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Running Backs Off-season Analysis

J.J. Arrington (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty)

Ken Whisenhunt's greatest failure as a first-year head coach was his inability to establish the running game. The Cardinals ranked No. 29 in yards per game (90) and No. 30 in yards per rush (3.6). Fixing the ground game is the top priority for 2008.

Historically, the Cardinals have one of the worst rushing records in the NFL. In 2006, they attempted to rewrite their ground game with the addition of Edgerrin James via a four-year, $30-million contract. James gave them two seasons of 1,100-plus yards, but the Cardinals still finished near the bottom of the rushing rankings. The key to rejuvenating the running game is to get James a young...

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