1/19 Arizona Cardinals news: Arians introduced, Horton goes to Browns

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On a busy Friday, the Arizona Cardinals introduced Bruce Arians to the public. Ray Horton left and is now making $2 million a year to coordinate the Cleveland Browns defense. Just a regular day, right?

For a quick rundown, along with commentary from around the Web, read on.

Cardinals:

Word From the Birds Blog | Arians’ former bosses speak about new Cards coach
The Indianapolis Colts released statements today from general manager Ryan Grigson — brother of Cardinals scout Dru Grigson — and head coach Chuck Pagano as their offensive coordinator Bruce Arians embarks on his new career as Cardinals head coach.

Word From the Birds Blog | Changing of the (defensive) guard

It was, in the end, simple for Arians. It was about one direction in the locker room.

Players Ready For New Coach

Cardinals look forward to seeing what life with Arians is like

Bruce Arians Brings Emotion To Cardinals
New head coach lives "as hard and as fast as I can" as he prepares to lead team

Two sides to Ray Horton/Arizona Cardinals issue | Insiders

Horton is not happy he didn’t get the head coaching job. He was interviewed first and grew increasingly disheartened as the Cardinals continued to interview candidates, all of whom had offensive backgrounds.

Cleveland Browns hire Ray Horton as defensive coordinator

The Browns considered Ray Horton for their head coaching vacancy. They hired him to fill another one.

Last to tab coach, Arizona Cardinals bet on substance with Bruce Arians

For the last name off the board, Bruce Arians is an excellent football coach. For the last NFL team to fill a coaching vacancy, the Cardinals did just fine.

azcentral.com video: azcentral's insiders give their take on the Cards new coach

azcentral sports insider Kent Somers and Bruce Cooper break down the Bruce Arians hiring

Whisenhunt's QB mark in Arizona revisited - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Sure, there was a spike in injuries, but bad quarterback play and evaluation doomed Ken Whisenhunt's tenure as Arizona Cardinals head coach. There is no way around it.

Bruce Arians' hiring and the price of change - ESPN

The Arizona Cardinals might one day look back on Jan. 18, 2013, as the day new coach Bruce Arians brought championship football to the desert.

NFL:

NFL Playoffs Picks: Who's going to the Super Bowl? - SBNation.com

The Patriots and Ravens meet one more time in Foxboro this weekend, and with the Super Bowl waiting, it's time to accept New England all over again. In the NFC? It all starts with otters, obviously.

Michael Crabtree being investigated for alleged sexual assault, according to report - SBNation.com

The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver has not been detained or arrested but the San Francisco police are responding to allegations he sexually assault a woman after the 49ers playoff victory last Sunday.

VIDEO: 2013 East-West Shrine Game Friday Report - SBNation.com

The East-West Shrine Game is almost upon us. We take a look at who impressed in Friday's practice.

John Idzik hired as Jets GM, according to report - SBNation.com

Idzik has previous front office experience with the Buccaneers, Cardinals and Seahawks.

NFC Championship 2013, 49ers vs. Falcons: Colin Kaepernick is a dangerous man - SBNation.com

A look at dual-threat Colin Kaepernick's historic game against Green Bay, with a quick preview of the Niners' matchup with the Falcons this weekend.

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY: A Graphical Preview of the NFC Championship Game - SBNation.com

The Falcons host the 49ers in the NFC Championship game this week. Who's going to the Super Bowl?

This Ravens fan has the best worst haircut of all time - SBNation.com

Edgar Allen Poe would be so proud. (HT Sportress of Blogitude, Robert B. Wheel)

NFL coordinator news: Coaching positions around the league being filled - SBNation.com

After the hiring of Mike Shula, Ray Horton and Pep Hamilton, assistant coach positions around the NFL are beginning to get filled.

Bengals OT Andre Smith Arrested For Bringing A Gun To An Airport - Cincy Jungle

As if the peaceful offseason wouldn't last, one Bengals player took it upon himself to change things up.

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