Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
It’s hard to imagine the Arizona Cardinals regressing in 2013, especially when you consider how awful they were in 2012. The Cardinals were 27th in total offense, averaging 285.2 yards per game, 29th in passing yards per game with an average of 171.3 and in points per game, averaging just over 16 per contest.
But with newly signed head coach Bruce Arians, who led the Colts to an unbelievable season in the absence of Chuck Pagano, the Cardinals will falter next season for one major reason: lack of talent on the offensive side of the football.
The Cardinals have a decent running game led by Beanie Wells and LaRod Stephens-Howling. They also boast one of the league’s best receivers in Larry Fitzgerald, who had 71 receptions for 798 yards and four touchdowns in 2012.
But beyond that, the Cardinals lack talent.
They don’t possess a competent quarterback or an offensive line. As a unit, the Cardinals offensive line allowed the most sacks in the league this season, 58. They also surrendered the fourth-most quarterback hits, with 97.
The Cardinals need as much help in the upcoming April draft and free agency as they can get.