You can pretty much blame everyone on the offense for the lack of scoring, for the lack of ball movement, lack of rushing yards, turnovers, and an overall sense of just not getting it. However pretty much every issue for the Arizona Cardinals offense can be traced back to the performance of the offensive line.
The offensive line has had help with the offensive woes but they seem to have a hand in most of the woes. The Cards can run the ball. Sure, we can harp on the running backs and trust me, I’ll have plenty to say about them later. Sure, we can blame the woes all on quarterback Carson Palmer, and I’ve touched on his performance already. However, the offensive line was, well, offensive once again.
They gave up seven sacks on Thursday night. Blame was placed everywhere by Cards head coach Bruce Arians. He called out Bradley Sowell. he called out Eric Winston. He said about the only person on the line who shouldn’t shoulder any of the blame last night was center Lyle Sendlein. Sounds about right.
Sure, rookie Jonathan Cooper would have worked out for them this season but they don’t have him. It continues to be a work in progress. Unfortunately this work in progress isn’t good enough to protect an immobile quarterback. Many more sacks to come.