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  • Five surprises from the Arizona Cardinals 53-man roster Every year there are a number of surprises that come from the Arizona Cardinals final 53 roster鈥?well Authentic Gabe Holmes Jersey , there first 53 man roster of the season.For the Cardinals, this season was no different, despite a new coaching staff, the surprises came in at myriad of positions.Let’s take a look at five surprises from the Arizona Cardinals first 53-man roster of 2018.Arizona Cardinals WR chart: The top three were all locks to make the roster, but if you asked anyone before camp started if Trent Sherfield and J.J. Nelson would finish as the four and five receivers, no one would buy that. No Brice Butler, no Greg Little, but that doesn’t really matter when you look at Butler’s and Little’s careers. It is just crazy to see that chart as the first 53 man chart.Arizona Cardinals keep a line full of offensive tackles: The Cardinals offensive line is going to have a ton of offensive tackles on the depth chart. The Cardinals kept five tackles, with John Wetzel as the primary backup, but then keeping Will Holden and Korey Cunningham to backup D.J. Humphries and Andre Smith. Obviously Wetzel and Holden have had time at guard already, but then they kept three guards and two centers. So, keeping five tackles was a bit odd.Brandon Williams hangs around: After seeming destined for the chopping block, Williams found his way onto the roster again. Williams is a guy who plays quite a bit on special teams Youth Benson Mayowa Jersey , and who didn’t look too bad in his last action against the Broncos playing defense. Defensive Tackles must be healthy: Depth is not a problem if all four tackles, Corey Peters, Robert Nkemdiche, Olsen Pierre and Rodney Gunter are all healthy. But Peters, Nkemdiche and Pierre have all missed time in training camp and the preseason with ailments. So, keeping four was a bit of a surprise.Throwing a lot at the linebackers: The Cardinals don’t really know what they have at linebacker, although Deone Bucannon and Josh Bynes looked good in their single preseason half together. So, the Cards are throwing quite a few numbers at the linebacker position to see if they can find the right mix of depth and special teams work. How does it work out?What surprised you on the Cardinals first 53? There’s a statement and motto by the U.S. Marines that perfectly describes what fans need to see from the Arizona Cardinals come Sunday morning.No, it’s not “Semper Fi” but rather a slogan to deal with any mental, spiritual or physical difficulty they might encounter.“Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.”It’s also, perhaps unsurprisingly, been turned into a meme abut Bear Grylls, the famous TV survival artist...So how do these areas relate to the Cardinals?Let’s go through each.#1: ImproviseJosh Rosen http://www.cardinalsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-ricky-seals-jones-jersey , so far, has been a decent quarterback in structure.When out of structure, he’s still made some great plays, either check downs to David Johnson, sprinting or making something out of nothing.He’ll have to further develop his ability to create when plays break down rather than take a sack or play hero ball, as things will never be perfect at an NFL level.On the other side of the ball, Patrick Mahomes has made a living off of improvising and making plays outside the pocket in the NFL this year, buying time until routes clear out even if his line isn’t protecting him as well. Rosen’s obviously not expected to be Mahomes (how many quarterbacks can?), but having his wits about him to extend plays or make calls and adjustments based on seeing the defense is definitely something to root for him to do.The Cardinals will need to slow him down there while Rosen makes things happen to keep the Chiefs offense off the field.Speaking of Mahomes...#2: AdaptMike McCoy lost his job because of lack of communication and also not adapting to his players but forcing them into his scheme.Steve Wilks has also been criticized for forcing linebackers like Deone Bucannon and Haason Reddick into roles in his Carolina 4-3 defense or playing a 4-2-5 as he didn’t want to adapt to the strengths of the players versus his scheme.He’s going to potentially have to do that even more if S Budda Baker doesn’t play on Sunday, despite him favoring playing that nickel as his base package.He’ll also have to continue to find a way to stop the run and to slow up his blitz-heavy package as that could get torn to shreds against a Chiefs offense that thrives on screens and aggressive calls.If Wilks shows that he isn’t able to gameplan for an opponent like the Chiefs and we see some similar results of Andy Reid outcoaching him, it’ll be a concern for Cardinals fans.Likewise, new OC Byron Leftwich will have to adapt to the strengths of David Johnson in a scheme that Mike McCoy left behind and bring his new philosophies and identities along for the team despite the lack of an offseason to overhaul the playbook.Adapt or die might be the mentality fans want to see a shift in, against Kansas City and for the rest of the season.3. OvercomeThe Cardinals are -16.5 underdogs in this game.Possibly the longest odds that they have had as a team since nearly a decade.They have a rookie quarterback Tre Boston Jersey , injuries on the offensive line and in the secondary, a new offensive coordinator, young mistake-prone wide receivers and are on the road in the hostile environment of Arrowhead Stadium.That’s a lot....Maybe even too much.But if the Arizona Cardinals are going to turn around their 2-6 record and the lasting image of a 40+ point blowout to the Denver Broncos on national television, they’re going to have to overcome some seemingly insurmountable obstacles if they want a chance to win this game.Heck, that could apply for the rest of the season as well.The turnaround seemed like it began for Arizona when they overcame a 12-point deficit behind the arm of Josh Rosen, the playcalling of Byron Leftwich, and a defense that shut down the Niners when it counted in the 4th quarter against San Francisco.They overcame a LOT to get their crucial 2nd win of the season.Now?They have to continue to show that progress and take steps forward to overcoming obstacles, not steps back.Another similar blowout like the Denver game and fans will begin to question everything from the quarterback to the head coach to the GM to the owner.And it won’t be pretty.A win isn’t maybe even the goal so much as making progress to overcome.Because in the NFL, you aren’t able to win games and show progress but instead are overcome by those obstacles themselves?Then you nor anyone else will be around for much when the cuts start coming...and they will come.Let’s hope that’s not the case come Sunday.You can follow @blakemurphy7 on Twitter.