Arizona Cardinals fans were focused on the game and rightfully so, but Bucky Brooks sent out a tweet last night that spoke to many fans if the Cardinals and what they’ve been doing wrong with their wide receiver corps.
One thing to consider when wondering why Butler isn't playing.. #Eagles WR corps is big. The crew features a number of 6'0"+ WRs. No.17 (6-3), No.13 (6-1) and No.82 (6-1). BB is using the #Patriots bigger CBs in this game to nullify height advantage #SBLII— Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks) February 5, 2018
The Eagles represent exactly what the Cardinals fans want. A big, fast and diverse wide receiver group that overpowers the opposition and wins jump balls.
It has worked well for the Eagles, obviously as they win their first Super Bowl in franchise history, but it also allows for the offense to flow a little differently.
Clearly the Cardinals offense will look different under Mike McCoy, but the wide receiver group and more importantly the offense required timing and precision. There wasn’t a lot of plays that happened where a wide receiver is having to win on a 50/50 ball, especially after Michael Floyd was let go.
It isn’t the only way to go, but when Larry Fitzgerald is your only wide receiver option with size, you may need to reevaluate how you create your lineup.