Are You Concerned About The Arizona Cardinals After Their First Two Games?

Quick question for everyone at RotB.

I have seen a lot of people who are worried about how the Cardinals looked today in this brutal 41-7 loss to the Falcons, and some of them think this is a lost season now.

There are some things that are concerning. Brandon Keith has not been very good in the first two games, Larry Fitzgerald isn't 100% yet after his injury, Derek Anderson has struggled, but he is also under constant pressure for the opposing Defenses, and he has taken some brutal hits, we have seen Penalties at the worst possible time (such as the kickoff return for a Touchdown by LaRod Stephens-Howling that got called back by a holding penalty), and just too many mental errors.

I thought that the team would be further along by now, but even though this was a bad loss, most of what I have seen is correctable. We have also seen some good teams wind up with 0-2 records after the first two weeks (Dallas lost to Washington and Chicago, Minnesota lost to New Orleans and Miami), and the 49ers were crowned the Division Champs by the media and I think they are a very good team, but they were blown out by Seattle (who everyone said was in a rebuilding year before the season started), and they will probably lose to New Orleans tomorrow.

The Falcons are also a good team, and there is no shame in losing to them (the magnitude we lost to them is embarrassing though). Just look at today's Sunday Night game, the Colts beat the Giants 38-14 today, and I think they are both very good teams.

Now, I do think that we have a problem with fair weather fans in Arizona, (for all of the teams in this state) and some of them panic after one loss, only to jump back onto the bandwagon after a win. But is there legitimate reason for concern after this loss? I think that they can turn things around, there is still a lot of talent on this team, along with a very good coaching staff. The Cardinals also made it to the Super Bowl after a few consecutive losses that were worse than this one in 2008.

The way I look at things, this is just one game. Right now, I think the Cardinals can still win the division, they have a very weak schedule, and the errors they have are all correctable. But if the losses start to pile up, then I will be worried.

So, thoughts?

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