Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
HoboRocket

Week 2: Washington @ Arizona

Recommended Posts

This could wind up being a much closer game than people think. The Cardinals' defense will probably do well against the Football Team's offense, but this Washington DL is possibly the best in the NFL, while the Arizona OL isn't exactly the best.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, HoboRocket said:

This could wind up being a much closer game than people think. The Cardinals' defense will probably do well against the Football Team's offense, but this Washington DL is possibly the best in the NFL, while the Arizona OL isn't exactly the best.

I'm expecting a track meet where we can't keep up.  Kingsbury can scheme to get quick passes off, as our secondary is weak, or can get Murray out in space with his legs to move the pocket, or get out of it entirely.  You can use Peterson and Baker to effectively shut down our best offensive weapon, so we won't be able to keep up with the scores.  And Hopkins is going to go nuts against Darby or a hurt Fuller.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, naptownskinsfan said:

I'm expecting a track meet where we can't keep up.  Kingsbury can scheme to get quick passes off, as our secondary is weak, or can get Murray out in space with his legs to move the pocket, or get out of it entirely.  You can use Peterson and Baker to effectively shut down our best offensive weapon, so we won't be able to keep up with the scores.  And Hopkins is going to go nuts against Darby or a hurt Fuller.  

Meh, I'm expecting what @DirtyDez said: the ugliest possible win. We have like two good pass-blocking OL, and one of them is a stubby right tackle, while the other is our left guard. We'll see if Lamont Galliard can be a good pass-blocker, but Humphries is average in pass pro on a good day, while whoever our right guard is (whether we're starting Sweezy or Garcia on any given day) usually doesn't play well in any department. The upside with DJ Humphries is his athleticism and being a dominant run blocker. I'm expecting a 20-14-type win with multiple turnovers by both teams and a lot of good defensive plays.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What’s interesting to me is that our gameplan is probably the exact same as the 49ers game cause this WFT is really similar when you consider where the talent is on this team 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

cardinals top 3

eagles were 7

3 of TBD's sacks were just free blitzers not getting picked up, one was a TE screen the dline read so Wentz went down, one was a pull block from a fake run that the olineman couldn't reach

so if we don't be really dumb on the oline looks like they aren't world beaters

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So far, this defense has been special. I know that the the Washington Football Team isn't the best in the world, but this unit has been playing just as well as I expected this season.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kelvin Beachum, DeAndre Hopkins and DeVondre Campbell have proven to be massive additions so far. Guys like Angelo Blackson, Jordan Phillips, and  Devon Kennard have also made big contributions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

campbell has been great in coverage this year

and reddick has looked like an NFL player at OLB!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, 11sanchez11 said:

campbell has been great in coverage this year

and reddick has looked like an NFL player at OLB!

I mean, Haason has always had the athleticism and intangibles. The issue is that he was played 3-tech in college and basically was put in the Baker Mayfield situation in the NFL, except the Cardinals didn't even know what position they wanted Reddick to play for three years! He had James Bettcher as his DC as a rookie, and then Steve Wilks in year 2 and then Vance Joseph in year 3. The continuity is helping him, for sure. But yeah, they moved him around from DE, OLB, and ILB, and switched schemes from a 3-4 to a 4-3 back to a 3-4 in his first three years, and this is all after playing on the inside of the defensive line at Temple. Hopefully this is a sign that he's catching on. Pretty sure this is his contract year, though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DeVondre Campbell has arguably made a bigger impact than DeAndre Hopkins.

Like I said, all three of the trio of Nuk, Campbell, and Beachum have been a revelation for this team. Can't believe they were able to get Beachum off the street for pennies after he's been a good tackle for much of his career and a big leader in the locker room. Looking at Sam Darnold's numbers with and without Beachum blocking for him, and then looking at Beachum's numbers as well, I can't believe the Jets didn't retain him. I mean, he's gotten hurt a lot, so I guess there's that. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...