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Big Red Rage - Butler Confident In Cardinals
Jul 28, 2021
Ep. 518 - Cornerback Malcolm Butler, one of the new faces on the Cardinals defense, joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about having confidence in his game, playing in Vance Joseph's system, competing with a "dog" mentality and his legendary Super Bowl-sealing interception at State Farm Stadium. Plus, a discussion about position battles and the need for consistency and discipline on offense.
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Big Red Rage - Pass Rush Possibilities
Jul 22, 2021
Ep. 517 - Adding J.J. Watt to a group of talented pass rushers including Chandler Jones and Markus Golden should create problems for opposing offensive coordinators. Former Pro Bowl defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch joins Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to discuss the best way for the Cardinals to generate pressure on quarterbacks. Plus, Calvisi and Wolf talk about rookies who could make an immediate impact, Kyler Murray's leadership and the biggest training camp storylines.
Big Red Rage - Best Of Offseason Part III
Jul 15, 2021
Ep. 516 - In our third and final "Best of" Big Red Rage episode, Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley chat with linebackers coach Bill Davis, cornerbacks coach Greg Williams and running backs coach James Saxon. How will Zaven Collins and Isaiah Simmons work together in the middle of the defense? What does Malcom Butler bring to the defensive backfield? How will Chase Edmonds and James Conner be used at running back? Plus, a conversation about lofty expectations for Kyler Murray as he heads into his third NFL season.
Big Red Rage - Best Of Offseason Part II
Jul 07, 2021
Ep. 515 - As summer break moves along, we continue our dip into the Big Red Rage archives for a closer look at the rookies. In the second of three "Best Of" episodes, Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley are joined by director of player personnel Dru Grigson, safety Budda Baker, former Cardinals linebacker Rob Fredrickson, cornerbacks coach Greg Williams, rookie outside linebacker Victor Dimukeje and Austrian tight end Bernhard Seikovits. We talk about how the rookies are adjusting to the NFL, the confidence of corners Marco Wilson and Tay Gowan and much more.
Big Red Rage - Best Of Offseason Part I
Jul 01, 2021
Ep. 514 - The Cardinals report to training camp in less than a month. It's time to head into the archives for the best Big Red Rage interviews of the offseason. In the first of three "Best Of" episodes, Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley are joined by Hall of Fame QB Kurt Warner, defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, outside linebacker Markus Golden and former Cardinals Frank Sanders and Frostee Rucker. We talk Kyler Murray's upcoming season, the additions of J.J. Watt and A.J. Green, Markus Golden's return and much more.
Big Red Rage - Chasing The American Football Dream
Jun 23, 2021
Ep. 513 - Austrian tight end Bernhard Seikovits, allocated to the Cardinals through the NFL's International Player Pathway Program, joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about his NFL dream, absorbing the playbook and adjusting to life in Arizona. Seikovits also teaches Wolfley how to speak German. Plus, Calvisi and Wolfley discuss how the Cardinals focused on physicality and leadership when building the 2021 roster, Dennis Gardeck's knee rehab and depth on the defensive line.
Big Red Rage - Dimukeje Ready To Make Impact
Jun 17, 2021
Ep. 512 - The Cardinals added a smart, tough and motivated outside linebacker in the sixth round of the draft when they selected Victor Dimukeje out of Duke. Dimukeje joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about learning the defense, being compared to fellow linebacker Markus Golden, his ability to set the edge and willingness to play special teams. Plus, we discuss Byron Murphy's importance to the defense, A.J. Green's potential for a big season and how Zaven Collins will respond to pressure.
Big Red Rage - Edmonds, Conner Ready To Run
Jun 10, 2021
Ep. 511 - Running backs coach James Saxon joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about the prospects of the Cardinals' run game featuring Chase Edmonds and free agent signee James Conner. Saxon is reunited with Conner after coaching the big runner in Pittsburgh during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Plus, Calvisi and Wolf discuss Kyler Murray's leadership going into his third year, Robert Alford's return from two straight season-ending injuries and the future of Isaiah Simmons as he gets set to play next to rookie linebacker Zaven Collins in the middle of the Cardinals defense.
Big Red Rage - High Expectations For Collins, Simmons
Jun 02, 2021
Ep. 510 - The pairing of young linebackers Zaven Collins and Isaiah Simmons has been a hot Cardinals topic during the offseason. Linebackers coach Bill Davis joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about his first impressions of Collins, the jump he expects from Isaiah Simmons after learning six positions during his rookie season and the leadership infusion provided by J.J. Watt. Plus, some takeaways from organized team activities along with a preview of Kyler Murray's third season as Cardinals quarterback.
Big Red Rage - Former Cardinals LB High On Collins
May 26, 2021
Ep. 509 - When you want to know about a linebacker, you ask a fellow linebacker. That's exactly what Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley did on the Big Red Rage when they invited former Cardinals linebacker Rob Fredrickson to chat about rookie Zaven Collins. Fredrickson, a former top pick himself, talks about what Collins can expect from the NFL, lining up next to Isaiah Simmons and the benefit of having linebackers who can play all three downs. Plus, discussions on cornerback depth and the new-look running back room led by Chase Edmonds and James Conner.
Big Red Rage - Grigson Provides Details On Draftees
May 20, 2021
Ep. 508 - The Cardinals recently conducted a rookie minicamp at the Dignity Health Arizona Cardinals Training Center in Tempe. What was learned? Director of player personnel Dru Grigson joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to break it all down. Plus, find out when the Cardinals front office knew that Zaven Collins would be considered at No. 16, how Rondale Moore moves around the field and the upside of cornerbacks Marco Wilson and Tay Gowan.
Big Red Rage - Budda Baker Analyzes 2021 Schedule
May 12, 2021
Ep. 507 - Cardinals safety Budda Baker joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley at Four Peaks Brewing Company in Tempe to discuss the 2021 schedule which includes three primetime home games. Plus, find out why Baker made the expensive switch to the No. 3 jersey and what he thinks about new teammates J.J. Watt, Malcolm Butler and Zaven Collins.
Big Red Rage - Coaching Confident Corners
May 06, 2021
Ep. 506 - Cornerbacks coach Greg Williams joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about the confidence and ability of rookie corners Marco Wilson and Tay Gowan, the addition of veteran Malcom Butler and what a healthy Robert Alford could mean to the Cardinals defense. Plus, Calvisi and Wolf take a dive into the 2021 Cards Draft class as a whole. How will linebackers Zaven Collins and Isaiah Simmons fit together? What kind of impact can speedy receiver Rondale Moore make in his rookie year?
Big Red Rage - Projecting Picks With Pasch
Apr 27, 2021
Ep. 505 - Cardinals play-by-play voice Dave Pasch joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to preview the 2021 NFL Draft. What will the Cardinals do with the 16th pick? Will they trade up? Will they trade down? What happens if the top cornerbacks and wide receivers are gone when the Cardinals are on the clock? We examine the many ways the draft could unfold. Plus, the guys take their best guess as to who will become the latest first-rounder to land in Arizona.
Big Red Rage - Warner Weighs In On Murray, NFL Draft
Apr 22, 2021
Ep. 504 - Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about Kyler Murray heading into his third year, the value of proven veterans like J.J. Watt and A.J. Green, how center Rodney Hudson can take pressure off of Murray, the upcoming NFL Draft and more. Find out which way Warner would go with the 16th pick.
Big Red Rage - Grigson Talks Scouting, Draft Prep
Apr 14, 2021
Ep. 503 - The 2021 NFL Draft is two weeks away and the Cardinals are making their final preparations. Director of player personnel Dru Grigson joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about scouting during the pandemic, meetings with prospects, covering pro days, building their draft board and more. Grigson also discusses the deepest positions in the draft and what it's like inside the war room. Plus, Wolf and Calvisi speculate on the role of new running back James Conner who signed with the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Big Red Rage - Sanders Expects Refreshed A.J. Green
Apr 08, 2021
Ep. 502 - Former Cardinals wide receiver Frank Sanders joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about the offseason additions and upcoming NFL Draft. Sanders reveals why he thinks A.J. Green will thrive in Arizona, how competition leads to greatness and what he feels are the major traits of a good cornerback. Plus, we remember Sanders' role in the improbable 1998 Wild Card win over the Cowboys in Dallas.
Big Red Rage - Rucker Bullish On Jones and Watt Combo
Apr 01, 2021
Ep. 501 - Former Cardinals defensive lineman Frostee Rucker joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about J.J. Watt teaming with Chandler Jones up front, the outlook for the defense overall and how leadership can help take a team to the next level. Plus, Rucker discusses wide receiver A.J. Green and center Rodney Hudson, one-time teammates of his with the Bengals and Raiders respectively. According to Rucker, the change of scenery could propel Green to a productive season in Arizona.
Big Red Rage - Butler Addition Leads 500th Show
Mar 25, 2021
Ep. 500 - The Cardinals filled the biggest need on their roster on Thursday when they agreed to terms with cornerback Malcolm Butler. Paul Calvisi, Ron Wolfley and Darren Urban discuss Butler's fit, what's next for the corner position, the deep offensive line and yet another Larry Fitzgerald update. Plus, the guys celebrate the 500th episode of the Big Red Rage by remembering some of the greatest moments from the past 20 years of the show.
Big Red Rage - Golden Ready To Hunt With Watt And Jones
Mar 18, 2021
Ep. 499 - The Cardinals defense got a boost just prior to the new league year when linebacker Markus Golden inked a two-year contract to remain with the Big Red. Golden joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to discuss new additions to the team, rushing the QB with J.J. Watt and Chandler Jones and what he likes about Vance Joseph's scheme. Plus, Golden talks about the departures of teammates Haason Reddick and Patrick Peterson who both signed elsewhere during via free agency.
Big Red Rage - Wyche Breaks Down Watt And Free Agency
Mar 11, 2021
Ep 498 - NFL Network reporter Steve Wyche joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about J.J. Watt's arrival in Arizona, Kyler Murray's progress, the NFC West quarterback landscape and the upcoming NFL Free Agency period. Which veteran free agent receiver would be a good fit with the Cardinals? Plus, Wyche talks about his podcast "Huddle and Flow" which created a stir in the NFL news cycle on Thursday.
Big Red Rage - Joseph Outlines Plan For Watt
Mar 04, 2021
Ep. 497 - On Monday, the Cardinals surprised many in the NFL when they signed free agent defensive lineman J.J. Watt to a two-year contract. Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about his role in the recruitment process, where Watt will play in the defense and the leadership he brings the Cardinals both on and off the field. Plus, find out why Joseph said it was a "no brainer" to sign Watt after watching film and why he is a "perfect fit" for the Cardinals defense.
Big Red Rage - Questions On The Offensive Line
Feb 25, 2021
Ep. 496 - With free agency and the draft on the horizon, the Cardinals must answer several questions on the offensive line. Darren Urban joins Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about the center position, Josh Jones' versatility and a few potential options to join the o-line via free agency. Plus, do the Cardinals need to add size at running back? We also discuss how the Cardinals offense can counter when defenses take Kyler Murray out of the run game.
Big Red Rage - Cardinals Prepare For Cap Challenges
Feb 18, 2021
Ep. 495 - Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill spoke on a number of subjects while making an appearance on 98.7 FM, Arizona Sports Station's Newsmakers Week. Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley are joined by Kyle Odegard to talk about Bidwill's comments on the 2021 salary cap, expectations for Steve Keim and Kliff Kingsbury, Kyler Murray's development, free agency, the future of Larry Fitzgerald and Patrick Peterson and more.
Big Red Rage - Front Seven Future
Feb 11, 2021
Ep. 494 - In the NFL, change is a given. Roster composition can look very different from one season to another. With that in mind, how will the Cardinals' front seven look in 2021? Former Cardinals linebacker Rob Fredrickson joins Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about the future of Vance Joseph's defense, the potential role for 2020 top pick Isaiah Simmons and the pass rush options outside of Chandler Jones. Plus, the crew discusses the offensive side of the ball and how Kyler Murray can be most effective in a balanced attack.