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first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories The good news is there is plenty of time for those improvements tohappen. The season opener is still six weeks away, and even though theymay not have shown in Saturday, you know there are weapons on theoffensive side of the ball.And, for the real optimist, the better news may be the idea that the defensedominating could be a sign that the group is ready to pick up right where itleft off last season, when it emerged as one of the NFL’s better units.“We’re a very talented team, well coached, and I feel like if we play ourgame we can shut down anybody,” Campbell said. Including his own team. – / 42 Flagstaff, Ariz. – Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell said this is thetime in training camp where the defense will be ahead of the offense. It sure seemed that way at the team’s annual Red and White scrimmage,where an estimated 14,500 fans saw the offense muster just onetouchdown drive out of 15 different offensive series.“We came into [Saturday] saying we wanted to dominate, so that was thewhole plan,” safety Kerry Rhodes said. Comments   Share   That may have been the plan, but it led to an uneventful – even difficult towatch – afternoon, especially if you were hoping to see the Cardinals QBbattle play out. John Skelton, who started the day under center, completedjust two passes, while Kevin Kolb was picked off twice. Sure, there were bright spots, as Ryan Williams ripped off the longest playof the day with an impressive run, and rookie Michael Floyd made multiplecatches that made you go “oh, that’s why they drafted him”, but all-in-all itwas a day the offense will have to learn from.“You’re going to have you ups and downs, you know, with four practicesunder your belt,” Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb said. “Offensively, as a whole, wedidn’t do real well.“But there’s things to build on. We’ll look at the film and move forward.”Larry Fitzgerald, who had a fairly quiet afternoon, feels like there is no areathe team cannot afford to improve in.“Overall execution, we need to pick it up,” the Pro Bowler said. “Weobviously need to complete more passes when we get opportunities, weneed to protect, we need to run block, we need to to do everything.” Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more