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Cards 53 Update: Post OAK 33 AZ 26

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  • *denotes player on bubble who could lose spot to a teammate or waiver wire claim.
  • ^denotes veteran who is underachieving
  • #denote player with injury concerns

QB (2): Murray, Hundley

  • Murray (3/8, 12 yds. 2 sacks, 1 safety, 1/4/4.0 rushing) and the 1st team offense was out of sync, thanks to a “laundry basket” (R. Ban) of penalty flags and an array of Raider blitzes.
  • Hundley (10/15, 139, 13.9 ave, 1 TD, 0 sacks, 3/26/.8.7 rushing) thwarted the Raiders’ 1st quarter domination and with sharp passing and running got the Cardinals on the scoreboard.
  • Others: Chad Kanoff (2/6, 65 yds./1 TD/1 sack) and Drew Anderson (6/9, 59 yds./1 TD/0 sacks).

RB (3): Johnson^, Edmonds, Logan

  • Johnson (4/6/1.5 rushing1//-3/-3 receiving) looks lethargic and tentative again this season, just the way Tyrann Mathieu did after he got $13M a year.
  • Edmonds (2/31/15.5) flashed as a receiver out of the backfield this week.
  • Logan (5/15/3.0) popped one 9 yard run, but was held to 6 yards on his other 4 carries. He was solid on kickoff returns with 3 returns for 71 yards an average of 23.7.
  • Others: Strickland (2/15/7.5 rushing and 1/11/11.0 receiving) was the most productive back of the night, although Wes Hills was solid again too (2/14/7.0 rushing, 1/6/6.0 receiving).

TE (3): Clay#, Williams, Wilson*

  • Clay was a full go at practice yesterday and may play on Saturday night in Minnesota.
  • Williams wasn’t targeted as a receiver but he graded well in pass blocking (70.2) and run blocking (69.3), per PFF.
  • Wilson scored a TD on the final play of the game and earned a 62.4 passing game grade, an upgrade from Ricky-Seals Jones’ 42.5 grade.

WR (7): Fitzgerald, Kirk, Sherfield, Johnson, Isabella, Butler, Cooper

  • Sherfield (76.2), Johnson (68.2), Isabella (66.4) and Cooper (80.4) were 4 the Cardinals’ top 10 grades on offense. Cooper’s grade was #1.

OL (10): Humphries^, Cole, Shipley, Sweezy^, Gilbert, Cunningham*, Pugh^#, Miles, Gaillard, Sweet*

  • Humphries^ (49.3, 61.1 pass blocking),
  • Cole (57.6, 79.4 pass blocking)
  • Shipley (61.0, 77.7 pass blocking)
  • Sweezy^ (29.6, 49.8 pass)
  • Gilbert (66.3, 79.6 pass)
  • Cunningham* (54.1, 60.7 pass)
  • Pugh^# (DNP)
  • Miles (57.3, 75.0 pass)
  • Gaillard (54.0, 23.8 pass)—-60.2/59.5 in Week 1
  • Sweet* (68.8, 81.8)

DL (7): Peters, Gunter, Allen, Brown*, Dogbe*, McClain*, Bailey*

  • Bailey (85.3)
  • Brown (72.5)
  • McClain (70.7)
  • Peters (67.3)
  • Dogbe (62.7)
  • Allen (35.7)
  • Gunter (34.0)
  • Starters struggled, subs played well.

OLB (5): Jones, Suggs, Reed, Robertson, Holland

  • Robertson (75.7)
  • Holland (71.0)
  • Reed (66.7)
  • Jones (63.7)
  • Suggs (56.4)

Others: Malveaux (63.1), Dora (61.8), Branch (30.6)

ILB (5): Hicks^, Reddick#, Gardeck, Turner*, Vallejo*

  • Vallejo (73.1)
  • Gardeck (71.6)
  • Turner (40.8)
  • Hicks (27.6)

Others: Pullard (88.6—-5 snaps), Booker (34.4—-6 snaps) (Will Pullard be given more snaps?_

CB (4): Brock, Jones, Murphy, Nichols*

  • Jones (63.8)—-might be the best CB on the roster right now
  • Brock (54.1)
  • Nichols (50.8)—-gave up the home run TD, but was solid otherwise
  • Murphy (25.5)—-hard to imagine he would get the lowest grade on the team this week

Others: Owens (Slot CB—-61.6), Brooks (36.0)

S (4): Baker^, Swearinger^, D. Thompson, J. Thompson

  • D. Thompson (73.6)—-FS
  • J. Thompson (71.7)—-SS
  • Swearinger (56.6)—-SS
  • Baker (41.4)—-FS
  • Others: Ford (62.1), Sigler (58.6)
  • Starters struggled, subs played well.

ST (3): Gonzalez, Lee, Brewer

  • Gonzalez: 2/2 FGs (Long 45), 2/2 XPTs
  • Lee: 3/134/44.7/61 long
  • Brewer: steady

What’s your 53?