Originally posted by SFATeflonDon:
Originally posted by unst4bl3:
I don't think the cardinals will be half as bad as you guys think they will be. And seattle always plays us tough, and they are taking steps to right the ship..
Cards jus lost their (Starting) QB, 2nd WR, FS, Mike LB...
Leinart will have to step his game up now yes but the Cards are likely to rely moreso on the run game. Luckily they have 2 good backs but will need to add some pieces to the OL and have a multitude of picks to do so.
As far as losing Boldin goes, Breaston has proven before he can step up when needed and Doucet's light switch seemingly went on in the 2nd half of the year and looks to be turning the corner. Also without Boldin, Fitzgerald has had better numbers on average. Just look at this : LINK
Last year they drafted a FS in the 3rd round, one many around here liked quite a bit, Rashad Johnson. He struggled a bit as he adjusted as a rookie but played in dime packages and has a great mentor to help him improve in Adrian Wilson.
Losing Dansby will hurt but they may find an option in FA or use one of the many draft picks they have to help try and find a player to fill some of the void (Brandon Spikes or Daryl Washington perhaps?), but with Boldin, Dansby and Rolle off the books they will now be able to pay a constant thorn in the 49ers side, Darnell Dockett. They also have a returning Cody Brown who was their 2nd round pick last year. He never played all year due to a wrist injury.
On paper we are pretty even matched teams so it is still their division to lose.