It’s another version of the mailbag, because the calendar trickles toward education camp July 24. There may be any other mailbag next week — with Kyle Odegard pinch-hitting on July 2 one more time — before the mailbag will move on hiatus until the week training camp opens. As constantly, you may leave a question by clicking right here.
“Darren, who was the most stunning draft choose in camp, the equal for the veteran unfastened agent select up. Thanks!”
Those are constantly hard questions, due to the restricted quantity of time we can in reality watch practice, and also as it’s now not without a doubt soccer, with the lack of pads and phone. Linemen will never seize everyone’s eye. But in the end — perhaps because he became inside the center of the whole thing at his position — I’d say the rookie was QB Kyler Murray. His gear had been clean to peer and dazzling. As for the veteran loose agent, I’m going to go together with Robert Alford, who seemed strong at cornerback. I understand the coaches are high on Jordan Hicks too.
That’s nonetheless TBD, because the end-of-the-roster makeup is fluid based totally on special groups, camp performance, and so forth. But for a team that figures to a) use a lot of receivers and b) have so many younger, uncooked receivers, I wouldn’t be amazed if they stored seven. They will in reality hold six. I do accept as true with all three draft choices will make it, so if they saved seven, that could leave spots for the relaxation of the candidates. Training camp and preseason games will absolutely be severe.
Will that be Kingsbury’s signature hat? Only if it’s 100-plus levels and sunny with a chance of skin most cancers anywhere he goes.
From Freddy R thru azcardinals.Com:
“If you had to build the practice squad these days, primarily based at the OTAs and camp, who could be on that group?”
That’s an not possible query, because now not simplest might you need 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 might imply knowing who the opposite 31 teams constructed their rosters. Generally, have a look at some of the undrafted guys or first- or 2d-12 months men that seem not going to make it. It’s too early to definitely know at this factor. I would not be surprised if there are more than one offensive linemen, a couple of shielding linemen. There are in order that many moving components.
“Hi Darren. The practice schedule simply dropped (as the adolescents could say), and I’m just curious about 1 element: I noticed practice instances seem to jump around loads. Is that no longer weird to you? I like it as it gives fans plenty of alternatives to wait. But from a gamers attitude, it seems to make it difficult to increase a recurring.”
It is a lot unique in that regard in comparison to previous years to be positive. But to begin with, recollect there may be a brand new coach with a new thought procedure. Obviously, no person has been able to ask approximately it, however I’d assume, because the gamers have long days besides, that it doesn’t necessarily rely too much. Also, it’s feasible the work can be somewhat distinct relying on what time they’re on the sphere.
“This is a NFL question from a MLB factor of view. MLB has the DH inside the American League and changed into supposed to spark fan hobby by using retaining getting older superstars in the sport whilst their competencies have been flagging. Would the NFL keep in mind giving its getting older stars a roster exemption for similar reasons? Their diminishing play could be offset by their veteran presence/fan interest. Subtract a ‘legacy player’ from the roster and keep an up-and-comer?”
No, I do not see it. For starters, the baseball gamers with “diminishing abilties” — i.E. Too vintage or negative athletically to subject, but can still hit — doesn’t have a parallel in soccer. If you’re a receiver who turns into older and slower, there is no way for you simply to simply catch passes. The other difficulty could be money. How might that paintings with the cap? Older stars count on their money. To pay it for much less production than as soon as upon a time doesn’t make a variety of experience to me.
“Darren: I applaud the philosophical exchange the crew has made over time to turn out to be greater open-minded to signing players with checkered pasts which include Tyrann Mathieu, Robert Nkemdiche and now Desmond Harrison. In mild of Nkemdiche’s current arrest, do you believe you studied team officials might be rethinking that philosophy moving forward, specifically if Harrison gets into hassle too?”
Well, my first thought is that Harrison at this point deserves a chance to show himself. If you will sign him, he ought to get at the least one strike earlier than worrying approximately what to do if he makes a mistake. Bigger photo, I assume the Cardinals — and I’d agree — see all these things on a case-through-case basis. Clearly there were crimson flags with Nkemdiche, and he has had issue getting beyond those things. But expertise is often difficult to skip up. Every team within the league has to stroll that line.