Bird Droppings: News and notes on the Arizona Cardinals 2018

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Training Camp Happy Saturday and welcome to Arizona Cardinals training camp 2018.The Steve Wilks era is finally here Cheap Arizona Cardinals Hoodie , so lt’s get started with a look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals and the start of training camp.Michael Bidwill: “No Dropoff” During Steve Keim’s AbsenceTeam making moves without suspended GM as training camp beginsTre Boston Officially Becomes A CardinalSafety finally signs one-year deal as training camp beginsContract? David Johnson Doesn't Have Time To Think About ItRunning back wants focus completely on bounceback yearThe Cardinals’ Eight-Armed OffenseWR Chad Williams believes several players will produceWe Have ArrivedTake a look as the team arrives in Glendale for #CardsCamp 2018.#CardsCamp Highlights - Off And RunningWatch as the Cardinals take the field for the run test on day one of #CardsCamp.Cards Daily - Ready, Set, RunPaul Calvisi brings you the latest news from the first day of #CardsCamp.Boston On Wilks - 'One Of My Favorite Coaches'Newly signed safety, Tre Boston meets the media for the first time on Friday.David Johnson - 'I'm 100 Percent And Better Than 2016'RB David Johnson speaks to the media following his return.Wilks - 'Training Camp Is All About Fundamentals And Technique'Head coach Steve Wilks meets the media on Friday and discusses expectations for #CardsCamp.The 5: Burning questions as the Arizona Cardinals enter training campThere are many questions to ponder about the 2018 Arizona Cardinals as they begin their first training camp under head coach Steve Wilks. Here are five that stand out.Arizona Cardinals sign safety Tre Boston to one-year dealThe Arizona Cardinals signed safety Tre Boston to a one-year deal on Friday and released German defensive lineman Moubarak Djeri.Bidwill: Cardinals moving forward during GM Steve Keim's suspensionArizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said the team is moving forward in a business-like fashion in the wake of general manager Steve Keim's suspension after he pleaded guilty to extreme DUI.Cardinals RB David Johnson enters camp without extension on his mindEntering the final year of his rookie deal and staring at a potentially hefty contract extension, David Johnson is acting only as if the former is true.Cardinals camp: Tre Boston steps into FS role, Sam Bradford readyTre Boston will immediately find a big role with the Arizona Cardinals, while quarterback Sam Bradford will get into gear Saturday despite skipping a run test Friday.44 days till Week 1: Remembering No. 44 John David CrowHe is sixth in franchise history in rushing and fifth in touchdowns.Arizona Cardinals training camp preview: Robert Nkemdiche and the DTsThis position group doesn't come with bug roster questions. It is the year of Nkemdiche, though.NFL training camp: AZ Cardinals have depth battle at DEWho will step up while Markus Golden recovers from his ACL tear?Tre Boston contract: Arizona Cardinals get solid safety for cheapHe gets a one-year deal worth as much as $3 million.AZ Cardinals release Moubarak Djeri to make room for Tre BostonThe pass rusher who played in the German football league has his dream hit a roadblock. "No risk it, no biscuit" is ancient history for these Arizona Cardinals.The big-play Cheap Custom Arizona Cardinals Jerseys , fling it down the field offense of Bruce Arians has been replaced by a run-oriented game that features toughness up front, and a stout defense emphasizing physical play, especially in the secondary.At least that's the way first-year coach Steve Wilks envisions it.Whether that results in success in the standings is an open question, especially with a passing game that's still a work in progress, and a brutal road schedule.Las Vegas odds make Arizona a 120-1 long shot to win the Super Bowl and has his team's over-under victory total at just six games."That's great," Wilks said to a room full of reporters. "From Day 1, April 3, I talked to the guys about our vision and expectations. Outside of that team meeting room a lot of people aren't giving us a chance. I'm probably looking at quite a few of them. That's fine as well. But we're going to continue to emphasize the fundamentals and technique and going about our business each and every day and put ourselves in position to hopefully, No. 1 Womens Mason Cole Jersey , win our division, and then from there we'll talk about everything else."Wilks believes he has some star power to build around: David Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Sam Bradford, Patrick Peterson and 2017 NFL sacks leader Chandler Jones.And expect to see a lot of Johnson, who is out to remind people he's one of the NFL's best running backs (and earn a nice contract in the process)."I definitely feel like people seem to have forgotten about me," Johnson said. "You hear people talking about Todd Gurley, Zeke Elliott and Le'v Bell -- and they're great backs. But then you notice that you're not hearing your name or people are not talking about you."Johnson led the NFL in yards from scrimmage and touchdowns two seasons ago, but fractured his left wrist in the opener last year and didn't play again.Wilks Youth Chase Edmonds Jersey , defensive coordinator at Carolina last year, has emphasized toughness and physical play from the get-go. Some practices start with a one-on-one drill between a top defensive and offensive player. The first had defensive end Jones against left tackle D.J. Humphries.He also took the team outside of air-conditioned University of Phoenix Stadium for a handful of practices during training camp in the sizzling desert sun. The idea is to develop a mental edge, he said.Here are some things to consider about Wilks' Cardinals:O-LINE MAKEOVER: The Cardinals rebuilt the offensive line and Wilks calls it the strength of the team.Humphries and guard Mike Iupati, who has had a strong preseason, are on the left side, with free agent acquisitions Justin Pugh at right guard and Andre Smith at right tackle. Center A.Q. Shipley went down with a season-ending knee injury, so rookie Mason Cole, a third-round pick out of Michigan, is his replacement.BRADFORD'S KNEE: Bradford's history of injuries led the Cardinals to bring the quarterback along slowly. He didn't begin taking regular first-team reps until minicamp and got regular days off during training camp.Bradford said the results have been great. He completed his first seven passes in the preseason before having a couple dropped in the third game against Dallas Youth Justin Pugh Jersey , but Arizona really hasn't amped up the passing game yet."I feel good right now," he said. "My body's in a good place and I think now we'll see the benefits of the plan we had throughout OTAs and throughout the spring."ROOKIES GALORE: Rookies figure to fill prominent roles.Dynamic second-round pick Christian Kirk will return punts and might win the No. 2 receiver job. Cole is the center. And fourth-round pick Chase Edmonds has shown to be a powerful backup to Johnson.And that's not counting quarterback Josh Rosen. Arizona moved up in the draft to pick Rosen 10th overall and he's impressed his teammates and coaches by absorbing the offense so quickly, and incessantly asking questions.Rosen gets his chance if Bradford goes down.DEPTH ISSUES: Depth seems to be the biggest question mark for the Cardinals, particularly at linebacker and wide receiver.Arizona has one of the best receivers to play the game in Larry Fitzgerald, who returns for his 15th season. But the pecking order after that is in flux.The Cardinals have a talented trio of linebackers in Deone Bucannon, Haason Reddick and Josh Bynes, but the numbers are thin behind them. There's also a big drop-off after the first-team offensive line.TURNOVER AVALANCHE: Arizona opponents had 16 turnovers in its first three preseason games, a whopping eight by the Cowboys.The Cardinals were plus-15 in takeaways through three preseason games. Can that continue at even a close pace in the games that count?

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