The Arizona Cardinals open training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium July 26 — all dates are laid out by Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com. It is the first time camp will be held anywhere but Flagstaff since 2005, when Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University took the place of Northern Arizona University for one summer because of a suspected norovirus going around NAU’s campus.
With so much change this offseason, there are more questions to answer than usual, but we will focus on five main points of discussion.
Head coach Bruce Arians will deal with these questions in his own way, but it is important to note that despite so many uncertainties involving the team, the team itself is ready to go. His offensive line, for example, should be improved — the left side, especially — over last year’s unit that allowed an NFL-high 58 sacks.
-Shaun Church, Yahoo Sports
The Arizona Cardinals‘ training camp is a little over a week away, and there is a lot of excitement in the state about this team and its prospects for a successful year. The front office has made some significant changes this offseason that have Cardinals fans buzzing.
It all started with the brilliant hire of Bruce Arians, the 2012 NFL Coach of the Year, as Arizona’s new head coach. His presence will bring the focus on offense this franchise has been missing for the past three seasons.
The offload of the overpaid and brittle Kevin Kolb paired with the acquisition of the proven Carson Palmer was an immediate upgrade at quarterback. Although a little past his prime, Palmer is still capable enough to make all of the throws necessary to stretch the field.
-Dennis Tresca, Bleacher Report
While bubble watch lists are fun for fans and writers to talk about, it is a very real thing for the players on those lists. For the Arizona Cardinals this offseason, there has been enough change—at all levels—to warrant some veterans’ worry about their roster spots.
If they don’t impress their new coaches quickly, they may be on the outside looking in September 8.
There shouldn’t be any shockers this year unless something drastic happens (like, say, Levi Brown being cut because Nate Potter outperforms him), but there are bound to be a few players on this list who may not have been if Ken Whisenhunt were still coaching the Cardinals.
-Shaun Church, Bleacher Report