With the best record in the NFC halfway through the 2014 NFL season, the Arizona Cardinals are starting to get noticed. Some players are getting recognition, too, and it isn't the typical Larry Fitzgerald or Patrick Peterson mention.
Two Cardinals rookies -- receiver John Brown and kicker Chandler Catanzaro -- are among NFL.com's "Midseason All-Rookie Team." Catanzaro and veteran linebacker Larry Foote also get recognized by MMQB as midseason All-Pros.
Brown is the third receiver on the rookie team. With four touchdown receptions, he leads the Cardinals in touchdowns. According to the article, "Brown brings speed that defenses can't contain."
Catanzaro is on the list, but there is no commentary on him. He is an obvious choice, though. He has not missed a kick yet this season and has set the NFL rookie record for consecutive field goals made to start a season.
Catanzaro also is recognized as a second team All-Pro in the midseason review by MMQB. The one guy ahead of him is Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey.
However, the surprise is linebacker Larry Foote, who is a first team All-Pro according to MMQB. Foote's "proficiency as an A-gap blitzer is the lynchpin to Arizona's pressure-based scheme."
Foote has 36 combined tackles, a sack and an interception on the season. He has been one of the most valuable offseason pickups because of his production and leadership on the field. He has not missed a single snap so far this season.
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