The Arizona Cardinals didn’t have the season most expected them to have in 2016
If you asked most Arizona Cardinals fans, they would have told you back in August they expected the Cardinals to win anywhere from 10 to 13 games. As it was, they finished 7-8-1 and out of the playoffs and in second place in the NFC West.
Certainly it was a year of disappointment when it came to team results. It was the year of the injury. The Cardinals ended with 16 players on injured reserve and tackle D.J. Humphries missing the last couple of games with a concussion.
So what did we learn from this season? There’s a lot of things that need to change, there are things that we’d like to see the same.
Changes should come on special teams. But not everything was a disaster for the Cardinals this year. The Cardinals running game is healthy. The Cardinals pass rush was re-born.
We know head coach Bruce Arians will return. We still do not know the status of receiver Larry Fitzgerald. We don’t know officially what quarterback Carson Palmer will do, although it sounds as if he is returning next season.
Now a look at what we learned about the 2016 Arizona Cardinals. A lot happened.