Branch’s first two sacks

Posted by Darren Urban on October 25, 2009 – 7:33 pm

Here’s one idea of how the Cards’ defense has improved: Alan Branch, the man who almost everyone had written off as a bust, has two sacks and has shown every bit of the athleticism that made the Cards want to trade up to take him as a second-round pick in 2007. They are the first two sacks of Branch’s career.

Calais Campbell, the second-round pick of 2008, has a sack too. Branch has looked explosive tonight. If he plays like this, the Cards’ defense is only going to get better.

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  1. By Eddie on Oct 25, 2009 | Reply

    If Branch can keep playing like this, the Cards wont have to stack the box so much and the Secondary will get that much better

  2. By Jimmy on Oct 25, 2009 | Reply

    i knew this defense had it in them.. i called into the b-team radio show on sirius xm mad dog radio and told them that they would exploit the giants this week… very excited about this win

  3. By Robert on Oct 25, 2009 | Reply

    We sacked Eli 3 times tonight; he’d been sacked 3 times all year! We got pressure a lot of the time as well that led to 3 INTs. I mean, ALAN BRANCH! Waitta step up, big man!

  4. By Dirak on Oct 25, 2009 | Reply

    Great job by the defense. They deserved to celebrate like that. Consistency is the only issue here but we already know how hot this defense can get. Great job all the way around.

  5. By shannon robinson on Oct 26, 2009 | Reply

    As a New Mexican I’m a big Alan Branch fan. Cards fans know the great gentleman he is so let me reintroduce that gentleman with a mean streak. I give John Lott credit – time in the weight room with that guy helped Alan imerge as a tough defensive end. Thanks Alan for working hard and thanks to the organization for continuing to give him chances.

  6. By Year2Remember on Oct 26, 2009 | Reply

    It’s always good to see what the D is capable of, at the same time it reminds you of the bad games too that had they played this well as a team we could be dangerous. Branch and Campbell both have stepped up to make or help make big plays in the front. Go Cards! Keep it up.

  7. By Ditship on Oct 26, 2009 | Reply

    Way to go Branch! Seriously.. This game might have finally awoke the monster we all thought we had 3 years ago with that 2nd round pick.

  8. By beetlebuggs on Oct 26, 2009 | Reply

    I was thinking that in the drafting of A. BRANCH, we should move up considering no team wanted to take a chance on him in the 1st rd !! I was sorry the last few seasons have considered him ANOTHER MAJOR BUST by my team!!!! I JUST THANK MY GOD FOR PRAYER!!!!!! I BELIEVE THAT THE BRANCH FAMILY AND ALAN HIMSELF, BELIEVE THAT, GOD MOVES IN HIS OWN TIME, NOT OUR TIME!!!!! CONGATULATIONS, ALAN!!! GO GET EM!!!!!!!

  9. By Dan Loerch on Oct 26, 2009 | Reply

    The rotation of defensive linemen is key. With Branch, Campbell, Dockett, Watson, Robinson and Iwebema they can stay fresh enough o be a force in the fourth quarter…a strong force!

  10. By Big Red on Oct 26, 2009 | Reply

    Proud of you Big Man. Keep kicking some buttweiser.

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