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Cardinals Underground

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Since 2007, the original team podcast has been delivering analysis and anecdotes about the Cardinals every week. Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban and Dani Sureck use their extensive experience covering the team to offer commentary with some humor and a few zings along the way.

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United States

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Since 2007, the original team podcast has been delivering analysis and anecdotes about the Cardinals every week. Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban and Dani Sureck use their extensive experience covering the team to offer commentary with some humor and a few zings along the way.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Cardinals Underground - The Impact Draft

6/18/2024
Not all players are created equal – especially when it comes to who will make the greatest impact this season. It’s all guesswork sure, but Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban and Dani Sureck hold their own Impact Draft. The rules are simple: Once draft order is determined, each gets to pick the most impactful Cardinals from 1-9 (three picks each) in order. Sure, there are some obvious choices, but I’m sure no one will be surprised when we hear an unexpected name or two. Every draft has that, right?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:32:15

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Cardinals Underground - A K1-Derful Time For Cardinals

6/10/2024
In this special Monday-edition-because-minicamp-starts-Tuesday podcast, Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban and Dani Sureck center their discussion on the quarterback, with Kyler Murray speaking for the first time this offseason and sounding every bit like the leader he has become. Among the topics: Kyler’s comfort in the offense, how Marvin Harrison Jr. fits in and Murray’s automatic trust in the rookie, the evolution of getting under center, Drew Petzing as “genius,” dialing back K1 as Superman, overall expectations for the Cardinals, Paul’s obsession with lists, the reset of Kyler’s career, and a very special anecdote of Paul’s long-ago teleprompter work.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:51:29

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Cardinals Underground - It’s Getting Hot In Herrre

6/4/2024
Players are dealing with the end of OTAs and the rise in Arizona temperatures - but JG says it’s good for the plasma. Meanwhile, Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban, and Dani Sureck have an air-conditioned studio to talk about the inspiring story of rookie Xavier Thomas and the outside linebacker room, BJ Ojulari’s stride work, the impressive upgrade of the defensive line, the need(?) to sign a veteran cornerback, Greg Dortch’s potential, whether our trio would pick a gold jacket or a ring, the need for Kyler Murray to be great, and Darren’s ineffectiveness as a parent.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:02:13

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Cardinals Underground - OTAs Are Still In Vogue

5/28/2024
As May comes to a close, Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban and Dani Sureck don’t need any artificial intelligence to spark up their newest podcast. Topics include how the Cardinals are clearly ahead of last year as they prep in OTAs, how that might be impacted if the newest NFLPA offseason proposal comes to pass, the past looooong NFL training camps, Kyler Murray’s continued growth as QB and leader, James Conner as leader, BJ Ojulari’s needed jump this season (and need for a nickname?), how the new kickoff rule looks for real, the quiet offseason of Budda (and J.T.), LeBron as a football player, and how much Marvin Harrison Jr. will influence the offense.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:57:00

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Cardinals Underground - OTA Vibes Are Immaculate

5/21/2024
Hope everybody had their coffee break - or some other beverage, depending on your status - because Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban, and Dani Sureck are back for this week’s Underground. The vibes feel pretty good around the Cardinals’ OTAs right now, a nod to the veteran leadership and the culture being built, although winning must come sooner rather than later. Other topics include how connected the team feels right now, the “mandatory mindset,” Kyler Murray’s big offseason, Paris Johnson’s long-awaited move to left tackle, BJ Ojulari’s number change and potential hope, Zaven Collins’ last piece of his puzzle, practice in Indy, and the critters of Australia.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:53:24

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Cardinals Underground - Battles Coming For Roster Spots

5/14/2024
With the schedule on deck, Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban, and Dani Sureck wonder about when they will be in which cities, but more importantly, they also wonder about what the team that will play those games will look like. The trio covers Marvin Harrison Jr.’s first workouts, what the wide receiver room will look like in the end, Greg Dortch’s place, leaning on the run game, Kyler Murray’s chance to have a full offseason with his teammates and his hosting of a trip with teammates to Oklahoma, the biggest positions of battle, and Monti Ossenfort’s blunt message to last year’s rookies (and the culture of roster battling.)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:54:42

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Cardinals Underground - Casting A Wide (Receiver) Net

5/7/2024
While Paul Calvisi celebrates a highly drafted punter in the NFL, he joins Darren Urban and Dani Sureck and they all acknowledge punting is not a bad play. Other topics? They discuss upcoming rookie minicamp, the upcoming schedule release – and the chances for primetime games or international games, a home schedule with the top three rookie QBs, the need to add a veteran wide receiver, the (lesser?) need to add a veteran cornerback, how Darius Robinson will fit into the D-line room, the Tom Brady roast, Kyler’s fan interaction, Marvin Harrison Jr.’s immediate impact, and Tip Reiman’s potential neckroll.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:40

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Cardinals Underground - Marvin Harrison Jr., Draft Bounty, And Eggplant Parm

4/30/2024
What is your feelings about an Italian restaurant? Paul Calvisi had strong feelings about his eggplant parmesan as he, Darren Urban and Dani Sureck talk about what the Cardinals got in their 12-pick draft, including what their first interactions were like with Marvin Harrison Jr. Among the other topics: Paris Johnson reuniting with his buddy, the “patterns” the Cardinals have in their picks, the improved defensive line room and Darius Robinson, intriguing off the edge with Xavier Thomas, how the tight end and running back rooms have changed, so many cornerbacks battling it out, and the potential 18-game season.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:09:36

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Cardinals Underground - Accountable During Draft Week

4/23/2024
Paul Calvisi wants to hold Darren Urban accountable - and Dani Sureck may just be an innocent bystander - on the latest Cardinals Underground. That’s important during draft week, when a trade could still happen (only when the Cardinals are on the clock, because that is common sense), as teams who might want to trade up are considered, how there are no “fair” trades this high in the draft, when the Cards need to consider what makes sense with 27 and 35, how fans have loved MHJ, when comments are close to the vest right now, and when the 20th anniversary of the Larry Fitzgerald 2004 draft has arrived.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:54:38

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Cardinals Underground - The Boys Are Back In Town

4/16/2024
It’s trivia time for Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban, and Dani Sureck, so PC tries to stump the panel - and somehow, that leads us into the show. There is still the latest national conversations about what will happen in the draft and what the Cardinals might do, the trade possibilities, what positions the Cardinals need and when, the depth of receiver in this class and what it might mean, adding future draft picks, the players coming back into the facility for the offseason program, Trey McBride’s bright future, Kyzir White’s return, Paul and his gloves, and the welcoming Sureck family home.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:50:37

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Cardinals Underground - Creating A Draft Mockumentary

4/9/2024
Mocking Darren Urban for his mock draft work? Sounds about right. But Darren, Paul Calvisi and Dani Sureck are maneuvering through the draft silly season as best they can. With a few weeks to go, there are still lots of scenarios - some with trades, some with QB cornucopias, adding to the debate that includes drafting for 2025, top 7 wide receiver picks, inside linebacker importance, running backs on the draft radar, finding players who will stick their face in the fan, the upcoming start of the offseason program, trading up from 27, and the trio’s thoughts on their own Masters meal.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:03:40

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Cardinals Underground - The Path Of Draft Totality

4/2/2024
Sure, the draft is still a few weeks away, but in the end, that’s where the conversation is going to drift. So here Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban, and Dani Sureck discuss the quarterbacks rising/falling/holding firm in the draft talk, what teams might want to draft a QB (and perhaps talk to the Cardinals about a trade), why any trade would be unlikely before draft night, way too many mock drafts, defining “generational,” the Cardinals’ biggest roster needs right now, the importance of nailing the first-round picks, Cheeto the dog and Paul’s obsession with the coming eclipse.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:55:32

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Cardinals Underground - The Draft And What Might Happen

3/27/2024
Darren Urban has returned from the NFL meetings - hence the day’s delay for the podcast - and so he, Paul Calvisi, and Dani Sureck have plenty to talk about, including what the Cardinals could do at No. 4 in the draft. A trade? What would the “QB surcharge” might be? Discussion points include J.J. McCarty’s “rise” on draft boards and Drake Maye’s “drop,” options the Cardinals might have, dumb trade suggestions floating out there, “It’s good to be Monti,” the Cardinals holding another joint practice, two Wednesday games on Christmas, one division for Hard Knocks, and Dani’s resemblance to Susanna Hoffs.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:07

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Cardinals Underground - Trading On Draft Ideas

3/19/2024
Still more than a month to the draft, but there are free agents to analyze and lots of what-ifs of what the Cardinals might do in late April. Perfect podcast fodder for Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban and Dani Sureck, who discuss if Minnesota will want to package its two first-round picks to move up (and what that might mean); the importance of wide receiver for the Cardinals and the current regime; the smokescreen period of the NFL; the friendship and potential impact of Bilal Nichols and Justin Jones; Mack Wilson’s potential in the defense; what Sean Murphy-Bunting can do at cornerback; moving on from Hollywood and Rondale; and not forgetting aliens, casitas, snail mail and how QBs once sat for five years to learn.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:58:32

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Cardinals Underground - Farewell D.J. Humphries, Hello New Guys

3/14/2024
As the Cardinals start the new league year, they say goodbye to the longest-tenured player, but also bring in a bunch of new ones as free agency got underway. Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban and Dani Sureck talk about all of it – from D.J. Humphries’ legacy to new tackle Jonah Williams, the additions of defensive tackles Bilal Nichols and Justin Jones to help the defensive line, whether Sean Murphy-Bunting will play inside or outside, and a rousing game of who does this QB play for now? BUT FIRST a special bonus intro about the Desmond Ridder trade, because ***there is too much stuff happening to keep up.***See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:01:26

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Cardinals Underground - Combine Over, Free Agency Approaches

3/5/2024
With Darren Urban and Dani Sureck back from Indianapolis, they have an emotional reunion with Paul Calvisi (OK, not so emotional) as the trio downloads Scouting Combine leftovers and impending free agency next week. Among the topics, the rise of QB J.J. McCarthy and the possibility of a fourth quarterback in the top four picks; how defensive linemen are proving so freaky athletic; the many good options the Cardinals will have in the first round, trade or not; how the hype for draftees doesn’t mean they all will pan out; the potential path of the Cardinals in free agency; a debate over if the Cardinals should/need to add a running back; and the future of Hollywood.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:50:58

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Cardinals Underground - Planning Future At Scouting Combine

2/27/2024
With Dani Sureck and Darren Urban out at Indianapolis, they join Paul Calvisi (who remained in studio) to talk about Monti Ossenfort and Jonathan Gannon talking at the Scouting combine. Among the topics: being comfortable with QB (and maybe backup QB), the quarterbacks who are in the draft, the idea of the Cardinals trading down, what the Bears could do with their No. 1 pick, needs in free agency and Ossenfort’s philosophy, the cornerbacks out there, the evolution of the combine and star gazing in Indy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:37

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Cardinals Underground - Because It’s The Offseason

2/20/2024
Because we said so, Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban and Dani Sureck have their pre-Combine podcast, and there’s lots to debate. Among the topics: Which free agents the Cardinals should prioritize to keep; potential cap casualties around the league; Monti Ossenfort’s second offseason; the Cardinals making sure to draft the “right guys”; the quarterbacks and how they impact the top four in the draft; trading down options; whether the Cardinals take a wideout in round one; and what Jonathan Gannon accomplished in Year One.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:07:14

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Cardinals Underground - Super Ending, Another Beginning

2/13/2024
With the Chiefs finishing off the season with another Super Bowl win, the new NFL season is just about to start already. Before it does, Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban and Dani Sureck have their own postmortem with discussion about Super commercials, Dani’s trip to Vegas, Caleb Williams’ likelihood to be drafted by Chicago, whether the outcome of last year’s first-round trade would influence Monti Ossenfort this season, the possibility of MHJ at 4, the Niners’ inability to close out a title, the overtime rules and whether Kyle Shanahan made a mistake, finding a free-agent defensive stud, Usher’s performance and a brief ranking of halftime shows.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:07:51

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Cardinals Underground - Super Bowl Is Two Words

2/6/2024
It’s Super Bowl week - and people, that’s two words, never one - and that’s where Paul Calvisi, Darren Urban and Dani Sureck start this week’s discussion (and where Dani will end her week.) Our trio chat about how the 49ers were built and how the Cardinals might be able to imitate some of that roster construction; what defensive positions make sense to target in free agency; how Trey McBride measures up to the current Super Bowl tight end icons George Kittle and Travis Kelce; Paris’ growth; Kliff Kingsbury returning to the NFL; Budda at the Pro Bowl; what came from the Senior Bowl that could impact the Cardinals. The Super Bowl awaits. Will Taylor Swift be there? Probably.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:34