Kudos for the Cardinals braintrust

May 8, 2012

FOXSports.com and Sirius Radio’s Adam Schein spreads a little love for the Cardinals in this week’s Schein 9 report. Read on:

Quick — name the top front offices when it comes to draft-day domination.

Did you include Arizona? You should’ve.

Look at the Cardinals’ success rate of drafting starters and impact players. Coach Ken Whisenhunt, general manager Rod Graves and newly promoted vice president of player personnel Steve Keim are exceptional in the war room. Over the past five years, they have put together impressive and deep drafts. And this year was no exception. The Cardinals gave Kevin Kolb a great opportunity for success in Year 2 after a miserable 2011 when they smartly plucked Michael Floyd at No. 13. Whisenhunt told us he had Floyd rated as the seventh-best prospect in the draft.

The Cards played great down the stretch last season. They would’ve knocked off the Giants in the regular season if not for a terrible call on Victor Cruz. The Cardinals will be back in 2012. They are built for sustained success.

Schein also has nice things to say about Norv Turner and the San Diego Chargers. Click here to read all of this week’s Schein 9.

— Adam Schein