by Page Gerrick Denny // @PDenny29
The Arizona Cardinals are through the first five weeks of the NFL season, which seems as good a time as any to check in and see how the team is doing.
On paper, this team looked like a solid contender going into the 2017 season, with hopes heavily resting on star running back David Johnson, and a strong secondary. It was understood that success would depend heavily on a few key elements:
- Offensive line must protect quarterback Carson Palmer
David Johnson must be fed frequently
- Defense must increase interior pressure on opposing QBs and stop the run
- Special Teams errors must be minimized on snaps and kick coverage, and kicking accuracy/output must be increased