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ROTB Roundtable: O-line, Tyrann Mathieu, and Free Agent Disappointments

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As training camp progresses, several questions surround the Cardinals franchise.

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The ROTB Writing Staff takes their swing at answering three of them.

Don't forget to answer the questions yourself in the comments below!

1) Reports are coming in that the offensive-line is finally starting to take its place. What would your ideal offensive line for the season?

Jess Root: I think that the way that the first team is shaping right now is what I want to see (Brown, Cooper, Sendlein, Colledge, Massie). Continuity is crucial, and was one thing that the line missed last year with all the injuries.

Alex Mann: I'd like so see Brown, Cooper, Sendlein, Colledge/Kelemete, and Massie. The left side of our O-Line would be our running side as Brown and Cooper would open up some huge holes. Colledge is a pass blocker so that would be our weaker run side.

Jesse Reynolds:
The line the team has broadcasted. Get them building chemistry right away and lets hope this line stays intact all season.

Randy Fields:
I'm loving the news, but let's see them in action in the preseason. I'm hoping for Brown, Cooper, Sendlein, Colledge/Kelemete, and Massie. If Kelemente is not the guy to start working in on the right, then let Warford get in there.

2) Are you content with the contract Tyrann Mathieu received?


Jess Root:
I am perfectly fine with the contract. He will get all his bonus money, whether he is on the roster or not, as long as he stays clean. You can't ask for a better scenario for both.

Alex Mann:
I am. I think he's finally having someone control his life, instead of letting him run along and smoke pot. He stays clean, Cardinals get an excellent player, win/win for both parties.

Jesse Reynolds:
Yeah, it's fair and protects the Cardinals. Hopefully it was all for a naught and the next time we bring up Mathieus contract is because we are going to resign him due to his excellent play.

Randy Fields:
It's a great deal for both parties, and there is plenty of protections built in for everyone. I think building it this way is just further incentive to keep him clean and focused.

3) Who, in your opinion, is the biggest Free Agent disappointment for the Cardinals?


Jess Root:
The Cardinals have had a bunch -- Dexter Jackson, Derek Anderson, Stewart Bradley, among others. The one that sticks out to me was cornerback Duane Starks. He was supposed to be a shutdown guy coming from a great defense. He never again accomplished anything in the league.

Alex Mann:
Biggest disappointment would be Stewart Bradley. Big money just to ride the bench.

Jesse Reynolds:
Joey Porter, we really needed an outside linebacker to apply pressure and he was a complete dud. Alan Faneca would be next, the guy is a HoF guard but looked like a scrub while he was here.Adam Snyder and Derrick Anderson round out my list for terrible play.

Randy Fields:
Stewart Bradley - he didn't even get to play very much during his time in AZ. Even the big disapointments that you'd think of in Faneca, Porter, Snyder, and Derrick "I'm throwin' that way" Anderson at least played in enough games as starters that we could clearly see that they were busts. But Bradley was either so bad, or didn't get the scheme that he couldn't even find the field over an old and slow vet.