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Cardinals Cover 2 - (Honolulu) Blue Monday
Sep 28, 2020
Ep. 320 - Losing to the Detroit Lions has left the Red Sea feeling blue. It was a rough day at the office for Kyler Murray, who has now struggled in each of his two matchups against the Lions and head coach Matt Patricia. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki break down the game and discuss what went wrong. Plus, Kliff Kingsbury hinted at a possible position switch for Isaiah Simmons given the injury situation at safety.
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Cardinals Cover 2 – No Lion, Another Date With Detroit
Sep 25, 2020
Ep. 319 - The Cardinals and Lions will do battle for the fourth straight season this Sunday at State Farm Stadium. Can the Cardinals improve to 3-0 for the first time in five years? Mike Jurecki presents his three keys to victory plus the 'X' factor in the matchup. Also, Jurecki and Craig Grialou discuss the extra motivation for linebacker Devon Kennard as he goes against his former team.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Time To Ground And Pound
Sep 24, 2020
Ep. 318 - Looking at the numbers, this has the chance to be a big week for Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds. The Cardinals rushing offense is among the best in the league, while the Lions have had difficulty stopping the run through two games. Meanwhile on the defensive side of the ball, coordinator Vance Joseph said his unit is "on high alert" when considering the Lions offense. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki examine the many weapons at the disposal of quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Lessons Learned From 2019 Meeting With Lions
Sep 23, 2020
Ep. 317 - Let's be honest, the first impression of Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray was not ideal. For three quarters of the 2019 opener against the Lions, nothing went right for the rookie head coach and his signal caller. Fast forward 17 games to another meeting with Detroit and the Kingsbury-Murray pairing looks much better. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss some of the lessons learned from the 2019 matchup. Plus, a conversation about the importance of Andy Isabella's first two catches of the season.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Defense 'Night And Day' Improvement From 2019
Sep 22, 2020
Ep. 316 - It's a small sample size, but what the Cardinals' defense has shown through two games cannot be ignored. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki go over the improved numbers and highlight the play of the three key free-agent additions: De'Vondre Campbell, Devon Kennard and Jordan Phillips. Campbell, especially, has stood out in coverage. Plus, the guys discuss how the rest of the NFC West fared in Week 2.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Kyler Murray Won't Stop Running
Sep 21, 2020
Ep. 315 - Designed quarterback runs are baked into the Cardinals' offense. Those plays set Kyler Murray apart from other NFL signal callers. However, the offense can be better overall. There have been too many negative plays. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss the win over Washington, focus on what can be improved and highlight another bright spot from Sunday, wide receiver Andy Isabella.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Not Overlooking Washington
Sep 18, 2020
Ep. 314 - If the Cardinals had the best win in Week 1, then Washington may have had the most surprising win of all the season-opening games. The pair of 1-0 teams meet Sunday at State Farm Stadium. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki break down the matchup, including Jurecki's three keys for a victory. But before the guys get into any X's and O's, they reflect on the passing of Hall of Fame safety and long-time team executive Larry Wilson.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Early Learning Curve For Isaiah Simmons
Sep 17, 2020
Ep. 313 - It was not a great first impression by Isaiah Simmons. The Cardinals first-round draft pick struggled out of the gate in Week 1. So, is defensive coordinator Vance Joseph discouraged? Hardly. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss how Simmons responded to the early adversity. Also, with Mason Cole not practicing for a second straight day, it would appear Lamont Gaillard is poised to make his first NFL start on Sunday.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Running Back Touches
Sep 16, 2020
Ep. 312 - Is Chase Edmonds in line for more playing time this week? Perhaps. Based on his play against the 49ers Edmonds "will continue to have a major role in this offense," according to Kliff Kingsbury. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki debate how to divide the touches between Edmonds and Kenyan Drake. Also, this week provides another challenge for the offensive line. The Washington front four is one of the best in the league.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Haason Reddick Ready For More
Sep 15, 2020
Ep. 311 - One of the many unsung stars from Sunday's win at San Francisco was Haason Reddick, the former first round draft pick who is once again playing outside linebacker. It's a position switch that suits Reddick, at least through the first game. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki also discuss the reason behind the lack of a deep passing game in the season opener plus review how the rest of the NFC West fared in Week 1.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Defense Comes Up With Clutch Plays In Win No. 1
Sep 14, 2020
Ep. 310 - A goal line stand. An end-of-game stop. Who would've thought the defense would be the talk of the season opener? Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki break down the big plays, none bigger than Byron Murphy's pass breakup on 4th down to help seal the victory. Of course, the performance of DeAndre Hopkins cannot be ignored nor the news about Chris Streveler.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Battle By The Bay
Sep 11, 2020
Ep. 309 - The long wait ends Sunday. The Cardinals open their 2020 season playing on the road against the San Francisco 49ers. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki break down the matchup, first with Jurecki's top-3 things the Cardinals need to do to walk out of Levi's Stadium with a victory. Later, the guys discuss the importance of each team's left tackles—D.J. Humphries and Trent Williams—in helping determine the outcome.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Fitzgerald Talks Future, Peterson At Peace
Sep 10, 2020
Ep. 308 - So we now know when Larry Fitzgerald will retire. We also know Patrick Peterson is only focused on business on-the-field. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss what both team captains had to say on Thursday. Plus, defensive coordinator Vance Joseph is in the spotlight. What's the plan for George Kittle? We all remember the Cardinals' struggles defending the tight end position last season.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Oh Captain, My Captain
Sep 09, 2020
Ep. 307 - Everyone has a story, and the story of Dennis Gardeck added a new chapter on Wednesday. The former fast food worker is now a team captain in the National Football League. Gardeck was one of eight captains named. Also, Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss Kyler Murray and Jimmy Garoppolo, the two quarterbacks who will take the field on Sunday at Levi's Stadium.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Happy Hopkins Signs Extension Through 2024
Sep 08, 2020
Ep. 306 - It was always expected, and it is now done. DeAndre Hopkins signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him in a Cardinals uniform through the 2024 season. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss the importance of the deal, especially ahead of the upcoming season. Plus, Kenyan Drake—not to worry, Birdgang—is healthy. Hopkins and Drake are two very important pieces in Kliff Kingsbury's offense.
Cardinals Cover 2 – Roster Decisions Coming
Sep 04, 2020
Ep. 305 - So you say you want to be a general manager in the National Football League. Well, Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki did their best Steve Keim impersonation when it comes to setting the 53-man roster. There are tough decisions at several positions. Who survives the cut? Note: This episode was recorded before five roster moves were announced on Friday.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Run Kyler Run
Sep 02, 2020
Ep. 304 - How much will Cardinals fans see Kyler Murray run the football this season? It's a question Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki debated during Wednesday's show. Also, the latest injury news as training camp nears its end plus defensive coordinator Vance Joseph with some high praise for second-year defensive lineman Zach Allen.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Offensive Line Depth
Aug 31, 2020
Ep. 303 - First, Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki made sure to wish Larry Fitzgerald a "Happy Birthday!" The G.O.A.T. turned 37 on Monday. Then the guys got into a discussion about the offensive line, a unit coach Sean Kugler believes "is in better shape" than a year ago. The battle for right tackle continues. Who will win the job? The two leading candidates are Kelvin Beachum and Justin Murray.
Cardinals Cover 2 – Maturity Helping Young Receivers At Camp
Aug 26, 2020
Ep. 302 - Physically, they've all gotten stronger. However it's their level of maturity that wide receivers coach David Raih highlighted when talking about Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler and KeeSean Johnson. It's a big season for each one of those 2019 draft picks. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss which receiver has made the most plays in training camp and bring you the latest news from Cards Camp.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Dan Arnold Eager To Make Impact
Aug 24, 2020
Ep. 301 - Outside of DeAndre Hopkins, there may not have been a more talked about pass-catcher for the Cardinals than Dan Arnold. And while Arnold has heard all the praise, he—in his words—has tucked away the outside noise, choosing to focus on being consistent each day. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss Arnold's role and have the latest on Kenyan Drake missing practice on Monday.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Brentson Buckner Preaches Physicality On Defensive Line
Aug 20, 2020
Ep. 300 - Defensive line coach Brentson Buckner is a no nonsense coach who demands the best from his players. He's got plenty of talent to work with this season, including free-agent addition Jordan Phillips and a pair of rookies in Leki Fotu and Rashard Lawrence. Fotu is "one of the biggest human beings I've ever been around," according to Buckner. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss the defensive line and the latest news from training camp.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Chase Edmonds Ready When Number Is Called
Aug 19, 2020
Ep. 299 - The starting running back is Kenyan Drake, but don't forget about Chase Edmonds. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki explain why the coaching staff is high on the former fourth-round draft pick, who has the absolute perfect attitude and mindset heading into the 2020 season. Also, DeAndre Hopkins returned to practice, Andy Isabella is wearing a new number and Dennis Gardeck is now working with outside linebackers.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Time To Put The Pads On
Aug 17, 2020
Ep. 298 - The slow build of training camp took its next important step on Monday with the first padded practice. Media availability was limited yet it was still good to hear the popping of pads, and of course, the intensity picked up with the increased physicality. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki get into Kenyan Drake's fit within the offense and his desire to have an increased role in the passing game.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Offense Vs. Defense
Aug 14, 2020
Ep. 297 - 11 on 11. Consider it the next step in the ramp up of training camp. According to Budda Baker, Friday marked the first time the offensive and defensive units faced off in practice. Kliff Kingsbury said he wanted "both sides to feel the speed of the game." Don't forget, the 2020 regular season kicks off in less than a month. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss how the head coach is using his college background to get his current players ready for the opener.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Kyler Murray Turning Into Leader And Instigator
Aug 13, 2020
Ep. 296 - We continue to see the growth and maturity of Kyler Murray. On Thursday, a new side emerged. Jokester. The second-year quarterback has made quite the impression on his teammates and is bullish about the offense in 2020. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki detail Murray's thoughts about DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk. Also, Vance Joseph spoke following practice saying "we have some ideas—I can't share those" regarding finding snaps for his three talented inside linebackers.