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Patrick Peterson makes a pitch for Kirk Cousins

Broncos linebacker Von Miller and running back C.J. Anderson made pitches for Kirk Cousins to come to Denver this week, but they aren’t the only players whose teams are in need of a quarterback. There’s also the Cardinals, who are in the market for help at the position after the retirement of Carson Palmer. During [more]

Bruce Arians believes college QB crop may be “best in the last 15 or 20 years”

Bruce Arians may not be coaching the Arizona Cardinals anymore, but that doesn’t mean he’s not still invested in the game he coached for 42 years. In an interview with Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com at the Waste Management Open on Wednesday, Arians spoke glowingly about the group of college quarterbacks eligible to be drafted in [more]

Larry Fitzgerald’s dad says son would only keep playing with Cardinals

Any idea of Larry Fitzgerald leaving the desert to chase a championship with another team appears to be unfounded. At least according to his father, Larry Fitzgerald Sr. The elder Fitzgerald said on Sirius XM NFL Radio that he didn’t expect his son to play for any team but the Arizona Cardinals should he return [more]

Cardinals plan to cut Adrian Peterson

After playing just six games for the Cardinals, Adrian Peterson appears to be done in Arizona. The Cardinals are planning to cut Peterson, Mike Jurecki of 98.7 FM reports. Peterson is heading into the second year of the two-year, $7 million contract he signed with the Saints last year. Peterson lasted just four games in [more]

Report: Cardinals had interest in Alex Smith

After word of the trade sending Alex Smith to Washington broke on Tuesday night, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that six teams expressed interest in making a deal with Kansas City before they made their move. Kent Somers of AZ Central Sports reports that the Cardinals were part of that group, which makes perfect sense [more]

Al Holcomb sees some “special” pieces on Cardinals defense

During his introductory press conference, Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks said that he felt the “personnel was there” for the team to succeed on defense in 2018. Defensive coordinator Al Holcomb sounded a similar note at his introductory press conference on Tuesday. He called it “really special” to have a player like cornerback Patrick Peterson [more]

What’s next for Kirk Cousins?

With Washington and Kansas City tentatively agreeing to a trade that would send quarterback Alex Smith from one team with a Native American nickname to another, the next question becomes where the career of current Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins will lead. Obviously, the deal to acquire (and to pay) Smith means that Washington will use [more]

Steve Wilks open to possibility of using Patrick Peterson more as a returner

Patrick Peterson is one of the best punt returners in football, but the risk of injury has prevented the Cardinals from using him much in that role the past two seasons. New coach Steve Wilks, though, left open the possibility of using Peterson more as a returner. “Special teams is going to be important, and [more]

Mike McCoy: We’ll find out what our players do and adjust accordingly

The Cardinals held a press conference with new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Monday and questions about his plans couldn’t help but reference one missing piece of the puzzle in Arizona. With Carson Palmer retiring, the identity of the team’s starting quarterback is up in the air. McCoy expressed a preference for “one that’s going [more]

Cardinals hire Jeff Rodgers as special teams coordinator

The Cardinals announced three key additions to head coach Steve Wilks’ staff on Friday. A couple of the hires — offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and defensive coordinator Al Holcomb — had already been reported over the last couple of days. They also tabbed Jeff Rodgers as their special teams coordinator. Rodgers spent the last eight [more]

Cardinals expected to hire Mike McCoy as their offensive coordinator

Mike McCoy’s interview in Arizona apparently went well. Shortly after Steve Wilks became the new head coach of the Cardinals, he interviewed McCoy to be his offensive coordinator. And now McCoy is expected to get that job, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. McCoy began the 2017 season as the Broncos’ offensive coordinator but didn’t [more]

Get to know Steve Wilks, Cardinals coach

Thursday’s PFT PM includes an interview with the newest NFL head coach. He’s Steve Wilks. The former Panthers assistant head coach/defensive coordinator got the Arizona job after a second interview prompted the Cardinals not to conduct any other second interviews with any other candidates and to go all in with Wilks. It’s a must-listen for [more]

Cardinals aren’t fretting their defensive scheme

Cardinals fans are debating what scheme the team will use on defense next season. Steve Wilks ran a 4-3 last season in Carolina, with the Panthers finishing seventh in total defense. The Cardinals have used a 3-4 for more than a decade and have finished in the top six in total defense the past three [more]

Report: Cardinals hire Al Holcomb as defensive coordinator

The Cardinals have done exactly what everyone excepted in filling their defensive coordinator job: They have hired Panthers linebackers coach Al Holcomb, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. Holcomb spent five seasons working with new Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks in Carolina. Holcomb oversaw the development of Thomas Davis and Luke Kuechly, who have made [more]

Cardinals will have “active and aggressive” plan to find a veteran QB

Not only do the Cardinals not know who their starting quarterback is for 2018, but they have no idea who will back him up. Arizona has no quarterbacks under contract for 2018. None. Not one. New coach Steve Wilks brought up “the elephant in the room — we don’t have a quarterback,” via Darren Urban [more]

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