The Cardinals haven't had two players with at least 10 sacks in a season since 1984, when Al "Bubba" Baker and Curtis Greer did it. If Chandler Jones can notch at least a half-sack Sunday in Los Angeles, he and Markus Golden (who has 10 sacks already) will end that drought. The two will be linked forever in that regard -- even as they are already linked now, by their own choice.
"They're like stepbrothers walking around since day one," defensive coordinator James Bettcher said. "They have a great camaraderie, they've become close friends on and off the field. ... You can see it."
Jones said Golden reached out to him as soon as the Cards traded for Jones last March and "we've been tight ever since."
"We are just two guys, we're good friends," Golden said. "We like the same things, we like to do the same stuff, we play the same position. We've got a lot in common. And Chandler is just an all-around cool dude."
Does that relationship help on the field? "You play for your brother, for sure," Jones said. Golden said it does help with communication, but in the end, the sacks are coming because that is what he and Jones are paid to do.
"No matter what, you're going to go out and hunt, man," Golden said.