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Five Questions with Revenge of the Birds: “It hasn’t been pretty” There’s something to like about the Cardinals and not just because of the Urlacher “crown ‘em” game. Larry Fitzgerald has been an easy player to cheer for over the years Youth Jordan Howard Jersey , their season on Amazon’s “All or Nothing” was incredible TV, and that dagger into the heart of Green Bay in the playoffs was exquisite. But, as the song goes, Times - they are a changin’. This team is radically different than the one that made a deep run in 2015. To get the scoop on the new-look Cards, I reached out to Seth Cox over at Revenge of the Birds for all things Cardinals in advance of Sunday’s trip to the desert. Windy City Gridiron: 1. I think it’s safe to say that the early returns for the Cardinals have this squad in rebuild mode. Let’s start at the top where Bruce Arians was replaced by Steve Wilks, a former Chicago Bears defensive backs coach. What was the thinking behind the Wilks hire and what can Bears fans expect to see from his coaching philosophy on Sunday?Revenge of the Birds: Sometimes you have to just change it all and that was what the Wilks hire was. Gone was the fun uncle, the guy who was fast talking friends pouring drinks in the parking lot and in comes a more stoic, reserved and disciplined coach.Through two games it looks like a disaster, but the idea was to get away from the “no risk it, no biscuit”, six-gun offense and went to a conservative, no risk based offense. The idea under Wilks is to let your defense win games and make sure your offense doesn’t lose them.That’s fine in theory, but the practical aspect has been awful so far.There’s no consistent pass rush in Wilks and new DC Al Holcomb’s zone based defensive scheme. They’ve basically benched their 2014 and 2017 first round picks in Deone Bucannon and Haason Reddick because they’re struggling from the mental and physical aspect of the defense.On offense, Mike McCoy’s 1998 offensive playbook has been incredibly ineffective, reducing David Johnson to a clone of 2008 Adrian Peterson in his usage.Jeff, it hasn’t been pretty thus far.WCG: It doesn’t sound like it - 2. The Cardinals did that thing where they signed Sam Bradford to a lot of money and drafted a QB high in the first round to groom behind him (no judging, Bears did it last year with Mike Glennon). Bradford has predictably been the check-down artist extraordinaire through two weeks of the season, leading to a paltry 6 points. How long does he last and when will we see Josh Rosen debut?RotB: That’s the million dollar question right now. Bradford has been awful, he has not been accurate and he looks afraid when he drops back.Yet, per Wilks, there was no consideration to insert Rosen against the Rams, despite only getting past the 50-yard line in the games waning moments.We are hoping as a fanbase that if the first half againstthe Bears is similar, we’ll see Rosen soon. But, it’s been quiet on that front from Wilks, so who knows.WCG: 3. The great Larry Fitzgerald has played his entire career with Arizona and is chasing some impressive all-time rankings. He’s 3rd in receptions, 81 behind Tony Gonzalez, and 3rd in yards, a mere 285 behind Terrell Owens. Just how much has he meant to this franchise and if this ends up being his last season, is there any talent that can emerge from his shadow like Christian Kirk?RotB: It’s incredible to have a player that is worth the priceof admission for 15 seasons. Factor in that Fitz has had two good quarterbacks in his entire career for the sum of about six of those 15 seasons and it has been a joy to watch.If this is it Youth Mitchell Trubisky Jersey , and understandably so, it was a once in a lifetime type of career and person. You don’t get a player like Fitz who can be a WR1 for 14 seasons very often. You don’t get a player who produces despite turnover at every position around him at least five times. When you buy a players jersey, if you’re into that sort of thing, you hope to get a contract length out of it. Fitz has been the jersey to have since 2004. For a franchise like the Cardinals, with their history of failure, his play has been something to remember.As for emerging post Fitz. It’s been impossible through two games to gauge. Kirk has five receptions on the season for 32 yards. Chad Williams has six targets and no catches. They have talent, they just haven’t had much of an opportunity to show it.WCG: 4. As an Alumnus of the University of Northern Iowa, I have to ask about my guy, David Johnson. The Cardinals recently inked him to a nice extension, keeping the do-everything back in the desert for the next few seasons. How has he looked coming back from the wrist injury and what are your expectations for him moving forward?RotB: He looks healthy and misused. I wrote this on Monday, which basicallytells the story ofthe bastardization of Johnson’s talents through two games. Hopefully, Mike McCoy figures out what he has in Johnson, and soon, but through two games, it has been an abomination.WCG: 5. Let’s quickly move to the defense before we run out of time. The Cardinals let Tyrann Mathieu walk this off-season to the Texans and let Calais Campbell leave to the Jaguars last year, leaving Patrick Peterson as the remaining household name. Why did they do that and who are the guys on this squad Bears fans need to be aware of this Sunday?RotB: Chandler Jones and Peterson are the names everyone knows. Budda Baker looks like an emerging star replacing Mathieu. From there, they’ve got a couple solid veterans in Antoine Bethea and Corey Peters and third year defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche has finally begun to show signs of life.Yet, it has been ugly through two games. As I mentioned earlier, Bucannon has been reduced toa part time player and Reddickhas been effectively benched. Jamar Taylor and Tre Boston, the two offseason secondary acquisitions have been really, really bad through two games. There hasn’t been much good, but Peterson has been lights out through two weeks.Bonus: For Bears fans traveling into the Phoenix area for the game, what type of cuisine should they seek out for a true Arizona experience?AZ has a great food scene. Mexican food is definitely a must. If you’re in the Scottsdale area and just looking for night out, there’s a ton of places in Old Town. Diego Pops is a great place for fun and drinks. If you’re looking for a little more pricey, but a fantastic dining experience, Steak 44 is the best.If you’re in on Saturday and want somewhere to enjoy the college gameday, Zipps Sports Grill and Teakwoods Tavern are two of the best sports bars in the valley.Good luck and good health this weekend.Thanks to Seth and Revenge of the Birds! You can follow me @gridironborn on the Twitter machine. The memories came rushing back as Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan set foot on the practice field where he spent the first part of his career.A momentary stroll down memory lane of his time with the Broncos: Like when the young player intercepted a pass from Peyton Manning and infuriated the retired QB."He's like, 'Who is this guy? Who is No. 59? Get him off the field,'" Trevathan recalled after the Bears practiced against the Broncos on Wednesday ahead of their preseason game this weekend. "Great memories. ... Getting on Peyton's nerves Blue Eddie Goldman Jersey , getting on coaches' nerves ... little stuff like that. Guys working hard to get to a common goal."Trevathan was the leading tackler when the Broncos beat Carolina in Super Bowl 50. The bond remains strong, even if he left for the Bears in 2016."I remember working hard with a group of guys that decided enough was enough," Trevathan said of his time with the Broncos.And that sort of attitude now permeates the Bears, Trevathan said. The team hasn't been to the postseason since 2010."Guys saying, 'Enough is enough,'" Trevathan said. "Now, we have to go finish it off."Trevathan and his defensive teammates spent the day chasing Case Keenum and the rest of the Broncos offense. He had a new understudy with him in rookie linebacker Roquan Smith , who just signed his deal to end his holdout.The early results are in: Trevathan likes what he sees in the No. 8 overall pick out of Georgia. Smith did have a little equipment malfunction early on — his shoulder pads didn't fit quite right — but held his own."He looked good first day. A lot of stuff to learn with this defense," Trevathan said. "Linebacker is a tough position in this defense. You have to know a lot. You have to be instinctive and communicate well. It's just catching up. A little more catching up. Fine-tune, which is no problem. We have great vets like myself and coaches. We're going to get him together."There was a time not so long ago when Trevathan's head was swimming in formations, too. A 2012 sixth-round pick out of Kentucky, Trevathan learned under the likes of Von Miller and later DeMarcus Ware. Those ties still run deep."He'll be my brother forever," Miller said. "It was great to see Danny, 'Tray,' great to be on the field with him again. He was a beast here. He's still a beast there."Trevathan appreciated his time in the Mile High City and being part of a Broncos draft class that also included defensive linemen Derek Wolfe and Malik Jackson."My draft class, we made a statement," Trevathan said. "We took it upon ourselves that we weren't going to lose no close games. We were going to come in with the attitude: It was a new beginning for us. Our draft class did that. Along with some older guys. It was just our attitude. We believed in one another. We pushed each other."One Super Bowl title is nice. Another would be even nicer."It's addictive," Trevathan said. "You want that championship. You want to go through it again, to do it differently, to do it with a different team, to do it different than you did before."Last season, Trevathan led the Bears with 89 tackles and had two sacks. But what he's probably best remembered for was a helmet-to-helmet hit on Packers receiver Davante Adams last September, a hit in which Adams' mouthpiece flew out of his mouth. Trevathan was flagged for unnecessary roughness and later suspended by the league for a game.So far this summer, Trevathan likes the way the Bears defense is coming together. He sees a similar hunger that he saw during his tenure in Denver."I feel like we're going in the right direction," Trevathan said. "As long as they keep up with the pace and listen to the older guys, we'll be all right."NOTES: Smith said it's "up to the coaches" if he plays in the preseason game against Denver on Saturday. ... The sticking point in Smith's deal was reportedly the agent's insistence on protection for Smith regarding guaranteed money. "I feel like everybody won in the end, right?" Trevathan said. "We got our guy. He got his contract. It's all about everybody being happy and coming out here and playing football."
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