As hard as the Cardinals had been playing for the first three quarters of their first two games, the new coaching staff and the team needed to prove it could maintain their strong starts and then finish strongly in the 4th quarter in order to snag the W.
It’s hard to imagine why after two weeks Mike Florio and NBC’s Pro Football Talk still had the Cardinals ranked #32 in the NFL.
That’s why five days ago I tweeted this over to PFT:
Hey Mike Florio, how do you explain the fact that your #32 Cardinals just beat your #1 Cowboys 28-16?
Message: HOW ‘BOUT THEM CARDINALS?
Don’t you dare cry injuries.
The Cardinals were missing: S Budda Baker, DE L.J. Collier, DT Carlos Watkins
The question is no longer "if" --- it's what's next? And it's about who is all on board this season and who is not. Much more on Red Rain tomorrow. https://t.co/u2HZ7sQIIz— Walter B J Mitchell (@WBJMItch) September 25, 2023
Well then, let’s see here at ROTB who is all aboard int rooting for the team to win THIS YEAR?
Do you want the Cardinals to win every game possible this season, or not?
This poll is closed
Why Monti Ossenfort was so excited about the 28-16 home win:
YOU AIN’T CATCHIN RONDALE MOORE!— PHNX Cardinals (@PHNX_Cardinals) September 24, 2023
Jonathan Gannon gets his first win as a head coach pic.twitter.com/mDAgX7Qd0M— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 24, 2023
There's a whole different vibe around this team. You can feel it https://t.co/F36cPSgCvr— Branden Marotta (@brmarotta_) September 25, 2023
The pictures tell the story.
Why else is Monti Ossenfort so excited?
Kudos for JG to get his 1st NFL HC win on a day when the two top veteran HC candidates who spurned the Cardinals --- Sean Payton and Dan Quinn ---had very rough afternoons.— Walter B J Mitchell (@WBJMItch) September 25, 2023
Not to mention the rough week that other of the Cardinals’ candidates like Mike Kafka, Brian Flores and Vance Jospeh had to endure.
Analysis of the game and the significance of the win coming up on today’s Red Rain Podcast.
Are there any questions you would like to ask? I will try to address them specifically on the show.