The Arizona Cardinals started the 2012 season red-hot, going 4-0 and beating the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. That’s when the downward spiral began as they only won one game in the last 12 after injuries began to mount and the ineptitude of their offensive line began to show.
Eventually, then-starting quarterback Kevin Kolb got hurt for the year and it was a revolving door at quarterback.
In 2013, they upgraded their offensive line with Jonathan Cooper; however, their offensive tackles are still to be debated heavily since their two starting tackles allowed more sacks than anyone in the entire league. Also, their run game is severely questionable as their main running back is Rashard Mendenhall, who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers for the last five seasons and was seen as a perpetual disappointment in the steel city.
The Cardinals also brought in quarterback Carson Palmer, who has been in decline since playing his last full season for the Cincinnati Bengals. Since he has only won four games a year for the last three seasons, this might mean that Teddy Bridgewater might be the pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
It should be interesting for the Cardinals in 2013, but the good news for the team and their fans aren’t really all that good as the rest of the NFC West have became a great deal better.