The good, bad, and ugly was all ugly on Sunday for the Arizona Cardinals
For those looking for the weekly segment of good, bad, and ugly, sorry to disappoint. It was all ugly for the Arizona Cardinals in their 34-0 to the Los Angeles Rams.
From the very start until the very end, there was nothing appetizing about Sunday’s loss. We had an idea this could happen but until we saw it with our very own eyes, it was difficult to believe.
As recently as this morning, I still gave the team a chance to play well. All I wanted was to see improvement and play better. Instead they went in the other direction, completely.
You want to talk ugly? The offense had a total of five first downs. Five. Two of them were on the last drive of the game when they finally crossed midfield.
Speaking of, they didn’t cross midfield until there were about 15 seconds left. That apparently was the goal because they didn’t use any of their three timeouts to try and get into scoring position. They laid down.
That was maybe the ugliest thing to me all day outside of all the poor numbers. They had no spirit, no respect for themselves. They gave up.
At least in the beginning it looked like they cared. The defense held the Rams scoreless in the first 15 minutes. The defense was able to get off the field relatively fast on the first couple of Rams drives.
Total yards for the Rams? 432 compared to the 137 for the Cardinals. That will never get it done. Both teams had an equal amount of drives, 10. Turnovers were even at one each.
Quarterback Sam Bradford looked lost. He is not the accurate passer that came as advertised. He had a number of passes sail wide or high or both once again.
The defense after the first quarter gave up 19 points in the second quarter. That was the second week in a row they gave up all the first half points in the second quarter. They have now been outscored 40-0 in the first half this season.
Coaching? Very poor. The scheme was bad, the play calling was bad. Whose fault is that? Do we blame offensive coordinator Mike McCoy? Was he hamstrung at all by defensive minded Steve Wilks?
All we know at this point is Wilks did say after the game they would evaluate not only all players but scheme as well. Good. Time for an adjustment somehow. At least try something else.
it doesn’t look much prettier over the next two weeks hosting the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks. But, we must march on.