Arizona Cardinals: Five Players In Make Or Break Seasons


For a number of Arizona Cardinals players it is now or never in the 2015 season

There are Arizona Cardinals players who probably have hung around longer than they should have.  Some of those guys are still on the roster and you have to believe it is get the job done now or you’re gone next year.

Guys like Rob Housler and Lyle Sendlein finally moved on after the 2014 season from the Cardinals but their time was up here probably the season before.  You like seeing the Cardinals not be trigger happy getting rid of guys but sometimes enough is enough.  Here are five guys that need to get it done now or their Cardinals career should be over.

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1. Michael Floyd, WR

No doubt he would be number one on a lot of Cardinals fans lists.  While exciting at times, he can still disappoint with the best of them at time as well.  One example from last season is he had two first quarter touchdowns against the Detroit Lions last season in November.  I thought we were finally seeing him come around.  Then he was practically silent again the rest of the season.

His fifth-year option was picked up a few weeks ago by the Cardinals.  Rumors though have him being possibly shopped around the league.  It really comes as no surprise.  I boldly predicted this week that he would eventually get traded.  My hope is he shows us all enough to finally solidify the number one or two receiver spot.  I’m not holding my breath.

2. Bobby Massie, OT

You know the Cardinals believe this is a make or break year for him as well.  They wouldn’t have drafted D.J. Humphries out of Florida otherwise.  Humphries should push Massie for time on the field.  That will be one of the closer competitions you’ll see this summer in training camp.

3. Kevin Minter, ILB

Still not quite sure what to make of Minter.  Yes, he was slowed by injury early on after being drafted a couple of years ago out of LSU but he still hasn’t shown Cardinals fans any type of consistency that would warrant steady playing time.  He needs to step it up this year or I believe he’s done in a Cardinals uniform.

4. Bradley Sowell, OT

I think he has already overstayed his welcome as far as I’m concerned.  However depth has been an issue and when Sowell has been good it has been at times they needed him the most.  He is just another offensive lineman though that hasn’t proved he can consistently perform well.

5. Logan Thomas, QB

You say he’s just going into his second season in the NFL.  I say he still hasn’t shown enough improvement to warrant being a third string.  Heck, he was third string last season and then was fourth.  How not ready are you for the NFL when you are passed over for Ryan Lindley?  We all know the story of Thomas being the starter for one half of one practice before head coach Bruce Arians had seen enough.  Thomas has competition for that third string this offseason.

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