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




AZ Cardinals preseason Game 2 review, preseason Game 3 preview

With a 20-10 Arizona Cardinals victory in the preseason, hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox look back in the 162nd episode at the good and the bad from the game, whose stock rose and fell and more with some position groups getting some criticism. Why is Bruce Arians angry at the wide receivers? Is there real reason to be concerned? The Cardinals take on the Chicago Bears this weekend. Our hosts also talk about what hopefully to expect from the Cardinals in their third preseason contest. It's a...

Duration: 01:04:57

Hall of Fame Game, the Summer of Blaine Gabbert, Cardinals/Raiders preview

It is the Summer of Blaine Gabbert, or at least that is what our hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox are saying about the offseason and preseason for the Arizona Cardinals. They opened the preseason with a 20-18 loss in the Hall of Fame Game and Gabbert looked good. They talk about his play and his future with the team. They discuss the four things they liked and the four they did not from the game, look at the state of different position battles and then go over four things they want to see in...

Duration: 01:09:06

AZ Cardinals training camp reactions, Hall of Fame Game preview

The Arizona Cardinals have been in training camp for nearly two weeks and now kick off the NFL preseason in the Hall of Fame Game against the Dallas Cowboys. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox break down the start of camp and what to look forward to in the preseason opener, as well as discuss the surprise news that tackle Jared Veldheer nearly retired. They give their biggest takeaways from camp, name the player who have helped themselves and those who have hurt themselves, they talk about...

Duration: 01:06:08

Arizona Cardinals 2017 training camp preview show

The Arizona Cardinals are about to begin training camp and the Rise Up, See Red podcast is ready to preview it. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox go through what to look ahead to. What are the biggest questions for the team entering camp? Who are players to watch? What position battles are there? Who are the undrafted rookies who could make an impact? What surprises when cuts come around could there be? It's a great hour of Cardinals football and long overdue. Get the analysis you need before...

Duration: 01:09:14

Cardinals offseason stories, Blaine Gabbert's chance, NFL Top 100

We're back! After a break from the show after the NFL draft, Rise Up, See Red has returned to talk about the burning stories surrounding the Arizona Cardinals in the offseason. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox recap the stories that came out of OTAs and minicamp, including how the team is handling Carson Palmer, how injuries are affecting the team right now and how one player has taken a clear lead in the competition the second starting cornerback position. They go over everything about Blaine...

Duration: 01:35:57

2017 Arizona Cardinals draft wrap-up, review show

90e 2017 NFL draft is complete and the Arizona Cardinals have seven new picks. They made seven selections over six rounds and managed to pull off three trades over the three days. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox recap, review and analyze each selection the Cardinals made, from Haason Reddick to Rudy Ford. They grade the draft, explain their surprises and Cox gives some insight to general manager Steve Keim's drafting tendencies, since we have a pattern after five years. It's a longer show, so...

Duration: 01:35:22

2017 Rise Up, See Red NFL mock draft; Daryl Washington's reinstatement

This was supposed to be just a mock draft show, but the NFL conditionally reinstated Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington, suspended since May 2014 under the league's substance abuse policy. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox discuss what it could mean, whether or not he will play again in Arizona and whether he should. After that, it is all about the NFL Draft. Both mock the first round of the draft and there are a couple of trades and surprises they believe will happen. Listen to the...

Duration: 01:19:09

2017 NFL, Cardinals draft: Defensive player preview, more QB talk

The NFL draft is just more than a week away and Bruce Arians and Steve Keim addressed the media. In this newest show, hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox go through some of their comments and what they mean, including their comments on the quarterback class. Then it is on to the defensive side of the ball. Seth gives a number of names the Cardinals could select on the different days of the draft, beginning with defensive backs, then going through the front seven. Sit back and enjoy the show. It...

Duration: 01:32:13

NFL, Arizona Cardinals draft preview: Offensive players and QB chatter

Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox bring your their second NFL Draft-focused show. Show no. 153 was all about the quarterbacks and the Arizona Cardinals. This episode is about the rest of the offensive side of the ball. After some discussion of the news surrounding the quarterbacks and who has been in to visit with the Cardinals, they go through each position. Who are some Bruce Arians-type receivers to look for all through the draft. Will they look at bigger bodied players who can replace Larry...

Duration: 01:18:25

AZ Cardinals, NFL draft preview: Quarterbacks

After a couple of weeks off with not much going on in free agency, we bring you a new edition of the Rise Up, See Red podcast. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox get into NFL Draft mode and talk quarterbacks. Should the Cardinals draft one in the first round? Who is worth that pick? Who could be a second-round target? What about the guys later in the draft as devekopmental players? Cox essentially gives the only five quarterbacks who are worth taking fo the Cardinals. They also make their...

Duration: 01:15:16

Arizona Cardinals free agency reaction show

The Arizona Cardinals have made some moves in free agency. They have re-signed a few players, added a handful and lost many. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox break down all the moves. Was Jermaine Gresham overpaid? Maybe. Should we be worried with all the losses in free agency? They discuss whether the Cardinals are being smart with their signings considering the state of the team and also how free agency affects their draft plans. Enjoy a great hour of Cardinas and NFL talk!

Duration: 01:14:03

NFL, Arizona Cardinals free agency and NFL Combine reactions, results

The Arizona Cardinals began free agency with some good news and some losses. Chandler Jones is getting a five-year monster deal. Jermaine is getting a four-year deal. However, they are losing Tony Jefferson to the Baltimore Ravens and Calais Campbell to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hosts Jess and Seth break down what each move means and how much they will miss Campbell and Jefferson. After that, Seth gives his takes from thr NFL Scouting Combine. Who stood out and who should be players of...

Duration: 01:22:36

Arizona Cardinals, NFL free agency preview show

Free agency is just around the corner for the entire NFL and the Arizona Cardinals have a number of needs. They don't have a lot of money available under the salary cap, though. So the latest Rise Up, See Red show was about previewing free agency. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox go through the Cardinals' needs and who could be possible targets — both those who would be good fits and those who might fit because of money. They also go over the decision to use the franchise tag on linebacker...

Duration: 01:23:57

Jay Cutler as a QB option and AZ Cardinals free agency team needs show

NFL free agency is rapidly approaching and Peter King suggested a possible marriage between the Arizona Cardinals and Jey Cutler. That's fun! Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox discuss the possible fit and whether it would be a good idea, even if the speculation was shut down by a local reporter. Find out why, as crazy as it sounds, Cutler to AZ isn't a bad thing. From there, find out where the Cardinals need to look for free agent help, whether it is bringing back their own players or looking...

Duration: 01:02:29

The Super Bowl, Larry Fitzgerald returns and where's Carson Palmer show

The 2016 NFL season is over and the New England Patriots are the champions of the football world after staging the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history. On the newest Rise Up, See Red show, hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox look back at how it happened and where they rank this game among other Super Bowls. Who should have been MVP and they put the Cardinals in their place. Had it been Carson Palmer and David Johnson with the same numers, who would have been given the award? Oh, and they go...

Duration: 01:08:16

NFL playoffs and all the Arizona Cardinals free agents

The NFL playoffs continue without the Arizona Cardinals and championship weekend is set. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox look back at the weekend of football there was and give their picks for the upcoming games. Who will make the Super Bowl? After that, they go through every single free agent the Arizona Cardinals have this offseason. Who should stay and who should go? And with those they say should return, how much should the Cardinals be willing to pay them? All that and more on the latest...

Duration: 01:21:33

Arizona Cardinals 2016 season awards, grades, reaction

The 2016 season is over for the Arizona Cardinals. The Rise Up, See Red podcast is now in offseason mode and before we look ahead, we must look back. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox reflect on what happened to turn their season awry and then give out awards and grades. Awards they give: Offensive and Defensive MVP Biggest surprise of the season Rookie of the year Breakout player of the year Best new addition Biggest injury loss Biggest disappointment Then, to close the show, they grade out...

Duration: 00:59:50

Cardinals washed away in Miami, Michael Floyd, playoff hopes and Saints preview

There was a ton to talk about with the Arizona Cardinals. They lost a 26-23 game to the Miami Dolphins. It was ugly and wet with turnovers and more special teams problems. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox go back through all what went wrong. The Cardinals also made roster moves and Michael Floyd got arrested for DUI. What is next? (The Cardinals have since released him. The reactions recorded were before the Cardinals made their decision.) A new punter? What is next for the Cardinals? While...

Duration: 01:21:39

A big AZ Cardinals win, the playoff hunt, no risk it, no biscuit and Miami

The Arizona Cardinals got a win and Rise Up, See Red had a good, positive show. There were plenty of positive aspects to the 31-23 win. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox go back through the game, gush about the play of David Johnson and go over all the good and some of the concerns. The Cardinals brought in a new punter, but only put him on the practice squad. What is the thinking? Do the Cardinals have a real shot at the playoffs now? And how do they match up this weekend as they head on the...

Duration: 01:23:05

AZ Cardinals lose to Falcons, have new offensive line and chemistry issues?

The Arizona Cardinals lost again, this time to the Atlanta Falcons, falling 38-19. It looked different at the start this time. Instead of a slow start, they sputtered after a fast start and couldn't stop the high-powered Atlanta offense. Hosts Jess Root and Seth Cox look back at the good and the not so good. They speak at length about how deceiving the Cardinals' number one defensive rank is. With D.J. Humphries getting his first start at left tackle, they go over his performance and the...

Duration: 01:22:04

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