Five Reasons to be Optimistic About the Arizona Cardinals
Despite a disappointing 2016 season, there are reasons to be optimistic in 2017 for the Arizona Cardinals
There’s no denying that the 2016 season didn’t go the way the Arizona Cardinals and their fans wanted. The year before, the Cardinals went 13-3, which was the franchise’s best ever finish. They also got to within a game of the Super Bowl.
Expectations were high last year, and many people considered them real championship contenders. Things didn’t go according to plan, though. Carson Palmer struggled, injuries hit the offense, and the special teams was a disaster. In the end, they finished with a 7-8-1 record, and out of the playoffs.
Going into 2017, there are plenty of reasons to be concerned. Palmer is another year older, free agency robbed the team of both talent and leadership, and questions remain at some key spots. However, it’s not all gloom and doom in Arizona.
Fans should take heart. There are reasons to be excited about the coming season for Cardinals fans. The Super Bowl expectations that preceded last season might not be there, but there is potential. Here are five reasons fans should be looking forward to the 2017 season.