By rod on Mar 20, 2014 | Reply
My mancrush for Keim just keeps on growing!
The guy is a rock star!
I hope kept his first offer off the table and AC got less than he would have gotten had he never left AZ!
By Coach K on Mar 20, 2014 | Reply
Cards trying to be the fist NFL team to host their own superbowl. We are now just a couple players away from that happening. Sweet!
By Dennis on Mar 20, 2014 | Reply
Good signing. I think Eric Winston and Jeff King have a couple years left in the tank. Maybe each a one year deal?
By br on Mar 20, 2014 | Reply
Turning to draft now that free agents signings look to cool down til we get closer to training camp I am going to through out some sleepers/small school prospects (trying to throw out 1 a day) since SS is still a position of need will go with that today, y’all can chew em up and spit em out or possibly smile when you picture them in Cardinal red, so here it goes:
SS Utah St ( by way of 1yr at Arizona Western JC
Maurice Alexander 6-2/212lbs
Ranked in high teens low twenties for SS
4.5 40 time
Has bounced btwn LB & SS throughout his football career
Should sign somewhere as UDFA ( possibly late 6th round or 7th round pick for a team that has extra late round picks.
Outstanding tackler should be able to cover TE as well.
By Patrick Hoog aka Don't Take Losses on Mar 21, 2014 | Reply
Noticed a lot of “froth” in the commentary above… and its warranted;) Go Cards.
By br on Mar 21, 2014 | Reply
Correct me if I’m wrong ( would not be first time nor last!! LOL) Dontwe get a couple million raise in cap space on June 1st due to D. Colledge being cut with the Jun 1st designation?
If so do you see Cards possibly looking to sign veteran depth at ILB to provide depth in case of injury and also to push Minter for the starting job next to D Wash?? Couple of names that could probably be had for vet min or a tad over…of course they would be on the now infamous Keim 1yr “prove it” contract (‘s).
Couple of interesting names…P. ANGERER and/or L. FOOTE in that order of pursuit, any rumblings inside Cards nation on those names or other possible ILB’s?
Or do you think it is more likely they draft ILB
Ok folks what y’all been patiently waiting for another installment of my world famous (at least in my eyes! LOL) 2014 draft sleepers/ small school diamonds in the rough prospects.
Today ILB’s (with LOS taking the money and running and Brinkley gone Alexander more of special teams guru…Minter looks to be the man but Cards need some depth, ideally a veteran free agent but with the birdgang closing in on the cap limit drating depth in the late rounds or undrafted free agents need to be considered, here are a few names to get you thinking:
Nate Dreiling/ILB/Pittsburg St…6-3/236lbs
Another tackling machine (109 tackles 9.5 tfl) ended his career with almost 500 tackles! Was division ii defensive player of the year in 2011 (as a SOPHOMORE!!) First Team little all-american 3yrs running able to drop into coverage and do a good job in pass coverage (obviously he is more in the mold of Minter and likes to smack ball carriers in the mouth.
4.6 – 4.7 in the 40. And best of all his college mascot…GORILLAS _!!
By T.Stone on Mar 21, 2014 | Reply
I like this signing for 1 reason. One year, help us on the cheap then go kick rocks in Cleveland. But it shows that AC does have some big balls coming to AZ, because that is what is going to be coming his way often this year against Peyton, Matt Ryan, Rivers, Romo, and RG3 to name a few. I would be more interested to hear an in depth interview with Todd Bowles about his year with Asomugha and DRC and going 4-12 although the D was pretty good that year. Just having a great D in this division is not a guarantee of anything, we better get a RB or we will finish the same or worse as we did last year. All this SuperBowl chatter is silly at best and delusional at worst.
Sorry accidentally hit “post” here are 2 more ILB prospects to ponder.
Caleb Lavely/ILB/Oklahoma St 6-3/235 4.65 40 time
Some scouts refer to him as as tier 3 prospect ( not sure what that gets you) have seen him ranked anywhere from #9 to #22 for ILB’s
B12 First team (writers) Second team (coaches). Plays smart wont make any mental errors, has a motor that wont quit gives 110% every play finished with almost 100 tackles on yr as well as12.5 tfl 4 int 3 forced fumbles and 3 sack. Plays very aggressive and with an attitude!
And last but certainly not least………drum roll please……..
Jonathan Brown/OLB/ILB 6-1/235lbs 5.0 40 time from THE University of ILLINOIS nuff said!!!! Go ILLINI…Go CARDS!!!!
ESPN reporting Schaub to Raiders for late round pick. Guess the is no chance of Bortles falling to us at #20 now!!! ( not that there was a snowballs chance in hell it would of happened before!) Who the heck is going to keep Mr Schaub upright…Oakland has no offensive line, bet they are crying in their coffee for letting Mr Veldheer walk out the door, what the hell were they thinking! Anyone want to bet what position Oakland drafts at #5. I got dibbs on LT!!! ; )
By T.stone on Mar 21, 2014 | Reply
I will tell you what they were thinking. Fast forward 2 years from now and imagine the first home game for the Arizona Cardinals………Wait for it…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………And Now, The Starting Quarterback for ………………….Your>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>..Arizona Cardinals………………………………………….MATT SCHAUB.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
T-stone I pray you dont make a living predicting the future ( at least not a good living anyway!! LOL) Nooooooooooo now i will have nightmare for the next 2YRS Maybe the last regime would pull a stunt like that and actually bring Schaub in but I truly believe SK & company are to smart and to darn good at what they do. I raise my glass “here’s to a crack in your crystal ball” that has produced false reading/predictions sir!!! I have to laugh at this one to keep myself from crying! : )
By Scott H on Mar 21, 2014 | Reply
Landing Cromartie is pretty damn sweet! I like the way the defensive backfield is shaping up. The Cardinals already had THE best run defense in the league by the end of last season. It was such a thing of beauty, that game against Seattle in Week 16 when the Seahawks couldn’t run the ball ( amazing in itself, considering how they dominated so many other teams with their running game ) and then had to turn to the passing game and the Cardinals shut that down, too ( Wilson’s worst day as a pro ). THAT is how you beat the Seahawks, and this team is capable of doing that. Nice to see a solid addition to a defense that was already establishing itself as one of the most dominant units in the NFL.
Keim is doing an amazing job!!!
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