This week's opposing view comes from Arizona Republic Cardinals beat writer Kent Somers. He's worked for The Republic since 1985 and has covered the Cardinals and the NFL since the mid-1990s. He can be followed on Twitter at @kentsomers.
“That's a key question, obviously. And coach Bruce Arians has said you can't double both of them all the time, as much as you might want to. With Johnson, the Cardinals will rely heavily upon Patrick Peterson. They will be matched up one-on-one often but the Cardinals won't leave him totally alone. Regarding Bush, the Cardinals really miss inside linebacker Daryl Washington, one of the faster linebackers in the league. He's suspended for the first four games. Karlos Dansby, a teammate of Bush's in Miami, will try to stay with him.”
2. Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald seem to have nice chemistry. Has Palmer's presence rejuvenated Fitzgerald in a way?
“I don't think it's rejuvenated Fitzgerald but he has to be a lot happier. Palmer's the best QB this team has had since Kurt Warner. That's not a high bar, but the difference is startling. Fitzgerald had two touchdowns last week and only four all of last season. Fitzgerald has a quarterback who can get him the ball now, so I would think he's a happier man.”
3. The Cardinals had a problem with the St. Louis rush last week. How big of a concern is that with the Lions' talented front coming in?
“If it's not their biggest concern, then they are not in their right minds. Rams end Robert Quinn applied most of the pressure, beating left tackle Levi Brown. Everyone else on the line pass blocked pretty well. Brown is the best left tackle on the team, so the Cardinals will give Brown some help, if needed. Or, they will go four or five wide and let Palmer try to throw quickly.”
4. Do the Cardinals have enough faith in Patrick Peterson to leave him on an Island with Johnson?
“He will be on an island much of the time but there will be visitors. He'll have help over the top occasionally. They won't do just one thing to defend Johnson. And the Cardinals are probably thinking the Lions will have trouble matching up with the Cardinals receivers."
5. What's your sense of how the Cardinals are viewing this game? It's the home opener coming off a tough loss. Losing the first two is a tough way to start.
“Losing two would be difficult, especially with consecutive games on the road, New Orleans and Tampa, coming up. Bruce Arians thinks his players now know how good they can be. A victory would confirm that.”