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SB Nation Arizona ‘Experts' Predict The Cardinals Season

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As the 2010-2011 NFL regular season kicks off tonight in New Orleans, SB Nation Arizona's sports experts congregate to share their well-thought-out, insightful predictions for the Arizona Cardinals.

Seth Pollack, Regional Sports Editor

What will be the Cards win/loss record? 7-9
Will the Cards win the NFC West? No
Who will be the starting QB for most of the season? Derek Anderson
Who will be the Cards' offensive POY? Chris "Beanie" Wells
Who will be the Cards' defensive POY? Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
What will be the headline after the last Cards game of the season? "Paging Matt Leinart, Matt Leinart To The OMG PLEASE HELP US Phone"
Random comments about the Cards season: None.
What two teams will be in the Super Bowl? Green Bay Packers (NFC), New York Jets (AFC)
Who will win the Super Bowl? New York Jets

Lolly Konecky, Editor

What will be the Cards win/loss record? 9-7
Will the Cards win the NFC West? Yes
Who will be the starting QB for most of the season? Derek Anderson
Who will be the Cards' offensive POY? Larry Fitzgerald
Who will be the Cards' defensive POY? Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
What will be the headline after the last Cards game of the season? "Inconsistent Cards End On High Note: Max Hall Proves Worth By Recovering Onside Kick After Making Game Winning Field Goal And Game Winning Drive"
Random comments about the Cards season: Derek Anderson will inspire the highest highs and lowest lows (ala Boris Diaw, but skinnier), leave fans wandering around parking lot muttering "Why" to themselves. Coach Whiz will glare steely-eyed and Marlboro Man-esque at everyone, always, the entire season.
What two teams will be in the Super Bowl? Green Bay Packers (NFC), Baltimore Ravens (AFC)
Who will win the Super Bowl? Green Bay Packers

Justin Burning, Editor

What will be the Cards win/loss record? 9-7
Will the Cards win the NFC West? Yes
Who will be the starting QB for most of the season? Max Hall
Who will be the Cards' offensive POY? Chris "Beanie" Wells
Who will be the Cards' defensive POY? Calais Campbell
What will be the headline after the last Cards game of the season? "Rookie Hall Leads Cards To Respectable Season, Playoffs"
Random comments about the Cards season: Before the mid-point of the regular season, Max Hall will be promoted to the starting position. Beanie Wells will rush for over 1,200 yards. Stephen Williams will be pushing hard for the starting wideout position (opposite Fitz) by season's end.
What two teams will be in the Super Bowl? Green Bay Packers (NFC), New York Jets (AFC)
Who will win the Super Bowl? Green Bay Packers

Cory Williams, Editor

What will be the Cards win/loss record? 8-8
Will the Cards win the NFC West? No
Who will be the starting QB for most of the season? Derek Anderson
Who will be the Cards' offensive POY? Chris "Beanie" Wells
Who will be the Cards' defensive POY? Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
What will be the headline after the last Cards game of the season? "Cardinals Win To Finish .500, Capping Season Of Mediocrity"
Random comments about the Cards season: Max Hall will get some burn in games when the outcome has already been determined. Hall might even play in the first game of the season. Beanie Wells will take over the starting role by week 6.
What two teams will be in the Super Bowl? Green Bay Packers (NFC), New England Patriots (AFC)
Who will win the Super Bowl? New England Patriots

Scott Howard, Columnist

What will be the Cards win/loss record? 7-9
Will the Cards win the NFC West? No
Who will be the starting QB for most of the season? Derek Anderson
Who will be the Cards' offensive POY? Larry Fitzgerald
Who will be the Cards' defensive POY? Darnell Dockett
What will be the headline after the last Cards game of the season? "Cardinals Seriously Decided Derek Anderson Was Best Decision At Starting Quarterback, Decision Haunts Team For Entire Season"
Random comments about the Cards season: Beanie Wells will rush for over 1,000 yards (1,200 if he gets enough carries). The Cardinals/49ers division title race will come down to the last couple weeks. Joey Porter will have 10 sacks. Dan Williams and Daryl Washington will both be starters halfway through the year. Dockett, Rodgers-Cromartie, Wilson, and Fitzgerald will go to the Pro Bowl (again), with Ben Graham and LaRod Stephens-Howling joining them on special teams. Derek Anderson will cost the team at least one game with a crippling interception. Scott Howard will break the record for most nervous beers consumed during Derek Anderson drives ... narrowly taking the mark from Cleveland fans circa 2007-2009.
What two teams will be in the Super Bowl? Green Bay Packers (NFC), Indianapolis Colts (AFC)
Who will win the Super Bowl? Indianapolis Colts

Kevin Ray, Columnist

What will be the Cards win/loss record? 9-7
Will the Cards win the NFC West? Yes
Who will be the starting QB for most of the season? Derek Anderson
Who will be the Cards' offensive POY? Derek Anderson
Who will be the Cards' defensive POY? Darnell Dockett
What will be the headline after the last Cards game of the season? "Hope You Enjoyed It ... NFL Eclipse Approaches"
Random comments about the Cards season: Leinart inks deal for several guest appearances on Entourage next season.
What two teams will be in the Super Bowl? Green Bay Packers (NFC), Baltimore Ravens (AFC)
Who will win the Super Bowl? Baltimore Ravens

Dennis Tarwood, Columnist

What will be the Cards win/loss record? 5-11
Will the Cards win the NFC West? No
Who will be the starting QB for most of the season? Derek Anderson
Who will be the Cards' offensive POY? Jay Feely
Who will be the Cards' defensive POY? Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
What will be the headline after the last Cards game of the season? "Cardinals Fans Request Team Move To Winnipeg"
Random comments about the Cards season: None.
What two teams will be in the Super Bowl? Green Bay Packers (NFC), New England Patriots (AFC)
Who will win the Super Bowl? New England Patriots

Greg Esposito, Columnist

What will be the Cards win/loss record? 9-7
Will the Cards win the NFC West? Yes
Who will be the starting QB for most of the season? Derek Anderson
Who will be the Cards' offensive POY? Early Doucet
Who will be the Cards' defensive POY? Calais Campbell
What will be the headline after the last Cards game of the season? "Anderson Returns To 2007 Form Leads Cardinals To ‘Surprise' Playoff Berth"
Random comments about the Cards season: None.
What two teams will be in the Super Bowl? Green Bay Packers (NFC), Indianapolis Colts (AFC)
Who will win the Super Bowl? Indianapolis Colts

Bryan Gibberman, Columnist

What will be the Cards win/loss record? 8-8
Will the Cards win the NFC West? No
Who will be the starting QB for most of the season? Derek Anderson
Who will be the Cards' offensive POY? Chris "Beanie" Wells
Who will be the Cards' defensive POY? Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
What will be the headline after the last Cards game of the season? "Cardinals Win To Finish .500, Capping Season Of Mediocrity"
Random comments about the Cards season: None.
What two teams will be in the Super Bowl? Green Bay Packers (NFC), New England Patriots (AFC)
Who will win the Super Bowl? New England Patriots

Jose Romero, Field Reporter

What will be the Cards win/loss record? 8-8
Will the Cards win the NFC West? No
Who will be the starting QB for most of the season? Derek Anderson
Who will be the Cards' offensive POY? Larry Fitzgerald
Who will be the Cards' defensive POY? Kerry Rhodes
What will be the headline after the last Cards game of the season? "Cards Lose Game, Division On Last-Second Field Goal"
Random comments about the Cards season: None.
What two teams will be in the Super Bowl? New Orleans Saints (NFC), New York Jets (AFC)
Who will win the Super Bowl? New York Jets

Jess Root, Contributor

What will be the Cards win/loss record? 9-7
Will the Cards win the NFC West? No
Who will be the starting QB for most of the season? Derek Anderson
Who will be the Cards' offensive POY? Chris "Beanie" Wells
Who will be the Cards' defensive POY? Daryl Washington
What will be the headline after the last Cards game of the season?
Random comments about the Cards season: Stephen Williams, not Early Doucet (who will spend most of the season nicked up by little injuries), will be the breakout replacement in production for Anquan Boldin. Beanie Wells will rush for 1,500+ yards.
What two teams will be in the Super Bowl? Green Bay Packers (NFC), Baltimore Ravens (AFC)
Who will win the Super Bowl? Green Bay Packers

Shaun Al-Shatti, Intern

What will be the Cards win/loss record? 8-8
Will the Cards win the NFC West? No
Who will be the starting QB for most of the season? Derek Anderson
Who will be the Cards' offensive POY? Larry Fitzgerald
Who will be the Cards' defensive POY? Calais Campbell
What will be the headline after the last Cards game of the season? "Cardinals Come Up Just Short Of Division Title, Lose At Candlestick Park On Last Minute Interception"
Random comments about the Cards season: At some point Early Doucet will have the manliest run-after-the-catch we have ever seen. Greg Toler will make at least two hyper-athletic, jaw-dropping interceptions. Calais Campbell will crush an offensive lineman into a fine powder, causing the beast from the U to get suspended for three games by Emperor Goodell.  
What two teams will be in the Super Bowl? Green Bay Packers (NFC), Baltimore Ravens (AFC)
Who will win the Super Bowl? Baltimore Ravens