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Ep. 484 - It will be different. It has to be. And J.J. Watt admitted as much. You don't spend 10 and seven years with one franchise as Watt and DeAndre Hopkins did, respectively, and not feel something when that team is now your opponent. Welcome to Week 7, and welcome to town the Houston Texans. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss the matchup—Jurecki gives his three keys to victory—and just who will be available on Sunday. It's possible Chandler Jones returns, but what about Kliff Kingsbury? It's been quite the week. The Cardinals, though, have no concerns about a trap game.
Ep. 530 - Linebacker Markus Golden is known for his infectious attitude and relentless work ethic. The "Junk Yard Dog" joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about bringing energy to the field, the Cardinals 6-0 start, 4th down success on defense, fighting through adversity, Kyler Murray's leadership, the addition of Zach Ertz and more. Plus, Calvisi and Wolf discuss the upcoming matchup with the Texans and the impact running back James Conner is making late in games.
Ep. 15 - Los Cardenales siguen con su paso perfecto en la temporada 2021 tras vencer a los Browns de manera contundente. Ahora el equipo se enfoca en el siguiente rival, los Texans, que llegan al State Farm Stadium en busca de propinarle un tropezón a los locales. Luis Hernández y Rolando Cantú analizan el juego y el posible debut de Zack Ertz. Cómo recibirán JJ Watt y DeAndre Hopkins a su ex equipo? Todo esto y más en la Tacleada Cardinals.
With the Cardinals holding some meetings outdoors to slow the Covid problems, Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban and Felipe Corral Jr. slip inside the studio to discuss a 6-0 team that for some reason has yet to capture the pundits' collective confidence. There is plenty to discuss, like the impressive win in Cleveland despite the absence of Kliff Kingsbury, among others; how Sports Illustrated “minority reported” the Cards in their rankings; how J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins may view their first game against the Texans since leaving Houston; Kyler's MVP level and a defense that may be even better than some stats show.
Ep. 13 - NBA Executive of the Year and Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones joins The Dave Pasch Podcast to chat about the Arizona Cardinals 6-0 start as well as his beloved Miami Dolphins. Jones also discusses the upcoming NBA season and revisits the Suns exciting run to the NBA Finals. Plus, Jones talks about the latest on Deandre Ayton's contract situation, the next step for Devin Booker and recalls his favorite moment from winning championships with former teammate LeBron James.
There was plenty to like about the Cardinals demolition of the Browns on Sunday. Down several players and coaches, the Big Red were focused and determined to get their sixth win of the season. Dani Sureck, Mike Jurecki and Drew Stanton discuss the explosive offense led by Kyler Murray and how they managed without Kliff Kingsbury, a defense that forced three turnovers and continues their 4th-down dominance and what's to come when facing the Texans at State Farm Stadium.
Ep. 6 - Despite being down several coaches and players, the Cardinals improved to 6-0 on the season after a 37-14 win over the Cleveland Browns. Felipe Corral, Jr., Dani Sureck, Darren Urban and Rolando Cantu discuss the top individual performances, key moments and how the Cardinals were able to maintain a smooth operation while missing head coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterbacks coach Cam Turner.
Ep. 483 - The loss of Maxx Williams necessitated a move to reinforce the tight end room. But what kind of move? At 5-0, the Cardinals couldn't just make any move. They needed to be aggressive. And they were. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss the addition of Zach Ertz, his fit within in the offense and the message the trade sent to the locker room. Also, it is a Football Friday so the guys look ahead to the Week 6 matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Jurecki gives fans his three keys to victory along with the X-factor as the Cardinals try to remain undefeated.
Ep. 14 - Los Cardenales tratarán de mantener el invicto cuando visiten a los Browns en la semana 6. El equipo llega por primera vez con algunas lesiones que podrían afectar el desarrollo del partido. Cómo se preparan ante esta adversidad? Quién dirá "presente" y sacará la casta en Cleveland? Luis Hernández y Rolando Cantú reciben la visita de un invitadazo de lujo que desde México, les ayudará a analizar el complicado partido.
Ep. 529 - The Cardinals defense stood strong during crucial moments in their 17-10 win over the 49ers. One of the players who caused problems for San Francisco was defensive lineman Zach Allen who finished the game with five tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss. Allen joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about his performance, the Cardinals 5-0 record and heading to Cleveland this weekend to face the NFL's top-rated rushing offense.
Ep. 482 - OK, so it's not exactly Woody Hayes' “three yards and a cloud of dust”, but the Cleveland Browns do run the football very, very well. In fact, no team runs the ball better. That is the challenge this week facing the Cardinals, who have struggled against the run this season. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki look at how the defense, the defensive line in particular, might handle the running back tandem of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. And while Chandler Jones is not expected to play, there is hope Byron Murphy and Marco Wilson will return on Sunday.
Ep. 4 - Paul Calvisi takes us back to 1997 when the Arizona Cardinals took a chance on local ASU legend Jake Plummer. Going into the NFL Draft, the Cardinals needed more than a franchise quarterback, they needed an identity. This is the story of how Jake 'The Snake' brought a new energy to the Cardinals and delivered a playoff appearance in just his second NFL season.
Ep. 481 - The Kyler Murray vs. Baker Mayfield rivalry gets renewed this week. They first met two years ago with Murray getting the better of his good friend and former Oklahoma Sooner teammate. Can Murray improve to 2-0 or will Mayfield draw even? Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss the No. 1 storyline heading into Sunday plus what awaits Murray and company with respects to the Cleveland Browns defense. First though, the guys react to the flurry of roster moves made ahead of Wednesday's practice, including Maxx Williams being placed on injured reserve with a season-ending knee injury.
Ep. 12 - General manager Steve Keim joins The Dave Pasch Podcast to discuss the Cardinals 5-0 start, Kyler Murray's growth from rookie to MVP candidate, the progress of the 2021 draft class, how the team landed J.J. Watt in the offseason, Kliff Kingsbury's comfort level in his third season and much more. Plus, Keim details a typical day in the life of an NFL GM and shares a story about how he and Kliff Kingsbury ended up on tour with country music star Blake Shelton.
Paul Calvisi is riling up the Cleveland fan base on Twitter, but what else to do before the undefeated Cardinals head to Ohio to play the Browns? That's not all Paul brings to the table with Darren Urban and Felipe Corral Jr. about this 5-0 team, talking about how the defense might be down Chandler Jones this weekend because of Covid, but J.J. Watt is coming off his best game and the Cards' defense has been fabulous; the excellence on fourth downs; the challenge of a run defense that still is up and down against the best running team in the league; comparisons to the 2015 team (and 2008 for that matter), the emotions after Maxx Williams' injury and what to do at tight end now.
Although the Cardinals offense didn't light up the scoreboard in the 17-10 win over the 49ers, they made plays in critical situations. And the defense? Yep, they stepped up in a big way. Craig Grialou, Mike Jurecki and Kyle Vanden Bosch break down the win over the 49ers, the monster performance by the defense and how the Cardinals can remain undefeated when they travel to Cleveland for a battle with the Browns.
Ep. 480 - Sometimes one side of the ball needs to pick up the other side and that's exactly what happened on Sunday. The defense, behind not one, not two, not even three but four fourth-down stops, helped push the Cardinals past the San Francisco 49ers, 17-10. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki talked up Vance Joseph's unit, one that was missing its two starting cornerbacks and still made life difficult for Trey Lance and company. At 5-0, the Cardinals remain the league's only undefeated team.
Ep. 5 - The Cardinals found a way to scratch out a tough, 17-10 win over the 49ers on Sunday behind a defense that stepped up in key moments. Felipe Corral, Jr., Jody Jackson, Craig Grialou and Rolando Cantu discuss the key moments of the contest, how the defense came up big on 4th downs and how Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins made plays when the Cardinals needed them most. Plus, what do the injuries to Maxx Williams and Rodney Hudson mean for the future of the offense?
Ep. 479 - Beat the Rams. Check. Next, the 49ers. The Cardinals can turn the tables on the two teams that ultimately cost them a playoff spot last season, when they dropped back-to-back division games to end the year. The Cardinals can also maintain their position as the league's only undefeated team. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki dive into the Week 5 matchup with Jurecki presenting his three keys to victory along with the X-factor. Sunday's game is just the second home game of the season.
Ep. 528 - The Cardinals offense is off to a historic start in 2021. They have gained over 400 yards of total offense in each of the first four games of the season. Running back Chase Edmonds has been a big part of that success, averaging nearly 6.0 yards per carry. Edmonds joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to discuss the 4-0 start, the high-powered offense, working with fellow back James Conner and Kyler Murray's MVP-type start. Plus, we put the focus on the next opponent, the San Francisco 49ers.
Ep. 13 - Los Cardenales son el único equipo invicto en la NFL luego de 4 semanas. Qué debe pasar para seguir invictos? Cómo deben jugar ante San Francisco? Luis Hernández y Rolando Cantú analizan todos los detalles del siguiente compromiso de Arizona ante sus rivales divisionales. Será un partidazo.
Ep. 478 - As if preparing for one NFL quarterback isn't already difficult enough, how about two? And the second is a rookie with very little film? That is the challenge ahead of the Cardinals this week. Will they see Jimmy Garoppolo or might it be Trey Lance? It's the known vs. the unknown. More of a pocket-passer vs. a dual-threat. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss both options. And if it is Lance, might the defense be more prepared given they face Kyler Murray in practice each week?
Ep. 3 - Paul Calvisi relives the Cardinals historic road trip to Mexico City in 2005 and how the team ushered in a new era of NFL regular season games being played in foreign countries. Plus, Calvisi examines how the Cardinals won the game while winning over the Mexican fans, who set an all-time NFL attendance record.
Ep. 477 - No such award exists, but can you name anyone with a better four-game run to begin the season than Kyler Murray? He's at or near the top in just about every statistical category for a quarterback AND he's leading the league's No. 1 offense, both in terms of scoring and yards per game. Impressive, right? Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss all of Murray's exploits plus they begin to break down this week's matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Can Murray continue what he's doing?
Ep. 11 - Comedian, actor, and podcaster Frank Caliendo (Caliendocast.com) joins The Dave Pasch Podcast to take his turn at play-by-play, performing a number of his famous impressions of celebrities like Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Nicholson and John Madden. Frank recreates some of the best Arizona Cardinals radio calls from Sunday's win over the Rams. Caliendo also discusses his connection with the team, his friendship with GM Steve Keim, what he thinks of the club's 4-0 start and the unique talents of quarterback Kyler Murray. Frank also does his impressions of frequent Pasch broadcast partners Ron Wolfley and Bill Walton.
For now, the Cardinals are the lone undefeated team left in the NFL, and they got there will their most impressive showing of the year. There is a lot for Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban and Felipe Corral Jr. to chat about, not the least of which is Kyler Murray's ascension to one of the top quarterbacks in the league. Meanwhile, there is also a defense that soundly frustrated the Rams with a secondary that may have a sneaky excellent future, some pregame bad blood between Rams tight ends and Cardinals safeties, the way GM Steve Keim built a quality roster, what Kyler meant as the “best game plan,” a dominant run game without Kyler, and being best in the NFC West.
Through four weeks of the season, the Arizona Cardinals are the NFL's only unbeaten team. Much of that success has to do with their top-rated offense. Craig Grialou, Mike Jurecki and Drew Stanton discuss what's been working, Kyler Murray's MVP-type season, how Rodney Hudson is leading the strong offensive line group and much more. Plus, a preview of another tough divisional matchup against the San Francisco 49ers coming up on Sunday at State Farm Stadium.
Ep. 4 - The Cardinals took care of business on Sunday and seized the NFC West lead by beating the Rams 37-20 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Felipe Corral Jr., Jody Jackson, Craig Grialou and Rolando Cantu discuss another MVP-type performance from Kyler Murray and what it took to slow the potent Rams offense. Plus, we highlight some of the critical moments and great individual performances from the game.
Ep. 476 - No more do we have to hear the Cardinals are 0-8 against Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams. That's now in the past. So let's focus on the present and the future. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss all the good from Sunday's 37-20 win, from Kyler Murray and what looks to be an unstoppable offense to Vance Joseph shutting down Matthew Stafford and company. It's another Victory Monday, which is never a bad thing.
Ep. 475 - Eight straight losses to Sean McVay and the Rams, four straight losses to the NFC West and a four-year run of not having beaten Matthew Stafford. That can, and hopefully will, end this week. Oh yeah, a win would also move the Cardinals into first place in the division all by themselves. Quite a lot on the line. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki look ahead to Sunday's showdown at SoFi Stadium with Jurecki giving fans his three keys to a victory along with the X-factor. By the way, the Cardinals have not started a season 4-0 since 2012.
Ep. 527 - Wide receiver A.J. Green joined the Cardinals in the offseason after playing nine seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. Through three games, Green has made an impact on the field and in the locker room. Green joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to preview the big game against the Rams, discuss the bonds forming in the wide receiver room, what it's like to play with the mobile Kyler Murray and how the Cardinals winning record has put the joy back into playing football. Plus, we find out who pays when the receivers go to dinner and why Green's teammates gave him a hard time about his touchdown celebration against the Vikings.
Ep. 12 - Los Cardenales siguen sin conocer la derrota y este domingo en la semana 4 de la NFL visitan a un rival muy complicado, Los Angeles, Rams quienes también no han perdido un solo partido. Luis Hernández y Rolando Cantú nos presentan las claves para que los Cardenales sigan volando alto y por fin puedan ganarle a sus rivales divisionales. Quién será clave el domingo? Qué deben evitar para salir del Sofi Stadium con una victoria?
Ep. 474 - Six different receivers have caught at least 10 passes from Kyler Murray, and all six have better than 110 receiving yards through three games. It's the most balanced the passing game has looked in Murray's three NFL seasons. It's also a sign Murray isn't settling. “He's going where his reads take him,” Kliff Kingsbury said. Also, Craig Grialou (please excuse the voice; he really does feel fine) and Mike Jurecki discuss the growth made by Byron Murphy, who was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday.
Ep. 10 - Emmy award-winning ESPN broadcaster Kirk Herbstreit joins The Dave Pasch Podcast to discuss the current college football landscape, this year's Heisman Trophy candidates, covering Kurt Warner in Arena Football, his path from talk radio host to becoming the top college football analyst in America, the impact Lee Corso has had on his life, his new book “Out of the Pocket” and what he sees in Kyler Murray and the Cardinals.
No, this isn't basketball, although there are some hoop-related memories at the outset of this episode from Darren Urban, but Paul Calvisi and Felipe Corral Jr. steer it back to the Cards' 3-0 start and all that have come with it as September comes to a close. The guys discuss what the Cardinals have done well and not as well in building this start and the crazy win in Jacksonville; the need to counter a good Rams defense; the importance of getting the ball to DeAndre Hopkins; the struggles of third down; the pros and cons of a 68-yard field-goal try; the importance of Sunday's results against the Rams; and just how much emotions are coaches allowed to have on the field? (Paul and Darren disagree.)
It wasn't easy, but the Cardinals were able to scratch and claw their way to a 31-19 victory against the Jaguars on Sunday. Craig Grialou, Mike Jurecki and Kyle Vanden Bosch talk about what they liked, what needs improvement and who impressed with their performances. Plus, a look at the Cardinals success in the red zone, the depth being tested on the offensive line and Byron Murphy's huge game.
Ep. 473 - “We like to make it interesting.” Yes you do, Coach. Much too interesting. Bottom line, though, Kliff Kingsbury has led the Cardinals to a 3-0 start, which only four other teams can say in 2021. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki look back at the win in Jacksonville. There was a lot to like including Byron Murphy's first career multi-INT game. There are areas that still need to be addressed, like the run defense. Plus, the depth at offensive line is already being tested. How will the group respond?
Ep. 3 - The Cardinals had to overcome some adversity on their way to a 31-19 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. Felipe Corral, Jr., Jody Jackson, Craig Grialou and Rolando Cantu talk about the Cardinals recipe for success. On the menu were big days from Byron Murphy, James Conner, Kyler Murray and others. We'll discuss the key plays that helped propel the Big Red to a 3-0 record with a big division game in Los Angeles on the horizon.
Ep. 472 - A year ago the Cardinals opened the season 2-0 only to lose to a team that, on paper, had less talent. This year, once again, the Cardinals are 2-0 and facing a team they should beat. But should and will are two very different things. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki breakdown the Week 3 matchup against the winless Jaguars with Jurecki giving fans his three keys to victory along with the X-factor. Bottom line, there's no reason why Cardinals should not leave Jacksonville without a ‘W'.
Ep. 526 - Tight end Maxx Williams posted career highs in catches (7) and yards (94) during the Cardinals 34-33 win over the Vikings. Williams joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to discuss his performance, Kyler Murray's development, the Jaguars defense and much more. Plus, Calvisi and Wolf tell you what needs to happen for the Cardinals to improve to 3-0 on the young season.
Ep. 471 - Teammates for two seasons at Clemson, Isaiah Simmons and Trevor Lawrence will find themselves on opposite sides of the field this week. “I always love a good matchup,” Simmons said this week; and said with a big smile on his face. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss what awaits the Cardinals defense on Sunday. The guys expect a bounce-back performance, especially after hearing from defensive coordinator Vance Joseph. He was none too pleased with the first-half run defense last week.
Ep. 11 - Los Cardenales vienen de ganar de manera dramática ante los Vikings y ahora se preparan para viajar a Jacksonville. Luis Hernández y Rolando Cantú nos presentan las posibilidades para que el equipo ponga su marca en 3-0. Qué deben hacer para permanecer invictos? Quién debe tener un juegazo ante los Jaguars? Además en la Tacleada de la Semana presentarán un gran invitado que sabe mucho de este deporte, el gran periodista, Miguel Gurwitz.
Ep. 2 - Paul Calvisi takes us down memory lane to highlight a historic victory over the rival Dallas Cowboys in the 1997 home opener. What made this win different from others? Well, jubilant Cardinals fans rushed the field, tore down the goalposts and marched them to Mill Avenue and beyond. Where did the goalposts wind up? Which famous Cardinals player saw his brothers dangling from the goalposts? And why does the win qualify as a genuine turning point in team history?
Ep. 470 - Scrambling. Throwing the football back across his body. Kyler Murray is making the difficult seem routine, and he's doing it on a weekly basis. Murray has become one of the early stars of the 2021 season. The numbers he is putting up are impressive. But it's more than just the numbers. It's getting everyone involved. That's what has really stood out to Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki when looking at the offense through two games. Now the trick is “to keep doing it” as Murray said on Wednesday.
Ep. 9 - Washington Football Team President and former Cardinals running back Jason Wright joins The Dave Pasch Podcast to talk about running one of the most iconic franchises in professional sports, the journey from player to executive, his time with the Cardinals, becoming the first black team president in NFL history and more.
No, Paul Calvisi isn't imitating Baby Yoda, but neither was Kyler. Instead, Darren Urban and Felipe Corral Jr. join Paul to discuss Kyler Murray's brand, the taunting rules, the crazy finish against the Vikings, how the defense needs to bounce back, the need for more D-Hop, Matt Prater as badass kicker, Kyler as franchise QB and how the Jaguars are trying to use theirs, and classic movies the guys have not seen.
The Cardinals moved to 2-0 on the season with a thrilling 34-33 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Craig Grialou, Paul Calvisi and Drew Stanton break down the key performances from the game including Kyler Murray's 400-yard day, Rondale Moore's first career touchdown, Matt Prater's record-setting kick and more. Plus, what do the Cardinals need to improve on when heading to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars this weekend?
Ep. 469 - You never apologize for winning in the National Football League. So, while it was far from perfect on Sunday, the Cardinals will take it. They are 2-0 for the second straight season. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki discuss the good and the bad from the 34-33 victory over the Vikings. For the second straight week the offense reached the 400-yard, 30-point mark; while defensively, it was a tale of two halves. And, yes, the Cardinals caught some breaks along the way.
Ep. 2 - After a back-and-forth battle with the Vikings, the Cardinals held on for a last-minute 34-33 win on Sunday at State Farm Stadium. Felipe Corral, Jr., Jody Jackson, Craig Grialou and Rolando Cantu talk about the wild day, including Kyler Murray's 400 passing yards along with three TD passes and a rushing score. Plus, which other players stepped up and what's next for the 2-0 Cardinals?
Ep. 468 - For the first time in two years the Cardinals will play in front of a sold-out State Farm Stadium. It's Week 2, the home opener against the Minnesota Vikings. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki break down the matchup with Jurecki giving fans his three keys to victory along with the X-factor. The Cardinals will be looking to go 2-0 for the second straight season. Also, what's on tap for the rest of the NFC West? Two of the other three teams in the division are on road coming up on Sunday.
Ep. 525 - The Cardinals defense started fast and finished strong in their 38-13 win over the Tennessee Titans. One of the reasons for the success on defense was the play of Isaiah Simmons. The second-year linebacker joined Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley to talk about his strong season debut, the incredible performance by Chandler Jones and what it was like to face Titans running back Derrick Henry. Plus, the guys discuss the upcoming challenge the Cardinals will face in Sunday's home opener against the Vikings at State Farm Stadium.