The Cardinals acquired a new guard in the offseason, combined with previous talent, can help Palmer stay upright and healthy. Here are the Cardinals guards:
December 20, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers guard Mike Iupati (77) during the fourth quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Levi
Mike Iupati (LG):
He has started in every game that he has played in, including all 16 last season. Mike Iupati was signed after leaving San Francisco and may be on the best offseason acquisition.
Iupati was a part of some great running teams with Frank Gore, and has great run blocking abilities. He had a very rough year in 2014, where he regressed in run blocking along with protecting Colin Kaepernick.
He can play either guard spot but preforms best on the left side. Look for Iupati to take charge and help the Cardinals’ run game.