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By jerseys130 on Oct 30, 2013 02:44 AM
Arizona Cardinals Team Report


The Cardinals have had just two losing seasons in Ken Whisenhunt's six years as head coach, a significant accomplishment given the franchise's history.


But those losing seasons have come in the last three years. And in the last three years, the Cardinals have suffered through losing streaks of six, seven and nine games. Modeled on the wholesale jerseys Steelers' 34, the Cardinals brought pressure from every direction. They lack an elite pass rusher at the outside linebacker position, but were able to compensate. Inside linebacker Daryl Washington finished the season with nine sacks and over 100 tackles. End Calais Campbell improved as a run defender and already was an accomplished rush end. The secondary play improved, and that was a big reason the Cardinals were able to defend the pass so well. Patrick Peterson took Cheap NFL Jerseys steps toward being an elite cornerback, and finished with seven interceptions. Free safety Kerry Rhodes played consistently well all season.


Offensively, very little went right. But adversity brought a couple of positive developments. The Cardinals were forced to play two rookie tackles, and both made cheap nfl jerseys progress. Bobby Massie, a fourthround pick, started every game at right tackle. He was horrendous to start the season but something seemed to click around midseason. He still made mistakes but he was much better over the last half. Nate Potter took over at left tackle at Week 9. A seventhround pick, Potter proved to be a decent technician and was solid in pass protection. He needs to get strong. Massie needs to become a student of the game. Levi Brown is expected back next year after missing the season with a torn triceps. Cheap Jerseys So the Cardinals have Wholesale NFL Jerseys options at tackle heading into 2013.


WHAT WENT WRONG: On offense, nearly everything. The biggest problem was at quarterback. The Cardinals are still searching for Warner's replacement and appear no closer to finding him than they were when Warner retired three years ago. Kevin Kolb took over as starter in Week 2, and he played efficiently. He passed for eight touchdowns and was intercepted three times. The team's other three quarterbacks had only three touchdown passes and 18 interceptions. John Skelton had three stints as the starter and regressed in his third season. Rookie Ryan Lindley had two starting stints and obviously wasn't developed enough to play well. Brian Hoyer started in Week 17, even though he had been claimed on waivers just three weeks before.


Larry Fitzgerald is still one of the better receivers in the NFL, but it was hard to tell because the quarterbacks missed him so often. The inability to get the ball to Fitzgerald has been a constant source of frustration for Whisenhunt over the last three seasons. Injuries robbed the Cardinals of what little chance they had to compensate for poor Wholesale NFL Jerseys quarterback play. Brown was lost in the preseason. Center Lyle Sendlein went down in the 11th game. Running back Ryan Williams suffered a seasonending shoulder injury in Week 5. Starter Beanie Wells missed seven games with injuries.


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PLAYER NOTES


Patrick Peterson was beaten by receiver Michael Crabtree for two touchdowns. Peterson played well this season but Crabtree dominated the two games with the Cardinals.


Brian Hoyer started the first game of his career and did a decent job, considering he has been with the team three weeks. Hoyer completed 19 of 34 passes for 225 yards, one touchdown and one interception.


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