The Arizona Cardinals have allowed 24 quarterback

first_imgThe Arizona Cardinals have allowed 24 quarterback sacks intheir first seven games this season, a mark that’s the5th-worst in the league.Quarterback Kevin Kolb has been bludgeoned on a weeklybasis, and now his status for Sunday’s game against St.Louis is in doubt with a case of turf toe he sufferedearly in last Sunday’s loss to Baltimore.One interesting note on the Cardinals’ pass blocking woes;they’ve faced an elite pass rusher in each of their sevengames. Another interesting/troubling note; every singleoneof those elite pass rushers has registered at least onesack. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away In week one, it was Carolina’s Charles Johnson (1 sack).Then it was Washington’s Brian Orakpo and Seattle’s ChrisClemons (each 1 sack). Osi Umenyiora of the Giants,Minnesota’s Jared Allen and LaMarr Woodley of Pittsburgheach dropped the passer twice. And of course, we sawBaltimore’s Terrell Suggs wreak havoc in the Arizonabackfield, sacking Kolb once in addition to his plethoraof disruptive defensive plays.On Monday, head coach Ken Whisenhunt hinted at changes onthe offensive line for this week’s game against the St.Louis Rams.“We gave up too many sacks, that’s a problem, that’ssomething we’ve got to address,” Whisenhunt said.That’s the good news. The bad news is, no matter wholines up in front of the Cardinals’ quarterback on Sundaythere’s another disruptive pass rusher on his way to town,St. Louis defensive end Chris Long.Long, the four-year veteran who was the 2nd overall pickin the 2008 NFL Draft, has six sacks on the year and iscoming off a 3-sack performance in the Rams’ improbable31-21 win over New Orleans.And considering the way the elite pass rushers have faredagainst the Cardinals, it’s also bad news Arizona stillhas to face Philadelphia’s Jason Babin and Cullen Jenkins,San Francisco’s Aldon Smith (twice) and Dallas’ DeMarcusWare, who all currently rank in the top six in sacks inthe NFC. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkecenter_img Top Stories Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img