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The Cards Wire podcast: Rise Up, See Red


An Arizona Cardinals podcast, by fans who cover the team as fans, analysts and media. Hosted by Cards Wire's Jess Root, co-hosted by Revenge of the Birds' Seth Cox. The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona.

An Arizona Cardinals podcast, by fans who cover the team as fans, analysts and media. Hosted by Cards Wire's Jess Root, co-hosted by Revenge of the Birds' Seth Cox. The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona.


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An Arizona Cardinals podcast, by fans who cover the team as fans, analysts and media. Hosted by Cards Wire's Jess Root, co-hosted by Revenge of the Birds' Seth Cox. The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona.






Senior Bowl, Pro Bowl and the Matthew Stafford trade

In this latest edition of the show, we have a great guest for the second straight year. After Jess and Seth discuss the ramifications of the Matthew Stafford trade to the L.A. Rams and react to a virtual Madden Pro Bowl, they bring on Justin Higdon talk all about the players at the Senior Bowl. He and Seth talk about which players stood out and which ones might have hurt their draft stock. See for privacy information.


Arizona Cardinals coaching changes, creating cap space, Super Bowl rooting

Jess and Seth talk about the offseason for the Arizona Cardinals. They look at the changes in the coaching staff, discuss how the Cards can create more cap space (they don't have much), debate who Cardinals fans should root for in the Super Bowl, look into the possibilities for quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Deshaun Watson and then look at players who could become available this offseason because of the number of teams over the 2021 cap. See for privacy information.


Deshaun Watson trade, coaching changes and Cardinals free agent review

In this edition of the show, Jess and Seth get into some offseason topics affecting the Arizona Cardinals. They discuss the dynamic of the coordinator changes in the NFC West, discuss the extremely hypothetical scenario of trading for Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson, react to the playoffs and go over every one of the Cardinals' own free agent and whether they should be re-signed, let leave or if it is a tossup. See for privacy information.


The Cardinals' offseason questions, needs and NFL playoff reactions

The latest edition of the show is the first of the offseason about the Arizona Cardinals. Jess and Seth react to the first round of the playoffs and then start breaking down the coming months for the Cardinals — the biggest questions, the biggest needs, coaching changes and who they have signed since the end of the season. See for privacy information.


The loss to the Rams, Kliff Kingsbury, season grades and Cardinals award

The Cardinals failed to defeat the L.A. Rams and backup QB John Wolford in Week 17. Seth and Jess explain what happened in the loss, talk about Chris Streveler vs. Brett Hundley, discuss how hot Kliff Kingsbury's seat should be right now, give season grades and name the winners of our yearly Cardinals season awards. See for privacy information.


Cardinals playoff scenarios, injuries and Week 17 preview

Despite losing to the 49ers, the Arizona Cardinals control their playoff destiny in Week 17. Jess Root and guest host Alex Sutton talk about the loss to the Niners, discuss the injuries they face, react to their playoff chances, break down the possible playoff opponents and preview the critical Week 17 game against the Rams. See for privacy information.


Pro Bowl reactions, playoff chances for the Cardinals and Cards-49ers preview

In this latest edition of the show, hosts Jess and Seth react to the win over the Eagles, discuss the Pro Bowl selections, break down their playoff chances and preview their Week 16 Saturday game against the 49ers. See for privacy information.


Hasson Reddick's historic game, the Cardinals' win, a new OL starter and Week 15 preview

In this edition of the show, hosts Jess and Seth talk about the big win the Arizona Cardinals had over the New York Giants, Haason Reddick's record-setting performance, the team's playoff chances now, the new starter on the offensive line and look ahead at Week 15 against the Eagles. See for privacy information.


Has the NFL figured out Kyler Murray and the Cardinals?

With another loss for the Arizona Cardinals, this episode of the show delves into what has gone wrong. What is going on offensively? Does Kyler Murray have to run for the Cardinals to be successful and has the league figured out the way to stop the second-year QB? Hosts Jess and Seth also discuss the recent talk about Murray's demeanor, whether the Cardinals are in danger of missing the playoffs now and preview the Week 14 matchup against the New York Giants. See for...


What went wrong against the Patriots, is the Rams game a must-win?

The Arizona Cardinals lost for the second straight game and now are 1-3 in their last four. In the loss to the Patriots, what exactly went wrong? Hosts Seth and Jess break it down and discuss whether Kliff Kingsbury's coaching decisions are to blame. They wonder what should be done with kicker Zane Gonzalez. They talk about the Cardinals' playoff hopes and then preview their Week 13 game against the Los Angeles Rams. Is it a must-win? Enjoy the show! See for privacy...


What went wrong vs. Seahawks, playoff chances and Week 12 Cardinals-Patriots preview

In this latest edition of the show, hosts Jess and Seth break down what went wrong for the Arizona Cardinals last Thursday night, what their playoff chances now look like, what injuries to worry about, who needs to step up for the Cardinals the rest of the season and give their preview and predictions for their Week 12 road matchup against the NEw England Patriots. See for privacy information.


The 'Hail Murray' game and Thursday night preview vs. Seahawks

In this edition of the best hour of Cardinals talk on the Web, hosts Jess and Seth break down the amazing win over the Buffalo Bills and the final play that has been talked about all over the league. They also preview a critical Thursday night matchup against the Seattle Seahawks that could propel them to take control of the NFC West. See for privacy information.


Frustration in the Cardinals' loss, promise of Kyler vs. Tua and previewing Week 10

The Arizona Cardinals lost to the Miami Dolphins and hosts Jess and Seth talk about it. They discuss: How frustrating a loss it was What all went wrong The promising future of both Kyler Murray and Tua Tagovailoa The impact of new players and players returning from injury The Cardinals' Week 10 battle against the Buffalo Bills See for privacy information.


COVID Cardinals, the trade deadline, celebrations, concerns and previewing Week 9

After the bye week, the Cardinals had two players test positive for the coronavirus. Hosts Jess and Seth break down what it means, discuss the trade deadline, go over what to celebrate and what to be concerned about halfway through the season and preview their Week 9 matchup against the Dolphins. See for privacy information.


Reaction to Cardinals' win, Kingsbury's decisions, injuries and trade possibilities

The Cardinals picked up a big win over the Seahawks in Week 7. What does it mean? Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox break down what it means and talk about the coaching decisions, defense and injuries. To conclude, they go into whether the Cardinals should make any trades before the deadline next week. See for privacy information.


Reactions to the Cardinals' win, their defense, Kyler and Kenyan and a Seahawks preview

After the Cardinals' big Monday night win over the Dallas Cowboys. Jess and Seth talk about the offense, defense and the next game for the 4-2 Cardinals. See for privacy information.


Reactions to win over Jets, Chandler Jones' injury and Week 6 preview against Cowboys

This latest edition of the show comes after the Cardinals' 30-10 win over the New York Jets. Seth and Jess go over what there was to like and not to like in the win. They go over the options the Cardinals have at outside linebacker following the injury to Chandler Jones. They discuss what Prince Amukamara's addition to the practice squad means and preview their huge game on Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys. See for privacy information.


What's wrong with the Cardinals after Week 4; Week 5 preview

The Cardinals have lost two games in a row and hosts Jess and Seth break things down and discuss the loss to the Panthers, the safety position, the direction of the team and look ahead to a game against the Jets they should definitely win. See for privacy information.


Cardinals Week 3 reactions, Week 4 preview

The Cardinals fell to the Detroit Lions in Week 3 and we are here to discuss it. Hosts Jess and Seth discuss what went wrong and react to the play of the receivers and Kyler Murray. They discuss the impact of the injuries on the team and look ahead to their Week 4 road matchup against the Carolina Panthers, giving keys and predictions. See for privacy information.


Cardinals Week 2 review and reactions; Week 3 preview

With the Cardinals improving to 2-0, we react to the win, discuss the play of Kyler Murray, talk about the potential for the offense and defense, give studs and duds for the first two games and preview Arizona's Week 3 matchup against the Lions. See for privacy information.