This segment is designed to spit out random subjects in the league, mainly with the Cardinals, and to give readers a chance to debate whether it is good for the player, team, division, etc. or if it bad for the player, team, division, etc. As a huge Cardinals fan I am always interested to see how every move made in the NFL affects my beloved team. This forum will allow us to openly discuss the pros and cons and possible effects of each.
- Big Bert retires from the Cardinals. We will miss his pass rush and leadership. He was an unsung hero with his timely sacks in the Wildcard game. His retirement opens the door for more PT for our young pass rushers. Is Bert's retirement good for or bad for the Cardinals?
- Old Grey Beard is seriously contemplating retirement, again. He has been an amasing leader for our offense. There is no doubt he makes some of our receivers look better because of his surgical like precision. We wouldn't have been as successful without him. It is no secret Kurt would prefer to pass the ball 100% of the game. With his eventual retirement, the Cards may have no choice but to become a more balanced team. We have a stable of great young backs who could quite possibly carry the offense. Would Kurt's retirement be good for or bad for the Cardinals.
- Pete Carrol is the new HC of the Seatle Shehawks. He also has final say on the 53 man roster. Although his previous stint as the head man in the NFL lead to his dismissal, he was by far a better coach than many today. He left with a winning record and proceeded to lead USC to greatness. The past few years have seen the Skirts fall apart due to injury and just plain old Old Age. It is no secret that coaches like to bring in players and coaches they are familiar with. In saying that and knowing our troubles with speedy backs, Reggie Bush could be available this summer as the team is not impressed with him thus far. To make matters worse, Lindel White either wants a trade or to be released in search of more playing time. That formula doesn't always work in this league and Seatle has recently been our doormat. Could the hiring of Pete Carrol be good for or bad for the Cardinals?
- The Superbowl is only a few weeks away and then afterwards the offseason officially begins for all 32 teams. With so much speculation that this summer could be an uncapped year, many players will choose to go where the money is. Although the Bidwells have recently been opening up the purse, they are known to be pretty thrifty. And although Arizona is becoming a great landing spot for players who want to win (couldn't say that a few years ago, thanks Whiz), will the enticement of a bigger payday be too intoxicating for players to resist? Our very own Karlos Dansby has said that he is excited about an uncapped year for the possibilities of all that money. Can we afford to keep him? Is an ucapped year good for or bad for the Cardinals?
- And speaking of money, Q has been quiet most of the year but we all know he either wants to be paid or traded. Q is no doubt on of, if not, the toughest players on the team. There is no need to go into detail there. However, in his absence, the younger receivers have proven that they can step up and it is reflected by our record. Since last year fans have been torn over whether we should keep him or trade him. Many teams are in need of a good receiver and the return could be quite substancial in regards to draft picks. If we keep Q he is still such a great value for his salary, but he would walk at the end of next season and we'd get nothing in return. If we trade him, we could get some much needed picks in the draft this year. Would it be good for or bad for the Cards to trade Q?
Everyone's opinions are always welcomed and appreciated. Let me know if this something you'd like me to continue or stop.