Their “legion of boom” gave Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch a great abundance of opportunities to get ahead in games.
The quarterback competition in Houston came to an end this week when coach Bill O’Brien named Brian Hoyer as the starter going into the regular season. But not for the Cardinals.
The Raiders have one final preseason game coming up on Thursday the 3rd but before that they will need to make several cuts down to 75 on the roster for that game. But the Cardinals found ways to win without the aid of Palmer.
A year after topping the 1,000-yard plateau, Floyd entered the 2014 season as many fantasy football experts’ break out candidate. After finishing two passes to succeed in the 14, Carr threw three straight incompletions, and Janikowski made it 15-Three at halftime with a 32-yard kick. Arizona’s rushing offense ranked 31st, putting up only 1,308 yards. Carson Palmer actually thought he over threw the rookie on a deep route but Nelson just hit the gas, gaining separation from the coverage and making the catch.
But those numbers don’t tell the whole story. It is a forgone conclusion that Watson will miss the season, considering Achilles’ injuries usually take an entire year to rehab from. The speedy Brown, who owns a sub-4.4 40-yard dash time, ended last season with 48 receptions for 696 yards and five touchdowns. Palmer was also intercepted twice.
More than the touchdown, Arians liked the teancity of his third string QB. He was laying face first on the training table on the sideline for a few minutes with his left shoe off. Andre Ellington and rookie David Johnson will be competing for carries, so it should be interesting to see how they perform on Sunday night.
The game resulted in Oakland’s second straight preseason loss and in one swoop featured a highly encouraging defensive performance and a troubling offensive outing.
-OLB LaMarr Woodley has moved into the starting lineup, passing Lorenzo Alexander. Things are looking up and we’re getting better as a team.
But the real glue here is head coach Bruce Arians. How much credit does Arians deserve?
Jen Welter’s groundbreaking days as an interim coach with the Arizona Cardinals are nearing an end.
Watson was crushed and referred to as for a holding penalty on his last snap, after which he limped off the sector.
“He’ll be called on for a much bigger role than he might have if Menelik stayed healthy”, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said of Howard.
But Humphries played left tackle at Florida, so the cross-training shouldn’t be hard for him. It’s an art form. “I love him as a man, football aside”.
With its strong leadership thanks to Arians, this team went from near-disaster to a playoff berth previous year. “I probably shouldn’t have done it, but it worked out and I got away with it so I got lucky”. Meanwhile, the Raiders will begin filling Watson’s void on September 3 against the Seattle Seahawks.
He was off-balance, confused, and it wasn’t even a good pass had there been a receiver there to catch it. In the NFL you never toss a ball to the flat in such a lackadaisical fashion, and as if to illustrate why you don’t do that it was returned for a game changing touchdown.