Calais Campbell licking his chops to face Jimmy Garoppolo
Tom Brady’s four-game suspension from the NFL appears as if it will stand after an appeals court on Wednesday denied the quarterback’s attempt for a rehearing. That means the New England Patriots will more likely than not be relying on Jimmy Garoppolo to lead the team at quarterback for the first four games of the season. Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell can’t wait to face him.
Campbell appeared on “Tiki and Tierney on CBS Sports Radio” Wednesday and talked about his Cardinals facing the Patriots in Week 1 on “Sunday Night Football.”
“Licking my chops, man. You get a rookie quarterback, pretty much. It’s always exciting when you get a guy like that for his first game because he’s going to be nervous,” Campbell told the hosts. “He’s probably going to be sitting there holding the ball a little longer or trying to get rid of it quick, throwing bad balls. As a vet, we definitely pride ourselves on welcoming (inexperienced quarterbacks) the right way.”
Campbell was also asked about whether he felt Roger Goodell has too much power, an issue that has come up as it relates to suspensions.
“We’re trying to stick together and understand what the issues are around the NFL, but it’s a balance. You definitely understand (that) when things go wrong, there has to be discipline. You don’t want it to be too much (to) where one person can have all the power, but it’s just a process. There’s definitely some things we have to look for going into the next CBA that we have to address.”
The players will likely push for different rules when it comes to discipline in the next CBA talks.
In addition to the Cardinals, the Dolphins, Texans and Bills will all benefit from getting to face the Patriots without Brady. That is, unless Garoppolo proves to be a force as a backup.