Today is Wednesday, which means another ROTB Roundtable edition. With Manning Mania just getting started, the Cardinals have been all over the news. And with media attention, comes questions, and with questions, come answers from the Writing Staff.
Hit the jump for their answers, and don't forget to answer the questions yourself in the comments below!
Alex Mann: I can... But I don't think it will happen. You have 2 QB's who are set to battle for the starting role, why would you bring in a 3rd? Sure it's a possibility that Skelton beats out Kolb and he gets released, but I'd bring in someone with lesser talent that Osweiler, who is projected to start somewhere in the NFL.
JoeCB1991: I doubt that they will be as active as last year but some holes will be filled. Guessing Offensive Tackle will be a focus, Levi Brown could be gone.
Tyler Nickel: I doubt the Cards are nearly as active this year, especially right away. The tackle position is one that sticks out and could use an upgrade.
3) Bountygate is a scandal that has come up for the New Orleans Saints in the last few days. The Saints allegedly placed bounties on opposing players (Kurt Warner and Brett Favre to name a few). Many Cardinals fans still remember the Bobby McCray block on Warner in the 2009 Playoffs, so this hits especially close to home. What punishment do you think Commissioner Roger Goodel should place on the Saints?
JoeCB1991: Loss of draft picks, suspensions for all of the players, coaches, and front office people involved, and fines. Drop the hammer.
Alex Mann: Revoke the Franchise tag from Drew Brees. (; Just kidding. I'm going to expect a hefty fine of sorts, the loss of a few draft picks, Possibly a suspension for Gregg Williams too. I could also see the NFL possibly enacting a rule similar to the NCAA. The loss of a championship due to the team breaking rules or something of the sort.
Jesse Reynolds: When I coached HS football I always told my players I want them to go out there and hurt the other team. In my mind there is a difference in trying to hurt someone and trying to intentionally injury someone. Rewarding players for legal plays like big hits and even over physical blocks on opposing QB's doesn't bother me. However rewarding guys for injuring another player is pretty sick. If the NFL and Roger Goodel are season about "player safety" they will hit the Saints hard, if it is just rhetoric the punishment will probably be on par to "Spygate."
Tyler Nickel: It's time for Goodell to drop the hammer. Suspensions, fines, stripped draft picks, you name it. The fact that the coaches ran this whole scheme is sickening. Gregg Williams should never be allowed to work in the NFL again.
Jess Root: I see perhaps loss of picks, but definitely fines and suspensions for the team. Namely, Gregg Williams and Sean Payton will likely have to sit a few games out. If the report is true that Roger Goodell reacted as he did, this could be big.
CardsFan08: I think they should throw the book at them. Everyone that they have clear evidence of being involved showed be punished in some way, with he most penalty going to the senior leadership who knew about it and did nothing to stop it. Especially the new Rams DC, Gregg Williams.