Hello Seahawk nation! I'm Jesse from Revenge of the Birds, the SB Nation home of the Arizona Cardinals.
I thought I would stop by to start up a little friendly banter and of course answer any questions you have about the Cardinals.
First off a little information about how we have done thus far...
It appears that we grossly underestimated Cam Newton as he shredded our defense opening game for a rookie recording tying performance of 422 yards. Thankfully we were able to limit Carolina's ability run which is what probably won us the game. If you follow your conference rivals as closely as I do than you know that our porous defense against the Carolina Panthers wasn't an anomaly as the Rex Grossman led Redskins worked us last Sunday in Washington. Our defense played well enough in the redzone to make the game respectable, but penalties, broken coverage's and just poor play overall ultimately cost us the game.
Thankfully we have some silver linings from our defeat. Kevin Kolb after two games appears to be the real deal. After two games we have already quadrupled our big plays over 40 from last year (4 so far versus 1 last year). Chris "Beanie" Wells has been running like the 1st round draft choice we thought he was and Larry Fitzgerald is, well, being Larry Fitzgerald.
It is obvious that Seattle is really struggling on offense and it appears most the woes are due to a young line and underwhelming QB play. It would be easy as a Cardinals homer to predict a win over Seattle this Sunday, but only a fool underestimates even an under-performing Seattle team at home. But due to the poor play exhibited by Seattle thus far, I do believe Arizona is the favorite to win this game.
Looking forward to answering any question you may have and engaging in some friendly but provocative banter.
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