g good use of the #1 waiver claim 2019 KeeSean Johnson Jersey , expect more trades like the Jets made yesterday with the Ravens for G Alex Lewis. All the teams in the NFL know the...The Revenge of the Birds podcastCards’ Tuesday Topics New,65commentsMDTBecause the Cardinals have already been making good use of the #1 waiver claim, expect more trades like the Jets made yesterday with the Ravens for G Alex Lewis. All the teams in the NFL know the Cardinals are looking to add pieces on the offensive line—-and, as a result—-if the Cardinals are high on a bubble offensive linemen—-they should consider making some trades themselves.With G Justin Pugh already injured and with Ts D.J. Humphries and Marcus Gilbert getting days off (amidst speculation that Gilbert may be dealing with an injury) there already appears to be a cloud of uncertainty hovering over the Cardinals’ offensive line. To play effectively in the brisk, fast-paced K-Raid, all of the Cardinals’ offensive players need to be in tip-top shape and thus this will become a Darwinian test of “survival of the fittest.” With that in mind, I believe very strongly that we are going to see some surprise moves along the offensive line and that the healthiest and best conditioned will win the starting jobs.The two deepest positions, talent-wise, on the Cardinals’ roster are at WR and S. If some of the current WRs and Ss factor heavily into Jeff Rodgers’ ST plans, we could see 8 WRs and 5 Ss make the 53 man roster. Adding WR Michael Crabtree to an already deep WR unit would be a superfluous move, imo. First of all, there aren’t enough footballs to go around to satisfy a player like Crabtree. Secondly, he would have to be in supreme shape to come right in, pick up his old college offense, play at a fast pace and stay healthy. Thirdly Black Pharoh Cooper Jersey , he wouldn’t help the team on STs—-when a number of the WRs on the current roster would. The Cardinals need to stay committed to their youth. A couple of bubble guys who are making their case in recent days are RB/KR T.J. Logan and S Rudy Ford both of whom scored long TDs on splash plays. Logan’s 66 yard TD run came against the 1st team defense. And Rudy Ford’s interception off a tipped pass and subsequent lightning bolt sprint to the end zone was a nice reminder of Ford’s nifty 6 cylinder engine. Speed wins and these two guys have plenty of it, although both of them have yet to carve out specific roles on their sides of the ball.A couple of under the radar players even with Logan and Ford on the depth chart are RB Dontae Strickland and S Jonathan Owens. Keep an eye on them Thursday night.if in the pre-season games, like at Saturday’s Red and White practice, QB Brett Hundley struggles and QB Drew Anderson impresses—-could Kingsbury and Clements tab Anderson as QB2? Up until Saturday, the coaches have been pleased with Hundley’s play—-but there may be a fascination with Anderson. One of the surprise performers thus far has been former Texas Tech edge LB Pete Robertson who has been asserting his presence and ability as an edge rusher. I wrote a “JAG” article on Robertson a few weeks ago:https://www.revengeofthebirds.com/2019/5...e-robertsonWhen I took a close look at Pete Robertson’s aggressive and physical style of play—-he reminds me a lot of former Cardinal and now highly productive OLB with the Bills, Lorenzo Alexander. Check out this inside rip move, sack and forced fumble:https://www.redskins.com/video/highlight...e-19222899Kliff Kingsbury said of Robertson, “I think he has some real pass rush ability (at Texas Tech under Kingsbury he led the Big 12 in sacks his senior year of 2014 with 13). Tough player, will give us special teams value. It’s a dogfight at some of those outside linebacker positions, but he’s a guy who’s been consistent, been available and just needs to keep progressing.”Who are your picks for surprise Cardinal during the pre-season games?Mine are: on offense—-WR Damiere Bryd; on defense—-OLB Pete Robertson; on STs—-S Jalen Thompson. GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The new-look Arizona Cardinals looked a lot like the old ones with a desert dud of a debut under coach Steve Wilks.Pushed around all afternoon, the Cardinals were dominated in nearly aspect on Sunday to open the Wilks era with an ugly 24-6 loss to the Washington Redskins.“Obviously, you don’t want to start the season like this,” Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford said. “We felt like we were in a much better position and felt like we were going to come out and play much better than we did.”Coming off an 8-8 season Pharoh Cooper Jersey 2019 , the Cardinals were hoping to rebound quickly with a new coach and quarterback.Wilks, the former Carolina defensive coordinator, was hired to replace the retired Bruce Arians. Bradford signed a $20 million contract to replace the retired Carson Palmer and, hopefully, teach the NFL ropes to Josh Rosen, the No. 10 overall pick in this year’s draft.Bradford was mostly ineffective, unable to find receivers downfield or move Arizona’s offense. He threw for 153 yards with an interception on 20-of-34 passing — most of that after Arizona fell behind 21-0 and had to start passing.David Johnson, signed to a three-year contract extension the night before, found little room to run and became an afterthought when the Cardinals had to start passing, finishing with 37 yards on nine carries. Arizona had 213 total yards and went 1 for 8 on third downs.“You saw early on we were running the ball well,” Wilks said. “When you get in a situation where you get behind, it sometimes gets you out of what you really want to do. All night we were playing catch-up and that was really the issue, that we were never really able to get into a rhythm when we go behind.”Arizona’s defense played on its heels all day, missing tackles and assignments as Washington had one long drive after another.Alex Smith threw for 255 yards and two touchdowns on 21-of-30 passing in his first game with Washington. Adrian Peterson ran for 96 yards and scored in his first game in his Washington debut and the Redskins racked up 429 yards to win their opener for the first time in five tries under coach Jay Gruden.“There’s no reason to panic, but this is not OK Andy Isabella Arizona Cardinals Jersey , this is not acceptable,” Cardinals defensive tackle Corey Peters said. “We have to take a good look in the mirror and point the finger at ourselves.”The Redskins pushed the Cardinals defense around throughout the first half, reeling off small-chunk plays on scoring drives of 80, 73 and 92 yards.Smith hit Chris Richardson on a 13-yard pass for the first score and Jordan Reed on a 4-yard TD to put the Redskins up 21-0. Peterson scored on a 1-yard run in between. Washington had 261 yards and controlled the ball for nearly 23 minutes in the first half.Arizona’s offense spent the first half sputtering in neutral, leading to boos from the home crowd.Bradford was unable to throw anything down the field, hitting 3 of 7 passes for 11 yards. Outside of a couple of decent Johnson runs, the Cardinals had no running game to speak of, finishing the half with 36 total yards — one less than they had in penalties.“We can’t run 13 plays in the first half and expect to win,” Bradford said. “We’ve got to figure out a way to get points early, figure out a way to convert third downs.”The Cardinals’ offense finally got something going late in the third quarter, but Bradford overthrew Ricky Seals-Jones and was intercepted by Quinton Dunbar.Johnson scored on a 2-yard touchdown run with about six minutes left in the fourth quarter. After the failed 2-point conversion, the Cardinals were down 24-6 — well on their way to losing their first game under Wilks.