Most of the news surround the Arizona Cardinals revolves around the signing of free agent quarterback Derek Anderson. Anderson was signed to a two year deal on Wednesday, to back up Matt Leinart. In regards to Leinart, head coach Ken Whisenhunt has been reiterating his statements that Matt is the starter heading into training camp. Why can't the media wrap their minds around that?
Leinart gets -- and gives -- the message - NFC West Blog - ESPN
First up is from Mike Sando, talking about the text message that was sent to Whisenhunt from Leinart. Whisenhunt stated," 'He is fired up about where he is and about getting in here in the offseason program and working with the guys,' Whisenhunt told reporters in Arizona."
The Leinart endorsement - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Sando also talks about Derek Anderson and Matt Lienart, and the possible feelings of Ken Whisenhunt: "No one is saying Whisenhunt handed the job to Leinart unconditionally. Whisenhunt is merely acknowledging that newly signed backup Derek Anderson will have to unseat Leinart to win the job."
How I See It: NFC West Stock Watch - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Mike Sando also provides a "Stock Watch" for the NFC west quarterbacks. I think he suspects some quarterback controversies will occur in training camp: "Expect the Seahawks, Cardinals and 49ersto say good things about their starting quarterbacks this offseason. But also understand that Matt Hasselbeck, Matt Leinart and Alex Smith face increased competition after their teams acquired Charlie Whitehurst, Derek Anderson and David Carr."
Talking what-ifs doesn't interest Whiz
Darren Urban talks about Ken Whisenhunt and where he stands at this point. I wonder what Whisenhunt meant by this statement, "'I don’t think (a veteran LB) is something we have to have.' "
NFL to examine 2 possessions in playoffs OT
This is interesting and I'm pulling for this change to be made: "NFL owners will vote next week whether to allow each team a possession in overtime in the playoffs if the team winning the OT coin toss kicks a field goal on the first series."
Source: Free agent kicker Jay Feely to visit Arizona Cardinals - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
Fox Sports is reporting that Jay Feelywill visit the Cardinals this weekend. Hat tip to hadrarius for posting a fan shot first. Does this spell the end of Rackers in Arizona? It looks like Feely had a successful 2009: "Feely, 33, is coming off a solid season with the New York Jets. He converted 30 of 36 field goals during the regular season and made all 32 of his extra-point attempts. Feely also served as New York’s emergency punter during a first-round playoff victory against Cincinnati."
Sean Weatherspoon has private workout in Atlanta | National Football Post
Ouch. I hope this doesn't mean the Falconsdraft him in the 1st round. Weatherspoon would be a very good addition to the defense.
49ers, GM Scot McCloughan Part Ways -- NFL FanHouse
This isn't Cardinal-related but it does have to do with their division rival. With the draft a little over a month away, does this mean trouble in San Francisco?