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Plummer, Boston give Cards a fighting chance

QB Jake Plummer and WR David Boston, eligible to become free agents after this season, give the Cardinals hope of surviving in an offensively-explosive NFC West.

Updated: August 13, 2002, 3:56 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Nobody was surprised when Dave McGinnis came into the exhibition season with a defense that blitzed. Doug Flutie, the San Diego Chargers' mobile quarterback, deepened his retreats and ran around to avoid the Cardinals' aggressive pursuit.

Though blitzing in the preseason opener is unusual for most teams, it's business as usual for the Cardinals. They have no choice. Without a dominating defensive line, McGinnis knows the only way to survive is to rush linebackers, safeties or corners. Moving ...

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