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    Default Article: Marcus Cooper trade was a steal for Cardinals

    The Arizona Cardinals might have made the deal of the year when they acquired cornerback Marcus Cooper at the end of the preseason. It was a transaction that didnít really excite anyone and it looked like a move to add depth to the cornerback room, which needed depth.

    However, the Cardinals actually ended up giving up nothing, and even came away with a net gain as a result of the trade, even though Cooper left to the Chicago Bears in free agency.

    To acquire Cooper, the Cardinals gave up a 2018 seventh-round draft pick.

    In return, they ended up with a player who started 13 games, intercepted four passes, scored a touchdown and was a Pro Bowl alternate.

    That in itself is a steal.

    However, because of the deal he signed in free agency ó a three-year, $16 million contract with the Chicago Bears ó the Cardinals are now projected to receive a sixth-round compensatory pick for him, one of four projected comp picks they will receive in 2018.

    http://cardswire.usatoday.com/2017/0...for-cardinals/

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    Im not really mad at our fa losses
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    Quote Originally Posted by JagNCard225 View Post
    Im not really mad at our fa losses
    You will be when our second corner gets burned and we lose games.
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    Marcus Cooper was a Pro Bowl alternate?
    Once my pants are on, I make the playoffs- Ayy Zee Crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZCrazy View Post
    Marcus Cooper was a Pro Bowl alternate?
    Yes sir he was.

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    Starting Brandon Williams at corner is a recipe for disaster. You are guaranteeing losses.

    I think this is a selfish move by Keim. GM's are known to do this. They want to prove everyone they were right so they try to make their experiment work as opposed to doing what is right for the team. So you will see Keim start Williams to prove he was right for reaching for him last year. In reality, we could have resigned Cooper for cheap and had a decent starting second cornerback. Instead, we let him walk and then allow his disaster backup to start or Justin Bethel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cardinalsDO View Post
    Starting Brandon Williams at corner is a recipe for disaster. You are guaranteeing losses.

    I think this is a selfish move by Keim. GM's are known to do this. They want to prove everyone they were right so they try to make their experiment work as opposed to doing what is right for the team. So you will see Keim start Williams to prove he was right for reaching for him last year. In reality, we could have resigned Cooper for cheap and had a decent starting second cornerback. Instead, we let him walk and then allow his disaster backup to start or Justin Bethel.
    You have no idea what your talking about. No idea whatsoever. So what Williams had a rough start to his career. He got thrown to the wolves as a rookie, and was put on an island opposite the best cb in football. Of course teams were going to pick on him. He now has a full year of learning under his belt and for all you know hes been busting his *** all offseason to improve himself.

    But hey, mabey he should just read your post and retire from football. Cuz we all know that rookies dont improve. We also know that people on message boards are probably way smarter and have more football
    Knowledge than a 2 time coach of the year and top gm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzGivinUfiTz11 View Post
    You have no idea what your talking about. No idea whatsoever. So what Williams had a rough start to his career. He got thrown to the wolves as a rookie, and was put on an island opposite the best cb in football. Of course teams were going to pick on him. He now has a full year of learning under his belt and for all you know hes been busting his *** all offseason to improve himself.

    But hey, mabey he should just read your post and retire from football. Cuz we all know that rookies dont improve. We also know that people on message boards are probably way smarter and have more football
    Knowledge than a 2 time coach of the year and top gm.

    What a joke. Guys like you were praising him in camp last summer and ignored the fact that he lacked experience. The knowledgeable fans here stated the obvious. We said he was inexperienced and you can't possibly be expected to be a converted RB and play one year at the position for your career and then expect to start at that position in the NFL. You assumed us naysayers were just being negative. And then he got exposed badly in the first two games and you geniuses were nowhere to be found. So when you are wrong, are you going to come back here and admit it. We know the answer to that.

    He has one year playing the position and was a huge reach in the 3rd round. He was notoriously bad and looked completely lost. Someone like him is drafted in the 6th or 7th round and sits on the bench for 2-3 seasons and learns. They usually play some nickel corner. They are not drafted with a team's second pick and then asked to start. I don't blame the kid. I blame the front office for putting him in a very bad position. If he was allowed to develop normally and truly learn the position and take his time, he might okay. Regardless, he is not ready to start next year. Keim focused on his athleticism not his skill set or experience and reached for him and then placed him in a difficult position. He is still not ready and anyone who thinks he is has no clue about football.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cardinalsDO View Post
    What a joke. Guys like you were praising him in camp last summer and ignored the fact that he lacked experience. The knowledgeable fans here stated the obvious. We said he was inexperienced and you can't possibly be expected to be a converted RB and play one year at the position for your career and then expect to start at that position in the NFL. You assumed us naysayers were just being negative. And then he got exposed badly in the first two games and you geniuses were nowhere to be found. So when you are wrong, are you going to come back here and admit it. We know the answer to that.

    He has one year playing the position and was a huge reach in the 3rd round. He was notoriously bad and looked completely lost. Someone like him is drafted in the 6th or 7th round and sits on the bench for 2-3 seasons and learns. They usually play some nickel corner. They are not drafted with a team's second pick and then asked to start. I don't blame the kid. I blame the front office for putting him in a very bad position. If he was allowed to develop normally and truly learn the position and take his time, he might okay. Regardless, he is not ready to start next year. Keim focused on his athleticism not his skill set or experience and reached for him and then placed him in a difficult position. He is still not ready and anyone who thinks he is has no clue about football.
    We know that there were a number of injuries that preceded the emergency decision to start him early, and there was a slight improvement in his play when he came back into the lineup near end of season. And anyone who can say definitively that he won't be ready to contribute this season should avoid calling others clueless or start handing out winning Loto numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cardinalsDO View Post
    Starting Brandon Williams at corner is a recipe for disaster. You are guaranteeing losses.

    I think this is a selfish move by Keim. GM's are known to do this. They want to prove everyone they were right so they try to make their experiment work as opposed to doing what is right for the team. So you will see Keim start Williams to prove he was right for reaching for him last year. In reality, we could have resigned Cooper for cheap and had a decent starting second cornerback. Instead, we let him walk and then allow his disaster backup to start or Justin Bethel.
    You're complaining about a guy who wasn't even on the Cardinals roster this time last year who was the #2 CB while telling us who is going to be starting opposite Pat Pete this year. Ironic.

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