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Cardinals Cover 2 - The Best Five
When it comes to the offensive line, head coach Kliff Kingsbury wants the best five players even if that means someone plays out of position. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss the o-line and David Johnson's return to action. Plus, Kyle Odegard joins the show to break down Andy Isabella's 88-yard TD in this week's Film Room.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Spotlight On Andy Isabella, Zach Allen
Ep. 293 - First, a happy 23rd birthday to Kyler Murray who certainly impressed during his rookie season. However, a couple of his fellow draft class teammates are still looking to make their mark. Andy Isabella and Zach Allen are among the players who Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki have put under the spotlight during the course of training camp. Plus, the guys discuss the possibility of Chandler Jones breaking the NFL single-season sack record.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Breakout Candidates For 2020
Ep. 292 - Before the players put the pads on for the first time in training camp, Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss their breakout candidates for the upcoming season. From tight end Dan Arnold to defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard, cornerback Byron Murphy and safety Jalen Thompson, the guys explain their choices. Plus, what does the decision by Marcus Gilbert to opt out mean for the starting right tackle spot?
Cardinals Cover 2 – DeAndre Hopkins Impressed With Kyler Murray, Offense
Ep. 291 - More than four months after the news of his trade broke, DeAndre Hopkins finally put on a Cardinals uniform for the first time over this past weekend. "It gave me chills," he told the media. What else did Hopkins have to say? A lot. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss Hopkins' affinity for Kyler Murray and the offense. Plus, the guys examine the different position battles expected to play out in training camp.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Isaiah Simmons Not An Ordinary Linebacker
Ep. 290 - For now, rookie Isaiah Simmons is focused exclusively on the inside linebacker position. That's not to say he won't find himself at other positions in the near future. This week, Simmons met the media after joining his fellow rookies on the field for the first time. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss what was said plus which players are roster locks and which players have work to do.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Top Training Camp Storylines
Ep. 289 - Training camp is officially underway. Here on Day 2 of Cards Camp, which is very different due to the coronavirus pandemic, Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki talk about some of the obvious and not-so-obvious storylines. It's a good discussion on what the guys will be paying attention to over the next several weeks. Plus, how many Cardinals players landed on the NFL Top-100 Players of 2020 list?
Cardinals Cover 2 - Chandler Jones In National Spotlight
Ep. 288 - It appears Chandler Jones is finally going to get the recognition he's earned based on his play. The NFL Top-100 Players of 2020 is being released this week, and it's expected Jones will be among the higher ranked players. Many of the national pundits have talked up Jones this offseason, but what's next for the all-pro linebacker? Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss that and ask whether Jones deserves Ring of Honor consideration when his playing days are over.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Training Camp In Sight
Ep. 287 - Now just days away from the start of training camp, many fans wonder what will it look like in 2020 given the coronavirus pandemic. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss what the league and players association have agreed upon. Plus, the guys explain why this year is going to be even harder for undrafted rookie free agents to make a Week 1 roster.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Predictions, Projections For 2020 And Beyond
Ep. 286 - So what happens this season and the seasons to come? Many believe they know, or think they know. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss some of the predictions and projections made about the Cardinals — and the rest of the NFC West — not only for 2020 but the next couple of years. Plus, all six draft picks have agreed to terms just ahead of the start of training camp.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Those Maddening Madden Ratings
Ep. 285 - It's said numbers don't lie except when it comes to a certain video game. The Madden NFL 21 ratings are out for every player, and there are several players who are not happy with their rating. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss some of the Cardinals' players numbers, including Kyler Murray who would fall into the 'not happy' category. Speaking of Murray, did you know his dog, Swoosh, has his own Instagram account? The things you learn on the show.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Kyler Murray Heading Into Year Two
A solid foundation has been laid. Now it's time to build. Kyler Murray proved a lot of doubters wrong in 2019 highlighted by his Offensive Rookie of the Year win. So what's next? How does Murray improve upon his rookie year and lead the Cardinals to bigger things? Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss exactly that. The Cardinals certainly feel they've found their franchise quarterback.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Continuity In The Secondary
A motivated Patrick Peterson. A healthy Robert Alford. Budda Baker coming off a pro bowl season. No wonder Mike Jurecki believes the strength of the defense is the secondary, which sees every major contributor last season back for 2020. Craig Grialou joins Jurecki in looking at both the cornerback and safety positions. Plus, the guys discuss special teams, another unit that returns all of its key players.
Cardinals Cover 2 - DeAndre Hopkins Highlights Offseason
It was the team's first move of the new league year, and it surprised just about everyone in the NFL. The acquisition of DeAndre Hopkins is a game-changer. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss what Hopkins' presence means within the offense and more specifically, his effect on the rest of the pass catchers. Also, don't sleep on the role of the tight end here in 2020.
Cardinals Cover 2 - A Good Ground Game
A top-10 rushing offense last season, the Cardinals will once again look to the run to set up the pass in 2020. It all starts upfront with the offensive line. It's their job to pave the way for the running backs, whether that's Kenyan Drake or Chase Edmonds. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss the team's ground game, beginning in the trenches where all five projected starters are familiar with the personnel and the offensive system.
Cardinals Cover 2 - New Front Seven
True to his word, GM Steve Keim made improving the defense a priority in the offseason, especially along the front seven. There may be as many as three new starters, with the potential of four should Vance Joseph decide to have both De'Vondre Campbell and Isaiah Simmons on the field at the same time. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss the outlook for what has the potential to be the most improved part of the defense.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Sizing Up The NFC West
It may be the toughest division in all of football. Between the 49ers (reigning NFC champions), the Seahawks (seven playoff appearances over the past eight seasons) and the Rams (two years removed from reaching the Super Bowl), the Cardinals certainly have their work cut out for them in 2020. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki review the offseasons of the other three teams in the NFC West.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Worst To First?
Since 2002, there have been 21 teams that have made the jump from worst to first. Is it possible the Cardinals can be team No. 22? Of course it is. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss the likelihood, factoring in the competitive NFC West. Plus, the guys preview the next episode of "Cardinals Archives," looking back at the 2015 NFC Divisional playoff game against the Packers.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Winning The Offseason
There are no awards given and at the end of the day, it's all about what happens on the field. Yet, there are many who have voiced their opinion, praising the Cardinals' offseason. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss what's been written by the national media, a lot of which has focused on the acquisition of DeAndre Hopkins and the free-agent additions on defense.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Kyler Murray On Many Lists
Next month, the NFL unveils its Top-100 Players of 2020. On Wednesday, the league teased that Kyler Murray will make the list. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss where Murray should land among the best players in the game. Also, according to the experts, Murray is listed as having one of the better supporting casts and a favorite to be one of the top quarterback picks in fantasy football.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Mason Cole Is The Center Of Attention
No one will touch the football more this season than Mason Cole, at least that's the hope. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss Cole resuming his role as the starting center. Plus, the guys preview the next episode of "Cardinals Archives," looking back at the 2009 NFC Wild Card game.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Kyler Murray Believes 'The Sky's The Limit' For Team
Kyler Murray is very confident, not only in his own ability but in the talent that is expected to surround him on the field in 2020. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss what Murray had to say in his nearly 31-minute press conference, including how excited he is about adding "arguably the best receiver in the game" in DeAndre Hopkins.
Cardinals Cover 2 - All About Details For Offensive Line
Count D.J. Humphries among those excited to have many of the same players from 2019 back in the offensive line room. It's made for a more efficient and productive offseason. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss the advantage this gives the Cardinals heading into the upcoming season. Plus, the guys preview the next episode of "Cardinals Archives" which takes fans back to Super Bowl XLIII.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Larry Fitzgerald Likes Cardinals' 'Solid' Roster
On a Fitz Friday, we hear from Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Fitz is very high on the addition of DeAndre Hopkins and what Hopkins' presence may mean for the team, both in the short-term and long-term. However, there was a more pressing matter on Fitzgerald's mind. The death of George Floyd and the racial tension gripping the country. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss all of what Fitzgerald had to say during a nearly 30-minute conference call.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Christian Kirk Aims To Take Step Forward
Frustrating is how Christian Kirk described his 2019 season. However, that has been put in the rear-view mirror. So what are the expectations for Kirk as he prepares for Year 3 in the NFL? Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss exactly that plus whether or not an increased role on special teams may be in Kirk's future. Also, the latest on players returning to team facilities and an update on training camps.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Kliff Kingsbury Supports Players, Gives Kyler Murray Update
The virtual offseason program is nearing its end, and on Monday, Kliff Kingsbury provided an update on the work that's been done. But before that, the head coach backed the words and actions of many of his players who have advocated for racial equality. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki go over everything Kingsbury had to say plus preview the upcoming episode of "Cardinals Archives," which revisits the 2008 NFC Championship Game.
Cardinals Cover 2 – More Lists And Rankings
Everybody loves lists, and Pro Football Focus' list of the top-50 NFL players raised a lot of eyebrows. DeAndre Hopkins was the only Cardinals player included. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss where Hopkins landed and why Chandler Jones was snubbed again.