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Cards Cut to the Chase on Day 1

Cutting to the Chase:

During exit interviews last season, Cardinals’ Pro Bowl safety and defensive captain Budda Baker put his thoughts about the team’s woes down the stretch very succinctly when he said, “Some people weren’t doing their jobs.”

Meanwhile on the other side of the clubhouse, offensive captain, tackle D.J. Humphries, when asked about the negativity in the press regarding the Cardinals’ coaches stated, “If you are against them, then you are against us.”

In many ways, Budda’s and D.J.’s comments set the tone for the Cardinals’ off-season, because Michael Bidwill and Steve Keim made a concerted effort to re-define the veteran leadership and improve the team’s physicality by acquiring perennial All-Pros DE J.