5 moves the Arizona Cardinals can make to play in Super Bowl 54
Stop the run
The Cardinals couldn’t stop the run at all in 2018. It was like they were allergic to tackling opponents running backs.
From week one to week 17, the Cardinals had difficulty stopping the run. It allowed offenses to run long drives in some cases. In other cases with missed tackles, it made for quick scores for opponents as well.
A lot of that comes from a couple of areas needing improvement. The interior defensive line and linebackers. The Cardinals struggled with each area last season.
Robert Nkemdiche was inconsistent and has never reached his potential. He also has trouble staying healthy. Haason Reddick was very inconsistent in 2018, so much so he spent long periods of time on the bench.
Josh Bynes is about the only decent linebacker the Cardinals have left, although Deone Bucannon, if positioned properly, could still make an impact with the departure of Steve Wilks. However it needs an upgrade big time.