Jun 16, 2014; Natal, BRAZIL; USA fans cheer in the grandstands after a USA goal in the first half against Ghana during the 2014 World Cup at Estadio das Dunas. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Remember the feeling. Remember the feeling that you had in the 86th minute this afternoon when United States Men’s Soccer Team substitute player John Brooks headed a corner kick into the net to give the the U.S. a 2-1 victory over Ghana. The Arizona Cardinals are going to make you feel that way in the upcoming season as well.
There are people that think the Cardinals will digress in 2014. Las Vegas isn’t impressed with their 2010 season given the current Super Bowl odds. That’s ok though. As the motto that has been taken on for the U.S. Soccer Team, “we believe” should be the same thought process applied to the Cards. I still believe. The team is better overall in my opinion. Yes, the Cards lost Daryl Washington for the season and Karlos Dansby to free agency but the offense has improved and the defense will still be able to hold its own.
The Cards upgraded on the offensive line, running back, wide receiver, and tight end. At least on paper it appears that way. That’s all we have to go by right now. Just when you think the Cards will let you down, they will surprise you and put a huge smile on your face and make you feel great. I think they kind of did that against the Seattle Seahawks last December, did they not?
Don’t count this team out. Quarterback Carson Palmer will drive you nuts at times, much like the U.S. team did kind of resting on their one goal lead today, but Palmer will get you points. Believe in coach Bruce Arians. Believe in what they did in the draft. The draftees, especially wide receiver John Brown, impressed in the rookie camp, the OTA’s, and the recently ended mini-camp. Just believe. A little over a month until training camp. Until then, Go USA!