The Arizona Cardinals are entering a new era of football. They have a new coach and they cannot pretend like their old players give them the best chance to win. Obviously injuries probably contributed to 90 percent of the team’s problems during the 2012 season, but some players need to go just to scream mediocrity will not be tolerated.
One of those players is RB Beanie Wells. He is obviously not happy in his current situation and doesn’t like playing behind the worst offensive line in football. He is a professional and he should not complain about the hand he has been dealt. So, before the offensive line fixes their problems, the Cardinals should get rid of him and hope the next guy comes in a rushes for over 1,500 yards.
Not exactly realistic, but depending on their draft pick, the Cardinals offense could look totally different next season. OT Levi Brown will be back to his better than average self, maybe OT Nate Potter puts on 30 lbs of muscles and becomes a force and they draft a guard or a tackle to come in and start right away. That would be three different players coming in to change the Cardinals’ fortunes.
If the Cardinals are lucky and those three things happen perfectly, there is no reason to believe their offensive line couldn’t go from last to top 15 or even better. So, I say Beanie Wells who?
The Cardinals need to make life miserable for those who think they can find greener pastures elsewhere. The best way to do that is win. If players start to regret leaving, it will attract bigger names in free agency and that is really where the Cardinals will find the most success.
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