Time for the Arizona Cardinals Defense to Step Up

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I expected some of the problems that the offensive unit would be having — the quarterback position…the offensive line…the receiving corps.  But the defensive starters are supposed to be an elite group, who now have had the luxury of playing together for a while, and it’s mind boggling that they have played so poorly in the first two games.

The good news is that the Cardinals defense still has three games to turn things around, and prove to the rest of us why they are considered among the best defenses in the NFL.

Let’s face it; this Cardinals team is not going to win games 45-38, like they often did in the Kurt Warner days.  They need their defense to make stops, create turnovers, and keep games close so they can find ways to win.  I had been very bullish before the preseason started that this could happen, and the Cardinals could surprise a few folks once the season began, even with a less than stellar quarterback.  However, now I’m not so sure.

I’m hoping the defense rises to the occasion and shows us what they are capable of when they play against Oakland this Friday night.  I’d rather write a positive post next week than another negative one.