2014 Positional Analysis: Arizona Cardinals Offensive Line
G/C Ted Larsen
Nov 30, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Arizona Cardinals guard Ted Larsen (62) blocks against the Atlanta Falcons in the second quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Stats: 16 games|4 sacks allowed| 12 QB hits allowed
One of Sendlein’s possible replacements in the middle is Ted Larsen, who started at guard for Arizona last season. Larsen had an impressive preseason that allowed him to secure the starting job. He had a good few early games, but then began to struggle late.
Larsen made his role as a run blocker, actually being relatively good at that facet. His pass protection, however, was pretty under par. Depending on which area the Cardinals will favor will dictate if and where Larsen will start.
If he is the new center, the interior running may be better, but the pass blocking would be just as bad. Based off his 2014, it’s clear what Larsen can and cannot do for the team. His inconsistency in 2014 was one thing that held Arizona back, but what he can do is something that Arizona needs someone to be able to do. If his 2014 season is any indication, the Cardinals have a decision about what role Larsen will play in the future.