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David Johnson wants to get Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald a ring

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Earlier in the offseason, Cardinals running back David Johnson said he didn’t think the team was feeling extra urgency to win a Super Bowl this season because of the limited time that quarterback Carson Palmer and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald have left in the NFL.

That doesn’t mean that the prospect of playing a leading role in getting those two players a Super Bowl ring isn’t on Johnson’s mind. During an appearance with Bruce Murray and Kirk Morrison on SiriusXM NFL Radio (via NFL Media), Johnson explained why.

“Because Carson, especially Carson and Larry, those two guys have taught me so much in these last two years that helped me so much with the playbook,” Johnson said. “Learning how to run a route effectively, it’s not all about speed, it’s also about technique and stuff. So I really want to do it for those guys. Especially since they’re such — not just great athletes, but great people off the field. So I feel like there’s a little pressure on me to do as much as I can to get that ring for those two.”

The Cardinals shouldn’t get in the way of Johnson’s plans. They have been open about their plans to have Johnson do as much as he can this season and the running back has talked about his goal of reaching the 1,000-yard mark as both a runner and receiver. That alone wouldn’t be enough to get Palmer and Fitzgerald their first Super Bowl win, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt the cause.

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  1. v2787 says: Jul 7, 2017 8:26 AM

    The Cards are a decent team and they have some talent (especially David Johnson), but I don’t think they’re going to get to the Super Bowl anytime soon unless they get some breaks and everyone stays healthy all year. There are a handful of teams that have more talent and more depth, and that are better equipped for a SB run. However, never say never, right?

  2. seabrawk12 says: Jul 7, 2017 8:31 AM

    The division will be between Seattle and Arizona again this year. If one of them can snag home field advantage heading into the playoffs they will have a decent shot at the SB.

    Of course, I’m in favor of Seattle and believe that their offense will increase tremendously from last year. They now have a healthy Wilson, stacked running back trio, and a hopefully improved O-line.

    However, the cards are no pushovers. May the best team take the division. The 2017 season can’t get here soon enough.

  3. LOL IDC What You Think!!! says: Jul 7, 2017 8:34 AM

    Go to Jared!!!

  4. fartsmella says: Jul 7, 2017 8:37 AM

    Trade them to the Patriots then.

  5. kissbillsrings says: Jul 7, 2017 8:39 AM

    Tell them to become members of the Patriots…… That goes for him as well…. That’s their best bet at getting a SB Ring

  6. learysdisciples says: Jul 7, 2017 8:47 AM

    There’s always eBay.

  7. churchofthehoody says: Jul 7, 2017 8:51 AM

    Welp, he better keep a keen eye out for one on ebay then…

  8. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Jul 7, 2017 9:06 AM

    I have a replica Seahawks 2013 “Supa Bow ring” Ariana can have. His team isn’t gonna get one. 8-8, at best, and the Seahawks have the division locked up by Thanksgiving.

    Again.

  9. RandyinRoxbury says: Jul 7, 2017 9:08 AM

    Cards need a real QB first, rest of team in place.

  10. hawks1124 says: Jul 7, 2017 9:13 AM

    Larry already has a ring granted it’s a NYC championship ring, and had one within his grasp if not for the Steelers. Carson isn’t the QB to get the Cards to the SB, and Budda is a nice get, but losing CC to the jags hurt.

  11. tylawspick6 says: Jul 7, 2017 9:13 AM

    Not going to happen. The cap hell Keim has gotten them into is not good.

    Palmer and Fitzgerald are far too expensive at their age.

    Losing Campbell and Jefferson will also hurt that D badly.

  12. tajuara says: Jul 7, 2017 9:14 AM

    The NFC doesn’t have a dominant team like the AFC (The Patriots), so we can assume that the conference is up for grabs. If the Cards improve they can certainly head to the SB.

  13. tylawspick6 says: Jul 7, 2017 9:14 AM

    Why they didn’t deal for Garoppolo, cut Palmer and load up to help Fitz, I have no idea.

    Some teams don’t quite get it.

  14. firecracker87 says: Jul 7, 2017 9:25 AM

    I’m sure there’s an ordering catalog somewhere.

  15. firejerry says: Jul 7, 2017 9:26 AM

    Sign Jay Cutler……

  16. bullcharger says: Jul 7, 2017 9:28 AM

    So the journey will be first to win the division.

    That means they have to beat the rams and 49ers twice each. That’s doable. And then split with Seattle. That’s doable.

    Seattle will be right in it for the division though to the end.

    AFC South is a break. Should be able to go 3-1 there. NFC East is tough though. Let’s say 2-2.

    Bucs and Lions are both winnable. Say 2-0.

    So that adds up to 12-4 at best, but they can get a playoff spot.

    So then 3 or 4 games in the playoffs against the likes of Green Bay, Dallas, Atlanta and NE.

    That’s tough.

    If Arizona win it this year they will have earned it.

  17. thisonesforpat says: Jul 7, 2017 9:39 AM

    I hate talk like this. From anyone, any team.

    It’s July.

  18. burtmustin says: Jul 7, 2017 9:59 AM

    Danbury Mint is pretty good with Team rings or figurines. David may want to check them out.

  19. vikinganswer says: Jul 7, 2017 10:00 AM

    I would all for this if didn’t include Arians. He is a Mo.

  20. RegisHawk says: Jul 7, 2017 10:07 AM

    Didn’t they get one for doing All Or Nothing? I remember Fat Brucey’s speech…I figured he got them all participation trophies at the end.

  21. srvmustang says: Jul 7, 2017 10:08 AM

    A noble cause for a great player.

  22. realfootballfan says: Jul 7, 2017 10:25 AM

    He’d better try to get himself a ring because after those 2 retire, even with Palmer at his diminished state, I don’t know how long he thinks his career will last as a heavy use RB to make it through another QB’s development or even if Arians would be sticking around to do it.

  23. bert1913 says: Jul 7, 2017 10:27 AM

    They’ll need a hc that knows what he is doing

  24. jmc8888 says: Jul 7, 2017 10:33 AM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 9:13 AM

    Not going to happen. The cap hell Keim has gotten them into is not good.

    Palmer and Fitzgerald are far too expensive at their age.

    Losing Campbell and Jefferson will also hurt that D badly.
    ————————–
    Except they are not in cap hell. You don’t know what you are talking about… pretty much ever.

    Everytime you take shots against the Cardinals you say crazy crap that isn’t true, and then hope people’s ignorance of the Cardinals will let you get away with it. See it’s working, just proving how many morons are out there that you fool.

    Here’s that ‘cap hell’ you talk about
    Cardinals
    2017
    $174,498,685
    2018
    $147,876,168
    2019
    $92,580,141
    2020
    $65,681,451

    Now how about your Patriots?
    2017
    $168,841,469
    2018
    $158,189,560
    2019
    $127,979,339
    2020
    $55,215,991

    Gee, lets see… it appears your Patriots have more allocated to salaries already. 11 million more in 2018. 35 million more in 2019.

    But WE’RE in cap hell? Then what are you in? Cap Hell level 2? Or… how about neither one is in cap hell. Hmmm.

    It’s people like you that make Patriots fans look bad.

    We don’t want Jimmy Garoppolo. Last time we traded for a unknown QB who supposedly had talent behind a great QB, but also had early injury history it didn’t work out too well.

    Trading for him and giving him a big contract would not be a Keim type of move, it would be a Rod Graves type of move. It would once again be trading for an unknown guy who got injured, for Garoppolo, his second start. No thanks.

    Besides you would never want to trade him because you probably were one of those people that wanted 3 high 1st round picks for him, which we cannot provide you. Thus, you’re just trolling on even throwing that comment out there.

  25. collectordude says: Jul 7, 2017 10:38 AM

    Will never happen.
    Palmer’s too old.

  26. nepatriot1 says: Jul 7, 2017 10:51 AM

    jmc8888 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 10:33 AM
    tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 9:13 AM

    Not going to happen. The cap hell Keim has gotten them into is not good.

    Palmer and Fitzgerald are far too expensive at their age.

    Losing Campbell and Jefferson will also hurt that D badly.
    ————————–
    Except they are not in cap hell. You don’t know what you are talking about… pretty much ever.

    Everytime you take shots against the Cardinals you say crazy crap that isn’t true, and then hope people’s ignorance of the Cardinals will let you get away with it. See it’s working, just proving how many morons are out there that you fool.

    Here’s that ‘cap hell’ you talk about
    Cardinals
    2017
    $174,498,685
    2018
    $147,876,168
    2019
    $92,580,141
    2020
    $65,681,451

    Now how about your Patriots?
    2017
    $168,841,469
    2018
    $158,189,560
    2019
    $127,979,339
    2020
    $55,215,991

    Gee, lets see… it appears your Patriots have more allocated to salaries already. 11 million more in 2018. 35 million more in 2019.

    But WE’RE in cap hell? Then what are you in? Cap Hell level 2? Or… how about neither one is in cap hell. Hmmm.

    It’s people like you that make Patriots fans look bad.

    We don’t want Jimmy Garoppolo. Last time we traded for a unknown QB who supposedly had talent behind a great QB, but also had early injury history it didn’t work out too well.

    Trading for him and giving him a big contract would not be a Keim type of move, it would be a Rod Graves type of move. It would once again be trading for an unknown guy who got injured, for Garoppolo, his second start. No thanks.

    Besides you would never want to trade him because you probably were one of those people that wanted 3 high 1st round picks for him, which we cannot provide you. Thus, you’re just trolling on even throwing that comment out there.
    —————————-
    Sorry bud, the moves that the Patriots made are winning championships.
    The Cardinals don’t have a super bowl caliber quarterback and their defense jumped ship this offseason.
    They won’t sniff the postseason for quite some time.

  27. cakesw says: Jul 7, 2017 11:05 AM

    As soon as I see a fan start spouting off “cap he’ll” in regards to the Cardinals…I usually start to chuckle inside, and then continue reading posts that are generally written by millennial, who MAYBE got in a few plays as as JV backup TE about 9 years ago, which immediately qualifies them as “experts”…. well, that and the 3.5 minutes they spent on the Internet before spouting off something they don’t know anything about.

    The loss of Campbell will hurt some….signing him to the ludicrous contract that Jacksonville did would have hurt 20x worse.

    Tony Jefferson was an UNDRAFTED backup his entire career, until injuries forced him in starter roll last year, a nice player yes…but…Baltimore HUGELY overpaid for him…

    And same goes for Swearinger…journeyman, overpaid in Free Agency, and none of these guys are great players….Campbell is very good, but aging…. Jefferson and DJ are bit players….now paid as upper end starters.

    People act like losing Campbell, Jefferson and DJ were like losing 3 Hall of Famers

  28. mysterytonite says: Jul 7, 2017 11:08 AM

    I really think they had their shot 2 years ago when they lost to the Panthers in the NFC Championship. I like what they did in the draft but losing you two of your best three defensive players in Jefferson and Campbell isn’t going to improve them. Keep in mind that the contracts of Palmer and Fitzgerald don’t match the output and they should have been looking for replacements by now. Still a solid team but free agency and age have taken a bite out of them for sure.

  29. Drunk Uncle says: Jul 7, 2017 11:27 AM

    Good to see the Cards are already in the heads of the trolls in July. The same trolls who didn’t foresee the Seahawks getting their heads ripped off by the Falcons, and Atlanta reaching the Super Bowl. Don’t quit your day jobs!

  30. MostlyRight says: Jul 7, 2017 11:48 AM

    Well, Palmer doesn’t lose against the Seahawks, so as long as he’s healthy he won’t need DJ’s help for those two games…

  31. Cleanosaur says: Jul 7, 2017 12:19 PM

    David Johnson won’t be around after 2 more years. Typical Priest Holmes Flash.

  32. bullcharger says: Jul 7, 2017 12:44 PM

    Cleanosaur says:
    Jul 7, 2017 12:19 PM
    David Johnson won’t be around after 2 more years. Typical Priest Holmes Flash.

    ———–

    Priest Holmes suffered a horrible injury. He skills didn’t dissipate on their own. Holmes was remarkable before that.

    Johnson has far from peaked. We will see how good he can get.

  33. bullcharger says: Jul 7, 2017 12:47 PM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 9:14 AM
    Why they didn’t deal for Garoppolo, cut Palmer and load up to help Fitz, I have no idea.
    Some teams don’t quite get it.

    ————-

    Who/what were they going to trade to get Jimmy G exactly given Belichick wasn’t willing to trade him unless it was an exorbitant offer? Also how could they load up if they gave away the farm to get Jimmy G?

  34. internetcommenter7 says: Jul 7, 2017 12:49 PM

    Fitz deserves a ring and hopefully next year he can get one with the patriots on a team friendly deal. Palmer absolutely does not deserve a ring.

  35. 6250claimer says: Jul 7, 2017 12:57 PM

    The Seahawks trolls are out in force as usual when anything is written about the 49ers or Cards.

    Good luck 12’s, you’re going to need it this year with the worst OL in the NFL – AGAIN. Russell Wilson will be running for his life all year. 2nd place finish in the division is no lock – Niners are liable to catch. you this year!

  36. bullcharger says: Jul 7, 2017 12:57 PM

    tajuara says:
    Jul 7, 2017 9:14 AM
    The NFC doesn’t have a dominant team like the AFC (The Patriots), so we can assume that the conference is up for grabs. If the Cards improve they can certainly head to the SB.

    —————

    I feel like you use “up for grabs” when all the teams are kind of mediocre and it’s really anyone’s to win or lose.

    In this case there are going to be at least 4 great teams in the NFC. Dallas, Atlanta, Green Bay, Seattle. Those are formidable teams and it would be a good bet that one of them represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Same 4 teams as last year.

    After those 4 I think you have the Giants next on the list, who also made the Playoffs last year.

    The last spot is up for grabs to me. Arizona, Vikings, Philly, Tampa, Carolina. All possible. Don’t think Det makes it again.

    Arizona can make the Super Bowl, but they are going to need to beat great teams to get there, starting with the one in their own division.

  37. RegisHawk says: Jul 7, 2017 12:58 PM

    LOL…they can’t make the playoffs so they cling to beating the Seahawks, who did go to the playoffs. It’s priorities like that that keep the Cards 2nd place at best most years.

  38. hawks1124 says: Jul 7, 2017 1:57 PM

    MostlyRight says:Jul 7, 2017 11:48 AM

    Well, Palmer doesn’t lose against the Seahawks, so as long as he’s healthy he won’t need DJ’s help for those two games…

    3 wins, 3 losses and a tie. He’s invincible, at least in the sun baked minds of Cards fans.

  39. wordsmith513 says: Jul 7, 2017 2:41 PM

    Seriously? Everyone wants a ring at this time of the year. Maybe they should just go to Jared’s and get one.

  40. MostlyRight says: Jul 7, 2017 3:58 PM

    “hawks1124 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 1:57 PM
    MostlyRight says:Jul 7, 2017 11:48 AM

    Well, Palmer doesn’t lose against the Seahawks, so as long as he’s healthy he won’t need DJ’s help for those two games…

    3 wins, 3 losses and a tie. He’s invincible, at least in the sun baked minds of Cards fans.”

    I’ll elaborate. Palmer had one loss, as a new Cardinal in 2013. The Cards had one of the most over-turned rosters in NFL history, and a new coach and QB, and it took Palmer the first half of the season to learn the offense. This was the peak of the Seahawks run, and you got a legit win…good job! Later season 2013, Palmer wins at Seattle, where the Hawks 12th man thought they were “invincible”.

    2014, Seahawks win both. That’s cuz they beat Drew Stanton and Ryan Lindley. Palmer was injured for both.

    2015, Palmer wins at Seattle again, Seattle wins final game of season. A win vs Palmer, but Cards had nothing to play for and Seattle did. It was one of those Week 17 things…the reason most fantasy leagues don’t hold their finals Week 17. Good job!

    2016, that infamous tie and Palmer win again, at Seattle again.

    Those three wins at Seattle really burn the 12th man*.

    *Trademark Texas A&M

  41. blowfishes says: Jul 7, 2017 4:05 PM

    Wow… he must have really liked it!

  42. absolutevisuals says: Jul 7, 2017 4:24 PM

    Protect Palmer and they can make it to the Championsihp. Best thing about the NFC is that it’s competitive among the typical playoff contenders and thus is always up for grabs. Not just the same three teams (now two with Peyton gone) facing off in the championship game.

  43. streetyson says: Jul 7, 2017 4:29 PM

    jmc8888 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 10:33 AM
    Everytime you take shots against the Cardinals you say crazy crap that isn’t true, and then hope people’s ignorance of the Cardinals will let you get away with it. See it’s working, just proving how many morons are out there that you fool.

    Here’s that ‘cap hell’ you talk about
    Cardinals
    2017
    $174,498,685
    2018
    $147,876,168
    2019
    $92,580,141
    2020
    $65,681,451

    Now how about your Patriots?
    2017
    $168,841,469
    2018
    $158,189,560
    2019
    $127,979,339
    2020
    $55,215,991

    Gee, lets see… it appears your Patriots have more allocated to salaries already. 11 million more in 2018. 35 million more in 2019.
    —————————–
    Hey, jmc8888, it’s not how much money has been allocated already but how many players that bags or how much of quality or how much is dead (or likely to be). Several sites, such as azcardinals.com and overthecap, have analyzed the Cards and warned that far too much appears to be tied up in the top 3 contracts and likely to cause problems with signing future FAs etc. Your comparison with the Pats is even further off the mark because they are the one team that such contract-management discussion tends to use as the best example.

  44. dmoney253 says: Jul 7, 2017 5:24 PM

    I like Larry, he is a good guy, hard worker, loyal, and deserves a ring. Having a Bengals fan as a wife, i have to hate Carson. That said he can be a good QB when healthy, but I can’t see how their D can take a step forward with no Calais Campbell. Their Offense is very streaky, sometimes great, other times terrible. I like the draft picks of Reddick and Baker, but I don’t a few rookies is going to make their D take a huge step forward with the loss of Calais. I don’t think a ring is in their near future.

    /S/ This reasonable Seahawks fan

  45. commitment2excrement says: Jul 7, 2017 10:10 PM

    I remember when the Cards were a game away from the SB David’s rookie year. Peterson muffed a return, Palmer kept tossing picks, Fitz was held to 30 yards, and David led the team in catches, rushing yds and tied for TD’s. It was great watching that as a Niner fan.

  46. tqaztec says: Jul 7, 2017 11:13 PM

    There is a pawn shop in Vegas that sells them

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