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One of the few Cardinal HC’s in their history who had a winning record. And yet another huge blunder by the infamous Bill Bidwill when he fired Winner. As what was always the case, injuries caught up to a really, really good team in 1970, and Dollarless Bill just wouldn’t spend money to have depth available. That 70 team put together 3 shutouts in a row, and the 4th game was a 6-6 ROAD tie against the World Champion Kansas City Chiefs. To this day, I still think this was top to bottom one of the best Cardinal teams of my lifetime.
 

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Anderson is still the Cardinal's all-time rushing leader by a mile (literally) at 7,999 yards. Stump mitchell is #2 with 4,649 yards.

Current Cardinals? James Conner is up to #14 with 2,574 and Kyler Murray is #16 all-time with 2,448.
 

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Got to visit the Football Hall of Fame last summer. The Chicago Cardinals 1929 bill of sale was on display.

I got to move old courthouse documents in Yuma, and it's cool to see how contracts were hand written in the older days. Plus a lot had sections strikes out and/or written over and initialed. Today with computers, everything looks so perfect. I think the old contracts had some character to them.
 

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With Winner (35-30-5) and Don Coryell (42-27-1) they had some success between 1966 and 1977, with two mediore years of Bob Hollway (8-18-2) in between.
You’re absolutely right about Winner & Coryell, but you’re being too kind calling the Hollway years “mediocre”. He was a really bad HC & they were borderline unwatchable during his tenure. He was in the same category as Steve Wilks.
 

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Why I think that the FB gods owe us some good luck, when it comes to the Draft. Back in the forties, the League instituted a Bonus selection, where teams would receive the overall first pick in the Draft no matter what the record. Once, you get the #1 pick you are no longer part of the process going forward. And, naturally the Chicago Cardinals were the LAST team to get the Bonus selection. It was either the 58 or 59 draft and with the worst record we also had the #2 pick. Our top two picks, were King Hill, QB from Rice and John David Crowe, RB from Texas A&M. As I recall Rice was nothing special and Crowe was.
 
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