The Arizona Cardinals, although they play in one of the toughest divisions in the NFL in the NFC West, are considered a playoff contender this season. That was proven last year when they finished with a 10-6 record. However, to get their, they will need all hands on deck, and they may have lost a big one on Monday in defensive tackle Darnell Dockett.
According to a report from Fox Sports, the team fears that Dockett tore his ACL during workouts on Monday, which would more than certainly put him out for the season.
Cardinals believe DT Darnell Dockett tore his ACL today, sources tell @FOXSports1. Obviously a tough one for the Cards.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 19, 2014
Yes indeed, that is a big blow to this team as Dockett, no matter how crazy he is on social media, is one of the best at his position in the entire league, and has been consistently for the better part of the last few seasons.
Offensively, very few people see anything wrong with this Cardinals team, but defensively there are some question marks. Losing Dockett for what could be the entire season would bring upon even more questions for this team.
Most importantly, how do you stop offenses like the 49ers and Seahawks without your key piece in the middle.