There may not be an NFL team that needs to win more vs. the NFL preseason odds in 2010 than the Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals have undergone so many changes that you may need a program to keep track. Arizona needs to win in NFL preseason betting to gain confidence heading into the regular season.
NFL preseason odds will likely favor the Cardinals in two of their four preseason games. They host the Houston Texans on August 14 and they should be favored in that game. They will likely be underdogs at Tennessee on August 23rd and at Chicago on August 28th. Their final preseason game has them at home against Washington where they should be favored.
The Cardinals have undergone a lot of changes. Quarterback Kurt Warner retired so it is up to Matt Leinart to lead the Cardinals this season. Leinart has never proven he can be an effective starting quarterback so this is a critical preseason for him. The Cardinals no longer have wide receiver Anquan Boldin, linebacker Karlos Dansby or safety Antrel Rolle so they are going to be hurting. Whether or not they have players to step up or not is a huge question mark.
Leinart is entering his fifth NFL season and not many people believe he can win in the NFL. He has had plenty of chances in the past to win the starting quarterback job but has not done so. Now it is his by default, at least for now. The Cardinals do have a strong receiving corps led by Larry Fitzgerald but they are going to miss Boldin. They will have to hope that Steve Breaston and Early Doucet can fill in. Not having Warner as the leader though is a big problem. The Cardinals could end up running the ball a lot more this season with Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower. How Arizona does in NFL preseason betting could be an indicator of how well they will do in the regular season.
Ken Whisenhunt is a very good coach but he has his work cut out for him this season. He must figure out if Leinart can do the job which is why success vs. NFL preseason odds is so critical to Arizona.