A combination of news, analysis, storytelling and entertainment, Cardinals Cover 2 reaches from sideline to sideline and delivers Cardinals content to the avid fan year round. With more than 40 years covering the Cardinals combined, hosts Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki will go deep - breaking down the team’s performance, spotlighting its personalities and looking forward to the next matchup.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Murray, Hopkins Reunited On Practice Field
Ep. 502 - Passes were thrown. Catches were made. For the first time since Week 7, the Cardinals starting quarterback and No. 1 wide receiver were together on the practice field. Now what that means for their availability against the Chicago Bears, well, there is still a lot of time between now and then. Weather is expected to be a factor on Sunday. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss how that may, or may not come into play. With James Conner and Eno Benjamin, the Cardinals are more than capable of leaning on the ground game this week.
Cardinals Cover 2 - It’s Now A 6-Game Season
Ep. 501 - Six games are all that remain in the regular season. Three games at home. Three games on the road. Three games against teams with .500 or better records. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki return following the bye week and Thanksgiving break with an eye towards the playoffs. At 9-2 and 4-0 in the division, the Cardinals have put themselves in excellent position for a run to the postseason. Plus, there is good news. The team is getting healthier. Both Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins are expected back soon. But are there any concerns? It’s time to get back to work.
Cardinals Cover 2 - The Real (Colt) McCoy
Ep. 500 - Once again, Colt McCoy showed the value of having an experienced backup quarterback. For the second time in three games, he was outstanding running an offense built around the starter. But with Kyler Murray sidelined by an ankle injury, McCoy stepped in and delivered. Big time. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki go over all the details from Sunday’s 23-13 win at Seattle, their fifth victory in seven visits to the Pacific Northwest. The Cardinals hit the bye week 9-2, including 4-0 in the division, and own the best record in football.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Road Warriors
Ep. 499 - Five times the Cardinals have played on the road and five times they’ve won. A victory on Sunday and the Cardinals would have wins in each of their first six road games in a season for just the second time in franchise history. It’s certainly possible given the Cardinals’ recent success in Seattle. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki break down the matchup, with Jurecki providing his three keys to victory. The Cardinals do not want to go into the bye week having lost two straight and three of their last four. First though, Kyler Murray’s status. Is this the week he returns?
Cardinals Cover 2 - First Meeting Vs. Russell Wilson
Ep. 498 - It’s taken until Week 11 for the Cardinals to see Russell Wilson. The question Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki pose is which Russell Wilson will they see? Is it the Russell Wilson who had 40 pass attempts and two interceptions at Green Bay? Or will it be the Russell Wilson who had 10 touchdowns and one interception over his first five games before undergoing finger surgery? There is another question that Cardinals fans want to know: Will Kyler Murray play? It is looking more and more like he will.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Kyler Murray 'Pretty Close' To Returning
Ep. 497 - Seeing Kyler Murray on the practice field on Wednesday was a welcome sight. Now, it’s still early in the week, yet it’s hard not to be optimistic about his availability at Seattle. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki report on what they saw during the open portion of practice. Also, Murray’s absence against the Panthers may have done more for his MVP candidacy than if he had played. Finally, if Murray does return on Sunday, then he’s likely looking at a favorable matchup against a Seahawks defense that no longer has the ‘Legion of Boom’ aura.