[2] Arizona Cardinals

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The team that represented the NFC in last season's Super Bowl lost its offensive coordinator and made few adjustments to a defense that was porous for most of the season. The bright side is that much of their immense offensive talent remains in place.

Arizona signed quarterback Kurt Warner to a new deal in the offseason and has yet to trade disgruntled wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Any offense that features a pair of wideouts as skilled as Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald stands a good chance of being potent no matter who is the offensive coordinator.

After Todd Haley left to be head coach in Kansas City, two men will share his old job. Russ Grimm will manage the running game, which will feature top draft pick Chris "Beanie" Wells. The offense probably will have to make up again for an inconsistent defense that is in the midst of a scheme switch.

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