Looking for questions for Michael Bidwill

Posted by Darren Urban on March 8, 2011 – 9:01 am

Team president Michael Bidwill will be taking part in a video Q-and-A Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Arizona time here on the site, so I’m here asking for your questions.

If you’ve got a question for Bidwill, send them along via e-mail at (put “Bidwill question” in the subject line), or you can go to Twitter (@cardschatter) or our Facebook page ( and ask there. I’ll sort through them and he’ll answer as many as he can.

I’ll have more information and the link later. If you are going to miss it, we will post it on the site after the chat is over.

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32 Responses to “Looking for questions for Michael Bidwill”

  1. By TJ on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Do you think stoppIng the run (Gore/(maybe)Coffee, Jackson, Lynch) the biggest key to victory in NFC West?

  2. By R Robles on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Do you think one of these years we will go all out & dump alotta money on free agency & see what happens? We havent signed anyone big since James.

  3. By Darren Urban on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    R Robles —

    RE: “Big” free agents

    Wouldn’t rule it out. But would go against type.

  4. By AndyStandsUp on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Will you be dictating for Bidwill? The last “chat” seemed like a Pony Express delivery.
    But on the plus side, the last few have provided breaking news (i.e, Brandon Keith injury). Maybe this time we’ll have posiitve news about the CBA.

  5. By Darren Urban on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    AndyStands —

    RE: Speed

    Because this is video, we are going to have questions up on a screen, so we are taking them ahead of time. Plus it’s always easier to talk (on video) fast then type fast.

  6. By Peter in Canada on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    TJ –

    I think that if you can’t stop the run you are finished. As the game goes on your defence wears down and your offence has fewer opportunities to score because of the time factor. How did I do Darren?

  7. By Darren Urban on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Peter in Canada —

    RE: Stopping the run

    I think it’s easier said than done.

  8. By Gaumni on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    A number of fans, including myself, seem to have some feasible wish lists when it comes to free agency. Example, I thought picking up Alan Faneca would have been a great move a few years back, but we let the Jets pick him up only to pick up the left overs last year. What kind of preparation goes into building the list of free agents we are interested in, and what sort of cieling is placed on marquee free agents? More importantly, why do so many fail to make it to the Desert? We have everything a player should be interested in: Wheather, Facilities, Location. As a Fan I can’t understand how more players don’t end up in AZ. Seriously pursueing guys like Ike Taylor, Jonathan Joseph, Willie Colon, etc. should be a goal. i understand we have DRC and Toler, but if you look at the Jets, they had Revis and Cromartie and still drafted one of the top CBs. I am tired of hearing: “Well we think we have some really nice talent at those positions and want to see where they take us.” FRUSTRATING!!!!

  9. By Gaumni on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    There has been, and to some extent still is an overall view that the Cardinals are penny pinchers and will never have a consistantly good product due to their frugality. I think huge strides have been made toward thwarting this view, but after last offseason and the 5 and 11 season, those strides are at a cross roads. The front office needs to realize that they can’t rest on their laurels and recent success. The fans will be up in arms if the Cardinals don’t at least make an attempt to seriously turnover many of the roster spots. I worry the CBA issue will only complicate things because more attention will be paid to the past shortcomings rather than the inability to move forward due to extenuating circumstances.

  10. By Phoenixraven1 on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    D I’d like Mr. Bidwill asked about his letter he sent out to season ticket holders. I was intrigued and glad to hear the younger Bidwill wants to be a winner but I’d like to hear what he plans on doing different than his father in developing this team.

  11. By Pat on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Darren, pls ask him how much longer he will let Russ Grimm stay on the payroll and still fail to develop an above average offensive line, that can consistently open holes for the backs.

  12. By Andrew on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Given that hindsight is 20/20 what moves last year would you change, reverse of not make? Trades, cuts, signings, draft, etc…

  13. By CZarr on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Mr. Bidwell,

    Obviously winning is the top priority at all times, and the Super Bowl is the ultimate prize for any team. We all know getting there (generally) takes expenditures that teams are rarely willing to make year in and year out. Considering the money saved on contracts during the previous season how committed to being aggressive on a financial level are you in pursuing the contracts necessary to obtain the talent necessary to bring the Lombardi trophy to Arizona?

  14. By Judy on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Pl ease ,i would like to know if our defense is going to be better this season?

  15. By Judy on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Darren why do so many people want big name free agents signed? It hardly ever works out,because their best playing days are over and they want a Emmitt Smith,and Edgeran James.Isn’t it better to get players who will work hard,like Bertrand Berry.In my opinion we need hard workers ,not big names.

  16. By D on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    The mystery of are my season ticket prices going up or not would be my #1 question…not sure why waiting to mail them out will ease the pain…

  17. By Norwin Cheney on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Iam a REALLY big CARDINALS FAN.OUR TEAM JUST needs to stop the RUNNING PLAYS from each of the NCF WEST TEAM.And make long passing plays DOWN the field when we have a chance.and just convience kurt warner to come back and play for our everybody else coming in and out of retirement.

  18. By Mark on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Can you asked Mr Bidwill how come Steve Breaston has not been resigned please.

  19. By toddcard on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    so coach whis is at auburn today checkin out cam cam…man i wish he was in arkansas instead. its mallet all the way…even tho i hardly think we’re gonna go QB in 1st round anyway. ….c’moon Bulger! and then we take andy dalton the ginger from TCU in the later round. js. GO CARDS!!

  20. By John on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    What is he going to do to change the stigma that he is so cheap?

    Love to hear what he’d say to that.

  21. By Nick Pepe on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Mr. Bidwell-
    May I please be a guest of yours at a game this year? I have been a Cards fan for over 40 years, and truly think I am worthy.
    ….had to throw that out there……can’t win if you don’t play!

    Nick Pepe
    Lifetime Member

  22. By darthcard on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Mr Bidwill what went through your mind when you held the Hallas trophy? How did it feel to see thousands of cardinal fans ecstatic/shocked when we won the championship? What kinda fire burns inside of you to hold the Lombardi as superbowl champions?

  23. By brad oneill on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    john about michael bidwill being cheap- The image is actually a reflection on his father. The Bidwill fortune was built largely on this football team. unlike other owners that buy the teams as a hobby, the Bidwills have long treated the team as a business. Their most important concern has been solvency, which allowed them to be outbid on numerous occasions.

    in all fairness to Michael, the team has recently embraced the notion that winning brings in more revenue and i believe he was a big part of that change in mindset. Although they may not ever chase the biggest free agents (Albert haynsworth!) they have come along away from the days of losing every player that showed even a hint of star power. (cory chavous, michael pittman, Aneas williams, about a million linemen)

  24. By Redrage24 on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Dr mr bidwill,
    Stop being cheap and pay for talent!!!! You wanna win you gotta spend some coin. PICK UP KEVIN KOLB

  25. By Alberto Sordi on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    In the NFL today a team can change from bad to very good almost overnight. A team needs to draft well and also compliment the draft with key free-agent signings. Do you have the right staff to implement this?

  26. By Scott H on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    RE: Questions for Bidwill

    Still have Kurt Warner’s phone number?

  27. By duecer54 on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    The cards are going to have a hard time stopping the run with 235lb inside linebackers. We need a thumper on the inside!

  28. By Peter in Canada on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Last year I think those 235 lb. (107 kilo for the rest of the world) linebackers were handicapped by having an undersized line in front of them. It is imperative that Dan Williams keeps improving and takes over the N.T. role if they continue to use the 3-4.

  29. By joe holst on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Hello Mr.Bidwill, can you tell me what steps you are going to ensure that the Cardinals maintain their sellout streak? Thanks

  30. By AndyStandsUp on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Re: Bidwill questions
    If you were to be impaled by a tree, what kind of tree would you wish to be impaled by?

  31. By Mark on Mar 8, 2011 | Reply

    Michael, would the Cardinals be willing to spend a couple of draft choices for Carson Palmer. Cardinalmark of Florida!

  32. By Scott H on Mar 9, 2011 | Reply

    AndyStandsUp –

    Funny, man! LOL Right now, with so little to talk about, we may as well have a few laughs. I’m so worn out on the QB subject and we’re still about a month away from knowing how this situation will be addressed…with no free agency going on, it’s gotta be tough for Darren to come up with noteworthy stuff these days.

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