a proven elite NFL PR’er then an elite one at the NCAA level, just saying.

  71. By Michael from stl on Apr 12, 2010 | Reply

    instead of signing these veterans on defense, get some young new talent that we can rely on years down the road, i say we need to pick up either earl thomas ballhawking safety from texas or sean weatherspoon from mizzou who was the leader on that defense, terrence cody would be a good addition to are d-line but to me they are already good we had 43 sacks last year and also the cardinals on defense were letting up an average of 20 points a game and almost 350 yards and we need to improve on that by picking up these players that know how to play defense

  72. By CaRdS4LiFe on Apr 12, 2010 | Reply

    @ michael mcnamara, That would be a good choice for depht in our lineup but another player at Porters position would not make sense. The only thing that would make sense with is the Fact Porters old is more prowned to injury, so Merriman could be a back up, But that would show a waiste of a trade and a player.

    Thoughts?

  73. By Michael from stl on Apr 12, 2010 | Reply

    Also, even though bulger has had only one good season so far in his career, i think he would do good for the cardinals if we signed him because for 1 when he was playing with the rams and i should know cause out in Missouri no matter what the games are always televised he didn’t have an o-line they let up 44 sacks this year and all the years he played with them he has been sacked for more than 250 times the cardinals o-line only let up 26 sacks on K Warner and i know bulger is no warner or possibly will never be but i think he can do better than leinart because leinart is all hype because he came from USC and had 0ne good half a season til he got injured and yes he did show talent in the game against the titans but he also showed he falls under pressure like he did in week 17 against the packers and i know they were the number 1 defense and all but you have to show that you can win when it comes to game time. And i think bulger would actually like having a chance to win against the 49ers or the seahawks considering the rams never win anymore. With Bulger throwing and are o-line blocking i think he could do alot of good for the cards, like third straight nfc west title, third straight post-season playoffs, and possibly evenget him another pro bowl year

  74. By Michael from stl on Apr 12, 2010 | Reply

    Porter is getting old and we don’t even know if Paris Lenon will be exceptionally good and weatherspoon made over 400 tackles a t mizzou in his 4 year career there and he can also cover and blitz , earl thomas will just be another piece to our secondary that we need that can make a qb think twice before throwing his way

  75. By Michael from stl on Apr 12, 2010 | Reply

    i like this being able to say what i want to say and actually get some feedback from people and even though im 15 i understand this pretty well and i just wanted to say 1 more thing, we shouldn’t trade anything for merriam why lose picks when we could just get younger talent

  76. By John on Apr 12, 2010 | Reply

    Cards4life- Porter would play one side, merriman the other.Merriman would not back up Porter. I think Merriman is poised and healthy to have a big year. The Chargers will hold on to him much the same reasons the cards will play Leinart. If he has a big year,Great. They could pay him or trade him for a lot. If he has another down year, he can test free agency.(Leinart would be cut in his scenerio)

    Alex u- Roscoe Parrish would be a nice pick up. No illusions, he is a 4th wr, and PR. -Two roles we need. A fifth would be nice except we dont have one. A forth is a little too much. Would the Bills take a 6th ? Dont know.

    Michael- If Bulger was released earlier, I would say make a play for him. But, we have Leinart and Anderson. Anderson is not dropping to 3 and Leinart isnt leaving this year,. Leinart has, IMO, very little trade power and he has been in the system for 3 years. He will have his chance this year and all of us Card fans might as well except it. So , no room for Bulger.

    And please, no talk of Vick now rumors are swirling he might be dealt.We dont need him either.

  77. By John on Apr 12, 2010 | Reply

    As I posted a hundred times, yes, Weatherspoon would be a “dream ” pick for the Cards at 26. Lets hope he falls that far.
    Earl Thomas has zero chance to drop to us. No way in any scenerio.

  78. By alexu on Apr 12, 2010 | Reply

    I think the Bills would take a 6th actually, the way trades have been this year, maybe a 2011 5th if not?

  79. By Mark on Apr 12, 2010 | Reply

    I personally think the Cards should go after TE Rob Gronkowski from UofA. Every elite team has a great TE. What are your thoughts?

  80. By darrenurban on Apr 13, 2010 | Reply

    Mark –

    I think getting a good tight end can make a difference. I’m not sure Gronkowski is that guy.

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