Well boys, I do believe this is the best time to take a look at our depth.
Drafts over, most big FA moves are over and done with.
And several offseason workouts are among us.
I thought I'd take a look at our roster and what how I think our depth chart holds out.
Starter - Matt Leinart
Backup - Derek Anderson
Willie Beamen - John Skelton
Sorry to say it, to well, 20-25% of you, Leinart will be the starter all year. Perform anywhere from decent to a league top ten QB for the season. He'll have a great game, and he'll have a downright horrible game, but a good season, but never will a benching be called for. DA will back up all year, and Skelton will get real acquanted with the NFL's bench.
Starters - Beanie Wells & Timmy Hightower
Backups - Jason Wright
I believe wear and tear, share carries for another year, except beanie gets about 65% of the load, and finishes between 1300-1900 yards.
Starter - Nehemiah Broughton
He will do as well as any no name FB does in the league, which is a decent job.
Starters - Larry Fitzgerald
Slot - Early Doucet
Reserves - Andrea Roberts
Fitzgerald has another quiet Fitzgerald year. Boobie has a nice year as a backup but no where near the presence of Q. and Early gets his receptions here and there, as does Roberts.
Starter- Ben Patrick
Reserves- Anthony Becht
Ben Patrick catches 40+ passes. Becht plays a good backup TE. Byrd goes active and inactive all year. Dray never sees the field.
LT- starter Levi Brown
RT- starter Brandon Keith
Reserves- Herman Johnson
Everybody blocks, no one gets benched
LG- starter Alan Faneca
RG- starter Rex Hadnot
Reserves- Reggie Wells
Everybody blocks, no one gets benched.
C - Lyle Sendelien
Reserve - Ben Claxton
Again another, mediocre, year for Sendelien.
LE - starter Calais Campbell
RE - starter Darnell Dockett
Reserves - Kenny Iwebema
Same performance as last year, #93 gets a tad better.
DT - starter Dan Williams
Reserve - Bryan Robinson
Dan Williams doesn't buy the whole rookies wait 1-2 years, and is the opening day starter. Bryan plays a good vet backup.
LOLB - starter Joey Porter
ROLB - starter Clark Haggans
Reserves - Cody Brown
I see nothing but average play out of all these guys.
MLB - starters Paris Lenon
Reserves - Ali Highsmith
Lenon is a huge dropoff from Karlos, and we see it all year. Hayes plays like Hayes does, he's solid all year, pending the back.
CB - starters DRC
Reserves - Michael Adams
DRC is again magnificent, knee injury? whats that? Toler isn't great but shows flashes of football intelligence.
S - starters Adrian Wilson
Reserves - Matt Ware
A-dub, is well, A-dub. Rhodes will not be as good as Rolle, but thats just because we don't see game changing plays like Rolle provided, instead he plays a good safety for the year, and misses a few crucial tackles, but remains starter all year.
Hey guys, I'm no coach or football guru. But I love my cardinals, this is my "bold" predictions for the year. I'd love to see where you agree and disagree with me.
To finish it off, I believe we finish 9-7 tied for first place with, dun dun dun, Seattle.
But we win the division because we have the division record. 9ers, go 7-9.
And the Rams go 3-13.