Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Heap’s Ravens won seven of the 16 games, which generallyfeatured outstanding defensive efforts from both teams. Pittsburgh’s defense is still one of the league’s best,and Heap knows why.“They’re solid all around,” he said. “You look at theirfront seven, it’s one of the best in football.”The defense will be without star James Harrison, who whilemaybe still haunting KenWhisenhunt’s dreams, will not play Sunday due to abroken orbital bone around his right eye. However, Troy Polamalu should be in uniform, and theCardinals will certainly have to account for him.“He almost sometimes adds another guy to the defense,”Heap said. “He’s all over the place.”Heap said Polamalu has a great knack for the ball and hasa tendency to show up in areas where you don’t expect himto be.“For some reason he sees something or feels something andfills a gap where you’re looking at it on film saying‘what’s he doing there’ and makes a play.“He’s a guy that you have to be aware of, you have to beaware of where he is at all times.”The skill the Steelers possess on defense is something theCardinals will game plan for, though they’ll certainlypresent a challenge for a team looking to snap a four gamelosing streak. Todd Heap knows the Pittsburgh Steelers.A Baltimore Raven for the first 10 years of his NFLcareer,Heap has faced the Black and Gold 16 times, tallying 54catches for 602 yards and four touchdowns. The Cardinals’ next opponent, the tight end certainly hassome insight he can share.“I’m definitely familiar with the Steelers, and I’ve had alot of good games over the years,” Heap told ArizonaSports 620’s Burns and Gambo. “When people ask me who myfavorite team was I always used to tell them ‘theSteelers,’ and Steeler fans would get all excited and thenyou follow that up with, ‘yeah, I’ve had all my best gamesagainst them.’” Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke “Coming off a bye week, which we needed a lot,” Heap said,“we’re going to go into this game kind of like we have allthe other games.”Heap said they’ll have to match Pittsburgh’s physicality.“We’ve got to make sure we go in there and take our gameto them, make sure we dictate what we want to do andbasically we’ll see where it goes from there.”last_img read more