Javier Arenas may not end up making a monumental impact for the Cardinals, but he knows that the Cardinals have players who will.
According to Revenge of the Birds, Arenas said that the Cardinals’ defense can be ‘as good as it wants to be.’ Arizona’s defense will look very different this year, as the regime added Karlos Dansby, Jasper Brinkley, Alex Okafor, Kevin Minter, Tyrann Mathieu, Antoine Cason, Lorenzo Alexander, Yeremiah Bell, Jerraud Powers and other players to a defense that finished 12th in total defense last season.
Right now, Arenas is sitting behind Cason, Powers and Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson on the depth chart at cornerback. However, the speedy defensive back could work his way into Arizona’s defensive rotation with some stellar play. The article states that Arenas was a bit surprised that he was traded, but it seems that Arenas is perfectly happy in the desert.
Arenas is happy to be a Cardinal, and he loves the coaching staff and the organization in general. If Arenas can prove that he is motivated, he has a good chance to play at cornerback and somewhere on special teams. Arenas played with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2010 to 2012, and he played in 48 of Kansas City’s 49 games during that span. Arenas registered 60 combined tackles in 2012, and he has accumulated four sacks and two interceptions during his short career.
If Arenas’ comments prove to be true, the Cardinals can contend in 2013. If Arenas can perform well this offseason, he could be a part of a talented Cardinals defense.