The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo It seemed gutsy at the time, even a little reckless, but the 36-year-old calmly knocked it through the uprights to tie the game at 16 with 1:14 remaining in the game. The University of Phoenix Stadium crowd was sent into a state of pandemonium and it appeared that once again the Cardinals would find a way win.Little did the 12-year veteran know that just over a minute later he would get another chance to play the role of a god walking among mere mortals, as Arizona looked to pull off the impossible.After the Cardinals stopped the Bills on three straight run attempts following Feely’s field goal, the offense marched 33 yards down the field — aided by a defensive holding call and 28-yard catch by Larry Fitzgerald — to the Buffalo 20-yard line.You’d think 38 yards to win the game would be nothing for the veteran kicker, after all he had just kicked the longest field goal in franchise history. But in a game that has more twists and turns than a John Grisham novel, Feely’s potential game-winner hit the left post sending the game to overtime.“I’ll have to watch the film,” Feely said following the loss. “They got a little push and a hand on it. But, I don’t think I’ve had a kick blocked or deflected since 2006. It’s been a long time.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   Just as is the case in life, the game of football can change in a matter of moments, seconds really.Heroes can become goats, goats can become heroes, and round-and-round the cycle goes.Ask Cardinals’ kicker Jay Feely, he now knows all about this cruel cycle following the team’s 19-16 overtime loss against Buffalo.Down by three points and faced with a fourth down at the Bills’ 44-yard line, Ken Whisenhunt elected to trot out Feely for a game-tying, 61-yard field goal attempt instead of keeping his offense on the field. A John Skelton interception in the extra session set up the Bills’ game-winning score. And it was Buffalo’s kicker Ryan Lindell that walked off the field the hero, not Feely.“You go from feeling on top of the world to about as low as you can feel,” said Feely. “When you have an opportunity and you don’t come through, regardless of how it happened, as a group we have to make a 38-yard field goal.” Arizona Sports 620’s Craig Grialou contributed to this report – / 19last_img