Arizona Cardinals Football

The Arizona Cardinals football team has been making moves in the NFL for quite a few years now. The Cardinals haven’t won the Super Bowl in over 10 years but that doesn’t mean they aren’t building a dominant football team that can soon end their Super Bowl drought. So far, in the 2016 off season, the Cardinals haven’t made any franchise moves, meaning they haven’t made any trades or picked up any players that will make or break their football team. The Cardinals have been focusing their efforts and energy on acquiring off field talent, much like the Diamondbacks. The Cardinals have also picked up a sports psychologist and they are hopeful this will help the players with the mental side of the game when everything’s on the line. The Cardinals had some great opportunities that they did not capitalize on last season so the staff is hoping the addition of the psychologist will help them turn last years failures into success. Another key pickup the team made was getting a new athletic director. The Cardinals received some criticism last year about their training programs and felt like they weren’t pushing their players hard enough. Between the psychologist and stricter training regimens, the Cardinals are setting themselves up to have a great 2016 and 2017 season. But what else could they do that would better their chances?
The Cardinals need to take a long hard look at their offensive lineup. They have a solid running back and of course an all star receiver in Larry Fitzgerald, but their offensive line has been holding them back. Their center had 3 fumbles last year which cost them dearly in some critical games. There are a few centers that will be on the market this year and they need to do whatever they can to get themselves an all-star center. Another key position they should consider filling is their tight end. Now, they don’t need a J.J. Watt type player, just someone that can block better than their current player. They also need a tight end that can run deep routes and has good hands. The way their offense is setup would be perfect for a player that has these traits. The final thing this team needs to take a hard look at is their defensive backs. Last season, Antoine David had 3 picks at the free safety position, but also gave up 15 touchdowns. This ratio might seem good to the outsider looking in, but the top defensive back in the league had 15 interceptions and only gave up 10 touchdowns. This small statistic could have easily made the difference in winning 5 games that were extremely close that the team wound up losing. If the Cardinals pay close attention to the advice in this article they could very well craft a Super Bowl winning team in 2017. For more sports ideas, check out our post about golf here! Please contact us with any input you have on the upcoming year for the Arizona Cardinals football team!

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