As one of the top-rated defensive linemen in the NFL Draft, Dan Williams begins his career in Arizona with high expectations. Williams, the Cardinals' first-round pick, is expected to thrive at nose tackle in the 3-4 defense and should compete for playing time as a rookie. AZRedReport.com kicks off a new series previewing each of the incoming rookies headed to the desert, starting with Williams.
May 4, 2010
It was an up and down season for the Cardinals' defense in 2009, and it ended in ugly fashion when the team gave up 45 points in consecutive playoff games. To make matters worse, the front seven took a big hit with the departure of Karlos Dansby. The front office has worked to add a few pieces to this unit, but there are still several needs at various positions. Andy Bishop explains.
April 5, 2010
It appears coach Ken Whisenhunt isn't going to hand the starting quarterback's job to Matt Leinart. Instead, Whisenhunt is looking for an experienced quarterback who can push Leinart and be a productive starter if Leinart falters or is injured.
March 12, 2010
Quarterback Matt Leinart has been in the NFL for four years, but many people, including some teammates, aren't sure how he'll fare as a starter. Leinart has played behind Kurt Warner the past two years, and his playing time was minimal. When he did play in 2009, he struggled. Leinart long has been a polarizing figure for fans, who seem to either love or hate him.
February 12, 2010
The 2006 NFL Draft marked the Arizona Cardinals last one before the Whisenhunt Era. It's safe to say the 2006 class didn't live up to expectations, but there are a few players who have weathered the storm. While none of the Cardinals fourth-year players will graduate with honors, Arizona's success in 2010 depends on them.
February 5, 2010