Arizona Cardinals Face True Super Bowl-or-Bust Season with Big Decisions Looming

July 25, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the (glaring) exception of the way it ended, the 2015 season was a great success for the Arizona Cardinals. The team won a franchise-record 13 regular-season games, winning the NFC West and securing a first-round playoff bye (also for the first time in team history).
That big season cemented the status of head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim as one of the best duos in the league. But that big season has also led to big expectations. Simply put, anything less than a trip to Houston and Super Bowl LI would be considered a disappointment.
Those expectations are far from the only pressure on the Redbirds this season. There's another huge force enveloping the Cardinals, squeezing them toward either a trip to Texas or a round of "what ifs?" and head-shaking.
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Because one way or another, the Arizona Cardinals are all but surely going to be a much different football team one year from now.
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