Is there a star in the making this season for the Arizona Cardinals? Predicting stats, results and feats is an inexact science that can cause much debate...well, it’s not a science at all. But it is fun and helps pass the time until we have real football to discuss.
Last season, Arizona’s offense was inconsistent, its defense was elite, and the special teams units had issues all year.
This season, the Cardinals have the potential to do something that no Cardinals team has done since 1973 through 1975: win at least 10 games in back-to-back seasons.
Back then, the NFL used a 14-game regular season. The Cardinals, then still residing in St. Louis, were led by innovative and uber-creative first-time NFL head coach Don Coryell, who is still revered around the league for his outside-the-box style of offense.
Current head coach Bruce Arians is not the offensive innovator that Coryell was in his day, but like Coryell, Arians has his team ready to dominate heading into his second season with the franchise.
What can we expect from the 2014 Cardinals? Let’s have some fun with this, shall we?