Two years after the retirement of Kurt Warner, the Arizona Cardinals are still looking like a team without a leader. They cruised to a win in the Super Bowl, and then last season the team looked like they were lost with no sense of direction. They managed to stumble through the season and limp to a finish that was not fitting of a previous Super Bowl winner.
This season looks like a repeat of more of the same as the team is still searching for a leader and still has lost their identity as to who exactly they are. The person in charge of passing the ball is not one of the best choices and as a result the team is standing at 1-1 for the season. The bad news is that they have lost half their games; the good news is that they won half their games. This is a very odd way of seeing things, but you take what you can get when looking at the team as a whole.
There will need to be a collective effort made on both sides of the ball that will help to ensure that the team is on track to see a successful run at the post season like they had a few seasons ago. If this effort is not made, then the team will be looking at a very unsuccessful attempt at winning and the team as a whole will need to be placed under the microscope to decide what needs to be done to solve these issues.
Ask many of the teams fans, and they will tell you that the team as a whole needs to be removed and replaced with a group of high school players that have the heart to want to win. The problem with the Cardinals is that they are no longer playing for the fun of it and are looking to just simply get paid. This approach was great last season, but this season it needs to be all about playing the game and winning games to have any hopes of success as a team.
This may mean that the team will have to get back to the basics that made them a winning team and find a leader that can inspire them to the type of success that they had several years ago. This can often times be the most difficult part of rebuilding a team and having the success that they desire.