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Position group grades through week 2.

Secondary: Our deepest position group to date. Loaded with young talent, sprinkled with some seasoned veterans and anchored by the league's best safety tandem. Half of that tandem is Adrian Wilson who I truly believe still has his best seasons in front of him. Either way this group has yet to give up that disappointing huge play, but the penalties keep them from getting an A. Grade: B

Linebackers: It's amazing what not being a nursing home for OLB's does for a defense driven by the play of it's LB's. Schofield is seemingly always in the backfield when called upon, I see Acho on the screen nearly every play even when he is not making the tackle, and Groves gives us some quality depth to rotate between those two and possibly creep ahead of Schofield on the depth chart. On the inside Daryl Washington is becoming the best LB that nobody outside of Arizona/NFC west fan base knows about., and Paris Lenon, well he seems to be like fine wine...just getting better with age. These guys have been producing and are becoming very exciting to watch every Sunday. Grade: A-

Defensive Line: CC, DD, and the plug have obviously embraced the new roles that Ray Horton wants from them, and folks the defense is thriving because of it. Last week it was the CC and DD show the league should take notice that the two of them were able to abuse the interior of the Patriots offensive line all by themselves. Grade: A+

Wide Receiver: We have way too much talent for this group to have such little production, Fitz is always going to be Fitz, so the other wide outs on this roster need to make defense's pay, and allow Fitz to get in on the action. Grade: C-

Tight End: We seem to actually be using the TE's this year, but bad passes are not on the shoulders of the TE's. Not much else to say at this point. Grade: C+

Running back: We have an incredible amount of talent in Beanie and Williams, but they are underachieving and we had a scary case of fumbilitis last week. Rounding out this group is our pint sized power house LaSH who I wish Mike Miller would make a bigger part of any game plan. Grade: B-

Quarterback: We still have a full blown competition going, and I expect it to last the duration of the season. The negative is that we don't actually have a QB that can make you say he's our guy, but the positive is that it makes D coordinators unable to commit to one given that they are both two very different types of QB's. The other positive is both seem to playing NOT to lose the competition so turnovers have been minimal and I am quite alright with that. Grade: C+

Offensive Line: Well the preseason left us with little hope concerning this group. It's hard to speak about individual performances with this group, but they need to start blowing holes open sooner than later, but on the other end of that SCHTICK. I'm going to point out two sacks in two games, even the biggest of Cardinals homers wouldn't have expected that. Maybe Russ Grimm really is the guru we want him to be? Grade: A-

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Revenge of the Birds' (ROTB) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of ROTB's editors.</em>

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