I am going to assume that Detroit is going to win one of the next two games now that GB has lost. So that being said:
I think Arizona is going to finish the season at 9-7 or 8-8 (who knows if there is nothing to play for in Seattle game as we will know by then if we can get into the playoffs). What a wonderful ending to a season no matter what happens, here are my awards (on Cardinals only):
Coach Of The Year: Ray Horton - I mean come on it took a while to get it but quite honestly If we keep this defense together we may win a couple Super Bowls no matter what the offence is able to produce.
Rookie of the Year: This is tough. Of corse PP is probably going to be the answer but the way Sam Acho has played this year has made that argument much tougher. And on that point Anthony Sherman has been plowing the road all year for Benie Wells, We saw a sharp drop off in those games that he wasn't blocking for him while he is not running the ball i would make a case for him as well. (I give all around props to this years draft class, Lets get Ryan Williams back to complete the draft)
DPOY: Calais Campbell - Easy choice, did everything he was asked to do, Sacks, consistent pressure, and freakish ability to block FG's makes this man easily our DPOY. (side note to Rod Graves: PAY THE MAN) Now If it were me there would be consideration for Paris Lenon while he hasn't done anything spectacular he has been a rock all year providing quality play.
OPOY: Chris "Benie" Wells - This was a tough choice really. I chose Wells over Larry Fitzgerald for two reasons. 1) Larry is a phenomenal player with great athletic talents and i expected these types of numbers out of him every year, maybe that's wrong of me but it is what it is plus I think he was under utilized this year for half the year.. 2) He has given our offense toughness, big play threat, and overall in the first time in 20 years in the valley a legitimate run threat. He played hurt and brought the pain to linebackers every single game. I don't know stats but I would bet that he didn't lose yards 10 times this year running the ball which is great to have a back confidently gain yardage even if its a tough 1 or 2 yards on a crappy play. 2 & 8 is 10 times better than 2 & 12. His average is 4.2 YPC and only has 4 total fumbles (lost 2) which is a great improvement on ball handling.
QBNY (Quarter Back Next Year): Here is my deal with Quarterback position. John Skelton played great... Skelton also played crappy. (our streak would be at 7 straight wins if not for Skelton's worst game he has ever played). I think John Skelton is the starting QB in 2014 hands down. Now that being said. Kevin Kolb Needs to start next year because we still have no friggen clue what we have in him because I believe he played well enough to earn at least a 3-4 record this year in his starts (not including the second SF Game he had 3 plays) because the defense couldn't stop Baltimore offense that sucks, and a giants team that is average and quite honestly play calling was bad in both games.
Draft Needs: Ironically our draft needs are almost exactly the same as last year OL/DE.... Simple as that. What I will say to Wiz is dont reach. If a great ILB drops to us and their is a run on OL dont reach take best available. Look what it did for this year. You can find value in the 3rd and 4th round for a solid LT take him there. In fact I would rather have linemen in the 3rd or 4th round usually means they have athletic ability but need to be trained. Now if their is a deal out there and a OL drops from top 10 pick to our pick I will probably throw a ball at my new tv if you don't take him breaking my brand new tv and i will come to the Tempe training facility asking for a new one.
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Who is AZ Cardinals Player Of The Year?
Beanie Wells (5 votes)
Larry Fitzgerald (5 votes)
Calias Campball (18 votes)
John Skelton (3 votes)
Kevin Kolb (0 votes)
Daryl Washington (11 votes)
Other (Please Post Below) (1 vote)
43 total votes