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Saturday, September 1, 2012
Posted on September 1, 2012 at 12:56 PM.2ND YEAR IN CCM OFFLINE MODE AS COACH:
Few notable free agent signings include Rocky Mcintosh and Lee Evans to provide depth:
here is the roster for the 2013 season:
|Depth Chart - 2013|
|WR||Larry Fitzgerald||Andre Roberts||Lee Evans|
|TE||Rob Housler||Jeff King|
|LT||Levi Brown||Nate Potter|
|LG||Daryn Collegde||Senio Kelemete|
|C||Lyle Sendlein||Jamaal Jackson|
|RG||Kraig Urbik||Adam Snyder|
|RT||Bobbie Massie||Sam Humphrey|
|WR||Michael Floyd||Early Doucet||Danny Amendola|
|QB||Kurt Warner||John Skelton||Ryan Lindley|
|HB||Ryan Williams||Chris Beannie Wells|
|Base 3-4 Defense|
|LDE||Calais Campbell||Jacques Cesaire|
|NT||Dan Williams||David Carter|
|RDE||Darnell Dockett||Blake Gandy|
|LOLB||O'Brien Schofield||Arthur Moats|
|LILB||Daryl Washigton||Dannell Ellerbe|
|RILB||Stewart Bradley||Najee Goode|
|ROLB||Sam Acho||Rocky Mcintosh|
|CB||Patrick Peterson||Jamell Fleming|
|SS||Adrian Wilson||James Sanders|
|FS||Kerry Rhodes||Taylor Price|
|CB||Randy Butler||William Gay|
The 2013 season is about to start and this the league schedule for THE ARIZONA CARDINALS:
Week 1 - Sun 4:15pm vs Rams
Week 2 - Sun 4:05pm vs Seahawks
Week 3 - Sun 4:05pm vs Giants
Week 4 - Mon 8:30pm @ 49ers
Week 5 - Sun 1:00pm @ Saints
Week 6 - Sun 4:15pm vs Browns
Week 7 - Sun 1:00pm @ Bengals
Week 8 - Bye Week
Week 9 - Sun 4:05pm @ Cowboys
Week 10- Sun 1:00pm @ Ravens
Week 11- Sun 4:05pm @ Seahawks
Week 12- Sun 4:05pm vs Steelers
Week 13- Sun 1:00pm @ Rams
Week 14- Mon 8:30pm @ Redskins
Week 15- Sun 4:15pm vs 49ers
Week 16- Sun 4:05pm vs Packers
Week 17- Sun 4:05pm vs Eagles
From looking at the Schedule, looks like it is a tough one for the cardinals. I predict a 10-6 record with a bye week booked for divisional playoff run.
LET THE SEASON START:
*Note I will only Play the Week 1 opener vs the Rams, Week 3 vs Giants, Week 5 vs Saints, Week 11 @ Seahawks and Week 14 on Monday Night Football vs the Redskins.
LET WEEK 1 BEGINS:
WEEK 1 RAMS VS CARDINALS RECAP:
Posted on September 1, 2012 at 07:46 AM.This is my connected career mode in which I will be playing as a coach. I will be Ken Whisenhunt and will try to win the superbowl with the Arizona Cardinals.
1st Season in Franchise Mode:
The season objective is to make the playoffs. I started the season with Kevin Kolb at QB but he was terrible throwing for 1,628 yards with 10 TD's and 18 INT's so decided enough is enough and put john skelton in. I think our record at the time was 2-6.
Enter Skelton and we go 7-1 inlcuding a week 17 thrashing of the 49ers 35-20 to clinch a playoff spot with record of 9-7. season objective achieved.
Skelton threw for 2,456 yards with 22 TD's and 13 INT's with 60% rate. Skelton is now the QB of the future definetely for the cardinals.
Larry Fitzgerald made the prowl bowl and had his highest receiving TD total of 14. He had 110 receptions, 1,424 yards and 14 TD's.
1st year RB Ryan Williams was a sensation as he rushed for 1,288 yards with 13 TD's and a 5.0 per carry. He is now the teams starting HB but Beanie Wells will still be part of the team as he will be needed for tough yard situations in future.
Rookie WR Micheal Floyd suffered a wrist injury which ruled him out of the season but he finished with 37 receptions, 619 yards and 3 TD's. He is primed for a breakout season next season.
Breakout Star of the Season:
TE Rob Housler had a mini breakout season snatching 38 recpetions, 753 yards and 5 TD's. He is now a featured part of the offense.
END OF SEASON AWARDS:
|2012 END OF SEASON AWARDS|
|Most Valuable Player||TOM BRADY||QB||NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS|
|Offensive Player of the Year||TOM BRADY||QB||NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS|
|Defensive Player of the Year||JON BEASON||MLB||CAROLINA PANTHERS|
|Offensive Rookie of the Year||ANDREW LUCK||QB||INDIANAPOLIS COLTS|
|Defensive Rookie of the Year||NICK PERRY||LOLB||GREEN BAY PACKERS|
|Best Quarterback||TOM BRADY||QB||NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS|
|Best Running Back||MAURICE JONES DREW||HB||JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS|
|Best Wide Receiver||LARRY FITZGERALD||WR||ARIZONA CARDINALS|
|Best Offensive Lineman||LOGAN MANKINS||LG||NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS|
|Best Defensive Lineman||MARIO WILLIAMS||RE||BUFFALO BILLS|
|Best Linebacker||ROLANDO MCCLAIN||MLB||OAKLAND RAIDERS|
|Best Defensive Back||JOE HADEN||CB||CLEVELAND BROWNS|
|Best Kicker||MATT PRATER||K||DENVER BRONCOS|
|Coach of the Year||JASON GARRET||HC||DALLAS COWBOYS|
PLAYOFFS AND SUPERBOWL:
The Arizona Cardinals lost in the wildcard in the playoffs to the Dallas Cowboys. SUPERBOWL 47 was played by the New England Patriots vs the New Orleans Saints. The Saints won their second Superbowl this time with no controversy given the suspensions the team endured during the 2012 season with suspension of their HC Sean Payton and MLB Jonathan Vilma. This is a remarkable achievement and now Drew Brees has won two SB MVPs and cemented his status in the Hall of Fame for sure.
[font="Arial"]BREAKING NEWS OF THE OFFSEASON[/FONT:
Former Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants and St. Louis Rams QB Kurt Warner has had enough of the studio life and will dust off his cleats and has decided to return to football. the 40 year Old QB feels he can still play and is not satisfied and wants one more shot at a SB.
Next up Offseason Needs/ signings and draft
OFFSEASON TEAM NEEDS:
HC Ken Whisenhunt has identified his team needs and has realized that this team is a few pieces away from winning a superbowl. The following are the team needs for the cardinals this offseason:
QB- John Skelton is good and solid starter but still developing and not yet elite. The Cardinals will try to sign Kurt Warner and many believe he still has his skills. In order to win SB 49, which will be played in Arizona at the least, the Cardinals need an Elite QB.
OL- The C, LG AND RT positions are solidified but the team needs find a LT and solidify the RG Position. Adam Snyder is good but not great and Levi Brown is..Levi. Enough said.
CB- Patrick Peterson is close to being a shutdown CB as he shutdown some of the best receivers in the game consistently during he 2012 season. However the other CB position is not solidified and hence needs to be solidified.In Ray Horton's Attacking 3-4 defence, the success depends on having an excellent secondary especially CB who are great in man to man coverage and excellent zone safeties which the cardinals have in Rhodes and Wilson.
LB- Stewart Bradley played well enough to lock down the starting spot and the group is set although depth would be needed due to O'Brien Schofield's injury proneness.
FREE AGENT SIGNINGS BY THE CARDINALS:
QB-Kurt Warner, Kurt Warner is back in the desert and everyone in Glendale and whole of arizona is in jubilant mood.It is not often you get the chance to sign a future HOF QB coming back from retirement. HC Ken Whisenhunt said" Kurt loves the cardinals and this deal is good for both parties. he feels he has an unfinished business and that's to bring a SB title to the cardinals". QB Kurt Warner said he is still seething from the 2009 SB defeat to the Steelers and wants another shot to win it again and feels the cardinals were the best fit and had the roster to do it.
RG- Kraig Urbik,The cardinals also shored up their offensive line by signing RG Kraig Urbik in Free Agency. Urbik is an excellent pass blocker and no slouch in the run game either.
NOTABLE FREE AGENT SIGNINGS AROUND THE LEAGUE:
Miami Dolphins signed QB Matt Schaub and WR Randy Moss.
Houston Texans signed QB Jason Campbell. This is a good opportunity for Jason Campbell who has been injured in the past and missed opportunities to become a starter.
Dallas Cowboys singed WR/KR Josh Cribbs.
Buffalo Bills beefed up their defensive line by signing DE Andre Carter.
THE 2013 NFL DRAFT:
Arizona Cardinals had an excellent draft class. Arizona solidfied the CB spot by drafting CB Randy Butler from Tennesse. Randy is an excellent man to man coverage CB and best in the draft. He was considered a top5 pick but slipped due to off-field issues.
Arizona Cardinals further solidified their secondary by drafting FS Tony Price from UTEP. Arizona Cardinals traded back into the 2nd round to pick the K Jason Kinslow. He has been dubbed the next Sebastian Janikowski.
|NFL Draft - Round 1 Recap|
|2||JASON KINSLOW||FLORIDA STATE||K||5'11||225|
|7||BLAKE GANDY||NW MISSOURI STATE||RDE||6'3||286|
*Note Blake Gandy is a 7th round Pick who slipped and has beend dubbed a big steal for Cardinals. He was expected to go in the 2nd Round but slipped. He plays with a big chip on his shoulder.
Arizona Finished 4-0 in a very good preseason. QB Kurt Warner looked like he hasn't missed a beat and was excellent in all 4 games. The news from preseason is that CB Randy Butler is the real deal. He finished preseason with 6 picks in 4 games and this was against starters in 1st half of each of the cardinals 4 games. Arizona's secondary looks like a force to be reckoned with.
Arizona Cardinals are expected to contend for atleast an NFC Championship and win the SB although experts say that failing to solidify that LT spot will ultimately cost the team down the road. Most experts expect the Cardinals to win the NFC WEST with around 10 or 11 wins.
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