They are who we thought they were..err..thought they would be. The Cardinals played yesterday just about how we expected them to be before the season even started. On all sides of the ball, they won the game. The offense milked most of the time on the clock, the defense stifled the Seahawksin every way, and the special teams unit played good coverage, even recovering a pouch kick off. The Cardinals played an all-around great game. The list can go on for miles after this win, but only a select amount of players can be nominated for Cardinal of the week. Before they are revealed, let's congratulate DRC for winning
this amazing reward ok it's not that great, after his big game last week. And here are the nominees:
Kurt Warner - Warner started off going crazy on the first drive, completing all nine of his passes. His lone interception of the game came when the Cardinals threw the hail mary to end the first half. Other then that, Warner remained virtually impossible to stop, only struggling when Levi Brown was owned by Patrick Kerney, or the running game was going nowhere. Warner hasn't let his age have an effect on his so far this season.
Steve Breaston - I called Breaston the Silent Assassin because he quietly kills other teams. That showed yesterday when he took three punts for a combined 64 yards with one being a 36 yard return. He would later score on that return, making an athletic leaping catch to put the game away for good. Breaston is the key to the offense, as he often takes advantage of the coverage that Anquan Boldinand Larry Fitzgerald draw.
Larry Fitzgerald - Ftizgerald tied his career high with 13 receptions yesterday. He also racked up 100 yards and 1 touchdown. Fitzgerald finally seemed to come around after struggling to get a 100 yard game through the first four games of the season. One of his catches came while he was lying on the ground after slipping and falling. He had enough room to reach up to make the grab, showing how much confidence Fitzgerald has in his hands.
Calais Campbell - Campbell makes the list yet again for his performance this past Sunday. Campbell was a key factor in limiting the Seahawks success at both the run and the pass. Campbell registered one sack, but was not credited for the forced fumble as it was Clark Haggens who popped the ball loose. One thing that doesn't show up on stat lines is the number of times Campbell broke loose and harassed Matt Hasselbeck throughout the game.
I thought about naming somebody else on the defense but at this point, you could roll the die and pick anyone. Antrel Rolle's pick was big but the game was out of reach at that point. Adrian Wilson bounced back with a good game, making two tackles for a loss. Overall, it was a great effort by the team and all of the players deserve credit for the win. As always, if you feel anybody should be added, just drop a comment with who and why. Who did you pick?