Morning Meltdown – Arizona Cardinals Edition


For this Morning Meltdown let’s take a look into some of the buzz surrounding the Arizona Cardinals.

The Arizona Cardinals have an unusually early bye week going into the 4th week of the NFL season. However, this bye week couldn’t have come at a better time for the Cardinals.

"“With their starting quarterback Carson Palmer out for the past two weeks, the Arizona Cardinals have managed to pull out two come-from-behind wins with their backup quarterback, Drew Stanton, leading the way.Drew Stanton has done a remarkable job in propelling the Cardinals to victory in New York, against the Giants, and a huge win against division-rival 49ers. Although he’s been getting the job done, the Cardinals are going to need their starting quarterback ready and at his fullest potential against this tough Denver team. In addition to Carson Palmer, the Cardinals also have Andre Ellington, Antonio Cromartie, and Dave Zastudil who will be taking advantage of this extra bye week to heal a bit more.Aside from healing, the Cardinals should also focus on:Consistently converting in the Red Zone- In last week’s match against the San Francisco 49ers, the Cardinals were only 1-4 in the Red zone. Although they were still able to slide out with the win, they need to work on capitalizing on those red zone trips because against a tough Broncos team in Denver, the Cardinals are going to have to capitalize on any opportunity they get.”"

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Drew Stanton has done something in the last two weeks that seemed unthinkable just a few months ago.

"“Drew Stanton until now perhaps most famous as being the QB that the New York Jets moved on as part of the Tim Tebow saga, has taken root under the coaching genius of Bruce Arians. In the last two weeks against the New York Giants and a divisional rival San Francisco 49ers  the Cardinals have not missed a beat and progressed to a league leading 3-0 start.Every season it seems that a so called backup QB comes in and takes the team on a run and in the process plays as well as the starter and questions are asked.  This year it seems those QB’s are Drew Stanton and Kirk Cousins in Washington.  Every time you will hear the starter cannot lose their place due to injury argument of course every time the counter argument is Bill Belichick when Drew Bledsoe went down and a young unheard of Tom Brady came in. When both were fit, Bill kept with Brady against conventional wisdom, and the rest as they say is history.After two games nobody is saying that Drew Stanton is the new Tom Brady but the Cardinals have begun to find their feet on offense and Drew Stanton to John Brown is a combination that San Francisco fans in particular are already sick of.  Malcolm Floyd has also had a productive couple of weeks with Stanton throwing the passes and even the legend that is Larry Fitzgerald has been targeted a few times, I am sure much to his father’s pleasure.”"

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