To most Cardinal fans, it’s quite obvious that after a 33-0 beatdown courtesy of the Los Angeles Rams the Cardinals are officially broken. Fresh off a win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the Arizona Cardinals looked ready to make a statement internationally. Unfortunately, the Cardinals not only lost to the Rams but they officially – in my eyes - ended their season – that is after Quarterback Carson Palmer broke his arm in the 2nd quarter. This is the beginning of the end for the 2017 Arizona Cardinals.
Cardinals were completely throttled from beginning to end by the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday in London. To many of us Cardinal fans it feels like our beloved team starts off strong in the beginning of any particular game but then seem to flounder and lose steam as the game progresses. The big momentum swing in Sundays game was when Kicker Phil Dawson missed yet another chip shot Field Goal which took the wind out of the Cardinals sail immediately. The Los Angeles Rams then took advantage of this and moved the ball on the Cards any way they liked, all the way to a 33-0 victory in London. There wasn’t much worth noting coming from the Cardinal offense – besides the Carson Palmer injury. On the defensive side it seemed like everyone had given up, oh what a surprise. Since the offense cannot hold under pressure when on the field the Cardinal defense seemed to collectively throw in the towel. As a Cardinal fan you can take this loss in one of two ways, ether the Cardinals are that bad or the Rams are that good.
The injury plagued season of the Arizona Cardinals continues with the latest injury of quarterback Carson Palmer which all but ends the Cards season. Since the offensive line failed to protect Palmer the Cardinals are finally going to pay the ultimate price and be without Palmer for likely the rest of the season. Now that the Cardinals are stuck with backup Quarterback Drew Stanton it seems to be a longshot that the Cardinals can salvage their season and put together a meaningful run. Unfortunately, this is the story of the Cardinals very disappointing 2017 campaign. From offense to defense the “next man up” mentality won’t save the Cardinals this season.
The Cardinals look like a dysfunctional team. With rumors of head Coach Bruce Arians retirement lingering and the idea that Quarterback Carson Palmer might’ve played his last snap as a Cardinal, some might wonder if this is the end of an era in Arizona. The Cardinals 2017 season is a wash and no fan should have a reason to believe backup Quarterback Drew Stanton can lead this team to the postseason. The Cardinals should look to rest players like David Johnson for next season and use this time to see what 3rd sting Quarterback Blaine Gabbert has. All this in an effort to see if they need to draft a Quarterback in this years draft class.
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