AN OPPOSING SCOUT'S VIEW
This team has a lot of young talent, energy and potential. Still, I think people are overrating them a little bit. They have a chance to be 8--8 or a little better.... Bert Berry's a really good pass rusher, and Chike Okeaforwill help them too. Darnell Dockett's the type of inside player you like to have on a line.... Karlos Dansby has a lot of versatility--he can rush the passer, play the run or drop into coverage, and he's good at all of it.... The secondary has a chance to be really good. Robert Griffith is a smart player who's aggressive on run support; he just attacks the ball.... Adrian Wilson is a rangy, long-striding guy with ball skills. He makes some big hits, but he'll miss some tackles too.... The key on offense is whether Kurt Warner stays healthy. They're in real trouble if he goes down, because they don't have a good backup.... Their offensive line was better a couple of years ago. That right side, with Oliver Ross, might be able to get them through a season, but it's a little shaky.... Anquan Boldinis a lot like Torry Holt--he gets good separation from the top of his routes. When he breaks, he breaks open. Kurt will love him because he's a timing guy.
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP with 2004 statistics
2004 RECORD: 6--10
NFL RANK (rush/pass/total): OFFENSE 22/24/27 DEFENSE 27/9/12
COACH: Dennis Green; second season with Arizona (103--72 in NFL)