9-14-12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings: Trip East

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks throws a pass under pressure from strong safety Adrian Wilson #24 of the Arizona Cardinals during the season opener at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Carindals defeated the Seahawks 20-16. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


It's our first East coast game this year, and it'll be our toughest one. Lets get a look at today's links.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Ken Whisenhunt hints Kevin Kolb likely Cardinals' Week 2 starter - NFL.com
Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt is inching closer to acknowledging that Kevin Kolb will be the starting quarterback Sunday against the New England Patriots.

Word From the Birds Blog | "Doesn’t look great" for Skelton, and PP on injury list
Ken Whisenhunt is going to make everyone wait a little longer. Quarterback John Skelton was able to do "a little bit in the rehab stuff" but still did not practice, and Whisenhunt acknowledged "it doesn’t look great for John being able to play," but he would still not officially name Kevin Kolb his starting QB for the New England game. He did say "Kevin has had a great week of practice."

Believing In Andre Roberts
Even while many wondered if Andre Roberts would come around, the Cardinals ‘ coaching staff insisted he was better than was given credit. The wide receiver stepped into the forefront last week when he was on the scoring end of the game-winning touchdown pass by Kevin Kolb, completing a five-reception day (for 54 yards) that also included a 15-yard end-around run.

Cards Pressing For Pressure
The New York Giants have written the textbook on how to execute an indomitable pass rush against the Patriots. It’s become a football lesson in its own right, one that details how to knock Brady uncharacteristically out of his rhythm.

NFL News:

Matt Forte injures ankle in Bears' loss to Packers - NFL.com
The Chicago Bears lost a key piece of their offense Thursday night when running back Matt Forte went down with an ankle injury in the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers and didn't return.

Charles Woodson on Cutler: 'Same old Jay' - NFL.com
Green Bay Packers safety Charles Woodson has played many games against Jay Cutler, and he says defending against the Chicago Bears quarterback isn't that complicated.

Brandon Marshall, other Bears weapons shut down - NFL.com
Brandon Marshall was one of many disappointed Chicago Bears on Thursday night. Here's what else we learned in Chicago's humbling loss to the Packers.

Will Tim Tebow ask New York Jets for trade? - NFL.com
At first, it was only a matter of time until the New York Jets turned to Tim Tebow at quarterback. But with Mark Sanchez rolling, is the clock ticking on Tebow Time in the Big Apple?

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