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NFL claptrap a crazy distraction for Cardinals' rookie Kyler Murray

No matter how much a quarterback is deemed a can’t-miss prospect, he's bound to have growing pains as a rookie. And that’s exactly what happened to Cardinals starter Kyler Murray in his second preseason outing. Following a promising debut, the No. 1 overall pick went 3-for-8 passing for 12 yards against the Raiders. In the process, Murray showed a lack of field awareness in a sack that resulted in a safety, seemed distracted and a little lost during a sideline interview, and perhaps...

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John W. Buckley

The good, the bad, and the ugly of Kyler Murray’s second preseason game

Kyler Murray pantomiming most Cardinals’ fans reactions to last week’s game. | Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

After Kyler Murray’s solid preseason debut, hopes were high going into last Thursday’s game against the Raiders. Cardinals fans were hoping to see the kid gloves come off a bit against a team that was one of the worst in the league last season. Kyler and the Redbirds had a golden opportunity to make a statement in a nationally televised matchup.

Well, things obviously...

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Seth Cox

Five takeaways from Arizona Cardinals training camp 2019

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Training camp is officially over for the Arizona Cardinals.

This was quite the training camp for the Cardinals and gives us a look at what to expect going forward.

Now, as they break camp, a bit broken and with questions still abound, we begin to get ready for their next preseason game and real football.

We know that Kyler Murray is likely to see an entire first half against the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, but what else can we take from training...

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Blake Murphy

4 Job-Saving Expectations for the 2019 Arizona Cardinals

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What must the Cardinals show this year to prove their current leadership in place is exactly what they need to move forward?

The 2019 Arizona Cardinals enter with pretty low expectations overall. 2nd lowest super bowl odds, most people picking them to land a top 5 pick in the 2020 draft, but a lot of intrigue.

With the team keeping Steve Keim in at GM and moving on from Steve Wilks, Mike McCoy and Byron Leftwich, what does Arizona have to do in order to...

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Walter Mitchell

Suggested Changes for Cardinals’ Defense

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On early downs the Arizona Cardinals need to go with “the beef” up front—-play Corey Peters at 34SDE, Mike Brown at 34NT and Rodney Gunter at 34WDE. First and foremost, the Cardinals have to load up the front 7 to stop the run.

I would suggest that on early downs the Cardinals start Brooks Reed or the quickly emerging Pete Robertson at 34OLB opposite captain Chandler Jones. Keep 37 year old Terrell Suggs fresh to rush the edge on passing downs.

On...

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Walter Mitchell

Cards 53 Update: Post OAK 33 AZ 26

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images *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...

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Seth Cox

Around the NFC West with SB Nation

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Happy Sunday one and all.

The NFL regular season is getting closer and closer, so let’s keep apprised of what the heck is going on with the NFC West with a look around SB Nation.

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Sean McVay: LA Rams’ QB Jared Goff “makes the system what it is” - Turf Show Times
Sean McVay: "He makes the system what it is."

Rams position battle update: Preseason Week 2 - Turf Show Times
Can Hodge unseat Williams? Who will...

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Seth Cox

Five things from Saturday's Arizona Cardinals practice

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It was back to work for the final open practice of 2019 training camp with the Arizona Cardinals.

There was plenty to get through today as the Cardinals showed they still need plenty of work heading into their first game against the Detroit Lions.

Let’s check out five things from Saturday at camp with the Arizona Cardinals.

Larry Fitzgerald was at Darryl Drake’s funeral - Not a surprise, the Arizona Cardinals future Hall of Fame receiver and one of...

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Cardinals' Kliff Kingsbury Expects Kyler Murray's Clap Snap Issues to Be Solved

Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said he's spoken to NFL head of officiating Al Riveron about rookie quarterback Kyler Murray's unique approach to clapping as a ...

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Seth Cox

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals getting over Oakland, getting ready for Minnesota, getting the hand clap down and more

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Happy Sunday one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals are getting ready for the Minnesota Vikings and their third preseason game.

It’ll be the most game like situation and the Cardinals need to look a bit more like an NFL team in it.

To help us get ready, let’s take a look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals.

Cardinals Confident Issues With Snap Clap Will Be Resolved
Notes: Kingsbury isn't specific on offense yet; Pugh could return this week

Kingsbury -...

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Kingsbury: Kyler's clap snap issues will be solved

The Arizona Cardinals are still working with the NFL on how to fix the issues with rookie quarterback Kyler Murray's clap snap that led to two false starts Thursday, but coach Kliff Kingsbury feels like "we're in a good place with it."

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Kliff Kingsbury: Kyler Murray 'doesn't get fazed' ... unless he loses at 'Fortnite'

Kyler Murray followed up a solid NFL debut with a humbling experience in his second preseason game with the Arizona Cardinals. The rookie QB out of Oklahoma struggled, but he was quick to brush off any criticism after the game. Speaking about his young quarterback’s rough outing, Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury praised his mental makeup while sharing the only thing that seems to rattle Murray — losing at Fortnite. Kingsbury’s commentary on Murray’s demeanor shows a couple of...

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Seth Cox

Arizona Cardinals day 15 training camp 2019 open thread

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The final day of training camp is here.

The Arizona Cardinals will close the open portion of their training camp today and begin to get ready for their first game against the Detroit Lions.

In their way, the final tune up game of the preseason, this one against the Minnesota Vikings.

While the first game gave fans a buzz, the second game left them feeling hungover.

Now, it’s just about getting ready for the Lions.

Today will be your...

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Walter Mitchell

Twists, Turns and Repairs

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This past week was the week of year I look forward to the most. My family, best friend, his family and I rent a house for the week on Long Beach Island, NJ. it is a crazy week of swimming in the ocean, card games, cocktails by the bay, delicious bbq dinners and post-dinner discussions. And barrels of laughs all the way.

When I apprised Seth Cox of my vacation plans he was gracious to give me the week off. Thus, last week I only posted my updated 53 man...

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Andy Kwong

Budda Baker settles in at free safety

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The former second-round pick is seeking the first interception of his NFL career

Steve Keim has made many mistakes when it comes to draft picks. Fortunately for him, Budda Baker is not one of them.

Baker, the Cardinals 2017 second-round pick, has been quite productive in the first two seasons of his NFL career.

The former Washington Husky product began his professional career dominating on special teams, earning himself trip to the Pro Bowl as a...

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Seth Cox

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals will face the full force of NFL defensive coordinators, Kyler’s clap and more

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We are on to the Minnesota Vikings.

After the debacle against the Oakland Raiders, the Arizona Cardinals are off to get ready for their next preseason test.

Let’s check in on the fallout and get ready for the Vikings.

No Panic For Cardinals Defense
Group confident it can overcome run-stopping concerns, personnel losses

GM Steve Keim: Too Many Cardinals "Comfortable"

Kingsbury: 'Trying To Get Better Every Day'
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury...

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Blake Murphy

Revenge of the Birds Podcast NFC West SPECIAL: 49ers Breakdown w/ Kyle Posey of Niners Nation

The first in a series of three previewing the NFC West Rivals starting with the San Francisco 49ers with @KP_Show from Niners Nation.

The first in a series of three previewing the NFC West Rivals starting with the San Francisco 49ers with @KP_Show from Niners Nation.

Kyle Posey joins the ROTB Pod to share what the latest is on camp news, Garoppolo’s recovery, the wide receivers and defensive additions including Nick Bosa. What can we expect from the Niners this...

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Robert Ban

Player of the Game: Raiders at Cardinals

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Boy, did I pick a bad night to do my first Player of the Game article. I could be waxing lyrical about electrifying rookie performances or any of the handful of All-Pro’s on the team or key roster battles...

Instead, I’m trying to decide between... the backup quarterback and the kicker. That’s not to disparage either individual or position, both are hugely important and both men showed their worth last night. Hell, Gonzalez was...

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Cardinals’ Robert Alford suffers leg injury

More bad news for the Cardinals’ secondary. Cornerback Robert Alford has suffered a tibia fracture, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (Twitter link). He’ll be sidelined for about two months, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter (on Twitter), leaving Arizona dangerously short-handed to start the season.  The Alford injury stings a bit more after star cornerback Patrick Peterson was slapped with a six-game suspension for a PED violation. At minimum, the Cardinals’ pass defense is...

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Seth Cox

Twitter reacts to the Arizona Cardinals 33-26 loss to the Oakland Raiders

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The Arizona Cardinals played a putrid first quarter and then showed some signs of life in the second half.

It lead to some takes, we have many of them here.

It's the Tweetmath of the Arizona Cardinals 33-26 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Three straight drives the starting defense is gashed to begin preseason through two weeks

— Charles Rahrig (@c_rahrig) August 16, 2019

Less than optimal start defensively.

Defense is looking like it might be an issue...

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