Podcast: Reviewing big Arizona Cardinals win over Bears, Johnson and Johnson

Arizona rookie David Johnson heard a variation of that Monday from the Cardinals, although the intent was distinctly different. And perhaps the most important thing to remember is that Arians said it was Watford’s job to lose when Watford was inserted into the starting lineup. He’s such a long strider, such a powerful strider, it nearly looks effortless. All four teams in the division played road games in Week 2, and only Arizona won.


“It’s very deceiving it doesn’t look like he is moving as fast as he truly is”, Palmer said.

They had a great connection against the Bears (0-2), with Fitzgerald catching three of Palmer’s TDs. I didn’t have the very outstanding numbers that you need. We started out hot and we kind of hit a wall, so I think everybody is kind of reminded of past year and how it ended for us. The Bears held Aaron Rodgers to 189 passing yards in Week 1, but the red zone defense was an issue, as they still allowed the fifth most fantasy points to the position, including three passing touchdowns. “The 49ers, do we know what they are?” That would likely mean a start for Jimmy Clausen, who was 14 of 23 for 121 yards after Cutler went down.

We get into the offensive line situation and talk about Bobby Massie’s return, as well as the return of Mike Iupati. He is a better run blocker, but he has given up some pressures on the quarterback. Fitzgerald broke out for eight catches, 112 yards and three touchdowns – one more than his 2014 total – against Chicago, and the Cardinals also received a pivotal interception return touchdown from Tony Jefferson late in the first half and a team-record 108-yard kick return score from impressive rookie David Johnson on the opening kickoff.

He’s a film-watching fool. Beating right tackle Kyle Long to the point of attack and leaving the former first-round pick grasping for air, Rucker shot the gap to bring Clausen down before he could hand the ball off to running back Matt Forte.

-RUSHING OFFENSE: B – The Cardinals gained 115 yards, the second consecutive week in which they surpassed 100 yards. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cards will trot out Chris Johnson in Ellington’s stead.

On 5 carries, Johnson owns a Rushing NEP of 4.05, which ranks 8th among all running backs this year.

All that was overshadowed by Cutler’s injury.

Arians also has used deception and misdirection to create home-run opportunities for Fitzgerald.

Here are the best GIFs from the Cardinals win over the Bears. He had a 55-yard touchdown reception on his first National Football League touch against New Orleans and rushed for 42 yards and a touchdown on five carries last week. But punt returner J.J. Having numerous playmakers is a factor, but so are the plays being called by Arians.


Defensively, the Cardinals struggled to slow down Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Michael Floyd, who led the Cardinals in receiving yards a year ago, clearly has to get going.

Chris Johnson