Arizona Cardinals fans have a reason to be excited and worried this season for the team. The NFC West is expected to be very competitive and the Cards showed the second half of 2011 that they are not to be reckoned with. At the same time, the quarterback uncertainty makes things equally uncertain.
SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber went through the entire NFC and explained why each team was capable of making the playoffs. For the Cardinals it wasn't much of a stretch. For some others...I have no idea how he did it.
The Cardinals can make the playoffs because the team finally got some help for Larry Fitzgerald when it drafted Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd. Fitzgerald was wrapped up in double coverage against most opponents last season. With the big, physical Floyd working across from him, whoever ends up quarterbacking the team has another viable target to make quick throws and keep pass rushers honest. The Cardinals went 6-2 in the second half of 2011, thanks to big improvements on defense; more help scoring touchdowns could be a big boost in a wide open NFC West.
Readers here have not been real thrilled about Van Bibber's stuff lately. We have no reason to complain this time. He is right on.
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