On July 25, 2013, the Arizona Cardinals released O’Brien Schofield and placed sixth round draft pick Ryan Swope, on reserved/retired list. It’s a sad day for Cardinal fans, but it was probably best for the team and it was for the best when it comes to health.
Schofield hasn’t put up good numbers and he’s battled injuries two years out of his three seasons in the league, he’s only played in 35 games and I feel that he needs another season under his belt before he becomes what he can be. Watching him play, I get the feeling he could become a beast, I know he’s going to get another shot elsewhere and I wish him the best of luck.
Ryan Swope, the sixth round draft pick in April’s draft was put on reserved/retired list due to his lingering concussion issues and it’s best for him, regarding his health. I hope he can get over these issues, in due time, unretire, and show the league what he can do, I wish him the best and hope to see him soon.
Even though Schofield can play, he probably wasn’t going to see the field to much this season with the addition of Alex Okafor and Lorenzo Alexander. Then John Abraham was signed and that left no need for Schofield, with most likely makes the team better, for the time being.
With the signing of Abraham, and the release of Schofield, it seems to me that Bruce Arians and Steve Keim are trying to win now, while keeping key elements in order to keep the team competing at a high level down the road. The Cardinals are not going to make the Super Bowl this year, but if the team plays with all their heart and atleast makes it close to the playoffs, they just might get there soon.