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first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Well Gregg, we were all pretty sad after the Super Bowl,and we understand that without good QB play the Cards willhave a hard time making it back. Still, putting them on the same level as the Jaguars andBrowns? Really? The Jaguars and Browns?!But that’s neither here nor there. The point is theCardinals, for all that there is to be excited about, arestill an underdog in many peoples’ eyes. Just as they were in 2008 before, you know, that wholeSuper Bowl thing happened. – / 24 Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ The Arizona Cardinals have reason for optimism.They won seven of their last nine games in 2011. They haveLarry Fitzgerald. They have an emerging defense. They playin a weak division.Did we mention they have Larry Fitzgerald?Anyway, even with all the positives, there are stillreasons to be skeptical, which must be why’s Gregg Rosenthal, in an articletitled Who’s next in line to win first Super Bowltitle?, has the Cardinals in a group with the Vikings,Titans, Browns and Jaguars under the header “Nothing onthe Horizon.” Comments   Share   Bummer.I’ve never been more sad in a Super Bowl locker room thanwhen I talked to the Cardinals. They were all so hopeful,but I couldn’t help but think that they would never getback to that point. Without a quality quarterback, theyare as far away as ever. Things change fast in the NFL,but its hard to imagine these teams as serious Super Bowlcontenders in the next two years.last_img read more