Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation That move still haunts the team to this day, and they didnot let history repeat itself Thursday night. However, as great as the addition of Floyd will be for theteam, the second thing the move does will have even largerramifications for the Arizona Cardinals.In a way, head coach Ken Whisenhunt spelled it out whenexplaining the pick.“It gives us another target, which we think will help takepressure off the quarterback,” he said of Floyd. By taking more pressure off the quarterback the Cardinalsare actually putting more on him.You’re up, Kevin Kolb.The Cardinals now boast an embarrassment of riches at theskill positions on offense, with enough playmakers to helpeven the most average of QBs look good. Larry Fitzgerald. Beanie Wells. Ryan Williams. MichaelFloyd. Todd Heap. Rob Housler. Early Doucet. AndreRoberts. Every one of these players has shown big-play ability.Every one of these players stands to play key roles forthe Arizona Cardinals in 2012. Neither one of theseplayers is an offensive lineman, sure, but the team willmost definitely address that spot later in the draft.By drafting a playmaker like Floyd with their first-rounder, the Cardinals showed they hope to replicate thesuccess they had through the air in 2008 and 2009. And, ifnot that, at least get back to being one of the league’sbetter passing attacks. Yes, you can take Kurt Warner out of the offense, but youapparently cannot take the offense out of the ArizonaCardinals. “When you really look at it, you’ve got a player that canchange field position pretty quickly,” Whisenhunt said.“And when you couple that with the guys that we alreadyhave – Larry, Andre and Early – we feel like it gives us avery good receiving core.”Indeed, but that’s where Kolb comes in, fresh out of theexcuses that were granted him in his first season with theteam.He’ll have an entire offseason to learn the playbook, arevamped (if not improved) offensive line, and one of theleague’s better running back tandems. And, with the selection of Michael Floyd, Kevin Kolb willhave a group of pass catchers who can make big plays downthe field.All he has to do is get them the ball. Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Comments   Share   The Arizona Cardinals did two things with the selection ofNotre Dame receiver Michael Floyd Thursday evening.One, they avoided repeating the mistakes of 2003, when theteam passed on an opportunity to select one of manyplayers who would help the team in favor of trading downin the first round. Instead of picking sixth, where theycould have selected a guy like Terrell Suggs, they moveddown to 17th and 18th, nabbing Bryant Johnson and CalvinPace. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img

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