Gamethread Highlights: Week Two

Time for another week of highlights from the Gamethread.

Today, since there wasn't really a lot of recing done in the gamethread, I'll just choose some of the ones that entertained me. Especially some of the angry rants.

Unfortunately, they did not give you a good gift.

They can't cover King

On some long drives by the Skins.

Why do we pass so much (besides having Larry Fitzgerald)????


Last year Derek Anderson killed this defense with 3 and outs

 this year whisenhunt is killin his defense by REFUSING TO RUN THE DAMN FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Redbird Nation #1 on Sep 18, 2011 10:55 AM MST reply actions  

It wound up being three carries. Seriously? Why don't we run more?

Do they even look at these numbers?


2007 – 61% pass 39% run
2008 – 58% pass 42% run
2009 – 62% pass 38% run
2010 – 69% pass 31% run

It is getting worse… And here is the kicker

2008 playoffs – 55% pass, 45% run

by khodder on Sep 18, 2011 11:15 AM MST reply actions  

He actually came back for the second half. Knee still got nailed though.


Anyone hear that the Seahawks took out Big Bens knee?

Arizona Cardinals/Chicago Bears fan
Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Coyotes, Arizona Rattlers fan
[I have always lived in Arizona, dad is from Chicago].

Leading the NFL in swagtangibles

by JoeCB1991 on Sep 18, 2011 11:26 AM MST reply actions  

Anger


if that were the case, Hughtower would be here

and Beanie would be gone

Chicago Cubs - Arizona Cardinals 168 combined years and no rings
I guess I'm a masochist

by TBru on Sep 18, 2011 11:31 AM MST up reply actions  


he doesnt hate any running back in particular

he just hates the position and finds no use for it and is trying to start a trend where the rb is done away with

by BIGRED CARDINAL on Sep 18, 2011 11:32 AM MST up reply actions  


+1

Same old same old with "the Whiz". He got wayyyyyyy too arrogant when it was Warner who made this team revelant. He keeps it up and he will be "the unemployed"

by Redbird Nation #1 on Sep 18, 2011 11:40 AM MST up reply actions  

Truth


Two runs and two good gains

hope they dont stop running it after a while

by BIGRED CARDINAL on Sep 18, 2011 11:45 AM MST reply actions   1 recs


"Hey look the run is working now"

(Pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass)

Arizona Cardinals/Chicago Bears fan
Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Coyotes, Arizona Rattlers fan
[I have always lived in Arizona, dad is from Chicago].

Leading the NFL in swagtangibles

by JoeCB1991 on Sep 18, 2011 11:46 AM MST up reply actions   1 recs

After some big runs by Beanie

The number is "two", for those of you keeping track.


Beanie tied his TD total from last season

Arizona Cardinals/Chicago Bears fan
Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Coyotes, Arizona Rattlers fan
[I have always lived in Arizona, dad is from Chicago].

Leading the NFL in swagtangibles

by JoeCB1991 on Sep 18, 2011 12:14 PM MST reply actions   1 recs

We should all make him one after how the run defense played.

After a drive that only took 40 seconds off the clock when the Cards had the lead.


Honestly we have the single worst playcaller in the NFL right now, We are now forced to throw 3rd down too. STUPID.. Run, Run, Pass is better than this and perfect for this situation. Unless we can Run, Run, Run

by khodder on Sep 18, 2011 12:54 PM MST reply actions   1 recs

It is amazing


What the heck is this?

You guys get paid millions of Dollars to play Defense. Only problem is, NONE OF YOU PLAY DEFENSE.

by Skii on Sep 18, 2011 12:58 PM MST reply actions   1 recs

And some final thoughts

The Issues with the Cardinals...

Today was a winnable game. And it makes me mad because it was within our grasp. Here is what I see are the main issues with the Cardinals right now that are preventing us from getting ahead in games.

1. I think the largest issue the team faces is the offense line. They lack discipline in the protection schemes and/or they utilize poor technique whereby opposing defenses are able to leverage underneath (especially the tackles) and push the line back into Kolb. This is even happening with our center from time to time. It causes major disruption in the passing game. The lack of discipline always shows in offensive line penalties, as well. Movement, false starts etc. I definitely think it is time to start holding Russ Grimm more to account in this. In my opinion, he is not getting the job done. For being with the team five plus years the offensive line should be gaining better continuity than they historical have been. And the Cardinals MUST draft numerous offensive linemen next year. But is Russ Grimm the guy to develop new talent?

2. Give Ray Horton some forbearance. The defensive is not giving up horrendous amounts of points like last year and I think the play calling is good. Bill Davis and Clancy Pendergast were horrible defensive cordinators. But the second problem is the lack of a pass rush from the defensive line. This forces us to bring safeties, extra linebackers and even corners… putting exceptional pressure on the corners even when we are sucessful getting pressure. But several times today, I saw where the blitz was arriving a half a second too late. That’s eternity in football. If we are going to take men out of the box and bring them, we have to get to the QB. And when we are not bringing the blitz, the defensive line cannot allow 5 or 6 seconds for the QB to get rid of the ball.

Even one extra second means a reciever can cover up to 5-6 yards in pattern and 7,8 or even 9 yards on a fly pattern. That’s plenty of extra time to get behind the safeties…who still seem to be getting caught looking upfield and/or cheating for run containment.

That is the fundmental issue with the defense in my book. It starts on our defensive line.

by RyanB17 on Sep 18, 2011 2:22 PM MST reply actions  

And here is the rollcall.

Roll Call: JoeCB1991, Kallor, CARDstucknVA, b0rd3rline, hadrarius, KholdStare88, A.J. Punk, YoungCardsFanatic, tw3kr, az78true, phxuk: Ap, fitzfan04, AlaskanCard, Superfizzogotflow, Irishcardinal, Skii, Drullin'OverDaCards, CardsFan08, TBru, khodder, blank_38, tucson cards fan, Tyler Nickel, Redbird Nation #1, Will Smith, Iowacardinalshawkeye, BIGRED CARDINAL, JasonB, CardsDaBomb, Birdman from Mesa, MarcusJC, WarWolf, KDean75, Cran Man, CianciKR#15, Bottletop86, crisco219, Winter Trabex, INSOMAN1ATIC, RyanB17
Total Users: 40
Total Posts: 1028
Total Threads: 2

Name # of Posts
Skii 168
JoeCB1991 168
BIGRED CARDINAL 77
khodder 74
hadrarius 51
KDean75 50
KholdStare88 48
TBru 43
CardsFan08 34
Birdman from Mesa 30
b0rd3rline 29
az78true 29
Superfizzogotflow 27
Tyler Nickel 25
tw3kr 23
CardsDaBomb 19
fitzfan04 16
Redbird Nation #1 13
Drullin'OverDaCards 13
AlaskanCard 12
YoungCardsFanatic 11
tucson cards fan 10
phxuk: Ap 9
CARDstucknVA 9
blank_38 7
crisco219 5
WarWolf 4
Iowacardinalshawkeye 4
Kallor 4
Bottletop86 3
MarcusJC 3
A.J. Punk 2
Winter Trabex 1
INSOMAN1ATIC 1
RyanB17 1
Will Smith 1
JasonB 1
Cran Man 1
CianciKR#15 1
Irishcardinal 1
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