Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings: Things Gettin' Chippy

azcardinals.com (Video) | Spirited Practice
And now the video you've all been waiting for...

Cardinals get feisty in first full-pads practice | ProFootballTalk.com
When the Cardinals adjusted their logo several years ago, former coach Dennis Green explained that the new profile of the not-so-intimidating bird would be angrier. Maybe they should have just put Darnell Dockett's face on the side of their helmet.

azcentral.com | Kent Somers | They were ready to rumble
Under coach Ken Whisenhunt, there have only been a few fights at Cardinals training camp. The 2010 version, however, might have a different tone. Three skirmishes broke out Monday afternoon, including one that resulted in nearly the whole team scrumming. 

espn.com | NFC West Blog | And in this corner, the Arizona Cardinals
Pro Bowl defensive lineman Darnell Dockett launched into guard Alan Faneca, driving the nine-time Pro Bowler onto his back. Dockett fell on Faneca and the two wound up at the feet of Matt Leinart. It all happened so fast. The play had hardly begun.

Shutdown Corner - NFL - Yahoo! Sports | Fight! Fight! Cardinals get chippy in practice
The training camp fight is a staple of the NFL preseason, and coaches generally approve of the concept no matter how much they may say otherwise. Most see a good donnybrook as an indicator of team spirit and intensity, qualities that can lead to wins down the road. At least, that's the concept.

 Word From the Birds Blog | Dockett, Levi lead an afternoon of scraps
It was the first fully padded practice this afternoon, and it was a doozy. It started early on, when Larry Fitzgerald and Joey Porter took a turn battling each other on punt coverage on the outside, and a Fitz blow left Porter with a bloody lip (more on that in a later blog). But that was just a taste of the 11-on-11 battles to come. 

Word From the Birds Blog | Roberts' hard lessons
An early play that caught the attention this morning started on a ball that ricocheted off the hands of rookie receiver Andre Roberts. Eventually the pass was completed to Derek Anderson (and thrown by Derek Anderson) but it was a tough session for Roberts — tough enough that Larry Fitzgerald gave him a pep talk afterward.

Yahoo! Sports | Fitzgerald, Rodgers-Cromartie set the tone
Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is lined up on the right side of the offense, across from cornerback and Arizona Cardinals teammate Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Fitzgerald runs straight at Rodgers-Cromartie as the ball is snapped. Fitzgerald is running hard, but Rodgers-Cromartie isn’t giving ground, knowing Fitzgerald will make a move at some point.

Yahoo! Sports | On the Road: Day 10 with the Cardinals
There’s an old saying about quarterbacks I once heard from long-time NFL scout and executive Tom Braatz while I was in college. He said really good quarterbacks shouldn’t miss throws in practice.

Cardinals Gab | Camp in Full Swing, DRC Impresses
The first weekend of training camp is in the books and a little rain couldn’t keep the Cardinals from getting their work in.  There’s plenty to report, so let’s go. 

KTAR.com | DRC back on the field, looking good
Heading into his third season, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is poised to become one of the game's best.

KTAR.com | Dockett: Like a little kid on Christmas
Darnell Dockett wants a contract extension, that much is known. After reporting to Camp Cardinals, Dockett told the media that yes, he still wants to get paid, but he is not worried about the team ignoring his request.

Fox Sports Arizona | Cardinals camp report (08.02.10): Williams on his way
Williams’ arrival is expected to boast the defensive line, which is already considered the strength of Arizona’s defense.

azcentral.com | Kent Somers | Post-practice update
Some quick notes after meeting with QB Matt Leinart and coach Ken Whisenhunt.

espn.com | NFC West Blog | Whisenhunt comfortable with Matt Leinart
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart said he hopes coach Ken Whisenhunt gives him extra reps during exhibition games this summer. Whisenhunt said he might not go that route, for two reasons. 

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