5-6-11: Bird Droppings - Another QB Added To The List

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Guess what, another Quarterback has been linked to the Cardinals. Since I already used him in the rotation of QB pictures yesterday, here is a picture of Marc Bulger.

And now, here are the links. Mostly involving the QBs, also some stuff about the draft picks and a Brett Favre update. Will he come back!?!?!?!

Cardinals News:

Hold your horses, Cards contact Broncos about Orton - ArizonaSports.com
First it was Marc Bulger, then it was Kevin Kolb, and now it's...Kyle Orton? Thought to be available from the Denver Broncos, a new report is out saying the Cardinals inquired about Orton's availability.

Kevin Kolb would be Whisenhunt's defining decision - ArizonaSports.com
How much do you trust Ken Whisenhunt? Roughly nine months ago I wrote that I did and everyone else should too. I felt he had a good grasp on the team's QB situation in the post-Warner era and the team, while likely taking a small step back, would not be in too bad of shape. Well, as they often say when Mark Reynolds is at the plate, swing and a miss.

It comes down to Kevin Kolb or Marc Bulger - ArizonaSports.com
Kevin Kolb or Marc Bulger? Marc Bulger or Kevin Kolb? That seems to be the question the Arizona Cardinals will be facing when the NFL lockout finally ends. According to ESPN NFL analyst John Clayton, it's just a matter of the Cardinals deciding who they want.

Forget an island, Patrick Peterson wants a 'universe' - ArizonaSports.com
Expectations are high for Patrick Peterson, and there is hope his addition will give the Cardinals one of the better secondaries in the NFL. On his own, though, people are talking about Peterson in the same way they do New York Jets corner Darrelle Revis, who is so good that he is left to cover receivers without any help. The scenario has been dubbed "Revis Island", as the only inhabitants are the corner and whatever wideout he is matched up against. Legend has it once you arrive you are rarely, if ever, heard from again. Well, Peterson has his sights set on a bigger piece of real estate, as he told USA Today.

Six early-impact rookies from NFC West - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Thoughts on the six NFC West players Mel Kiper singled out for his piece on early-impact rookies:

How to read the Cardinals' QB options - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The closer the Arizona Cardinals get to identifying their next quarterback, the muddier the picture becomes for those not privy to the team's plans.

azcentral.com blogs - Kent Somers - Interrupting scheduled programming
There have been many mile markers along the bizarre road the NFL has traveled in this unique off-season. There was the period in which teams made tender offers to restricted free agents, even though the CBA was about to expire. The date the CBA did expire. The resulting lack of free agency. There has been federal mediation, decisions by federal judges, an injunction issued, an injunction temporarily stayed, and a draft in the midst of all that.

Word From the Birds Blog - Doing work, just not here
As I noted a few weeks ago, some Cardinals players (and some guys from other teams) continue to work out over at Arizona State trying to stay in shape, with Larry Fitzgerald’s power as the Pied Piper in full effect. This week, Donovan McNabb happens to be there, which caused a stir (unfortunately for me). But as you can see in this NFL Network piece (nice catch, Andre Roberts!), the work goes on.

NFL Network: Cardinals draft recap
Video Gallery: azcardinals.com

Mailbag: Concerns over 49ers' approach - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Norm from Peoria, Ariz., wonders whether or not one team has produced the top offensive and defensive rookies in the same year, and whether or not Arizona has a good chance in 2011 with Patrick Peterson and Ryan Williams.

What the Cards' draft should have looked like
The Cardinals' 2011 draft is now in the books, and while the results were far from disastrous, a different strategy could have left them in much better shape going forward. Brad Wilbricht gives his take on who Arizona should have selected based on how the draft board unfolded.

Possibilities and no-ways for Cardinals at QB
On the final day of the NFL draft, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt was asked how it will feel when the lockout is settled and Arizona can finally sign free agents. "Hopefully, it will be like Christmas," Whisenhunt said.

Time of reckoning for Beanie
Ken Whisenhunt insists he wasn't sending a message. Beanie Wells insists he's not concerned. But if the drafting of Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams didn't set off alarm bells in Wells' head, then he's got wiring issues.

Cardinals QB Situation Fluid, So Stop Your Silly Guessing - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
We've reached the point in following the Arizona Cardinals hunt for a quarterback that we are now in "meta" mode. We've exhausted pretty much every option and as Mike Sando from ESPN points out, all of them at some point have been linked to Arizona.

Latest Cardinals rumor ties team to Kyle Orton | ProFootballTalk
We’ve heard about Kevin Kolb as a candidate to join the Cardinals enough this week; we were due to hear another name soon.

Arizona Sports News:

Diamondbacks rally to beat Rockies in 11 innings
It probably should have been over before it finally was. Even the Diamondbacks would admit to that. The Colorado Rockies had a two-run lead and their talented closer, Huston Street, working the ninth inning. And all the right-hander had done this season was convert 11 of 11 save opportunities to lead the National League. But the Diamondbacks became the first team to get to Street, getting clutch home runs from Gerardo Parra and Chris Young, and then a game-winning RBI single from Justin Upton in the 11th inning to beat the Rockies 3-2 in front of 18,695 at Chase Field.

Former ASU quarterback Steven Threet eager to contribute
Steven Threet has a lingering headache. Sunglasses are a constant companion. It's been this way for six months. The former Arizona State quarterback still hasn't seen the hit that ended his career last November against UCLA. He hears it doesn't look bad on film. That's how it works with athletes who suffer repeated brain trauma. Log enough concussions, and the slightest crack can spell the end.

Traditionalists beware, things will change for ASU football - ArizonaSports.com
ArizonaSports.com is Arizona's Sports Page. Complete coverage, late breaking news and opinions on your favorite Arizona teams including Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks,Coyotes, ASU, U of A, NAU

Hulsizer getting cold feet with Coyotes purchase? - ArizonaSports.com
Have the shenanigans between Glendale, NHL and the Goldwater Institute finally driven prospective Matthew Hulsizer to the breaking point? According to Forbes, yes.

Pac-12, ASU now on equal terms with other power conferences - ArizonaSports.com
We all knew the Pac-12 would be getting a nice new television deal. We never could have imagined that they would have got a deal that trumped that of the SEC and Big 10.

Vontaze Burfict Slotted As Top Prospect In 2012 NFL Mock Draft - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Arizona State middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict will be a junior this year. He's shown flashes of brilliance on the field with his aggressive and athletic play and he's a physical specimen. He's also shown considerable immaturity and poor decision-making with some of the personal foul penalties he drew and then eventually was baited into as the season progressed.

NFL News:

JaMarcus Russell: A year later - AFC West Blog - ESPN
It was exactly one year ago that the Oakland Raiders liberated themselves from the greatest draft bust in NFL history. Happy anniversary, Raider Nation.

Lockout stay ruling not expected before Monday - ESPN
A U.S. Court of Appeals court clerk in St. Louis said he doesn't anticipate a ruling before Monday on whether the lockout will remain in place temporarily while a more-permanent ruling is decided.

Brett Favre in Mississippi: I'm 'starting a new career' - ESPN
Brett Favre says he might become a coach or work as a television analyst in the future, though he has no plans to enter either field anytime soon.

NFL commish Roger Goodell wishes negotiations would resume - ESPN
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expressed frustration Thursday in the lack of negotiations toward a new collective bargaining agreement.

NFL players holding workouts during labor strife
Football is back. NFL players are on the field. Not at team facilities - that's banned by the lockout. Instead, led by such veterans as Drew Brees, LaDainian Tomlinson and Tony Romo, players are holding workouts across the map.

Jared Allen rips rookies who waste money on jewelry | ProFootballTalk
Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has made tens of millions of dollars in his NFL career, but he doesn’t look like it: He’s known for wearing jeans, tattered shirts and a haircut that looks like he did it himself. So when Allen sees NFL players who look like a million bucks but haven’t earned a million bucks, he does a double take. In an interview on KTAR in Phoenix, Allen said he shook his head while watching the NFL draft and saw players who haven’t earned a dime playing football yet but have clearly spent thousands of dollars on watches and earrings.

Brett Favre on future plans: "I really don’t know" | ProFootballTalk
Brett Favre filed his retirement papers back in January. It doesn’t come as a big surprise he isn’t sure what he’ll do with his life in retirement just yet.

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