The #Cardinals are signing former #Chargers DT Darius Philon to a two-year Stitched Robert Nkemdiche Jersey
, $10 million deal, sources tell me and @RapSheet. He gets $5M fully guaranteed. Max $12M with incentives.— Tom Pelissero..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Podcasts The Revenge of the Birds podcastNFL Free AgencyCardinals Sign DT Darius PhilonNew,244comments Cardinals Sign DT Darius PhilonJay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY SportsThis is a fantastic move by the Cardinals. Many of us were hoping for Darius Philon.The defense is taking very good shape!Stats last two seasons: 64 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 14 tackles for loss and 22 QB hits.Philon is a young defensive linemen, something the Arizona Cardinals need to help out Corey Peters.Philon’s strength along the line lies in his ability as not only a run stopper Youth Robert Nkemdiche Jersey
, but as someone who can play on passing downs and rush the passer.The rub on Philon is that he isn’t a flashy player, but he is capable of flashy plays.From former contributor and now Czar of Niners Nation Kyle Posey:While it is a two-year deal, it is the type of strong deal that allows teams to build around young players, like Philon, who could find himself as a core member of the Arizona Cardinals defense.How would you grade the signing?Arizona Cardinals defense playing better, but not creating turnovers The preseason is often a false sense of reality.Sure it is football Stitched Budda Baker Jersey
, but it is so different from the regular season that too much weight being put into it always leads to disaster.That is completely what has happened with the Arizona Cardinals.In the preseason, against no quarterbacks worthy of starting status in the NFL, they forced 17 turnovers, tying an NFL record in the preseason.Then the games started, the Cardinals faced NFL talent at quarterback and other positions along the offense and all of the sudden the turnovers stopped.Through four games, the Cardinals have forced four turnovers on the season Youth Budda Baker Jersey
, on the other side, they have turned the ball over eight times, giving them a -4 turnover ratio through the first four weeks, one of the worst marks in the NFL.While the defense should not be expected to have forced 17 turnovers through four games like they did in the preseason, if the Cardinals are wanting to play extremely conservative on offense, letting their defense win games for them Stitched Haason Reddick Jersey
, then they need their defense to be a huge difference maker.Through four games, they have improved each game, giving up less yards this week, less first downs and having only a three minute differential in time of possession.However, that is not enough for this team, with this offense and coaching.They need this defense to make plays Youth Haason Reddick Jersey
, create turnovers and generally win them games, not just keep them in it.