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The 2001 Arizona Cardinals season was the franchise’s 82nd year with the National Football League and the 14th season in Arizona. It was their final season in the NFC East division before moving to their current division, the NFC West. The 2001 Cardinals were also the most recent team in NFL history to have a Week 1 bye.

2001 Arizona Cardinals season
Head coachDave McGinnis
OwnerBill Bidwill
Home fieldSun Devil Stadium
Results
Record7–9
Division place4th NFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersWR David Boston

The 2001 season was Pat Tillman’s final season as he left the NFL to join the U.S. Army following the season.

Contents

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

2001 Arizona Cardinals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 2 Leonard Davis *  Offensive tackle Texas
2 34 Kyle Vanden Bosch *  Defensive end Nebraska
2 54 Michael Stone  Defensive back Memphis
3 64 Adrian Wilson *  Defensive back NC State
4 98 Bill Gramática  Placekicker South Florida
4 123 Marcus Bell  Defensive tackle Memphis
5 133 Mario Fatafehi  Defensive tackle Kansas State
6 166 Bobby Newcombe  Wide receiver Nebraska
7 202 Renaldo Hill  Defensive back Michigan State
7 246 Tevita Ofahengaue  Tight end BYU
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[1]

Undrafted free agentsEdit

2001 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Arnold Jackson Wide receiver Louisville
Marcel Shipp Running back Massachusetts
Fred Wakefield Defensive end Illinois
LeVar Woods Linebacker Iowa

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2001 Arizona Cardinals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Hank Kuhlmann
  • Special Teams Assistant/Def. Quality Control – Stan Kwan

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Bob Rogucki

RosterEdit

2001 Arizona Cardinals final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 Bye
2 September 23, 2001 Denver Broncos L 38–17 ESPN 5:30pm
50,913
3 September 30, 2001 Atlanta Falcons L 34–14 FOX 1:05pm
28,878
4 October 7, 2001 at Philadelphia Eagles W 21–20 FOX 10:00am
66,360
5 October 14, 2001 at Chicago Bears L 20–13 FOX 10:00am
66,944
6 October 21, 2001 Kansas City Chiefs W 24–16 CBS 1:05pm
35,916
7 October 28, 2001 at Dallas Cowboys L 17–3 FOX 2:15pm
63,114
8 November 4, 2001 Philadelphia Eagles L 21–7 FOX 2:05pm
33,430
9 November 11, 2001 New York Giants L 17–10 FOX 2:15pm
36,917
10 November 18, 2001 Detroit Lions W 45–38 FOX 2:15pm
32,322
11 November 25, 2001 at San Diego Chargers W 20–17 FOX 2:05pm
49,398
12 December 2, 2001 at Oakland Raiders W 34–31 FOX 2:15pm
46,601
13 December 9, 2001 Washington Redskins L 20–10 FOX 2:05pm
40,056
14 December 15, 2001 at New York Giants L 17–13 FOX 10:30am
77,913
15 December 23, 2001 Dallas Cowboys W 17–10 FOX 2:05pm
48,883
16 December 30, 2001 at Carolina Panthers W 30–7 FOX 11:00am
72,025
17 January 6, 2002 at Washington Redskins L 20–17 FOX 11:00am
61,721

StandingsEdit

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) Philadelphia Eagles 11 5 0 .688 343 208 W2
Washington Redskins 8 8 0 .500 256 303 W2
New York Giants 7 9 0 .438 294 321 L2
Arizona Cardinals 7 9 0 .438 295 343 L1
Dallas Cowboys 5 11 0 .313 246 338 L1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2001 Arizona Cardinals Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 2, 2014.

External linksEdit