Giants at the Cardinals gameday thread 9-17-23

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So you wanted to play above our talent & win?
I want to have confidence in our coaching staff. I don’t believe you have to go 0-17 to rebuild. None of this matters if Monti messes up the picks or the coaching staff can’t coach. Their competence is what is going to change this franchise, not draft picks. I have a long history of watching the Cardinals squander top 10 NFL draft picks.
 

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Although the sample size is small(one), it appears that Monti's first top ten draft choice is legit. Everything I've seen and heard about Paris Johnson indicates that he's going to be a quality tackle in the NFL. Obviously, the jury is still out on both Monti and Gannon, and nothing but time will tell us anything different.
 

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I was watching both our game and the 49er game, us on stream, them on tv. When they updated our game the announcers in the 49ers game were incredulous. Break up the Cards, how in the world are the Giants getting blown out by that team. For an NFL broadcast it was pretty unusual, I know they weren't doing OUR game but the level of that team has the least talent in the NFL in what they were saying is something you don't often hear in an NFL broadcast.

So I do have some hope that the coaches are doing SOME things right, but I sure hope the 2nd half collapses are the result of lack of talent and not lack of adjustments because when we DO have talent, I don't want to see that.

Hmmm.. so kind of like we had the right plan, but just didn't have the horsepower to sustain it? Maybe...

The coaching staff used smoke and mirrors to get us to 28-7 but it was too easy to shut down our tight end passing game, and the defensive line stunts and stuff stopped working, especially after Watkins went out. I guess we can tell ourselves that Russ. :)

Also, Z. Collins and Gardek disappeared in the 2nd half. We need a legit pass-rushing threat.
 

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Hmmm.. so kind of like we had the right plan, but just didn't have the horsepower to sustain it? Maybe...

The coaching staff used smoke and mirrors to get us to 28-7 but it was too easy to shut down our tight end passing game, and the defensive line stunts and stuff stopped working, especially after Watkins went out. I guess we can tell ourselves that Russ. :)

Also, Z. Collins and Gardek disappeared in the 2nd half. We need a legit pass-rushing threat.
And where was Cam Thomas? That late hit call on Stills hurt as well. Make no mistake that fourth quarter was a total collapse.
 

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coming from a Kyler defender.... classic. Cards dont need another spoiled midget, he is listed 6'1 which means he is 5'11. Williams is a hair taller and probably even more spoiled. Plus that last SC QB to come out that was truly WOS was Palmer. Its easy to look good surrounded with 5* at every position. Sorry if you cant see it but Maye is the better prospect.

Hey man, if you want a new QB, I understand.

But Drake Maye? I had never even heard of this kid until @Krangodnzr started talking about him and I'm really not impressed by what I've seen so far. I mean he's good.. but you want to bet the future of our team on him? Use the #1 pick on him? Not just no, but hell no. lol
 

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We were without 3 of our 5 defensive line rotation with L.J. Collier, Carlos Watkins, and Fotu all out of the game. It looked like Strong and Ledbetter were gassed at the end of the game and Stills offered nothing. Also, our outside linebackers/ends either failed to get pressure or let Jones escape for big gains. Just shows our lack of depth and starting quality in our front seven.
 

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We were without 3 of our 5 defensive line rotation with L.J. Collier, Carlos Watkins, and Fotu all out of the game. It looked like Strong and Ledbetter were gassed at the end of the game and Stills offered nothing. Also, our outside linebackers/ends either failed to get pressure or let Jones escape for big gains. Just shows our lack of depth and starting quality in our front seven.

Can you believe that? What kind of luck is that? I mean Collier has an injury history.. but come on football gods... throw us a freaking bone here.
 

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I want to have confidence in our coaching staff.
So…you want to win basically? There’s no other answer to this.
I don’t believe you have to go 0-17 to rebuild.
I don’t think so either & I don’t want to go 0-17, but I also don’t want to drown in purgatory.
None of this matters if Monti messes up the picks or the coaching staff can’t coach.
True 100%, but clearly, it’s too early to tell.
 

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Hey man, if you want a new QB, I understand.

But Drake Maye? I had never even heard of this kid until @Krangodnzr started talking about him and I'm really not impressed by what I've seen so far. I mean he's good.. but you want to bet the future of our team on him? Use the #1 pick on him? Not just no, but hell no. lol
You must not pay attention to CFB much then, because Drake Maye has been one of the most talked about players in college football in sometime and scouts rate him as a generational type talent.

He doesn't have the talent around him (and money) that USC has, but he actually makes NFL type plays on the regular. Even if he was on the Cardinals right now, he'd have more talent than he does at Chapel Hill.
 

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Can’t fault fans for not supporting a losing franchise that is trying to lose. You want fan support? Give them something to cheer for.
Everyone says this, but it is garbage.

This has been going on for years - even when we are a playoff team. How about when we were 11-5 in 2014 and Arians was our coach? The next season we went 13-3, but still had to use silent counts at home because of the noise from the opposing fans in our stadium.

Arians was quoted on it many times.

“Wish it wouldn’t happen right now,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “We would hope that the visiting team wouldn’t get that many tickets and have to use a silent count at home.”

“What cost him was crowd noise,” Arians said. “He couldn’t hear early in the game because the crowd noise got us at home.”

They “have way too many tickets,” Arians said.


Winning doesn't make much difference in this town. Just means that sellout fans can sell their tickets for even more to opposing fans. (Yes, there are ticket brokers, too, but there are still plenty of sellout fans).
 

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I want to have confidence in our coaching staff. I don’t believe you have to go 0-17 to rebuild. None of this matters if Monti messes up the picks or the coaching staff can’t coach. Their competence is what is going to change this franchise, not draft picks. I have a long history of watching the Cardinals squander top 10 NFL draft picks.

They didn't lose because of competence. They lost because injuries forced them to play their starting DT's 74% of the time. And their linebackers and safeties nearly 100%.

Defense was just gassed by midway through Q3 and there were no options with multiple guys out.

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Everyone says this, but it is garbage.

This has been going on for years - even when we are a playoff team. How about when we were 11-5 in 2014 and Arians was our coach? The next season we went 13-3, but still had to use silent counts at home because of the noise from the opposing fans in our stadium.

Arians was quoted on it many times.

“Wish it wouldn’t happen right now,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “We would hope that the visiting team wouldn’t get that many tickets and have to use a silent count at home.”

“What cost him was crowd noise,” Arians said. “He couldn’t hear early in the game because the crowd noise got us at home.”

They “have way too many tickets,” Arians said.


Winning doesn't make much difference in this town. Just means that sellout fans can sell their tickets for even more to opposing fans. (Yes, there are ticket brokers, too, but there are still plenty of sellout fans).

Yup. We were 7-0 in 2021 and the home game vs the Packers was a see of Packers fans. In fact rumours were that Green didn't hear the audible at the end of the game when driving for the win that resulted in an INT and lost us the game.

"If you build it, they will come" is a BS reason anyway. If you buy the tickets you go to the games. If you're only going to go if you feel sufficiently entertained then don't buy a season ticket.

The true fans, the ones that will always have my respect, are those that go to every game no matter what.
 

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So…you want to win basically? There’s no other answer to this.

I don’t think so either & I don’t want to go 0-17, but I also don’t want to drown in purgatory.

True 100%, but clearly, it’s too early to tell.
This team is too bad to reach the heights of purgatory this year. Purgatory is like 5-6 wins. A win here and there doesn’t threaten that.
 

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This team is too bad to reach the heights of purgatory this year. Purgatory is like 5-6 wins. A win here and there doesn’t threaten that.
Aye, I’m fine with 2-3 wins(though I’m worried about Chicago being worse than us. They look atrocious). I just don’t think other people here don’t see it that way.
 

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It will be hard for the Cardinals to recover from a loss like this. Good teams can because they know they how to win and games like this happen.

With teams still learning how to win, it saps their confidence. I don't think the Cardinals can play much better than they did in the first half against the Giants.

Following the Cardinals and ASU will be brutal for their fans unless they follow the game within the game looking for the hidden gems among the players.
 

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You must not pay attention to CFB much then, because Drake Maye has been one of the most talked about players in college football in sometime and scouts rate him as a generational type talent.

He doesn't have the talent around him (and money) that USC has, but he actually makes NFL type plays on the regular. Even if he was on the Cardinals right now, he'd have more talent than he does at Chapel Hill.

I mean, I'm busy Krang and I don't watch the ACC that much no. And I get that Maye is being hyped nationally right now.

Also, I value your opinion on the college guys, and I'm not saying it's impossible he goes #1 or #2 in the next draft. I see that he's got talent.

But the "he doesn't have the talent around him" argument is dubious, and you might want to hedge your bet on him just a little.

Like I said, still a lot of football left to play this year so we'll see what happens.
 
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