Quick Hits With The Arizona Cardinals – 5/23 Edition


You’ve earned another wonderful weekend. Here’s the latest news on your Arizona Cardinals to help start your Saturday off right!

Possibilities for Arizona Cardinals at inside linebackerKyle Odegard of AZCardinals.com

"In 2013, the Cardinals had one of the best defenses in the NFL, and it was spearheaded by Karlos Dansby and Daryl Washington.The inside linebacker duo was impressive in coverage, a threat to blitz and solid against the run. They were so versatile that coach Bruce Arians never had to think twice about substitution patterns because Dansby and Washington could do it all.“It slows the game down when you have guys of that caliber,” said third-year linebacker Kenny Demens, then a practice squad rookie."

Young players developing will be the step towards success for the Arizona CardinalsAndrew Gilstrap of Arizona Sports

"When looking at the Arizona Cardinals, the most recognizable names on the team are veterans like Larry Fitzgerald, Carson Palmer and Calais Campbell. Even Patrick Peterson is about to enter his fifth season.But when it comes to improving on the team’s 11-5 season and playoff berth of a year ago, CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco said some younger players will be key in the Cardinals’ push to reach the next plateau."

Projected starters for the Arizona Cardinals in 2015Chris Wesseling of NFL.com

"Coach Bruce Arians has made it clear that first-round pick D.J. Humphries will have to take the right tackle job away from incumbent starter Bobby Massie. There have been persistent whispers out of Arizona that the coaching staff views Massie as a guard. They drafted Humphries for a reason.LaMarr Woodley is running out of opportunities, but Arians still remembers his glory days when the two were together in Pittsburgh. If Woodley or Alex Okafor slips this summer, second-round pick Markus Golden could push for playing time. Veteran Matt Shaughnessy has been shifted to defensive end in spring practices."