This time of the year is the worst when it comes to news around the National Football League. Not much is going on other than rookie camps, a few injury updates and some opinion pieces from just about everybody. Luckily, that changed this week a bit when the Cardinals started OTAs on Tuesday.
Because of that, Joe, Mario and I hit the studios to record another edition of the Arizona Birdgang Podcast. Hit the jump to see a list of the topics discussed and to listen to the show entitled, "Midnight Podcasting".
First up in the show, we gave the fans some updates regarding some of the players on the team. Beanie Wells' knee injury may have be worse than originally thought, Ryan Williams is slowly but surely coming back and Jeff King looks to be out until training camp with a quadriceps tear.
After that, we discuss Patrick Peterson making it into the NFL Top 100 list as a rookie and some expectations for him heading into the 2012 season. Can he not only retain his punt returning abilities, but also become the shutdown corner that everyone is praying he can become?
It was reported earlier this week that Arizona Cardinals head coach, Ken Whisenhunt is among the top 10 highest paid coaches in all of professional sports. Is his $5.75 million pricetag a reasonable one? We each give our opinions and discuss the matter in depth.
Finally, the NFL owners recently instituted a new rule that will go into effect in 2013 regarding player safety. Basically, all players will be forced to wear knee and thigh pads as part of the rules from then on out to protect them from leg injuries. Is it fair for the owners to levy these rules against them? Will it make a difference?
All of that and much more were covered in this edition of the Arizona Birdgang Podcast.