The ESPN Insiders -- Mike Sando, Bill Polian, Louis Riddick, Field Yates and Mark Dominik -- got together to do their yearly offseason report card for each team. They gave the Arizona Cardinals high grades.
How high? They get an A-.
The Cardinals set out to improve their pass rush and couldn't have done much better than landing Chandler Jones from New England in the trade that sent Jonathan Cooper and a second-round choice to the Patriots. That move went over well with all of our analysts. Arizona did not appear to lose ground elsewhere on its roster. As Yates pointed out, the Cardinals retained all the players who made a pass, rushing attempt or reception toward their league-leading offensive yardage total.
"You feel they are better defensively, and that is where they had to get better," Dominik said.
The pick of Evan Boehm was praised and the trade for JOnes was seen as the biggest move, though Polian noted Jones has to "keep his nose clean."
So I guess that means the Cardinals win the offseason, right? Give them the championship already.