Morning Meltdown – Arizona Cardinals Edition


For this Morning Meltdown let’s take a look into some of the buzz surrounding the Arizona Cardinals, including a look into life after Darnell Dockett and an analysis of Arizona Cardinals potential talent.

When Arizona defensive tackle Darnell Dockett went down for the season with a torn ACL during practice on Monday, rookie Ed Stinson become much more prominent in the Cardinals’ plans for the 2014 season.

"“The Cardinals get their first look at their Dockett-less defense when they host the Cincinnati Bengals for their third preseason game at 7 p.m. CDT Sunday. The game will be televised nationally by NBC.“It’s terrible for him,” Arizona coach Bruce Arians said of Dockett at a postpractice press conference on Wednesday. “It’s a great opportunity for somebody else … and we’ll just keep moving on like we always do. One injury is not going to change who we are or what we do.”Arizona drafted two players in May who can back up Rucker, with Kareem Martin of North Carolina joining the Cardinals two rounds before Stinson.”"

To read the rest of Mark Inabinnet’s article on this, click here.

Cian Fahey of Bleacher Report goes into depth analyzing Arizona Cardinals “Potentially Special Group of Receivers” in our second featured article.

"“For the last few years, the Cardinals have been reliant on their outstanding defense to set the tone for the team as a whole. Entering this season, that defense has taken too many significant hits to sustain that level of excellence.Defensive end John Abraham is healthy and with the team, but he is also 36 years old and was late reporting to camp. Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett will miss the whole season after tearing his ACL in practice, per Josh Weinfuss of Neither starting linebacker from last season—Daryl Washington (suspension) or KarlosDansby(left in free agency)—will play a snap for the Cardinals this season.Safety/cornerback hybrid Tyrann Mathieu proved to be a key member of the defense during his rookie season, but he is returning from atorn ACL. Mathieu should be ready to go for the first week of the season, but you can never be certain of how a player will return from a serious knee injury.”"

Read the rest of his thoughts, click here.

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