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GLENDALE Stitched Pharoh Cooper Jersey , Ariz. — Quarterback Sam Bradford was well aware of David Johnson even before signing with the Cardinals in the offseasonn Johnson rushed for 187 yards and three touchdowns while trouncing Bradford’s Eagles in 2015.A training camp with Johnson has only amplified Bradford’s appreciation.“When I first got here, I think everyone tried to explain just how special he was and what he was able to do in the run game and the pass game, all the ways that he could be used,” Bradford said. “I’ve heard that before about some players, but then you actually see it and you see how smooth he is running routes. He looks like a receiver when he is split out wide. You just don’t see that from a guy that is as talented at running the ball as he is. I’m excited to play with David. I think he is extremely versatile, and hopefully we find a way to use him a lot.”New coach Steve Wilks and new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy are expected to do exactly that, although it might not be evident in the Cardinals’ preseason opener against San Diego on Saturday.Neither Bradford nor Johnson is likely to see much time, more to give the coaches time to evaluate the rest of the squad than to protect Bradford (knee) and Johnson (wrist) from contact.Rookie Chase Edmonds, a fourth-round pick out of Fordham, is listed as No. 2 on the depth chart, and veteran D.J. Foster provides a run/pass threat in a running back corps that also includes T.J. Logan and Sherman Badie.Johnson Youth Pharoh Cooper Jersey , who was second in the NFL with 2,118 yards in total offense in 2016, was injured in the 2017 season opener against Detroit and hasn’t played since. He understands the preseason plan.“Even though I was hurt last year, I know how the NFL works,” Johnson said. “I’ve played long enough to know the speed of NFL games and I know what I am supposed to do.”Johnson’s focus in training camp, which he opted to attend after sitting out the mandatory offseason workouts in June because of a contract dispute, is to get in sync with McCoy’s playbook.The new offense is more oriented to the short pass, while former coach Bruce Arians believed in the home run ball.“It’s been great,” Johnson said. “Mike McCoy really knows how to bring out everyone’s strengths. He knows how to structure the offense to where it brings out what everyone is good at. I feel like it is going to be a great offense.”Johnson’s emphasis now is on learning the nuances of the new running game, although it is safe to assume his pass-catching ability will be utilized as it was in 2016, when he had 1 Stitched D.J. Swearinger Jersey ,239 rushing yards on 293 carries and 879 receiving yards on 80 receptions.While Johnson will be the feature back, the Cardinals will use other packages that could involve Edmonds, Foster and others depending on the opponent’s defensive schemes, Wilks said.“All those guys are being very competitive,” Wilks said. “There are going to be some tough decisions. That’s what you want as a coach. We want those guys to make us make those tough decisions with the things they are doing.”NOTES: The Cardinals placed center A.Q. Shipley on injured reserve Tuesday, three days after he suffered a season-ending knee injury in a team scrimmage. Mason Cole, a third-round draft choice from Michigan, is listed as the starting center, but coach Wilks said, “I’m not going to try to put all the pressure on him. It’s going to be by committee. Those guys have to do a great job communicating, starting with the guards and out to the tackles and making sure they put us in the right position from a (pass) protection standpoint.” TEMPE Youth D.J. Swearinger Jersey , Ariz. (AP) — Another blowout loss has left Steve Wilks on even shakier ground as first-year coach of the Arizona Cardinals.The 40-14 defeat in Atlanta to a 4-9 Falcons team left the Cardinals at 3-11.They face the Los Angeles Rams, who beat the Cardinals 34-0 in Week 2, in their final home game. That’s followed by the season finale at Seattle.Prospects do not seem good. Arizona could well be headed to a 3-13 season, matching the Cardinals’ worst since the franchise moved from St. Louis 30 years ago.With a dissatisfied fan base and a team showing little or no improvement through the season, team President Michael Bidwill — who takes great pride in making the franchise relevant after years of losing— could decide that he can’t afford to give Wilks a second season to prove his worth.“I really don’t listen to the outside noise,” Wilks said Monday of speculation about his job status. “I wake up every morning blessed, and I come in here with my nose down and just grind away, trying to get these coaches and players all on the same page and looking to try to get a win. That’s my focus.”The only other time Arizona has lost 13 games came in 2000, when Vince Tobin was fired seven games into the season and replaced by Dave McGinnis.The Cardinals took an early 7-0 lead in Atlanta, then the Falcons scored 40 unanswered points. Wilks mercifully benched rookie quarterback Josh Rosen late in the game and backup Mike Glennon got the team in the end zone.But Wilks reiterated that Rosen would start the final two games, even though he’s under constant assault by defenses behind a makeshift offensive line that has lost four starters to injuries and wasn’t all that effective to begin with.“Yesterday Stitched Marcus Gilbert Jersey , I felt the need to take him out based off where we were in the game,” Wilks said. “He didn’t like that. He was disappointed a little bit, wanted to stay in there. Sometimes with great players like that, you have to help them help themselves, but moving forward, we’re not going to take a defeated attitude and say that we’re going to put him on the shelf for the remainder of the season.”Like most of the rest of the team, Rosen hasn’t seemed to get much better at his job, although there are plenty of reasons beyond his control. Against the Falcons, Rosen completed 13 of 22 passes for 132 yards with two interceptions. For the season, Rosen has thrown 10 touchdown passes and been intercepted 14 times.“I always say have zero expectations in life so you’re never disappointed,” he said after the game. “I don’t know about humbling. I didn’t really have any expectations coming in. I just wanted to get better every day and play good football. I have good days. I have bad days. I’d like to be a little more consistent on the good days. This was a step back Youth Marcus Gilbert Jersey , and we’ll climb over the hurdle like we always do.”This Cardinals team has crashed into hurdles more often than cleared them.Arizona has eight losses of at least 10 points and four by at least 20. No other team in the NFL has that record of futility.The offense has statistically been the worst in the NFL, but the defense hasn’t been so great either. Atlanta, the worst rushing team in the league, ran for 215 yards against Arizona, the most allowed by the Cardinals this season.Wilks served one season as defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers and his entire coaching career has been on that side of the ball.The bright spot: The Cardinals are tied with Oakland for worst record in the NFL and they lost to the Raiders.So lose in the final two games — the Cardinals opened as a 12 1/2-point underdog against the Rams (it was up to 14 on Monday) — and that No. 1 draft pick is all theirs.Notes: Wilks said OT Joe Barksdale and CB David Amerson were in the concussion protocol after being injured in Atlanta. … He said he is hopeful that WR Chad Williams (hamstring) would be available against the Rams after missing the last two games.

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