Alan Ball

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 195
College: Illinois
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan
Draft: 2007 7th round (27th pick) by the
  • Yardbarker1 hour ago

    Arizona Cardinals position review: Wide Receiver

    Ahead of the 2017 NFL season, we’ll be looking at different position groups leading up to kickoff for Week 1. With a mixture of analysis, predictions, and possibly some boldness to go along with each group being discussed. Without further ado, here is a look at the Arizona Cardinals’ wide receiver corps: Larry Fitzgerald– Admittedly, there is not much to say at this point that could sufficiently describe the future Hall of Famer as he brings consistency and leadership to the position that is so desperately needed in a relatively young group of receivers. John Brown– He was setup for a breakout season last year, except for one thing…his health. Brown has been dealing with symptoms attributing

  • Why has the Calais Campbell loss been so dismissed?
    Revenge of the Birds

    Why has the Calais Campbell loss been so dismissed?

    I must have been sleeping the past couple of seasons, but did the Arizona Cardinals not just lose their best and most consistent front seven player? Calais Campbell has been the one constant in an ever changing and shifting defense. Bill Davis, Ray Horton, Todd Bowles and finally James Bettcher were the defensive coordinators during Campbell's transformation from a lightly used rookie to anchor of one of the best defenses in the NFL. Campbell allowed for a smooth transition from the Dockett and Dansby defense, to the Daryl Washington and Patrick Peterson defense, to the Dansby defense, to the Deone Bucannon defense to whatever last year was. There have been questions at literally every position

  • 'Bird's Eye View' podcast talks QBs, TE depth and Cardinals rookie class
    Cards Wire

    'Bird's Eye View' podcast talks QBs, TE depth and Cardinals rookie class

    The Arizona Cardinals offseason continues, with many topics to discuss. AZCentral’s Kent Somers and current media free agent Mike Jurecki got together for the latest edition of the Bird’s Eye View podcast. What did they discuss? They go over the quarterback situation, with Carson Palmer getting rest in the offseason. They say Drew Stanton is safe as the backup ,but that Blaine Gabbert has a really good shot at the No. 3 spot. Somers says the tight end depth is suspect and they go over the many surgeries Troy Niklas has had. On the defensive line, they make predictions about who will start and how much Robert Nkemdiche will contribute. Jurecki says Josh Mauro was one of the more understated signings