Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa


first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Comments   Share   The newly acquired Mendenhall rushed for more than 1,000 yards in a season twice during his six years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he played in only six games last season and failed to score a touchdown in 51 carries. Williams sat out his entire rookie season due to injury and then injured his shoulder five games into the 2012 season. He also did not score a touchdown in 58 carries last season. Taylor and Ellington are rookies (5th- and 6th-round draft picks, respectively).Also in the NFC West preview, Rosenthal has high praise for the Cardinals’ defense and the team’s off-season acquisitions at quarterback.The Cardinals’ defense quietly holds enough talent to be a top-10 unit. The quarterback position got a big upgrade, even if you aren’t a fan of Carson Palmer. The Cardinals also signed quarterback Drew Stanton in the off-season, who is expected to back up Palmer, a two-time Pro Bowler. The 29-year-old Stanton has appeared in 12 NFL games in his three year career, completing 55.6 percent of his passes for 1,158 yards with five touchdowns and nine interceptions. Palmer is entering his 11th season and has passed topped 4,000 passing yards in a season three times, including last year with the Oakland Raiders. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more