Episode 89: Johnny & Blake discuss the Cards’ chances at having defensive improvement, position battles and players to watch in Training Camp. What should the expectations be for a hopefully improved coverage and pass rush unit? And who’s the guy to watch on the defensive side of the ball?
Arizona's Chandler Jones was a great player on a mediocre defense one season ago, finishing with a career-high 19 sacks and solidifying his reputation as one of the NFL's premier pass rushers. Now that the Cardinals linebacker has a little help, he's got Michael Strahan's single-season record of 22 1/2 sacks in his sights. ''If there's a year to do it, this could be the year to do it,'' Jones said.
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray isn’t just the “face” of the franchise. He isn’t just the “future” of the franchise, either. After one of the strangest offseasons in NFL history, the emerging second-year superstar, thanks to self-determined personal growth, a dire dedication to his craft and an all-out allegiance to becoming a leader, Murray now clearly “is” the franchise.