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Revenge of the Birds


An Arizona Cardinals fan podcast, presented by SB Nation and the ROTB staff

An Arizona Cardinals fan podcast, presented by SB Nation and the ROTB staff
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An Arizona Cardinals fan podcast, presented by SB Nation and the ROTB staff




AZ Cardinals training camp updates, A.Q. Shipley's injury, depth chart news

The Arizona Cardinals play in their preseason opener and have lost their starting center, A.Q. Shipley, for the season with a torn ACL. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox break down what that injury means moving forward. Then they go over the depth chart and how the key position battles are going. They conclude with what to watch for in the preseason opener this weekend when the Cardinals take on the Los Angeles Chargers. It will be the first chance to see QB Josh Rosen in action. Enjoy the best...


2018 Cardinals training camp preview, what Gurley's deal means for David Johnson

This is the 2018 Arizona Cardinals training camp preview. But before the preview, The Rams gave Todd Gurley a huge deal and that means a lot for David Johnson. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox discuss what it means before going through their players to watch, the key position battles and more. Who will break out in 2018? Who is primed to disappoint? What players do they want to make the team but might not. Enjoy the best hour of Cardinals talk on the Web.


Steve Keim's DUI, Bidwill's support of Kavanaugh, ranking the NFC West

Normally this show is just about the NFC West, ranking each position group by team to see where each team is good and where there are some weaknesses. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox do it every year. But with some non-football Cardinals news coming in the form of a DUI for GM Steve Keim and backlash for team president Michael Bidwill publicly supporting former high school classmate and longtime friend Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, there was a lot to talk about. Sit back and enjoy...


David Johnson's holdout, takeaways from Cardinals offseason, contract extensions

In the first show since reviewing the NFL draft for the Arizona Cardinals, there was a lot to cover. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox go over everything involved with the David Johnson holdout. What exactly happened and how much should he get paid? They give their takeaways from OTAs and minicamp as the team enters their summer break. Finally, they discuss what players should get contract extensions and whether there are any players on the market worth signing. Listen to the best hour of...


Arizona Cardinals 2018 NFL draft review and grades show

The Arizona Cardinals wrapped up their 2018 draft class with six players, including quarterback Josh Rosen, who looks like the quarterback of the future. In the latest edition of the show, hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox go through every pick and break down what each player is and could be moving forward for the team. They also grade the Cardinals' draft — they like it. Sit back and enjoy the best hour (and then some) of Arizona Cardinals talk on the Internet.


Arizona Cardinals draft rumors and final 2018 NFL mock draft

The NFL draft is Thursday! What are the latest rumors surrounding the Arizona Cardinals? Will they draft a quarterback? Will they trade up? This edition of the show is all about those rumors and also the hosts' yearly mock draft. They have nailed the Cardinals' picks each of the last two years. Will it happen again? Seth and Jess have different choices, but both with be great additions to the defense. Listen and enjoy the best hour (plus some) of Cardinals talk on the Web.


2018 Cardinals NFL draft defensive preview and David Johnson's guarantee

The NFL Draft is just a couple of weeks away and this edition of the podcast focuses on the defensive prospects, as previous episodes have covered the quarterbacks and the rest of the offense. Before hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox talk about the prospects, they discuss the Cardinals bringing in free agent pass rushers and David Johnson's recent declaration that the Cardinals will have the top offense in 2018 is Sam Bradford is healthy. From there, it is draft talk, going from the defensive...


Brice Butler signing and AZ Cardinals 2018 NFL draft preview — offense

In the last episode of the podcast, it was all about quarterbacks. This show is about the Arizona Cardinals, the NFL draft and the offensive players they could target. Before that, though, hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox break down the signing of receiver Brice Butler and what Cardinals fans can expect from him. Then, the talk is about the remaining offensive positions outside of quarterback. First it is a look at receivers, then tight ends, offensive linemen and finally running backs. Who...


Arizona Cardinals 2018 free agency reactions

The Arizona Cardinals have signed some players in free agency, have cut others, have seen others leave for other teams and also have been surprising with the lack of a few expected moves. In this edition of the Rise Up, See Red podcast, hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox react to the signings, the financial details of the contracts, the players who have left and what the Cardinals still must do with limited salary cap space. Enjoy the best hour of Cardinals talk on the Internet!


Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon will be the Cardinals' 2018 QBs

The Arizona Cardinals have gone from have no quarterbacks to having settled their quarterback room. Sam Bradford will come in and start for the team on a two-year contract. Mike Glennon will back him up. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox discuss the good and the bad of each move, as well as go into what having these two quarterbacks means for the NFL draft this April. Will the Cardinals trade up for a QB? Will they trade back? Sit back enjoy the best hour of Cardinals talk on the Internet.


2018 Arizona Cardinals free agency preview, part 2

In the second installment of the podcast's free agency preview, hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox discuss what moves they make to free up cap space and then go through candidates for the Arizona Cardinals to sign at key positions they need to address. They go over whether the Cardinals should cut Tyrann Mathieu and whether they should go after Kirk Cousins. If not Cousins, who then? They go over quarterbacks, offensive linemen, cornerbacks, receivers and tight ends who might make sense as the...


2018 Arizona Cardinals free agency preview, part 1

Free agency approaches and the Arizona Cardinals have a lot to do. In the first of two shows focused on free agency, Cards Wire's Jess Root and Revenge of the Birds' Seth Cox break down the roster in terms of which of the team's own free agents should come back and who should go. They also go through each position and what the approach in free agency should be. Listen to the best hour of Cardinals talk on the web and know there is still more to come!


Jimmy Garoppolo's deal, potential salary cap moves and QB options for Cardinals

The big news in the NFL is the huge contract the San Francisco 49ers gave QB Jimmy Garoppolo. How does this affect the Cardinals as they look to compete in the NFC West and find a new QB themselves? In this edition of the show, hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox discuss the ramifications of the Jimmy G deal, how the Cardinals can clear some salary cap space, which moves make sense and then go over all their non-draft options at quarterback, including Kirk Cousins, Nick Foles and more. Sit back...


The Steve Wilks era begins for the Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals announced their new head coach after a three-week process. They decided on Steve Wilks, who was the defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers. He was introduced to the media and the coaching staff has begun to take shape. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox react to the hiring, discuss why he was actually the best pick, go over takeaways from his introductory press conference and look ahead to the coaching staff and potential assistants on the staff. It is the best...


The Arizona Cardinals' coaching search continues

The Arizona Cardinals still have no new coach two weeks into their search, and they don't appear to be in a hurry. They are beginning their second round of interviews, with a few names emerging as those of the original nine to move on to the next round. All raise questions moving forward if they get hired. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox go over the candidates whose names have come up. Sit back and enjoy a great hour of Cardinals talk.


The Bruce Arians, Carson Palmer retirement show

The Arizona Cardinals ended the season with a thrilling 26-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks on the road to finish the season 8-8. But the big news are the announcements of coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Carson Palmer. This show goes over everything involved with both decisions. Were announcements a surprise? Should they have retired? What should we think of their time in Arizona? What is next at coach and at quarterback? Who are the candidates and what should we think of them? Sit back...


Back to Drew Stanton, 4 Pro Bowlers, playoff elimination

The Arizona Cardinals are officially out of contention for the playoffs. Their loss to the Redskins ended any faint hopes they might have had. In the latest show, hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox go over the move to make Drew Stanton starting quarterback again, discuss the four Cardinals in the Pro Bowl (and the two interesting alternates), go over the long list of injuries the team now has and look ahead to their home finale on Christmas Eve against the New York Giants.


The Blaine Gabbert experience, Bruce Arians' call, Cardinals' dying season

The Arizona Cardinals lost again, falling to 4-6 on the season after a 33-21 loss to the Houston Texans. It was the first look at Blaine Gabbert as the starting quarterback. Budda Baker and Ricky Seals-Jones have big games. There were big issues with the receivers, the running game and the defense. Bruce Arians made a questionable call, took the blame for it and then recanted. The season looks over when it technically isn't. Now they play the No. 1 defense in the league in the Jacksonville...


Carson Palmer's arm, Bruce Arians' retirement rumors, an ugly loss in London

Things aren't good for the Arizona Cardinals. Carson Palmer broke his arm in a 33-0 loss to the L.A. Rams in London. There are rumors of Bruce Arians retiring. Fans are clamoring for Blaine Gabbert over Drew Stanton while the national media says the Cardinals must sign Colin Kaepernick. Is Carson Palmer done? Will Arians retire? This episode goes over it all with hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox. Enjoy a great hour of Cardinals talk. .Subscribe to the show on Apple podcasts or Stitcher Radio.


Adrian Peterson's big day, lineup changes and a critical 3-game stretch

Adrian Peterson came alive in his Arizona Cardinals debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and led the team to a much-needed win that seems to make things better. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox discuss what Peterson's addition means for the Cardinals moving forward. They talk about the win and whether or not it means the Cardinals are back in business in the NFC West. With some recent and potential changes in the lineup, they talk about what it means and whether Justin Bethel should be...