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Posted by since1898 on December 29, 2014 – 12:49 pm

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  1. By Scott H on Dec 29, 2014 | Reply

    See my post under Niners Aftermath, which I just finished 10 seconds ago. It would be better placed HERE but I’m not doing that whole thing again!

    Anyone feeling lucky about our getting Stanton back for this one? And, just maybe, the one after that??? I mean….aren’t we about due to catch a break after the season we’ve had????? Damn…..

  2. By John The Draft Guy on Dec 29, 2014 | Reply

    How the Panthers won;

    Two INTs returned for TDs and a Fumble that set up another, allowed the Panthers to destroy Atlanta.

    Cam only threw 16 passes, completing 10.
    The Panthers rushed for 193 yards, more than they passed.

    To beat them, you can not turn over the ball. In a game like this, punting is not a bad thing. On defense, we must stop the run, including Cam, which has been an issue the last two weeks. They also must stop the TE Olsen.

    The cards have the necessary tools to win this game. I will be very surprised if the cards do not play a close game and pull out a win. This is not the Hawks or Niners.

    Of course the Panthers are feeling good to play a beaten up card team at home, across the country, on a short week, and has to be believing they can win also.

  3. By Dc Brevik on Dec 29, 2014 | Reply

    Worst Playoff Hopefuls = AzCardinals

    Everyone counting you out, even longtime fans, finger crossed hoping, but know its looking grim in the desert. its cold I got punched why does my face hurt Once again rootfully “Underdogs” feeling leappy then children “leap frogs” as always a different crew letting this team fall a screw.
    . “Your just not good enough, your just not kappa material, Daryl” -Senseless!
    ha, I got this and its not my check list yup we lose you guessed it. Gonna let some other team come where we protected all year by any means. Take it all in our dome. You, claiming your cardinal then this is your home! People are starting to mummer your just not manly not ah beast just don’t got what it takes to enjoy a Super Bowl feast! Just trying to motivate, shhh let the boy speak. haha check it out guys he’s tweeked a cardinals fan geek he just keeps flapping his beck, like the team perhaps he’s weak…point being you all need to start believin. Cuz there’s a vision I keep seein.

    You’d all would be shocking the world on this one. Worst Playoff HopeFulls
    #Rollercoaster Cardiac Ways!

    Watching Az Cards is like an array of emotions!

    “Good Luck 2014 Team. Your gonna need it by all means!”

  4. By Rich Paulosky on Dec 29, 2014 | Reply

    Lindley is good enough: has to throw the ball, right shoulder, left shoulder, short, long, just opposite the position of the defenders coverage position.
    Give Williams 30+ carries.
    At least 12 deep passes to Brown in a one on one coverage situation. Easiest way to get points.
    Really like Taylor, but can’t seem to get him turned loose, convert him to receiver.
    Still need: a go to tight end let them block for Lindley and Williams (running)
    Floyd is not Boldin (yet), huge mistake not keeping him. Would have had a super bowl win with him still here paired with Larry.
    Need to get back to being on the plus side on turn-overs, (seem a little afraid of getting burnt lately).
    Stunt biitz, stunt blitz, stunt blitz…
    Go Big Red Birds, Just win baby…

  5. By Dr. G. on Dec 29, 2014 | Reply

    Dupe –

    Here is the eternal optimist – – Do I have this right? Assume we beat Carolina…

    Darren – – If Detroit wins, they go to Seattle, and Cards go to Green Bay. Do you think this is our best situation?

    If Dallas wins, we go to Seattle, right? Thank you…

  6. By Coach K on Dec 29, 2014 | Reply

    Rich P.

    I agree. Run Williams 30 times in this game.

    Lindley needs to keep his throws away from the middle of the field. His fade
    passes deep outside are excellent and either our guys catch it, or it falls out of bounds. Lindley has a very nice touch on his deep ball and it has a great arch on it. Very easy to find it and catch it on the outside.

    The deep middle of the field should be off limits to Lindley. He tends to stare down his receivers and leads the safeties right to the receivers. So no passes over the deep middle.

    Screens to the backs and tight ends are great. Quick outs are beautiful. He throws a great 10 yard out route. I’d like to see the tight ends getting more targets. If Lindley can take his deep shots with fades to the outside deep numbers area, we have the tall receivers to go up and get it.

    Finally, we need to get the ball out quickly to Brown in the slot and let him run on quick receiver screens and pick plays. All of the above gives us a great shot at winning this Saturday.

    Hopefully B.A. will not make stupid calls like halfback passes on first down in the red zone. He should tear the gimmick plays out of the playbook and burn them. That halfback pass on first down against SF was horrible.

    Just run high percentage plays and keep it simple B.A. Poor offenses use trick plays. We don’t need them

    Go Cards.

  7. By much.faster on Dec 30, 2014 | Reply

    playoffs:

    i expect a win against carolina, i would have said a sure win, but with a backups backups backup at qb, it could be narrow (if lindley developes like he did in the last games, it will be not narrow).

    in the other wild card game, normally i would favour the lions, but the nfl will do everything to promote the cowboys, so expect some strange officiating (see suh). nevertheless, there should be also a narrow win for the lions.

    and then we should beat the pack, and advance to the conference final at seattle.

    and then, anything is possible.

  8. By Marcelof on Dec 30, 2014 | Reply

    I don’t want to be the one to turn everybody down here… but let’s face it, There’s no way we can win with Lindley, I know thumbs down will come but I just have to be realistic…

    Do I believe, yes sure I do as I did when we first met SF this year, but I can’t avoid seeing nothing on Lindley.

    Hope I’m wrong, but there’s an important factor to consider, in both Seattle and SF games Lindley stepped in with Cards already in the playoffs, now it’s a must win, will he have the experience enough to handle it calmy? I don’t think so…

    Apart of it I trust A LOT on the defense, hope they win this game for us!

  9. By Kevin S Mesa on Dec 30, 2014 | Reply

    I think we will win this first game against Carolina, even if Lindley plays which appears to be the going-in assumption. 4-2 in an ugly division is the only reason they are even sniffing .500. 3-6-1 out of division. Only quality win is against Detroit. Their other two non-division wins were against the hapless Bears where they barely won despite four Bear turnovers, and against Cleveland who had already given up on the season, started Manzeil before he got hurt late in the 1st half already trailing 10-3. They do have some momentum (hard to believe that a team that was 3-8-1 won its division), but four straight wins against bad teams shouldn’t be anything to be afraid of.

    Stop the run and we win this game.

    In any case, I am going to be plunking down some cash on the Cards at least to cover. The line opened at 4 1/2 and is now at 5 1/2 or 6 depending on the book. That’s crazy in my opinion even with the Panthers having home field. My book has the Cardinals at +225 on the money line as well. I may split my bet, half on the Cardinals to cover the 5 1/2 and half on them to win outright. $1000 bet to win $2250 seems like a good value… that’s only giving them about a 30.8% chance of winning. I think if they played 100 times, the Cardinals win more than 30 times even with Lindley.

    Also, I will predict now that Todd Bowles stays our DC for at least one more year. I wouldn’t have said that a few weeks ago, but I think some of the luster is off after the less-than-stellar performances recently. Yeah, our lack of offense is one of our defense’s biggest problems, but the fact is, this year, Bowles hasn’t really shown he can stop a good offense; he’s mostly shown he can intimidate less experienced and/or more erratic QB’s with a ton of blitzing. He’ll definitely get interviews, but I don’t think he’ll get a job (though I of course won’t be shocked either way).

  10. By William Barry on Dec 30, 2014 | Reply

    I think we can make it all the way to the Super Bowl!!!!! Drew comes back, and we win, and beat Seattle!!!!! in NFC Conference game

  11. By Dr. G. on Dec 30, 2014 | Reply

    – – S P Y- – The latest trendy word for fixing a defender on a particular player. I like to call it Velcro Cover.

    Cam Newton is the 2nd leading rusher at 539 yds//103att in only 14 games for the Panthers. His passing stats are nothing to run up the yardarm.

    Averaging over 7 rushes per game, it would be prudent to keep a hairy eyeball on his movements. We’ve lost a number of games with ignorance of the runaway QB…can’t let this happen…. An additional safety would fit the billing just fine… We have 11 defenders; they have 10 players to cover our 11; somebody get the &^$#%& QB…please..!!

    I keep seeing would-be tacklers “overrun” their tackles. Anticipate, men..! Don’t outsmart yourselves….later

  12. By Scott H on Dec 30, 2014 | Reply

    Marcelof –

    I’m not QUITE where you are ( yet), but I look at this as believing that the Cardinals SHOULD be able to win a game against Carolina ( just as they SHOULD have been able to win a game against San Fran ) if they don’t need more from Lindley than what should be expected. Which is to say, if our defense is playing as it should and we can rely more on the run game ( and doesn’t one usually feed the other? ), then we can keep Lindley in the box he belongs in and SHOULD be able to compete.

    That didn’t happen in San Fran and, well, you saw how that turned out.

    If I had to look at this as Lindley needing to win the game for us, then I wouldn’t even bother. But if we could look at it in terms of Lindley just doing enough – because it would be all we need him to do – AND not killing us with INT’s….against Carolina, I think we should be able to expect a win.

    We shall see.

  13. By azdesertrat1953 on Dec 30, 2014 | Reply

    Well 2015 will soon be here.
    The 2014 Arizona Cardinals are in the playoffs.

    The Team has had so many injuries I am amazed we are in the playoffs.
    Palmer, Stanton, Thomas and Lindley, Four QB’s in one year, remember 2012?
    Lets not.
    Still with all that this Team has had to endure, they are in the Playoffs.

    I say we all get behind our TEAM on Saturday no matter who is playing for the Arizona Cardinals!

    Like it or not it is what is and this Team will be playing it’s first playoff game with Bruce Arians as HC and for some reason it does not feel so dire as most everyone makes it seem.

    It Has Been One Heck of a Regular Season!
    We all get to sit and watch Part 2 start Saturday.

    I say thank you to All who have kept us as entertained and informed as much as humanly possible on this site.
    Thank You, All of You.

    GO CARDS!!!

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