12/13 Arizona Cardinals news: Kolb to IR, Lindley to start, more playoff teams?

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Well, Kevin Kolb is done this season and maybe for good in Arizona. Ryan Lindley is the starting quarterback again (more on that later this morning) and Brian Hoyer says that the Cards' offense and the Steelers' offense are similar (go figure). And something about Roger Goodell wanting to add playoff teams...well, go ahead and read what you link from the links below.


Word From the Birds Blog | Kolb’s season ends with trip to IR
It was pretty clear last week Kolb would not be able to come back from his ribs problem.

Brian Hoyer Has System Comfort At QB
Notebook: Cards have options at center; Bidwill named to NFL foundation board

Search For A Quarterback

Kolb wants to stay long-term, but Cardinals still searching for permanence

Wilson soldiers on through cut in playing time

Cards' Wilson committed to leadership role despite dissatisfaction with cut in playing time.

Arizona Cardinals’ Kevin Kolb hopes this isn’t the end

QB placed on injured reserve

Thoughts on Kevin Kolb’s 2nd season with Arizona Cardinals | Insiders

Injuries have prevented Kevin Kolb from accomplishing much in his two seasons with the Cardinals, but he did prove one thing this year: he’s the best quarterback on the roster.

NFC West: Injury situations that matter - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals placed quarterback Kevin Kolb on injured reserve, where he joins left tackle Levi Brown, center Lyle Sendlein, backup


Fumblr: A celebration of snow football - SBNation.com

Fumblr is the fake blogging platform that examines the NFL through invented memes. It runs every Wednesday during the season.

Roger Goodell and why the bounty scandal backfired - SBNation.com

The Saints bounty suspensions have been officially vacated thanks to Paul Tagliabue Tuesday, and nine months later, the bounty scandal finally has a conclusion that makes sense.

NFL 'looking at' expanding playoffs to 14 or 16 teams - SBNation.com

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is looking into expanding the NFL playoffs from 12 to either 14 or 16 teams.

NFL picks, Week 15: Patriots, Broncos in for another big test - SBNation.com

16 games on the docket for Week 15 as the NFL playoff picture becomes clearer.

NFL challenge rule won't be changed for playoffs - SBNation.com

Television replays showed that Texans running back Justin Forsett was down by contact before getting up to sprint for the score, but a challenge flag thrown by Lions coach Jim Schwartz nullified any potential replay review.

Jaguars practice without pads after player complaints - Big Cat Country

Many players believe Wednesday practices have been a contributing factor to the rash of injuries.

NFL playoff scenarios, Week 15: Ravens, Texans, Packers & 49ers can clinch a division title - SBNation.com

The playoff picture could get a little clarity in Week 15. Then again, it might not just get even more confusing.

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