Arizona Cardinals: Afraid for the Defense


Oct 6, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) throws while under pressure from Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington (58) during the second half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals` defense have done an awesome job stopping the run and putting pressure on the opposing QB. The secondary starts off slow allowing the receivers too much space, but after time passes, the front seven`s pressure helps them do their job. The secondary is getting better with every game, but the credit goes to the front seven.

Even with the defense being so dominate, I`m afraid of them getting tired and just giving up on the offense. We, as in us, Cardinal fans have already seen them give up this season. When they played the Saints, they were on the field for so long and could`nt stop Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham that they just ended up giving up in the end because they were tired.

Back in 2010, when Derrick Anderson was at the helm, the offense could`nt stay on the field and even though the defense was dominated as they are today, they gave up. I`m sure the reason was because there is no reason to try so hard if the offense isn`t going to score any points.

I know Carson Palmer isn`t Anderson, but if Palmer does`nt start doing a better job making his throws and stop giving the ball to the opposing team, or if Arians does`nt put in a QB that can get the job done, I believe the defense will bring back the mind-set of why try so hard if the offense isn`t going to do their job.

The defense will get tired at some point in the season if they have to do all the work and even if they keep the mind-set of keep fighting they`re going to ware out. When that happens, it does`nt matter what their mind-set is, they are not going to be able to keep up with how they`re playing and when that happen, it`s going to be loss after loss.

Palmer either needs to you know what or get off the pot. He needs to stop channeling his inner Brett Favre and stop throwing the deep ball into double coverage and put the ball in the right spot. If he does`nt, Bruce Arians needs to make a change before the defense wares out and gives up. If it happens that they become worn out, that`s it for the season and maybe even until Palmer is gone.