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TJ

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~Defense cant be asleep at the wheel up front, especially against a RB like Cook and a statue like Cousins. Those running holes were wide open. I think I counted three runs in which Cook could've housed it had we not gotten a shoestring tackle. And Cousins had all day to make decisions, which is how he makes his money as he's a dude who needs perfect conditions to operate. The front needs to play better and be more aggressive.

~It took Steve Keim three second-round picks to find his dynamic receiver, but he got Rondale Moore. This kid is going to be special, with a chance to win OROY, especially if the notable QBs from the draft continue to play average.

~Christian Kirk seems to be coming into his own, which is good for the team and for his bank account moving forward. He's improved substantially in catching contested balls. He also seems to have excellent on-field rapport with Kyler, as he's often the safety valve for when Kyler is under duress as evideneced by the past two games. This likely means he'll price himself out of Arizona next season, so big ups to CK for the compensatory pick

~Take away any one of those INTs and Kyler had an MVP-type game. Those two picks were something I'd expect a UDFA to make rather than my dynamic playmaker in his third NFL season. The pick-six he telegraphed and the one down the middle was just a terrible read. Otherwise, he was magnificent, especially on the Moore TD.

~Hopkins was a non-factor after the first quarter. He had the best of PP21 in that quarter, but it looked like PP21 shut Hop down afterwards. It also didnt appear as if Murray looked in his direction much. Maybe he liked Green's and Kirk's matchups better? Was Maxx Williams just wide open all game? Either way, I dont ignore Hop for 45 minutes of game action. He's too elite at his position to use as a glorified decoy, especially against a guy like PP21 who's in the twilight of his career.

~Matt Prater could've made that FG from 70 yards. He was made to kick at SFS and he's an incredible upgrade over the jabroni who kicked for us last season

~I hate that Chase Edmonds doesnt do well when he has a full load because he looks much more shifty and athletic than years past.

~Great game, but Maxx Williams is probably the slowest TE I've ever seen.

~I wish I wasnt a fan of either team, because the first three quarters of that game were some of the best football I've seen in some time.
 

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~Defense cant be asleep at the wheel up front, especially against a RB like Cook and a statue like Cousins. Those running holes were wide open. I think I counted three runs in which Cook could've housed it had we not gotten a shoestring tackle. And Cousins had all day to make decisions, which is how he makes his money as he's a dude who needs perfect conditions to operate. The front needs to play better and be more aggressive.
The 2 scrambles by Cousins for big yards had me shaking my head

Nobody near him and the middle of the Dline opened up wide enough to drive a truck through
 

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Kirk was great today. And that long 3rd down catch in the first half was pretty impressive. Blanketed and sandwiched by two defender and still coming down with it says a lot about his growth this year.
 

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Also - Aqib Talib is hot garbage as a color analyst, though I loved the irony of him using a 9mm analogy during the broadcast.
What's up with the aqib talib animations all game? It's like they think he is the focal point of the broadcast
 

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This highlights my frustration regarding the Cardinals lack of investment in a better TE. Maxx played 74% of snaps in week 2. 10% less than Green but more than Kirk and Moore.

In week 1 Maxx played 80% which was the same as Green and more than Kirk and Moore.

We use a TE a lot. Invest is a really good one and things will take off.
 

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This highlights my frustration regarding the Cardinals lack of investment in a better TE. Maxx played 74% of snaps in week 2. 10% less than Green but more than Kirk and Moore.

In week 1 Maxx played 80% which was the same as Green and more than Kirk and Moore.

We use a TE a lot. Invest is a really good one and things will take off.
At least invest in one who can run a sub-six 40
 

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- If this is the definition of "Hurry Up" offense then they suck at it. Most of the time offense could not snap until the final 10 seconds

- James Conner as invisible as his final Steeler days

- There were no bubble screens this game (good for once)

- No line up and run at their throat kind of plays. Staple of any playoff offense. Something to chew on....

- No splash plays from anyone on defense for an entire game is not great
 
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