Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell 9

first_imgArizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell (93) against the Cleveland Browns in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Calais Campbell is unquestionably one of the leaders of the Arizona Cardinals defense.The 6-foot-8 behemoth has 40 total tackles through eight games, good enough for fifth-most on the roster. He’s also added 1.5 quarterback sacks.Despite his success, and that of the defense (the Cardinals are ranked fourth in the league in total defense), Campbell continues to be mentioned by head coach Bruce Arians as a player who doesn’t consistently dominate the way he should. Comments   Share   Top Stories “Calais should have had a dominating game and he didn’t do it,” Arians told Bickley and Marotta Monday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “He has a tendency to lose his technique in games and disappear when he should dominate. That was a game that they should have said ‘no mas, get him out of here’ and it doesn’t happen sometimes.“It’s one of the ways he has to grow as a player.”The game in question, last Sunday’s 34-20 win over the Cleveland Browns, saw Campbell play 84 percent of Arizona’s defensive snaps and contribute three total tackles and one hit on quarterback Josh McCown.Thursday night, Campbell was asked about his head coach’s comments and he had a chance to respond during the Big Red Rage on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.“I have high standards for myself, and there are a lot of plays out there — especially in the first half of the season — that I feel I’ve missed out on,” Campbell said. “Each week, you just want to play your best game and, you know, (Arians) is right. I could play better. He wants to see me play better. It’s not that I’ve been playing bad, I haven’t been playing bad.”last_img read more

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