The Arizona Cardinals stand at 1-2 in the preseason after their 24-23 loss to the Chicago Bears in their final home game of the preseason.
There were a couple of good things, some bad things and one really ugly instance from this game, so let’s get to it.
No injuries - Pretty easy to figure out.
Carson Palmer takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’ - Palmer’s ability to make throws despite being nearly murdered in the pocket was impressive.
Blaine Gabbert - Continuing to build confidence and make plays. Had a conversation with some friends. If you look at Gabbert as a young quarterback and not a seventh year player, you are good with what you are seeing. They are trying to break him of bad habits and win from the pocket.
Chris Hubert - Another solid game for Hubert who could find himself on the practice squad again.
Punters - Good punters punting good. Or maybe this is just what average punters look like and I am not sure what to think.
Second String Defensive Line - The Cardinals young guns, Robert Nkemdiche, Olsen Pierre and Rodney Gunter were making plays and it was... beautiful.
Brandon Williams - Let’s not jinx this.
First string LB’s - Scooby Wright III is not an NFL athlete. Haason Reddick is not ready to start at inside linebacker. Get well soon Karlos Dansby and Deone Bucannon.
First team OL - Yuck.
Kick Six - Not what you wanted to see from the special teams after a mostly strong punting and kicking performance against Oakland and most of the game against the Bears.