Golden Preparation and Results:
Imagine this TEX stunt with Leki Fotu and Isaiah Simmons:
Vita Vea executing a Tex Stunt to Perfection pic.twitter.com/fhP93Wz6jb— Firstdown_XOs (@FirstdownXOs) July 11, 2022
Lord Byron of the Secondary:
Superior Athleticism and Hustle:
And Speed Baby!
Shhh...don’t let anyone know that this pouncing Bearcat is coming around the corner:
Cardinals CFA version of Malcolm Butler?
The Bell Cow:
The Up and Comers:
From players and coaches to the league office itself, work done over the summer is what really drives the NFL forward— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 11, 2022
Guest column from @AZCardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph ↓ https://t.co/jxp3UORGYs
What a fabulous article by Vance Joseph! Man, is this guy one heckuva passionate and articulate dude. He has a knack for putting things in keen perspective. This is such a great read. Go for it.
Vance and staff cooking up a home grown feast?
- SAM OLB: Myjai Sanders (R3, 2022)
- LDE: Zach Allen (R3, 2019)
- NT: Rashard Lawrence (R4, 2020) / Leki Fotu (R4, 2020)
- RDE: Cameron Thomas (R3, 2022) / Leki Fotu (R4, 2020)
- BANDIT OLB: Dennis Gardeck (CFA, 2018) / Cameron Thomas (R3, 2022)
- MIKE ILB: Zaven Collins (R1, 2021)
- $ ILB: Isaiah Simmons (R1, 2020)
- LCB: Byron Murphy (R2, 2019)
- SS: Jalen Thompson (R5-S, 2019)
- FS: Budda Baker (R2, 2017)
- RCB: Marco Wilson (R4, 2021)
Home Grown Depth:
- OLB: Victor Dimukeje (R6, 2021)
- DE: Michael Dogbe (R7, 2019)
- DT/DE: Manny Jones (CFA, 2022)
- ILB: Ezekiel Turner (CFA, 2018)
- ILB: Chandler Wooten (CFA, 2022)
- OLB/ILB: Jesse Luketa (R7, 2022)
- CB Jace Whittaker (CFA, 2020)
- CB Christian Matthew (R7, 2022)
- CB Darrell Baker Jr. (CFA, 2022)
- SS James Wiggins (R7, 2021)
- FS Deionte Thompson (R5, 2019)
- FS Tae Daley (CFA, 2022)
The Bucs and Rams have built their defenses primarily through the draft —-
I believe that for the Cardinals, this is the most talented roster of home grown defensive players the franchise has quite possibly ever assembled.
The Dockett and Campbell years were notable —- but the home grown talent on their defenses wasn’t as widespread.