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5/1 Arizona Cardinals news: Hope for Mathieu, Swope's Impact, Bowles 'New' Defense

Daily Cardinals and NFL news round-up to start your morning.

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Kevin C. Cox

Les Miles believes Tyrann Mathieu needs to have the right support system around him to succeed, let's all hope he has that with the Cardinals and not just because he plays football for the Cardinals.

Also, take the time to read about the Trufant Family and the "State of the Spread offense". Great articles.


LSU coach Miles says he 'would bet on' Tyrann Mathieu
The same man that dismissed Mathieu from the LSU football team believes in him to succeed.

Ryan Swope brings speed, work ethic and motivation to Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals newest WR was in the draft for concussion problems, but never missed a game and could be an impact this upcoming season.

Todd Bowles Puts His Imprint On Defense
The new coordinator will use a more aggressive d-line and wants turnovers, but don't expect the defense to be different.

Post-draft West ranks: Revisiting WRs - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Post-draft amendments to pre-draft positional rankings continue with Matt Williamson, next: wide receivers.

Snap judgments: Turnover can be good - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Cardinals have a divisional high roster turnover, but that may actually be in their favor this upcoming season.

Cardinals assistant: Jonathan Cooper 'will be fine' at either guard spot
With Adam Snyder released, the Cardinals have an opening on their offensive line, specifically at the right guard spot.

NFL Power Rankings: How they voted - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Teams have added 254 players in the draft since ESPN's NFL Power Rankings last appeared six weeks ago.

The best undrafted players of the 2013 NFL draft
Most of the attention will go to the quarterbacks, as more than one prospect who earned Day 2 buzz slid out of the draft entirely.

Word From the Birds Blog | Bethel localizes his leap
This is why Justin Bethel is a professional athlete and I am not.


A football family: Behind-the-scenes with the Trufants, who now have three brothers in the NFL following the 2013 draft
A behind-the-scenes look at the Trufant Family, which now has three siblings playing cornerback in the NFL.

The state of the spread: Mississippi rivals on the future of football's trendiest attack
They've been high school staples for more than a decade, but the college game is where the philosophy continues to innovate and expand.

NFL news roundup: Geno Smith fires his agent, Justin Blackmon suspended and more
Geno Smith is already making headlines in New York and it seems the Cardinals aren't the only team with a key player suspended.

Atlanta Falcons stadium concepts hail from planet Zorbinon -
It's worth taking a look and reading the comments.

2013 NFL Draft: What we learned this year -
A lot was said of a weak draft, this and that, but Dan Kadar is able to make a great post disucssing the huge impact this draft has had on the future, not all are about what happens on the gridiron.

2014 Super Bowl odds: 49ers, Broncos favored after NFL Draft -
So, you're saying the Arizona Cardinals have a chance?!

2014 NFL mock draft: Teddy Bridgewater, Jadeveon Clowney lead the way -
It's never too early for a mock draft, especially when the football season hasn't been played, this way the players won't screw it up with on field performance.

Chicago Bears finish overhaul of offensive line -
A good case study for the Cardinals offensive line with some interesting finds.

Former Raiders coach Randy Hanson found guilty of battery -
Yes, the same Randy Hanson who allegedly had his jaw broken by Tom Cable.