The Arizona Cardinals showed that they're not far removed from a winning season. In 2011, the Cardinals came this close to having a playoff berth. Several of Arizona's games were decided by a single play in the final minutes of the game.
With a dominant defensive attack orchestrated by defensive coordinator Ray Horton, the Cardinals need but a few pieces to dominate the NFC West and be a legitimate playoff contender.
The Arizona front office will have to lock up Calais Campbell and then set their sights on making the most of the 2012 draft.
Last year, the Cardinals brass did a fine job with their draft selections—Patrick Peterson (1st), Sam Acho (4th) and David Carter (6th) were all solid contributors during their rookie campaigns, while running back Ryan Williams (2nd) showed promise before succumbing to injury.
Similar success can be expected from the organization in April.
Follow along as I transform your chair into a front row seat at Radio City Music Hall; the date is April 26—the Cardinals are on the clock.