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Old 09-28-2015, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default David Johnson - stay on topic, please

Just wanted to start this thread to break away from the crapfest that the other became. So proud of DJ and the way his career as a pro football player has begun.

Thoughts on DJ and the Cardinals in general so far?
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Arizona is off to a fantastic start and I think this could the perfect fit for DJ. Definitely rooting for the Arizona Cardinals this year. Glad to see DJ contributing so much. The announcers were in love with him yesterday.
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I just wish the defense would stop scoring so many points so he could get more touches...
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With Ellington coming back soon I expect his role to decrease quite a bit. Not that it was that much to begin with.
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With Ellington coming back soon I expect his role to decrease quite a bit. Not that it was that much to begin with.
Yes, but I think they prefer his abilities in the passing game to Chris Johnson's and he will continue to be a part of their return game this season. It's also worth noting that Ellington has been a china doll to this point in his career. Another injury would not surprise me.

DJ's biggest hindrance is that coaches don't like involving rookies more than they have to unless that rookie was drafted specifically to be the feature-of-the-future. Considering Ellington is in just his 3rd year and DJ was a 3rd round pick, that was not the case in DJ's situation. Chris Johnson is 1-year insurance, DJ will continue to learn the in's and out's and next year could be the big 1-2 punch of AJ and DJ for the Cardinal backfield.
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the problem is when he does get in the game...the defense is aware that the ball is probably going to him.
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I just wish the defense would stop scoring so many points so he could get more touches...
My fantasy team would prefer you shut your mouth
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My fantasy team would prefer you shut your mouth
I played against them this week. And Greg Olson.

Don't want to talk about it...
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I just wish the defense would stop scoring so many points so he could get more touches...
No kidding.

They are looking really tough right now if their D keeps being opportunistic.
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Pre season hamstring set him back. Very athletic/smart player. Great defensive team. Cardinals will make the playoffs.
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Hoping to get to the HOF while in Cleveland in a few weeks. Maybe I'll take my UNI flag and get a photo next to his display!
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With Ellington coming back soon I expect his role to decrease quite a bit. Not that it was that much to begin with.
Chris Johnson's skill set seems to be as a between the tackles runner at this stage in his career. In that regard, he's superior to DJ. However, DJ is far more of a passing game threat. I'd think that once Ellington comes back, DJ's snaps will remain relatively unchanged.
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Pre season hamstring set him back. Very athletic/smart player. Great defensive team. Cardinals will make the playoffs.
They were pretty good last year until Carson Palmer got hurt. You're right about the defense too. That DJ is/will make some plays on a playoff caliber team is great publicity for him and UNI.
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He's done absolutely nothing to warrant being banned from this site, so I highly doubt he has been. The fact that he is a frequent target of name callers like you is hardly his fault. I'd like to see the 4-5 posters that constantly attack him banned before him. The other few thousand of us get along fine with him.
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He did post on this thread and stay on topic, unlike you, Kyle. Not a fan of the guy and his admittedly uninformed opinions, but you happened to be the one who's taking a thread off topic now.
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He did post on this thread and stay on topic, unlike you, Kyle. Not a fan of the guy and his admittedly uninformed opinions, but you happened to be the one who's taking a thread off topic now.
You are correct, and I also chose to delete my post (which is why it is no longer here), as I didn't want it to indirectly "antagonize" those who are offended when I even say hello to them and deflect a perfectly legitimate topic.
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They were pretty good last year until Carson Palmer got hurt. You're right about the defense too. That DJ is/will make some plays on a playoff caliber team is great publicity for him and UNI.
I think Palmer is something like 15-3 in his last 18 starts. I don't know the exact record bit it's something crazy like that. If he stays healthy the Cards will be very dangerous
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Palmer is the key to that team. It was a little bit amazing, though, how Arians held these guys together with complete stiffs at QB at the end of last year. He's a GREAT coach.
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I will dial down my earlier Super Bowl pick. I like the Cardinals to be in the NFC Title Game. A long season in front. Overall, very impressed with this team.
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I think Palmer is something like 15-3 in his last 18 starts. I don't know the exact record bit it's something crazy like that. If he stays healthy the Cards will be very dangerous
I looked it up.

Palmer is 9-0 his last 9 starts - 3 this year and 6 last season
He was 10-6 as a starter in 2013. 4 of those losses were by week 7.
So since the start of the 2013 season he is 19-6 and since week 7 of 2013 the Cardinals are 16-2 with him starting.

Turns out, as long he's healthy they really should be considered a true contender.
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Throw Patrick Peterson's name in there too. One of the best CBs in the league, dangerous return guy, etc. The Cards being good, and having multiple weapons, helps DJ.
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Someone's been done cutting some weight! Yikes, he doesn't even look healthy.
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and on the opposite end of the spectrum from the Chicago game, DJ fumbles on the opening kickoff return against the Rams
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Still on pace for 16
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Was thinking the same thing
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Being featured more and more. Was the primary back in on the last two series when they were down 24-15 and 24-22. Targeted several times, including on their last 4th and 2 but Palmer overthrew DJ. TV guys even commented on him being used despite having a 'rough day' with the KR fumble and a dropped pass earlier.
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Arizona ends up with their first loss of the season in the 4th game, 24-22. DJ's fumble hurt, but so did Larry Fitzgerald's fumble and at least one interception. Plus the fact that AZ settled for 5 FGs instead of pushing in for TDs. (granted, the Rams were pushing into the redzone at the end and just ran out the clock)
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DJ is becoming a bigger part of the offense every week. They threw the ball to him more than any other receiver today, which is saying a lot when a guy named Larry Fitzgerald happens to be on the team.

I wonder if Arizona is giving Chris Johnson the bulk of the carries to keep DJ fresh on his receiving routes and special teams. Obviously they can't throw him the ball 10 times, give him 20 carries, and make him field kickoffs.

And LOL at DJ not looking healthy.
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And LOL at DJ not looking healthy.
I would also LOL at someone who doesn't think that Johnson looks healthy!

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DJ with another TD. He was an integral part of the offense in the 4th qtr with the game on the line. Chris Johnson had another nice game but Arizona has to be drooling over what they picked up in DJ. Big mistake to open the game but everyone makes mistakes. Ellington will be back next week? I'll be interested in seeing how things shake out when Andre is back on the field
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Has Xavier Williams (who is also NOT the other person whom I was referring to about being too thin...hint, hint) had any or much playing time yet?
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X hasn't recorded any stats yet according to the Cardinals webpage. Not that it means he hasn't seen the field yet in the regular season, but I haven't seen him out there.
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DJ with another TD. He was an integral part of the offense in the 4th qtr with the game on the line. Chris Johnson had another nice game but Arizona has to be drooling over what they picked up in DJ. Big mistake to open the game but everyone makes mistakes. Ellington will be back next week? I'll be interested in seeing how things shake out when Andre is back on the field
I was at Jethro's in Waukee when he scored. It must have looked pretty weird when I was the only one in the bar fist-pumping after a score in a Rams/Cardinals game.
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