Larry Fitzgerald invites Jerry Rice, Cris Carter to instruct camp - A PhD course for wide receivers is taking place inside the newly constructed football stadium at the University of Minnesota, where last week's instructor was Jerry Rice and this week's professor is Cris Carter. The sessions are the brainchild of Arizona Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald, a Minnesota native who's working to have his name mentioned in the same sentence with the greats of the game when he's done playing. Instead of spending the offseason reflecting on his record-breaking performance for the Cardinals in last season's playoffs, Fitzgerald has spent the past two months draining his cell-phone battery to bring talented receivers and cornerbacks for group workouts.
Fitz's workout partners - Fitzgerald has organized workouts in Minnesota, arranging for Jerry Rice and Cris Carter to provide coaching. He credits former offensive coordinator Todd Haley for stressing the importance of avoiding complacency. Trotter lists Brandon Marshall, Lee Evans, Greg Jennings, Michael Clayton, Sidney Rice, Brian Robiskie, DeAngelo Hall, Malcolm Jenkins, Matt Spaeth, Dominique Byrd and James Laurinaitis among those who have attended, with Tony Romo possibly planning to attend next week.
Pick your fantasy poison: Moss vs. Fitzgerald - I think Moss is going to surprise everyone who has him ranked lower than No. 2 this season, but I have to go with Fitzgerald by a hair. I love his fantasy playoff schedule, and as long as Warner can stay healthy, Fitz will post another big season. However, don’t be shocked if Moss comes out and catches 16 touchdown passes this year.
Where are the best places to watch the Cardinals when they're on the road? - Wings, Football, Cheerleaders, and Pizza...A Great Combination When the Cardinals are on the road and you can't join the other 60,000 people inside University of Phoenix Stadium to watch your beloved team, where can you go to share your passion?
NFC West training-camp preview - Pro Football Weekly breaks down the Cardinals and the rest of the NFC West.
Training camp questions for each team - Will there be a Super hangover? Teams that lose the big game often struggle the next season. Can coach Ken Whisenhunt prevent that from happening?
Whiz Looks For Golf Title In Tahoe - Ken Whisenhunt has played plenty of competitive golf, but what the Cardinals’ coach hasn’t done is play his second-favorite sport in front of a crowd. That changes this weekend when Whisenhunt takes part in the American Century Championship, a made-for-TV tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nevada that has become – after 20 years – the biggest celebrity golf tourney around.
Dansby wasn't the only franchise player who didn't get a long term deal - Eight franchise players signed one-year deals and only one of them, Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers, played a premium position (tackle, quarterback, pass-rusher, cornerback). The fact that only three of the 14 franchise players had been to a Pro Bowl shows that teams use the franchise tag as a tool in free agency, not only as a mechanism to guard against losing true franchise cornerstones. The Seahawks demonstrated this by revoking the tag from linebacker Leroy Hill, who then settled for a discounted contract.