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Prime Time Pro Canes Preview

Former Canes Calais Campbell (ARI) and Artie Burns (PIT) will get a chance to display their talents on prime time.

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The NFL is back, and plenty of former Canes took the field today. Two former Miami players, Calais Campbell (ARI) and Artie Burns (PIT), will get to take the big stage, with Campbell’s Cardinals taking on the Patriots tonight and Burns’ Steelers will play the Redskins on Monday Night Football.

Let’s preview both match ups.

Arizona Cardinals (H) vs New England Patriots (A), 9.11.16, 8 p.m. EST (NBC)

What To Watch For: Patriots’ QB, Tom Brady, will be serving the first of his four game suspension for “Deflate Gate”. Jimmy Garoppolo will look to take down of the best defenses in the NFL. Anchoring that defense will be former Miami player Calais Campbell. Campbell believes that this year the Cardinals will put it all together and make a run to the Super Bowl.

Campbell and the Cardinals d-line should focus on rattling Garoppolo. He’ll be missing tight end Rob Gronkowski, who is out with a hamstring injury. Look for Campbell to be a leader for this team. Arizona quarterback, Carson Palmer, said that he is one of the most vocal players in the locker room.

The Patriots also will be without left tackle Nate Solder and guard Jonathan Cooper. Campbell should have a big game picking on a young quarterback and decimated offensive line. Campbell has been a great ambassador for The U, and the veteran defensive tackle will look to carry the torch into a year with big hopes and dreams for a talented Arizona team.

Washington Redskins (H) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (A), 9.12.16, 7:10 p.m. EST (ESPN)

Analysis: The Steelers are a Super Bowl favorite for some analysts, and rookie Artie Burns will get a chance to contribute to a team with extremely high expectations.

The young corner saw limited playing time in the pre-season due to injury, but he’ll be ready to shine Monday night at FedEx Field.

If you haven’t gotten a chance to watch Burns’ story, check it out here. Calling it amazing would be an understatement.

Former Miami coach, and current Lions’ tight end coach, Al Golden, raved about Burns, saying that his drive and will to succeed will make him great in the league.

Burns and fellow rookie DB Sean Davis will see significant playing time in Monday night’s game. Davis has been asked to do a bit more, but coaches have taken notice of Burns and love his progression. Be sure to watch every snap you can when Artie hits the field. He won’t disappoint.