The Cardinals overall struggled on Sunday night. While both teams never found any real offensive success, the Cardinals had their chances to take control early, but had several miscues. There were several players who were fighting for their jobs tonight. Who showed enough to sell their stocks? Did anyone's plummet? Let's take a look.
Kenny Demens- Demens started his second consecutive game, with Kevin Minter being out with a pectoral injury. He reads plays incredibly well, and was in on a handful of stops with Larry Foote. However, he does struggle in the passing game, allowing one of the Bengals tight ends to get by him for a big gain. As of now, he's one of my players to make the roster.
Chandler Catanzaro- Catanzaro did not dissuade anyone from thinking he could be the teams starting kicker. His kickoffs were yet again deep and high into the endzone, while Feely only managed to get height and depth on one of his kickoffs. Feely also missed a 48 yard field goal, as Catanzaro is still 3/3 on his field goals.
Darren Fells- Fells showed off his ability to make a grab, and drag defenders with him. He solidified his roster position last week and continued to do so this week. He will be an excellent red zone target for Palmer this year.
Ted Larsen- Larsen has surprised me all offseason. He was a good center in lieu of the Sendlein calf injury, and showed he's equally as good at left guard. With Cooper battling a turf toe injury, and lacking the confidence in his leg, Larsen filled in last night, and contained one of the NFL's top defensive players in Geno Atkins. On one occasion, Larsen actually drove Atkins several yards off the ball.
Teddy Williams- Williams struggled all day at corner. He was picked on by Jason Campbell on the drive that ultimately put the Bengals ahead for good. Williams has bounced around from receiver to corner through out his career, and it's clear that he is a better receiver than a corner. He won't make the 53, but could be a PS player if he passes waivers, as he does possess dangerous speed and could fill in for Bethel or McCann should either suffer a long term injury.
Walt Powell- This was a tough one, but I say his stock fell due to the fact that he struggled on punt returns. It's one of the harder jobs to perform, but outside of fooling the return team that the ball was coming to him when it actually rolled through the endzone, there was a lot to desire from him as a return man. He'll still make the roster because he's too valuable to test waivers, but his returns were disappointing.
Bradley Sowell- It's hard to believe that this guy was our left tackle a year ago and was in contention for the right tackle spot for a day... Sowell, over the last two weeks, appears to have lost confidence in himself. My math says he's had four false starts in the span of two weeks, and is either way late off the ball, or too early off the ball, resulting in a false start. I don't think he makes the roster anymore, with Max Starks being signed, Sowell becomes expendable.
What do you say? Anyone you would add to either list? Remove someone? Let me know in the comments below.