Jan 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) looks to throw against the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter of the NFC divisional playoff game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
The Arizona Cardinals may not be in the playoffs this year but the NFC West sure has represented itself well in the postseason. After last weekend’s great comeback by the Seattle Seahawks over the Washington Redskins, the San Francisco 49’ers came on last night to handily defeat the Green Bay Packers. Then the Hawks came back out today and played a whale of a second half in a comeback that just came up short against the Atlanta Falcons.
When this season began with the Cards going 4-0, many of us, including myself, thought the Cardinals would be one of the NFC playoff teams. We all know how quickly things changed. Now even though the Cards are looking to make changes to improve themselves immediately, it could be a long several years within the division for them.
Seattle has rookie Russell Wilson at quarterback. San Francisco has rookie Colin Kaepernick. The Cards? Well, I think we all know where they currently stand. Even the St. Louis Rams had a much improved season and just missed the playoffs.
You could be looking at six very difficult games year in and year out within the division no matter who is on this Cards roster. With the success the rest of the division is having it is now more important than ever the Cards make the right choices with the head coach selection and which direction they go in free agency and the draft in their search for the biggest needs at quarterback and offensive line.