Washington gets SI honor

Posted by Darren Urban on January 7, 2013 – 9:44 am

Linebacker Daryl Washington was only named an alternate for the Pro Bowl, behind 49ers inside ‘backers Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman. But at least one person had Washington as the best inside linebacker in the NFC. That would be Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, who named Washington — along with Pittsburgh’s Lawrence Timmons — as one of his all-NFL picks this season. King only has a list without explanation; He says that is coming in his Tuesday column and I am sure he will hear from someone complaining about, for instance, the absence of either Willis or Bowman (or both.)

But clearly, Washington had a huge season, even if he wasn’t able to nab that 10th sack when it was all said and done.


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  1. By Iacardinal on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    Best LB in NFC…PERIOD!

  2. By Dynosoar on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    The wisdom of building through the draft has certainly been validated with our defense. Washington being a prime example.

    Just an insight into who we traded away (or allowed to leave) on defense and to put everyone at ease that we got the better end of the deal.

    Washington vs. Dansby and Peterson vs. DRC (remember, we were told they let RDC go because they felt PP had more upside.)

    Tackles / Assists / Sacks / Int. / yards after Int. / FF
    Washington 107 / 12 / 5 / 2 / 16 yrds / 0
    Dansby 103 / 15 / 2 / 1 / 14 yrds / 1 (only led in assists by 3 and FF by 1.)
    Peterson 64 / 5 / 1 / 2 / 1 yrd / 0
    DRC 28 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 yrds / 0 (didn’t lead in a single category.)

    Tackles / Assists / Sacks / Int. / yards after Int. / FF
    Washington 134 / 26 / 9 / 1 / 7 yrds / 2
    Dansby 133 / 33 / 1 / 0 / 0 yrds / 0 (only led in assists by 13.)
    Peterson 55 / 3 / 0 / 7 / 64 yrds / 0
    DRC 51 / 8 / 0 / 3 / 14 yrds / 0 (only led in assists by 5.)

    Washington clearly has outperformed Dansby and Peterson has clearly outperformed DRC.

    I would be intrigued having DRC and Peterson opposite each other, but if I was to choose Patrick is far and away my first choice.

    Washington has clearly earned the SI honor (it’s really hard to say he’s better than the two from SF left out, but I’d have no problem saying they’re all equal and there’s none better than they.

  3. By mike hadzinski on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    Draft Jake Matthews son of HALL OF FAME BRUCE MATTHEWS Then D-wash becomes even better when we have a (O) to keep him fresh.

  4. By clssylssy on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    Very nice post. I have consistently listened to analyst praise Washington throughout our season so am very happy to, at last, see Daryl Washington get some credit by a reputable publication and is not a fan driver poll. A player comes into the league with obvious talent that has allowed him to excel to get to this level but, many wash out early if they don’t have good coaches and mentors around them. Washington’s performance is also a credit to the players and coaches he has worked with this year and that should be recognized as well. Congratulations Daryl Washington and company…keep up the good work and surround yourself with the best!

  5. By Austin on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    So glad to see that somebody is giving D-Wash the credit he deserves. I can’t wait to see how he progresses from here!

  6. By sqhead on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    @ Mike Hadzinski,

    Jake Mathews is a Junior and has indicated that he is going back to Texas A&M for his Senior year.

  7. By AndyStandsUp on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    King has also ritually rated the Cards training camp site has a top three in the league.
    Discussions earlier had the team possibly moving from Flagstaff. Any updated info Darren?

  8. By Darren Urban on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    AndyStands —

    RE: Camp

    I’d think that’s on the backburner right now as the HC/GM stuff is sorted out.

  9. By jocards on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    Please tell the photo above isn’t Washington’s version of that ridiculous dance Ray Lewis does before every game! LOL! Man, Ray Lewis is a great player but I won’t miss seeing that……

  10. By vegas4u2012. on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    Question to whoever!Who is NervTurner?Don’t know,but he sure sounds good as(OC.)along w/Kiem(GM.)&Horton(HC.)As for D-Wash,anyone who watched him coming out of TCU.Knew that he would be great.(Dansby Who?) At the first of the season we were all asked which player would have the biggest impact?And I Sai d- D-Wash.There are alot of talented players,but what seems to set him apart is his attitude(ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!)& he shows it, on & off the field!

  11. By D on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    Peter King’s opinion doesn’t mean much. He likes to hear himself talk. We all know DWash is a playmaker and top 5 ILB in the NFC. We should know about Keim soon, who maybe swayed to recommend to Michael Mr. Horton as HC. This team has many UFA on the roster to decide upon, the sooner the better….

  12. By Scott H on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    Nice to be able to highlight a little something from such a lost season. As Cardinals fans, seems like that’s ALL we have far too often, but…whatever. Props to Washington. And sincerest hopes that there will be a better team around him SOON.

  13. By Mr Robles on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    With McCoy being a canidate for HC doesnt Manning call his own plays? Does McCoy design them? Why is McCoy a big name what does he bring to the table cause Manning the reason for success, was he there when Tebow was? Thats why?

  14. By Darren Urban on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    Mr Robles —

    RE: Tebow/McCoy

    Yes, McCoy was Tebow’s OC last year. And he worked with Delhomme in Carolina as QB coach.

  15. By Goodz in PHX 17 on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    Darren, since whiz is no longer hear, do u think that will effect weather mike adams has a shot at making the roster next season

  16. By Darren Urban on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    Goodz —

    RE: Adams

    That’s TBD. Horton knows him. Plus, Adams has been very good on special teams.

  17. By georgiebird on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    Good for DWash. You could say he was the ONLY bright spot in the 2012 season.
    I have my reservation about DWash as a ILB totally exposed in the 3-4. But for today, I am very happy to see a Cardinals’ linebacker get post season accolades- it is a very, very rare occurrence.

  18. By Mr Robles on Jan 7, 2013 | Reply

    Ok I see good he adjusts to offencive stregths.Thanks I can see now cause I was like if we had Manning we wouldnt be in this situation

  19. By William Barry on Jan 9, 2013 | Reply

    I think there was great speculation on the Cardinals GM. Its great that Steve Keim has been named GM–he bring a fresh attitude and new ideas, to this team. Now lets get a great Head Coach and a good QB, and fix the offensive line.

    We have a great foundation, lets build on it for next season.

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