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. Our insiders break down the team’s performance, spotlighting its personalities and looking forward to the next matchup.
Cardinals Cover 2 - James Conner Returns Home
Ep. 706 - It has been three years since James Conner left Pittsburgh, his home both in college and the start of his NFL career, for Arizona. Sunday marks his return. And hopefully marks his return to being the focal point of the offense. James was not last week against the Rams. This week, though, that should change. It needs to change. Craig Grialou and Zach Gershman discuss the game with the Steelers, who are playing good football right now. Also, the guys get the Pittsburgh perspective. Craig Wolfley, Steelers radio analyst and the older brother of Cardinals radio analyst Ron Wolfley, joins the show. But first, how Jonathan Gannon got to work Friday morning.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cardinals Cover 2 - James Conner Needs The Football
Ep. 705 - Six carries is not enough. James Conner needs to be featured more, and this may be the perfect week to get him the football. He’s going back to Pittsburgh. Plus, weather may be a factor. Craig Grialou and Dani Sureck look ahead to Sunday’s game against the Steelers, the team Conner played his first four seasons in the league with. Other topics discussed: Dante Stills’ play along the defensive line; Kei’Trel Clark’s return to the starting lineup; Wednesday’s injury report does not look good for the defensive back or wide receiver positions; plus, who deserves your Pro Bowl vote and why Sureck wants to see less cars decorated as reindeer on her drive to work in the mornings.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cardinals Cover 2 - ‘Growing Pains’ For Kyler Murray, Offense
Ep. 704 - Three games. Seven weeks of practice. Kyler Murray is just getting started, while the rest of his teammates are nearing the end. So, yes, there are going to be games like Sunday, especially on offense. But what separated Week 12 from the previous weeks was that it wasn’t just the offense. It was the defense. It was special teams. It was the entire team. And as a result, the Cardinals lost to the Los Angeles Rams, 37-14. Craig Grialou and Paul Calvisi discuss what happened, or better said, what didn’t happen. Also, what Dennis Gardeck had to say to Calvisi postgame is worth a listen. Plus, Calvisi - once again in person - reveals this week’s Angry Bird Award winner.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Rematch Vs Rams Includes Healthy Kyler Murray
Ep. 703 - For the first time this season, the Cardinals will see a team for a second time. It was six weeks ago when the Cardinals and Rams last played. It did not go well for the Cardinals, especially in the second half. The difference this time around? Well, for one, Kyler Murray will be on the field and in action. He was a spectator during the first meeting. Also, James Conner, Budda Baker and Jalen Thompson all missed the game in L.A. Can those four players be enough to help the Cardinals earn a split in the season series? Craig Grialou and Zach Gershman look ahead to the Week 12 matchup. Also, the guys venture into enemy territory. Jourdan Rodrigue, Rams beat writer for The Athletic, joins the show.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Family. Food. Football.
Ep. 702 – Happy Thanksgiving, Birdgang! There may not be a better day on the calendar. A day that combines three of our favorite things. Before the holiday, Craig Grialou and Dani Sureck begin to look ahead to the Week 12 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. Who will be available? Who might not be available? And should we be concerned about Michael Wilson’s shoulder injury? Plus, Kyzir White was spotted at practice just three days after suffering a season-ending injury; Josh Woods, by the way, is ready to step into White’s role as quarterback of the defense; Budda Baker will play in his 100th career game on Sunday; and a discussion on Hollywood Brown’s production, both the good and the bad.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cardinals Cover 2 - Defense Steps Up, Offense Steps Down In Houston
Ep. 701 - There was a lack of complimentary football played on Sunday in Houston. The offense and the defense never could get on the same page. The offense started well and then sputtered, while the defense got off to a slow start before pitching a shutout in the second half. Craig Grialou and Zach Gershman look back at the 21-16 loss to the Texans. “Frustrating” is the word Kyler Murray used to describe what happened, or better said what didn’t happen, especially on fourth down. The defense recorded three interceptions, yet no points were scored off any of the takeaways. It was a missed opportunity. Speaking of opportunity, Greg Dortch took advantage of his and he earned this week’s Angry Bird Award.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.