It’s some other edition of the mailbag, as the calendar trickles toward training camp July 24. There will be every other mailbag next week — with Kyle Odegard pinch-hitting on July 2 one greater time — before the mailbag will pass on hiatus until the week education camp opens. As continually, you can go away a question via clicking right here.
From NJAZCardsFan thru azcardinals.Com:
“Darren, who became the most marvelous draft pick out in camp, the identical for the veteran unfastened agent pick up. Thanks!”
Those are always tough questions, because of the constrained amount of time we will simply watch practice, and additionally because it’s no longer in reality soccer, with the lack of pads and make contact with. Linemen will by no means catch anybody’s eye. But ultimately — maybe due to the fact he was in the middle of the whole thing at his position — I’d say the rookie turned into QB Kyler Murray. His equipment has been clean to peer and mind-blowing. As for the veteran loose agent, I’m going to go with Robert Alford, who looked stable at cornerback. I realize the coaches are high on Jordan Hicks too.
From Rob Laycock thru azcardinals.Com:
“What do you suspect the maximum variety of wide receivers the Cards keep on the roster? Fitz and Kirk are apparent locks plus two excessive draft picks and Keenan Johnson getting a whole lot of reward, so that is five already. Are the ultimate receivers scuffling with for simply one spot?”
That’s nevertheless TBD because the quit-of-the-roster makeup is fluid primarily based on unique teams, camp overall performance, and so forth. But for a group that figures to a) use numerous receivers and b) have so many younger, raw receivers, I would not be amazed in the event that they stored seven. They will certainly maintain six. I do accept as true with all three draft alternatives will make it, so if they stored seven, that might depart spots for the rest of the applicants. Training camp and preseason video games will really be intense.
Will that is Kingsbury’s signature hat? Only if it’s 100-plus degrees and sunny with a hazard of pores and skin most cancers anyplace he goes.
From Freddy R thru azcardinals.Com:
“If you needed to construct the exercise squad these days, based totally on the OTAs and camp, who would be on that crew?”
That’s a not possible question, because no longer simplest might you have to comb through a whole 53-guy roster first, then figure out of the guys you cut who might make it through waivers — which additionally could mean knowing who the opposite 31 teams built their rosters. Generally, study some of the undrafted guys or first- or second-year men that seem not likely to make it. It’s too early to really understand this factor. I wouldn’t be amazed if there are a couple of offensive linemen, multiple defensive linemen. There are simply so many moving components.
From Punchy Juan through azcardinals.Com:
“Hi, Darren. The practice schedule just dropped (because the youth might say), and I’m just curious about 1 element: I noticed practice instances seem to jump round a lot. Is that no longer weird to you? I adore it as it offers lovers masses of options to attend. But from a players angle, it seems to make it tough to expand a routine.”
It is a lot unique in that regard compared to preceding years to be positive. But to begin with, don’t forget there is a brand new instruct with a new concept technique. Obviously, no one has been able to ask approximately it, but I’d suppose, because the gamers have lengthy days anyway, that it doesn’t necessarily matter an excessive amount of. Also, it is feasible the work might be truly exceptional relying on what time they’re on the sphere.
From Robert Maliki through azcardinals.Com:
“This is an NFL question from an MLB factor of view. MLB has the DH inside the American League and becomes supposed to spark fan hobby by preserving aging superstars in the game whilst their abilities have been flagging. Would the NFL don’t forget giving its aging stars a roster exemption for comparable motives? Their diminishing play could be offset via their veteran presence/fan interest. Subtract a ‘legacy participant’ from the roster and keep an up-and-comer?”
No, I don’t see it. For starters, the baseball gamers with “diminishing abilities” — i.E. Too antique or terrible athletically to discipline, but can nonetheless hit — does not have a parallel in football. If you’re a receiver who will become older and slower, there may be no way for you just to simply seize passes. The other issue would be cash. How might that painting with the cap? Older stars expect their money. To pay it for less manufacturing than once upon a time doesn’t make quite a few sense to me.
From Steve Drumm through azcardinals.Com:
“Darren: I applaud the philosophical alternate the team has made through the years to turn out to be more open-minded to signing gamers with checkered pasts consisting of Tyrann Mathieu, Robert Nkemdiche and now Desmond Harrison. In mild of Nkemdiche’s latest arrest, do you watched team officials might be rethinking that philosophy shifting forward, especially if Harrison receives into hassle too?”
Well, my first concept is that Harrison at this point merits a danger to prove himself. If you’re going to sign him, he must get at least one strike before traumatic approximately what to do if he makes a mistake. Bigger photo, I suppose the Cardinals — and I’d agree — see all these things on a case-via-case foundation. Clearly, there had been purple flags with Nkemdiche, and he has had an issue getting beyond the one’s matters. But expertise is regularly difficult to skip up. Every team inside the league has to stroll that line.