PHX Cardinals Preview – The Patch to Excellence

You know whenever we come across compelling headlines about Excellence, we share them. And a recent fan mailbag from the NFL’s Phoenix Cardinals fit that bill. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast.

The header was, “You’ve Got Mail: The Path To Excellence”, and followed with the subhead, “Topics include keys to improvement, Chandler Jones and banana pudding.”

The writer of the mailbag was Kyle Odegard of and answered several questions for fans as the NFL season is about to hit training camps.

From the Mailbag:

From Phil Coscia:

“What says you as to where the critical component(s) that the team must excel at in 2021?”

From Odegard: Kyler Murray is going to be an elite threat with his legs for the foreseeable future, but can the Cardinals add a more potent passing game? Murray was No. 22 in the NFL in yards per attempt last season at 7.1, and if he can get above 7.5, the offense has the capacity to be special. On defense, much of it comes down to J.J. Watt and Chandler Jones. If both are healthy and productive, there is some serious upside. The Cardinals should be competitive on a weekly basis in 2021, but if those two things happen, they could be staring at a special season.

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