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Title: Five things I want answered in camp
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Before we begin Antoine Bethea Jersey , here are some items that are intriguing, but didn’t make my top 5 -How many tackle dummies will Chandler Jones break? See video HEREWill Patrick Peterson keep the QB challenge going with a new QB Room?How excited should we be with our young offensive trio of Johnson (with a new deal), Rosen, and Kirk?Will our starting O-Line be intact for the start of the season?The Actual ListWhat will the QB depth chart look like after camp?Coach Wilks has made it very apparent going into camp that Sam Bradford is the starter, and the battle will be between Josh Rosen and Mike Glennon for the QB2 slot in the depth chart. I could not be happier with Wilks making this clear. I think our current situation is ideal for a young QB coming into the league, and we need to appreciate the fact that our future quarterback has the chance to sit back and learn. We have seen the nightmare story too many times – where NFL teams rush the process and trick themselves into thinking a guy having potential means he’s ready. They throw their young QBs to the wolves, then wonder why their high draft pick didn’t pan out.This situation is even more exciting to me because Rosen gets it. He understands the opportunity that lies ahead and sees the value in soaking up as much knowledge as he can while Bradford is the starter. After the first day of camp, Rosen seemed humble and was very complimentary of the veteran QB saying with Bradford, “鈥he ball goes where it needs to go鈥?It’s his first year in this offense too, and it seems like it’s been his fourth. I am very fortunate that that is the standard I get to see coming into the NFL.”Bradford’s knee seems to be doing just fine through non-contact drills (I know, that may not mean too much), as all accounts I have heard point to Bradford being very quick and light on his feet in the pocket. Bradford, known as an accurate passer, has been living up to his reputation thus far. I know a lot of fans weren’t too thrilled with the Bradford signing, but I think the Cardinals did an awesome job filling a current need, without sacrificing future success. I look forward to seeing Rosen wearing a headset instead of a helmet, and think it will pay dividends in the years to come. Who will step up to be our WR2? It’s currently looking like second year wide receiver Chad Williams might be in the lead to take over the #2 WR on the depth chart this season. Williams has raved about the new Mike McCoy offense Mike Iupati Jersey , and has pointed out that things are slowing down for him this season. Both of these factors have led to an increase in Williams’ confidence heading into camp, and based on reports I have seen, it has shown. Will Williams continue to show improvement and hang on to the #2 spot, or will Christian Kirk step it up in his first NFL camp? Who will patrol opposite Patrick Peterson?Similar to the WR situation behind Fitz, the Cardinals have had a glaring need at CB behind Peterson for the past few seasons. There’s also a ‘Williams’ in the mix to fill this need as well. The Cards made a move earlier in the offseason to bring in Jamar Taylor from the Browns, and I would think all signs point to Taylor to be the starter. My only hesitation with this is Steve Wilks has been known to work wonders developing guys in the secondary, and he has had good things to say about the progress of Brandon Williams. Will Taylor be the guy we have been searching for? Or, will the tutelage of Wilks take Brandon Williams from a “project” to a bona fide starter?Will we really have a ground and pound offense?New Offensive Coordinator, Mike McCoy has been vocal about building the offense around the guys he has, and not forcing them into a system that doesn’t suit their skills. I love this, and hope it’s true. We have also heard Coach Wilks talking about utilizing a ground and pound style offense. I also love this. What I question is, can you combine both of those statements, and have it still be true? Will our current roster really be able to successfully run the ground and pound style? We still have a lot of pieces from the Arians era, and there wasn’t a lot of downhill, “smash mouth” football being played with Arians calling the plays. A lot of our offensive players have been praising the McCoy offense so far, and we have already seen some success in camp. Take the first play of the first day of training camp – David Johnson lined up behind a fullback and broke off what looked to be a 40-yard TD run. I hope this is a sign of what’s to come this season.Will our special teams continue to embarrass us?I’m honestly not sure if we can count the number of game-changing blunders the Cardinals’ special teams units had under Arians. Whether it’s missed FGs, missed tackles Andy Lee Jersey , or muffed punts, special teams was without a doubt the Achilles heel of the Cardinals for the entire Arians era. Despite being consistently ranked near the bottom of the league in just about every special teams category, Arians refused to relieve former Special Teams Coordinator Amos Jones of his duties. Now we will finally see if Jones really was the problem, and if new coach, Jeff Rodgers can right the ship.What are some of the things you wish to see the Cards answer during camp? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals put the pads on, Josh Rosen and Sam Bradford, figuring out the defense and more While the Arizona Cardinals are three days into training camp, they are one day into real football and it brought the news out.There is so much information coming out of yesterday, let’s get to it.Steve Wilks Opens Padded Practices With A Pop'Oklahoma' drill sets tempo on first day of full contactRed And White Practice To Raise Funds For Fallen OfficersTeam partners with 100 Club to hold barbecue and raffleAfter Practice: Rosen's non-rookie locker, and pads debutDeone Bucannon, Haason Reddick Ready For Nickel Linebacker ChallengeAthletic duo must prove it can handle mental duties of important positionGolden - 'I Like My Progress A Lot'DE Markus Golden talks to the media after training camp practice about his ACL recovery.Post-Practice Quick Hits - Monday Morning FootballCraig Grialou and Mike Jurecki break down Monday's practice.Baker - 'We've Had A Good Start'S Budda Baker discusses the secondary and thoughts on the first practice with pads at #CardsCamp.#CardsCamp Highlights - Pad Poppin'Take a look and listen in to highlights from the first day of full pads at #cardscamp.Pro scouting director Quentin Harris thinks Cardinals have a third weaponHarris stopped by 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station's Doug & Wolf to discuss how things have been different this year and what new guys have stood out to him.Bickley: For now, the Cardinals embrace the present with Sam BradfordArizona Cardinals training camp begins with an early revelation. There is no quarterback competition between Sam Bradford and Josh Rosen.Bucannon is taking leadership role on Cardinals defense in his fifth seasonDeone Bucannon is entering his fifth season with the Arizona Cardinals and while it may not seem like a lot, he has 21 more career starts than any other linebacker on the Cardinals roster.Center A.Q. Shipley loving Cardinals' downhill attack so farCardinals coach Steve Wilks has made it no secret that running back David Johnson will get his fair share of carries in 2018.No setbacks but no timeline for Cardinals DE Markus Golden’s returnMarkus Golden said there have no setbacks in his rehabilitation from ACL surgery, but there is still no timeline for the defensive end/outside linebacker’s return to practice.Cardinals camp notebook: Physicality makes for strong first day in padsChandler Jones broke a sled, and Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks started the first full day of practice in pads with one-on-one drills.Cardinals OL D.J. Humphries talks Going 1-on-1 vs. Chandler JonesCardinals tackle D.J. Humphries discussed going one-on-one versus Chandler Jones, the rookie O-linemen's great snack tastes and more.Cardinals' 'Red & White Practice' to raise funds for fallen DPS trooperThe Arizona Cardinals' "Red & White Practice" this Saturday will be raising funds for fallen Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper Tyler Edenhofer.NFL countdown: 41 days till Week 1 and remembering Carl CarterWe look back to the career of a cornerback who played four seasons with the Cardinals.5 Arizona Cardinals worth signing long-termIt's never too early to think about the future now that the quarterback of the future is here...Arizona Cardinals training camp schedule for 1st full week of practiceAn updated look at what is coming for the Cardinals in the next week and which practices fans can attend.Budda Baker likely to play less on special teams for the Cardinals"I tried to get out there one time and they told me to get out of here."Josh Rosen has a locker with the veteran players in training campThe team wants him around Sam Bradford as much as possible.AZ Cardinals training camp: 3 things that happened MondayIt was the first practice in pads for the Cardinals.
 
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