The NFC West has been busy this offseason making moves while the Arizona Cardinals have basically stood still
With every move the Los Angeles Rams make, Arizona Cardinals fans lose another piece of their minds. Then the Seattle Seahawks and rumors the San Francisco 49ers are in the same conversations drive people just as crazy.
Be patient. Free agency hasn’t even started yet. Yes the Rams have been busy making trades. They picked up their second major cornerback in as many weeks on Thursday by trading for the Denver Broncos Aqib Talib.
This was after trading last week for Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters. The Cardinals meanwhile are still searching for a starting corner opposite Patrick Peterson.
The Seahawks traded defensive end Michael Bennett to the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday. They got receiver Marcus Johnson in return.
First of all, you know these players don’t come with a cheap price tag, right? The Rams have money the Cardinals don’t. However the Cardinals do have a little room but saving for the right players.
The Cardinals have a number of needs, including quarterback. That quarterback, whoever it ends up being, won’t be cheap. Oh, and they can’t do anything about it until free agency starts. So stop it with the panic button.
It’s not a conspiracy. It’s not a personal attack on your fandom. So stop. Chill, take a breather and have some patience.
If when free agency has claimed its big names and the draft has completed and it seems the Cardinals did little to better themselves, then complain. For now, patience my friends.
We need to trust the Cardinals have a plan. They do. They will however have to have several backup plans in place for each scenario. They are going to get outbid on a number of players they take a flier on. That’s just life.
For now though, the Cardinals have started putting plans in place. They asked safety Tyrann Mathieu to take a pay cut. If he doesn’t, he’s likely gone.
One step at a time Birdgang. Rome wasn’t built in a day and nor were the Rams and nor will the Cardinals.