It is gameday eve. Larry Fitzgerald is questionable, but we know that he will play. There is plenty to read. Enjoy!
Cardinals Blogs | Fitz, Mendenhall questionable but should play
Questionable is a 50-50 designation, but if I had to guess, I’d guess both will be active for the Saints.
His average is slightly down through two games this season (44.6) but that’s in part because Zastudil is getting a shorter fields on which to kick thanks to a much-improved offense. But his net is still stellar (42.0) and already he has had seven punts inside the 20.
I asked Bruce Arians about Williams today. "Working his tail off and getting better," Arians said. "Making up for that lost time. I have no doubt when he gets his opportunity, which he will, he’ll do extremely well with it."
A glance at five top storylines for Sunday’s Cardinals-Saints game in New Orleans:
Notebook: Fitzgerald, Mendenhall questionable for Sunday; Handling Saints tight end
"It gives them great confidence that it’s not B.S. when you say, ‘The next man up,’" Arizona coach Bruce Arians said. "It’s real. It’s going to happen again. Somebody else is going to get hurt. We’re not going to play the same 22 guys, and it’s going to happen during a ballgame and that guy has to be ready.
Second-year defensive back Justin Bethel has established himself as one of the premier gunners in the league, and he has the stats the back it up. He’s leading a special-teams unit that’s No. 1 in the NFL in punt-return average, allowing just .8 yards per return.
Cardinals rookie Mathieu returns to New Orleans, where he built his reputation, then tarnished it.
When it comes to Darren Sproles' job description, the word ‘running' in running back is used rather loosely.
"It's huge," said head coach Bruce Arians. "Having such a good spring and fall camp, and then to lose him for that amount of time was tough. He's another added dimension that we need."
San Francisco linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested under suspicion of DUI by San Jose police on Friday morning.
Who's the best corner in the NFL right now? Richard Sherman would tell you that he is, and he makes a good case for it.
Rex Ryan, Jason Garrett and three others on our hot seat watch lost in Week 2, while Dennis Allen managed a win. Also, where does Gus Bradley belong?
Showtime's documentary about the legendary linebacker shows his demons, and his attempt to return to a normal life.
The Browns had no problem parting with Trent Richardson for a first-round pick, and the Colts were eager to take him. Is Richardson overrated for averaging just 3.5 yards per carry in Cleveland? We'll know more after Colts-49ers this Sunday.
Holmgren ripped the Browns brass for parting ways with the star halfback, who he selected with the No. 3 pick in 2012 while serving as the team's president.
Not only did Eagles fans have to suffer through Andy Reid's homecoming victory, but their starting quarterback is now hobbled. Meanwhile, Trent Richardson's departure from the Browns means no one is safe in Cleveland.
Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley is not happy with his offense's performance through two games, particularly in the running game.
Joe Thomas believes everyone is up for grabs. Meanwhile, former president Mike Holmgren rips the organization for the Richardson move.
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