5-7-11: Bird Droppings - Another Slow Saturday

I love weekends, but it is frustrating when you can't really find a lot that I haven't already added to the SBN Clipper so I can post it here. So, here are a couple of links, involving QBs and a look at the 2010 film from the New York Times.

Also continuing the rotation of pictures of possible Cardinals Quarterbacks in 2011, here is a picture of Joey Porter leapfrogging Matt Hasselbeck.

Cardinals News:

2010 Arizona Cardinals: What the Film Revealed - NYTimes.com
Whatever else it was, the Cardinals' 2010 season may have solidified Kurt Warner's Hall of Fame candidacy.

Word From the Birds Blog - QB "talks," Fitz and the NY Times
Very quiet around the complex today. That really shouldn’t surprise anyone. As we move into the weekend, a couple or three things to chew on:

NFL.com news: Report: Cardinals need QB but aren't interested in McNabb
Donovan McNabb worked out with several Cardinals players this week in Tempe, Ariz., joining in lockout practices organized by star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Might McNabb throw passes to Fitzgerald once the lockout is over? The Arizona Republic reported Thursday, without sourcing the information, that "the Cardinals aren't interested" in McNabb.

NFL Videos: Fitzgerald holds workout in Phoenix
Larry Fitzgerald works out Thursday with Arizona Cardinals teammates and other Phoenix-based NFL players, including Donovan McNabb.

azcentral.com video: Cardinals' Quarterback John Skelton training for season
Bruce Cooper with the story and reaction from John Skelton

Arizona Sports News:

Arizona Diamondbacks fall to San Diego Padres in 11 innings
It would be hard to make the case that the Diamondbacks deserved to win on Friday night, not in a game in which they committed costly errors, failed to come with key hits and issued 10 walks, the last of which was of the walkoff variety, sending them to a 4-3 loss to the San Diego Padres. But the optimists out there, however, at least could identify at least a couple of positives. On this night, manager Kirk Gibson was not an optimist.

Arizona coach Sean Miller's name has surfaced for Maryland job
During the Arizona Wildcats' biggest recruiting weekend of the spring, it is coach Sean Miller who might be lured away.

azcentral.com blogs - Bob Young - Report: Gus Johnson out at CBS. Might he be calling a game near you next?
Richard Deitsch at SI.com reports that Gus Johnson -- who has become iconic for his March Madness calls -- has left CBS Sports. He also did not land the NFL Network's Thursday night gig. But according Deitsch's report, which you can read below, he's talking to Fox Sports. We are going to rise and fire here, jumping with run-from-the-cops speed to the conclusion that Fox wants him to be their headliner what with the network's involvement in this new Pac-10/12 television contract.

Glendale may pay NHL for more time to find Phoenix Coyotes buyer
The Phoenix Coyotes are expected to stay in Glendale at least one more season, with or without a permanent owner, if the City Council pledges another $25 million to the National Hockey League.

NFL News:

Update: Paul Allen and NFC West owners - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks' Paul Allen holds a commanding lead in our unscientific poll seeking to rank NFC West team owners. Allen drew 56 percent of the first 5,138 votes, followed by the St. Louis Rams' Stan Kroenke (17 percent), the San Francisco 49ers' York family (16 percent) and the Arizona Cardinals' Bidwill family (9 percent).

NFL.com news: Handful of plays could have wreaked havoc on 2011 draft
What if one or two plays last season had gone differently? How would those snaps affect the drama of last weekend, when the Falcons and Browns engineered a blockbuster trade while the Titans pulled off the Jake Shocker? What are the plays and games that altered the draft to the point that it would've shaken up the whole kit and kaboodle? While all the draft grades are being tallied, we thought it might be cool to take one last look at the season through the prism of the 2011 draft.

NFL Videos: New rule: Eisen style
Rich Eisen has a little draft pet peeve to get off his chest. For more on Rich's draft rule, check out the "Book Club Podcast" edition of "The Rich Eisen Podcast."

NFL.com news: Cowboys Stadium manager to quit, says seats flap not reason
Cowboys Stadium manager Jack Hill will leave his position June 1, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Thursday, but he said the seating problems that displaced about 1,250 fans at Super Bowl XLV in February didn't factor in his decision to resign.

2011 NFP All-Rookie team projections | National Football Post
A look at which rookie draft picks could end up being among the top players at their position come the 2011 season.

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