Welcome to week two of the NFL season.
Today’s gameday thread will be slightly different, as Mitch09 has given us five things to watch in the game today.
Enjoy the game and go Cardinals.
1. Pass Protection. Will BA give some pass protection help to LT John Wetzel on WOLB Jabaal Sheard? Last week Wetzel struggled versus Ziggy Ansuh and Anthony Zettel. Few adjustments were made, particularly on a key 3rd and 6 to start the 4th quarter, when Zettel dipped and ripped his way past Wetzel to sack Palmer.
2. RB By Committee. Will the Cardinals get some production fro the new RB by committee, featuring Kerwynn Williams, Andre Ellington, Chris Johnson and Elijhaaa Penny? BA raved about the Colts‘ front 7 this week, saying how well they handled Todd Gurley last week. Will the Cardinals be able to move the ball on the ground or through the air with their RBs?
3. Defensive Matchups. Will the Cardinals pass rushers Markus Golden and Chandler Jones have a big day versus Jacoby Brissett? Can they keep contain and relegate him to the pocket? How do the Cardinals’ secondary match up with the Colts’ skill players? Last week, Golden Tate had a productive day versus Tyrann Mathieu and James Bettcher did not counter by switching Patrick Peterson over to him. This week, it would seem a given that Peterson cover T.Y. Hilton, the Colts’ speedy and versatile WR. That would mean Justin Bethel would match up with Donte Moncrief. But, herein lies the main issue for the Cardinals. Who plays centerfield?
Last week Antione Bethea was used there and was ineffective. This week in man coverage it would seem that the best option the Cardinals have…
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