8-21-10: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings

GLENDALE AZ - AUGUST 14: Quarterback Matt Leinart #7 of the Arizona Cardinals is introduced prior to preseason NFL game against the Houston Texans at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 14 2010 in Glendale Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Texans 19-16. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

I said that I was going to wait until Sunday or Monday to post another one of these, but I didn't know I would find so many links. Using the SBN Clipper than Andrew said I should try out makes it a lot easier too. So, here we go.

Beanie Wells: 'I hate the 49ers' - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Four Downs: NFC West preseason Week 2 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The national spotlight gives quarterback Matt Leinart a chance to start changing perceptions after a rough week.

Arizona Cardinals' Beanie Wells wants the ball - a lot
Beanie Wells has a consistent message he's been delivering to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. He wants the dang ball.

Larry talks about his injury

Bruce Cooper sits down with Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Fitz talks about his recent injury and an upcoming charity event.

Rhodes Gets Hollywood Ending
Looking to bury reputation from New York, safety excited to become a Cardinal

KTAR.com - Burns: Does Leinart have the moxie?
In the afternoon the media partook in a training camp staple; trying to figure out if Matt Leinart has the moxie to be the next quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals.

KTAR.com - Leinart ready to take on a larger leadership role
Given his position alone, Matt Leinart is among the leaders of the Arizona Cardinals. But with Larry Fitzgerald sidelined for perhaps the remainder of the pre-season, the fifth year quarterback out of USC believes the door is now open for him to take on an even larger leadership role.

Larry Fitzgerald (ADP 12, WR2) - OVERRATED | 2010 Fantasy Football's Most Under & Overrated Wide Receivers | Bleacher Report
By general consensus, he is no worse than the second best receiver in the NFL. Unfortunately, the man responsible for getting him the ball this year is no longer a Hall of Fame-caliber quarterback--he may not even be a starting-caliber quarterback.

Arizona Cardinals: 6 Games We Can't Wait To See This Year | Bleacher Report
This year is going to be quite a year for the Cardinals.

Arizona Cardinals Fantasy Preview: Can Leinart Replace Warner in 2010? | Bleacher Report
The Cardinals have had a successful three-year run since hiring head coach Ken Whisenhunt, winning eight, nine, and 10 games and going to the 2008 Super Bowl, only to lose to the Steelers on a last-minute touchdown.

NFL Videos: QBs under pressure
Rod Woodson identifies three quarterbacks who must perform well this season for their teams to succeed.

Kurt Warner Is The Ex-Lover Fans Can't Get Over - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Here's a theory: most of Leinart's detractors are like a person who can't get over their ex even when they enter a new relationship.

Another viewpoint: Football Outsiders picks 49ers to finish last in NFC West | 49ers Hot Read
While the 49ers are a popular pick to win a vulnerable NFC West, a web site that has found it’s niche crunching NFL numbers isn’t so sure.

The Canadian Press: Ken Whisenhunt praises Arizona Cardinals' intensity as camp wraps up
Maybe it's the thin air. Perhaps it's all those forecasts that Arizona's reign atop the NFC West is about to come to an end. Whatever the reason, coach Ken Whisenhunt said one of the things that pleased him most in his fourth training camp at Northern Arizona University was the intensity of the Cardinals' practices.

Arizona Cardinals' starting cornerback spot is 2-man dead heat
Greg Toler and Trumaine McBride are locked in a battle for the starting right side cornerback position and defensive coordinator Bill Davis is calling it a virtual "dead heat."

Arizona Cardinals' Mike Jones eager for chance
Former Arizona State receiver Mike Jones couldn't wait to get another shot in the NFL after being released earlier this month by the Seahawks.

Arizona Cardinals' Jim Dray would rather look like an NFL tight end
"We call him Dave Matthews every day," quarterback Matt Leinart said. Tight end coaches were the first to spot the resemblance between the 23-year-old Dray and the 43-year-old singer and actor.

And .. we’re .. just .. about .. done
The Cardinals held their last afternoon practice of Flagstaff, much to the delight of the players. They don’t hold much love for this place, and it’s all because training camp is here. They moved through their work pretty quickly — coach Ken Whisenhunt shut it down about 30 minutes early — and will have a final practice tomorrow morning.

Scrutinizing Leinart
Early in the week, coach Ken Whisenhunt watched Matt Leinart throw a 42-yard touchdown pass in practice during a two-minute, 11-on-11 drill. At worst, it looked like a close call, and the offense thought Stephen Williams was in bounds. Whisenhunt called it no good – just to see how Leinart would respond.

Former Cardinals Pro Bowler Johnny Bailey Dies At 43 - SB Nation Arizona
Former Cardinals Pro Bowler Johnny Bailey dies of cancer at age 43.

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