We are halfway through the week and heading towards the Arizona Cardinals 2019 Red and White Practice.
However, there was an early practice today, so let’s see what happened.
Cardinals had a minor scuffle at practice on Tuesday, but nothing like the Reds-Pirates brawl. “That’s how you get it done,” Kliff Kingsbury said. “Take on the whole team.”— Kyle Odegard (@Kyle_Odegard) July 31, 2019
It’s like the old Crocodile Dundee gag, that’s not a knife…
I think when you see the emphasis that’s been put on the offense, and the strain and expectations of the offense, when there are failures, it will cause some tempers.
Kliff Kingsbury on whether David Johnson has a chip on his shoulder. "I think so. He's been banged up the last couple years, and he knows when he's at his best what he can do, and that's what we all want from him." #CardsCamp— ABC15 Sports (@abc15sports) July 31, 2019
I’m excited to see David Johnson in this offense. I think running out of 10 and 11 personnel is going to suit DJ, allowing him to work in space as opposed to a traditional running back role, which is not his forte.
Kingsbury said team is practicing outdoors to help returners and wide receivers going out on deep routes to get used to the sun— scott bordow (@sbordow) July 31, 2019
Again, smart. Not like the Cardinals will be playing all 16 inside the Farm.
Cardinals' Kliff Kingsbury on QB Kyler Murray often seen huddling with WR Larry Fitzgerald between drills in camp: "Kyler is a very cerebral player, a very smart young man, so he understands if there’s anybody you’re going to take knowledge from & soak it up, that’s the guy."— Bob McManaman (@azbobbymac) July 31, 2019
It feels… Different. I honestly don’t know how else to put it.
Cardinals LB Jordan Hicks with a nice INT and return for a TD against Kyler Murray and the first-team offense in 11 on 11 work.— Bob McManaman (@azbobbymac) July 31, 2019
But, we have to remember he’s just a rookie as well.
Kyler Murray came right back with a strike down the left sideline deep to Damiere Byrd.— Bob McManaman (@azbobbymac) July 31, 2019
That’s where the difference really lies.
Just saw the fly sweep with Isabella. Don't think I had seen that before today.— scott bordow (@sbordow) July 31, 2019
These are the plays that you won’t see in the preseason when Kliff Kingsbury talks about being vanilla.
Brooks Reed leaving practice early with trainer. Just came off PUP list with hip injury— scott bordow (@sbordow) July 31, 2019
I talked with Jess on the podcast, I think this is why they wanted Andre Branch over Longacre. They see Branch has a OLB3 and with Brooks Reed’s health, Reed can be the OLB4.
I spy rookie DE Zach Allen getting some first team run for the Cardinals today.— Kevin Zimmerman (@KZimmermanAZ) July 31, 2019
It was a matter of time.
Kyler Murray throws to Chase Edmonds, a running back pic.twitter.com/K6DtfZ7y9G— Kevin Zimmerman (@KZimmermanAZ) July 31, 2019
I think… think that is Jordan Hicks in coverage. May be Joe Walker I can’t tell if it’s 58 or 59.
Either way, that’s what the Cardinals want to do this year. Go multiples and find a RB like Chase Edmonds or David Johnson on a LB in coverage. Force the matchups in your favor.
Enjoy the rest of your day.