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Cardinals Cover 2 - Winning Streak Snapped
Nothing came easy in the 'Big Easy' for the Cardinals on Sunday. They lost 31-9 to the Saints, ending a three-game winning streak. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss what happened and what needs to happen now. Plus, the Cardinals acquired running back Kenyan Drake in a trade with the Dolphins. It's a quick turnaround for the Cardinals as they play host to the 49ers on Thursday Night Football.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Putting The 'Special' Into Special Teams
The game is broken into three phases, yet special teams often gets overlooked. Not today. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss all things special teams, a phase that had a lot of things go right in 2019 under the guidance of coordinator Jeff Rodgers. Plus, the guys look ahead to next week's Scouting Combine.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Humphries Re-Signs, Peterson Leads Corners
The positional breakdown continues but first, Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki are joined by newly re-signed left tackle D.J. Humphries, who discusses the five-year road he's traveled thus far in the NFL. Then the guys examine the cornerback position, a group led by Patrick Peterson that appears well-stocked for 2020.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Manning The Middle With Jordan Hicks
Without question, the free agent signing of Jordan Hicks was money well spent last offseason. He had a career year in 2019. But, like Chandler Jones, Hicks can't, and shouldn't, shoulder all of the defense. He needs a partner, and whether that player comes via free agency or the draft, Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss why the inside linebacker position is so important to the defense.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Chandler Jones And The Outside Linebackers
No player gets after the quarterback better than Chandler Jones. The 2019 All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler can't do it all by himself, however. Some help would be nice. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki examine the team's need for another edge rusher as they continue their position-by-position breakdown, today focusing on outside linebacker.
Cardinals Cover 2 - 2020 Tight End Use
Hardly seen on the field early on, the tight end position became much more prevalent as the season progressed. What will that mean for the offense moving forward? Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss as they continue their position-by-position breakdown. Plus, Kurt Warner is coming to a theater near you in the not-so-distant future.
Cardinals Cover 2 - The Running Back Question
In the offseason, running back may be the most interesting position group to follow. What's the future of David Johnson? Will Kenyan Drake re-sign? Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki break down a number of different scenarios. Plus, the latest coaching moves made on Kliff Kingsbury's staff is discussed.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Jones, Murray Up For NFL Honors
It's the last Football Friday of the 2019 season. Yes, Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki break down Super Bowl 54, but it's the night before—NFL Honors—that has their attention first. They'll discuss the chances of Chandler Jones being crowned Defensive Player of the Year and Kyler Murray winning Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Winning In The Trenches
Kyler Murray had a huge impact on the offense in 2019, but don't count out the offensive line when discussing the improvement that side of the ball made last season. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki break down all things in the trenches, including how the offensive line helped shape the offense.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Safety First
It took Budda Baker only three seasons to become a Pro Bowl safety. He's clearly become the leader of the group. Darren Urban, Kyle Odegard and Mike Jurecki discuss Baker's play and where they see the safety position heading into the offseason, as well as Eli Manning's retirement and his ties to the Cardinals.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Fitzgerald Back For 17th Season
He's not done yet. Larry Fitzgerald will play in 2020, his 17th season with the Cardinals. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss what Fitzgerald's return means, not only on the field but off the field as well. They are joined by Darren Urban, who has seen every one of the 1,378 career receptions by Fitzgerald.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Big Offseason At Wide Receiver
Whether or not Larry Fitzgerald decides to return for a 17th season, the wide receiver position will be closely examined this offseason. Does that mean it will be addressed in the draft? Or free agency? Perhaps a combination of both? Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss what is a key position in Kliff Kingsbury's offense. Plus, the guys unveil the Top 5 Special Teams Plays of 2019.
Cardinals Cover 2 - The Best Weekend Of Football
The remaining eight playoff teams return to action in what many call the best weekend of football. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss the four matchups in the Divisional Round, highlighted by a pair of teams out of the NFC West. Plus, the guys unveil the Top 5 Defensive Plays of 2019.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Happy Anniversary Kliff Kingsbury
It was one year ago today that the Cardinals named Kliff Kingsbury as their new head coach. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki look back at Kingsbury's first year, including the improvement he brought to the offense and the respect he earned within the locker room. Plus, the guys unveil the Top 5 Offensive Plays of 2019.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Murray Magic
Much was expected from the No. 1 overall pick and quarterback Kyler Murray delivered in his rookie season. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki begin their position-by-position breakdown with a look at quarterback, a position that looks to be set for many years to come.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Chandler Jones Named All-Pro
It's the first show of 2020, and the work towards next season is already underway. Vance Joseph will be back as defensive coordinator, but what about Larry Fitzgerald? Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss whether or not there will be a 17th season for No. 11. Plus, the guys give props to Chandler Jones who was named First-Team All-Pro.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Kingsbury Wraps 2019 Season
The Cardinals season is over but the news does not stop. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki bring you coverage of Kliff Kingsbury's season-ending press conference in which the head coach announced that defensive coordinator Vance Joseph will return in 2020. Kingsbury also talks about Kyler Murray's rookie year, late-season improvement by the defense and much more.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Who Starts At QB On Sunday?
Kyler Murray or Brett Hundley? On Friday, head coach Kliff Kingsbury wasn't sure who would be the team's starting quarterback in the season finale. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss both options. Plus, the spotlight is on Chandler Jones and his attempt to break the NFL's single-season sack record.
Cardinals Cover 2 - An Early Christmas Present
Yes, it was unexpected. But maybe it shouldn't have been. The Cardinals continued their good play in Seattle, winning at CenturyLink Field for the fourth time in their last five visits. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss the victory which was highlighted by career-best performances from both running back Kenyan Drake and linebacker Chandler Jones. Plus, how did the rest of the NFC West do in Week 16?
Cardinals Cover 2 - Looking For More Success In Seattle
No team has had more success at CenturyLink Field than the Cardinals. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss Sunday's matchup and how this Kyler Murray-led offense is different than when the teams first met almost three months ago. Plus, hear the respect Seahawks players have for Larry Fitzgerald.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Pro Bowl For Jones And Baker
Budda Baker and Chandler Jones are headed to Orlando in January. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss the players' selections to the 2020 Pro Bowl. Plus, Kyle Odegard joins the show for his exclusive Film Room showing of Kyler Murray's 35-yard run, and the guys put the spotlight on the Seattle Seahawks.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Running Into The Win Column
For the first time in almost two months, the Cardinals walked off the field winners on a Sunday. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss the 38-24 victory over the Cleveland Browns, highlighting the performances of Kenyan Drake, Kyler Murray and Patrick Peterson. Plus, Mike Helm, aka 'Stat Wiz', joins the show to further dive into the win and the guys review how the rest of the NFC West looked in Week 15.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Final Home Game For Fitz?
Yes, Sunday is the regular season home finale. But is it also Larry Fitzgerald's home finale? That's just one of the many storylines in this week's matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki also discuss the release of Terrell Suggs and David Johnson being named the Cardinals' Walter Payton Man of the Year.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Murray Set For Battle With Mayfield
When Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield take the field on Sunday, it will add another chapter to a story that began when they were teammates at Oklahoma. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss the matchup between the two former Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks. Plus, the "Film Room" segment features a breakdown of yet another successful fake punt.